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  • How to Retrieve Your ANSYS Customer Number

    To retrieve your Customer Number a valid ANSYS license must be installed.

    1. Run the ANSLIC_ADMIN utility:

    On Unix run /ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/lic_admin/anslic_admin

    On Windows select the “Client ANSLIC_ADMIN Utility” from the "ANSYS Client Licensing” folder under the current version of ANSYS in the Windows Start menu

    2. Select option - View Status/Diagnostics Options

    3. Select option - Display the Customer Number

  • Restart Analysis - ACT Extension

    This extension will allow for a restart to be performed with new loads in Workbench Mechanical from a previously solved analysis. This feature is particularly useful for users that have an analysis workflow in which multiple different loading histories will be evaluated from one common starting point. With this extension; the initial loads steps (which could take several hours to solve) can be restarted instead of resolved for each new time history. Test out the time savings yourself.

  • Getting Started with Electromagnetic Simulation - Webinar

    Today's demand for smaller, less expensive, more reliable and efficient electromagnetic and electromechanical devices push industry leaders to rely on virtual prototyping and simulation driven product development to stay ahead of the competition.

  • Geometry Preparation with ANSYS - Video

    This short video demonstrates the geometry preparation and cleanup capabilities in ANSYS Mechanical v16.

  • ANSYS Simulation Overview Video

    This video is a short introduction to the finite element analysis capabilities of ANSYS Mechanical v16 .


  • Top Ten Cool Features in Mechanical! - ANSYS e-Learning

    This e-Learning demonstrates ten features that exist in Workbench Mechanical that can make you a better finite element analyst and are sure to increase your enjoyment of performing analyses (if that is even possible!).  Some of these features are new, some have been around for a while, but often they are either overlooked or simply never discovered.  These techniques can make you more efficient, save you time, reduce your errors, and are guaranteed to make you a happier person!*  See which techniques you are using, and which ones you maybe never even heard of!  Listen to Pat and Mike's info

  • How Can I Get My Nonlinear Analysis to Converge? - ANSYS e-Learning

    Nonlinear analysis methods are required whenever geometric, material, or contact nonlinearities exist in a structure. It can often be difficult to obtain convergence in these analyses, especially in models that experience severe deformation, plasticity, and complex contact.  Getting these models to converge can be a very frustrating and time-consuming process.

  • The Fall and Rise of Adam - ANSYS Advantage Article

    This article appeared in Volume IX, Issue 3 of ANSYS Advantage magazine in October 2015.  Written by Michael Bak and Patrick Cunningham of CAE Associates, along with Carolyn Riccardelli of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it details the years-long reconstruction of Tullio's Adam after the statue fell from its pedestal in 2002 and shattered into hundreds of fragements.  CAE Associates performed finite element analysis using ANSYS Mechanical software to ensure that novel conservation methods could be applied to  preserve as much of