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Ansys For Research


Note: the Ansys Teaching Edition is available in several classrooms and computer labs free of charge.

Engineering Technical Services currently offers Ansys Academic Research engineering simulation software (i.e. Ansys Research Edition) on a Pay-as-you-Go basis. ASU faculty and students that wish to use the Ansys Research Edition license will have to register at to grant access to the license server. The registration process requires providing an ASUrite username and an ASU area/org account number. The charge for Ansys is $1.82 per license checkout as logged by your username in the license server. Your account will be billed quarterly at the end of each 3 month period for the actual license checkouts used. This new process applies only to the Ansys research license.

An Ansys license checkout is defined as an entry in the license server log file for one simulation run. Ansys has many different features that use differing amounts of license checkouts. Running an Ansys CFD, HPC or DYNA simulation may use one license checkout. Other Ansys products like Maxwell or HFSS that are more interactive may produce a larger amount of license checkouts. For questions on license checkouts for your Ansys usage please contact ETS.