Quick Start Guide: ANSYS Academic Teaching Bundle (Mechanical and CFD; 2019 Releases)

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    Note: This Quick Start Guide is provided to help subscribers with CAD modules in ANSYS' Teaching bundle. These instructions are for a Windows 10, 64-bit operating system.


    Prerequisites for Installing ANSYS with CMC License Management System (LMS)


    Before you begin with this installation, you must:


    System Requirements


    The following link provides recommendations from the technical staff at ANSYS for making the best use of their software, including the operating system, graphics card, CPU, and other hardware.


    For a list of the features in this bundle, see the ANSYS website.


    Note: Not all modules are available for the supported operating systems (LINUX and Windows), as shown in Table 1.


    Table 1: General Feature List for the ANSYS Campus Solutions Bundle (2019 Releases)

    3D Design Applications: AIM Pro
    SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeler
    Geometry and Mesh Preparation: Design Modeler

    Multiphysics/Structures: Additive, Autodyn,

    Mechanical and MAPDL

    Multiphysics/Fluids: Fluent, CFD/CFX, Chemkin, FENSAP, Forte, Polyflow

    Windows 7 and 10,



    Red Hat Enterprise LINUX 6.9 & 6.10,  and 7.3 to 7.5, 64-bit;

    CentOS LINUX 7.3 to 7.5,

    64 bit


    * Feature is available in this operating system.


    Setting up CADpass for use with ANSYS' CAD Suite


    1. If you do not have the CMC Microsystems CADpass client loaded onto your workstation, follow the instructions in the CADpass Quickstart Guide.

    CADpass is the CMC Microsystems' license access client, and is used by subscribers across Canada to connect to the secure license server(s).


    CADpass: A note about the Tunneling Driver: Some of our CAD tools require a secondary piece of software to be installed from our CADpass application. It is called an "IP Tunneling Driver". This is NOT necessary for the ANSYS suites, yet is important for some of the other tools. If one of your subscription CAD tools requires this driver to run properly, then you must set up all of your subscription CAD tools in the same way (using the specific license server name instead of the generic 'localhost').


    The instructions in this guide are based on the assumption that your computer has the tunneling driver installed. See our CADpass Quickstart Guide for steps to find this driver on your computer.


    1. Start CADpass, and then log in using your CMC Microsystems Username and Password, as shown in Figure 1.


    Figure 1:  CADpass Login Window

    1. When the CAD access window is displayed, double-click the icon ANSYS, as shown in Figure 2.

    You can also right-click this icon and select Start.  A dialog is displayed, and a green check mark is displayed on the left of the icon.



    Figure 2: ANSYS Teaching License Icon in CADpass

    Obtaining the ANSYS Software


    To obtain the latest ANSYS software from CMC Microsystems:

    1. Navigate to the ANSYS download site on the CMC Microsystems website at ANSYS Campus Solutions Downloads .
    2. Choose the appropriate version for your operating system.

    There are three files to download for the complete Windows bundle. See Table 2


    Table 2: Files Available for Download (2019 Release)

    File Name, Type
    Download Size (approx.)
    Archive/Image Contents
    ANSYS2019x_WINX64x_Disk1.iso4.5 GB

    The *.iso images contain the ANSYS Multiphysics Suite installation files for the Windows operating system.

    ANSYS2019x_WIN64x_Disk2.iso4.5 GB
    ANSYS2019x_LINX64_Disk1.iso3.9 GB

    The *.iso images contain the ANSYS Multiphysics Suite installation files for the LINUX operating system.

    ANSYS2019x_LINX64_Disk2.iso4.3 GB
    ANSYS2019x_LINX64_Disk3.iso3.6 GB



    Installing the ANSYS Software


    You need to install the following software suite:

    • ANSYS Multiphysics Suite



    To install the ANSYS software:

    1. For the ANSYS Multiphysics Suite (Fluent, Mechanical APDL, Forte, Polyflow, CFD/CFX, ICEM), follow the steps outlined in our general Multiphysics' Quick-Start Guide, until you reach the sub-heading, "To Configure the ANSYS Multiphysics license". At that point, substitute this licensing information as shown in Figure 3. If you have the tunneling driver on your workstation, use 6602@lmserver-4. If you do not have the tunneling driver on your workstation, use 6602@localhost.


    Figure 3: The Port and License Server Address for ANSYS' 2019x Multiphysics Suite




    To test your ANSYS Multiphysics CAD installation:

    1. Ensure that you have CADpass running and have the appropriate icon checked, as shown in Figure 2.
    2. Select one or more modules from your main Windows menu: For example:

    Start menu | All Programs | ANSYS 2019 Rx | Fluent 2019 Rx <or Forte or SpaceClaim or ... >

    Figure 5 shows the FLUENT 2019x user interface.


    Figure 5: Test your Multiphysics installation by Starting FLUENT.



    Troubleshooting Your Installation


    If you follow these instructions and cannot start one or both of the suites, open a support case with CMC Microsystems.


    References and Resources to Get You Started


    ANSYS has provided many useful tutorials with their software. Look over the ANSYS Resource Library located here: Resource Library


    For more general information, or to ask ANSYS technical support questions, you are invited to log into the ANSYS Student Community pages: https://studentcommunity.ansys.com/


    There are many commercially published books on the subject of ANSYS simulations and finite element analysis. The SpringerLink and ScienceDirect databases also contain numerous titles based on research work conducted using these CAD tools.