ANSYS is an engineering simulation and 3D design software package available for Microsoft Windows and Linux. The package includes:

  • Academic Multiphysics Campus Solution
  • Academic Meshing Tools
  • Academic Research LS-DYNA HPC (per processor)
  • Academic Research LS-DYNA
  • Academic Composite Tools
  • OptiSLang
  • Faceted Data Toolkit for SpaceClaim.

Accessing ANSYS

If you are a:

  • student, you can access ANSYS on UQ computers for free
  • staff member from the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) or Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), you can access ANSYS on UQ computers for free
  • student or staff member not from these units, you can submit an IT request to discuss contributing to the annual licence fee to gain access.

Once your school or faculty has contributed to the licence fee, you can use ANSYS from anywhere in Australia.

Installing the ANSYS software

You can contact your local desktop support team or ITS Service Desk to get ANSYS installed on a UQ computer.

You can download ANSYS for your personal device from UQ Software Licensing.

Getting a licence from the Volume Licence Manager server

If you are at St Lucia, Gatton or Herston campuses, you can get the ANSYS licence directly from the Volume Licence Manager server, which tells the software you have a legitimate license.

ANSYS Licensing Interconnect port number: 2325
ANSYS FLEXIm port number: 1055
Number of licence server machines: 1-server

You can access the licence server from other locations using a VPN connection.

Updating your licence

If you already have ANSYS installed and want to change to the new licence server, you can:

  1. Right-click on the Client ANSLIC_ADMIN Utility in the Windows start menu
  2. Select ‘Run as Administrator’
  3. Click on ‘Specify the Licence Server Machine’
  4. Select the existing server and click on ‘Edit Selected Server Machine.’

Home use

If your school or faculty contributes to the licence fee:

  • Staff: you can use ANSYS anywhere in Australia by connecting to the Licence Server through VPN.
  • Students: you can use ANSYS anywhere in Australia, but borrowing a licence is not available. You will need to connect to the Licence Server through VPN or use the free student version of ANSYS.

Conditions of use

ANSYS is available at UQ for staff and students for teaching or research use, but not in commercial applications. For more information about restrictions, download and read the ANSYS licence agreement terms and conditions (staff login required) (PDF, 54.7 KB).

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