ANSYS User-Programmable Features


Experienced ANSYS Mechanical APDL users only. Proficient with writing ANSYS macros. Proficient with FORTRAN programming.


ANSYS User-Programmable Features is a two-day ANSYS training course that describes how user-defined routines can be used to create a customized version of ANSYS.  The class will cover the basics of compiling and linking ANSYS and how to access the customized version.  ANSYS routines that provide customization for creating new commands, unique loadings, constitutive laws and elements will be covered in detail.  Advanced concepts such as state variables will be described and explained.  Routines that provide access at various points in an analysis, such as at the beginning of the analysis, or at the beginning or end of each iteration, substep and loadstep, are presented.  Built-in vector and matrix operations in ANSYS are described.

Learning Objectives

  • Successful completion of the course will provide students with the steps to compile and edit ANSYS user-routines to create a customized version of ANSYS.
  • Students will understand the advantages of incorporating user-defined routines to increase the capabilities of their analysis procedures.

Immediate Benefits

  • Students will gain practical information in understanding how to customize ANSYS, common mistakes, methods for debugging compilation and linking errors, and best practices for creating robust ANSYS routines.

General Information

Seminars begin promptly at 9 a.m. and finish at approximately 5 p.m. each day. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. The seminar fee includes: course manuals, full color workshop manuals, & instruction. Coffee & donuts in the morning & lunch are provided for each student.  Students must make their own travel arrangements. CAE Associates recommends against purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. Please see our course cancellation policy for more details.