ANSYS, Inc. | Website | Version 2023 R1
Available For Use By
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Permitted Uses
  • Research
  • Classwork
  • Administrative Use
  • Administrative Use
Available Via
  • Legacy VCL
  • WVD
  • Eos Labs
  • Specific Teaching Lab
Where It May Be Installed
  • University Owned Computers
  • Virtualized environments
  • Personally Owned Computers

Engineering simulation is playing a growing role in science and engineering at the university level. ANSYS provides a wide range of affordable technologies and services to help meet these diverse and evolving needs. Universities, colleges and research institutes around the world turn to ANSYS for high-quality simulation solutions to ensure that students receive the best engineering education possible.

Documentation + Support Restrictions

  • There are extensive help files in the download area below (select the "...Help" files).
  • ANSYS publishes video tutorials on the ANSYS How To Videos YouTube channel.
  • Tutorials, a knowledge base, and support are available at the ANSYS Learning Forum. This is the official support method for academic customers.

General Notes

The components included in our license are listed in a PDF on the ANSYS web site: Academic Product Portfolio. (On that page, look for the "Academic Products Features Table" link.)

We have the ANSYS Academic Multiphysics Campus Solution, which is listed towards the bottom of the table.
Versions of ANSYS Electronics Desktop older than 2020 R2 no longer work. This is a limitation of the new licensing method used by ANSYS. Older versions will need to be upgraded; newer versions can be downloaded below.
In addition, users of ANSYS ED may encounter a licensing error when using certain components. Please see the ANSYS Licensing Change article for troubleshooting steps.

User Agreement
ANSYS is made available to you through the NC State ANSYS license. The College of Engineering has arranged for you to use ANSYS for academic-related purposes. Installation of ANSYS on a computer owned by a business other than NC State University is strictly prohibited. You are authorized to use ANSYS while you are enrolled in, or employed by, NC State. Your acceptance of this agreement indicates that you understand and will comply with the requirements of the ANSYS license: I will not give this download to anyone else nor install it on anyone else's computer for them. I understand that redistribution of this software is strictly prohibited and is a violation of the terms and conditions of the license agreement and the NC State University Computing Policy. I understand that I am licensed to use ANSYS for academic coursework, teaching, and research only, and will not use this software for commercial purposes. I will discontinue use of ANSYS, and will uninstall the software, when I leave NC State.

ANSYS Installation

Info you will need is as follows:
  • Installation instructions can be found here: ANSYS: Installation Instructions
  • If you are running ANSYS on campus, as long as you are connected to the campus network (wired or wireless), you do not need to do anything else. If you are┬árunning ANSYS from off campus, you will need to connect to the NCSU VPN before starting ANSYS; otherwise, you will get a license error and the program will not run.


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