Carnegie Mellon University


ANSYS is a general purpose software, used to simulate interactions of all disciplines of physics, structural, vibration, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and electromagnetic for engineers.

ANSYS Student Products

  • ANSYS AIM Student makes simulation easy and enables you to efficiently design, simulate and optimize your ideas in a single, modern, easy-to-use environment, complete with multiphysics capabilities. Ideal for students that are new to simulation. 
  • ANSYS Student is an ANSYS Workbench-based bundle of ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS CFD, ANSYS Autodyn, ANSYS SpaceClaim and ANSYS DesignXplorer. It enables students to access and explore simulation workflow, pre-processing, post-processing and solver products. Ideal for students that are familiar with the ANSYS Workbench platform.

Eligibility & Cost 

Student products are available as a renewable, twelve-month lease directly from ANSYS. 

System Requirements

Installation available on any supported Windows 64-bit machine.


ANSYS Student products can be used offline and off campus.

Eligibility & Cost 

The full ANSYS suite of software is available for researchers across all CMU North America locations. 

System Requirements

Windows and Linux operating systems. Refer to ANSYS Platform Support for more information.

Operating System Download File Version Size Updated


ANSYS License Any 1KB 5/28/2019


ANSYS Disk 1 2022R2 5.89GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Disk 2 2022R2 4.65GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Disk 3 2022R2 6.15GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Electromagnetics 2022R2 8.72GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Lumerical 2022R2 1.41GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS PrepPost 2022R2 7.59GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS SPEOS 2022R2 5.17GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Granta EduPack
(Recommended for students)
2022R2 2.01GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Granta Selector
(Recommended for research)
2022R2 1.15MB 8/30/2022

ANSYS Disk 1 2022R2 7.29GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Disk 2 2022R2 8.28GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Disk 3 2022R2 6.08GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Electromagnetics 2022R2 8.2GB 8/30/2022
ANSYS Lumerical 2021R2 1.05GB 8/30/2022


A VPN connection is required to use ANSYS when you are off campus. Please visit the VPN at Carnegie Mellon page for instructions how to download and install Cisco AnyConnect VPN.