ANSYS recently announced a free version of ANSYS Student. ANSYS Student is an introductory software package for engineering students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to state of the art ANSYS Workbench simulation workflow, pre-processing, post-processing and solver products.
The renewable six-month product license is free and can be downloaded and used by students anywhere in the world. It provides access to versions of ANSYS® Mechanical™, ANSYS® CFD™, ANSYS® Autodyn®, ANSYS® Workbench™, ANSYS® DesignModeler™ and ANSYS® DesignXplorer™ that are limited only in the size of the problems that can be solved. The product can be installed on any supported MS Windows 64-bit machine. The ANSYS Student license is for personal educational purposes. The analysis work performed with ANSYS Student must be non-proprietary, and the product may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial work.
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