Ansys

Cloud-based tool for engineering simulation and 3D designing

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Ansys Overview

What is Ansys?

Ansys is an engineering simulation and 3D design software that can be utilized by business across several industry segments, including automotive, aerospace, construction, energy, healthcare, military, chemical processing, and consumer goods. It helps organizations manage processes related to workflow automation, predictive analysis, simulation visualization, application customization, and product testing.

Using Ansys’ multiphysics simulation methodology, engineers can combine thermal, fluid, electromagnetic, structural, and other physics components to evaluate real-world interactions between complex products. The EnSight platform allows team members to analyse, visualize, and collaborate on post-processing simulation operations. The Exalto tool lets staff members predict electromagnetic coupling effects in integrated circuits (ICs) during the signoff phase. The electronics module enables developers to simulate and analyze temperature and vibration effects across component, circuit, and system designs.

Ansys comes with an API, which allows businesses to integrate the platform with several third-party solutions. With the optical simulation tool employees can simulate and evaluate systems’ optical performance and final illumination effect. It also lets users create 3D geometric designs for rotating machinery components, such as pumps, fans, compressors, turbines, turbochargers, and blowers.

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Ansys Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, China, Germany
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian and 4 others, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Taiwanese

Media

Ansys component library
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Ansys Reviews

Ansys Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
69

Very good
45

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,2
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
3,9
Customer Support
4,2
98% recommended this app
Aruna J.

Professional 3D modeling and simulation tool

I have worked with SolidWorks for design 3D models. But when it comes to simulation Solidworks have very limited options. Then seniors suggest me to use ANSYS for the simulation purposes. More advanced simulations can be modelled with ANSYS. It is a great tool. Plenty of tutorials can be found online. Correctly following the design steps will lead to successful simulation.


Syed muneef A.

ANSYS for all Engineering fields

I used this software for my Master's degree research. it provided me with satisfactory results and helped to save a lot of my time. these results were compared with experimental results and they almost matched.


Verified Reviewer

This is a wonderful suite to perform precise simulation and get accurate results with multiple...


Tarik A.

3D modeling and simulation CFD


Vedabit S.

Ansys Student Review

I used Ansys Static Structural during an internship involving FEM Static Structural Analysis and got hands on experience with modelling 3D software on Design Modeler and Space Claim. I also used the Static Structural interface and performed structural simulations. The software is very capable in all respects and I learned why companies enjoy using the product.
Following that, I started experimenting with fluid simulations using Fluent, and was even more impressed. I used Ansys Fluent for a research paper during my final year of University, that eventually got published as well.


Aruna J.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Professional 3D modeling and simulation tool

Used Monthly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/23
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked with SolidWorks for design 3D models. But when it comes to simulation Solidworks have very limited options. Then seniors suggest me to use ANSYS for the simulation purposes. More advanced simulations can be modelled with ANSYS. It is a great tool. Plenty of tutorials can be found online. Correctly following the design steps will lead to successful simulation.

Pros

This tool is recommended by most of the professional experts for the simulation of 3D models. Basic operations are very similar to ordinary CAD tools. Advanced simulations can be modelled and simulated. Lot of tutorials and documentation are available on the internet.

Cons

It requires basic mechanical engineering knowledge there for not much suitable for beginners. Highly advanced tool than other CAD tools. Simulations require a lot of processing power and time. Therefore it is hard to run simulations on Laptops.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Syed muneef A.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: Self Employed

ANSYS for all Engineering fields

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/15
Review Source: Capterra

I used this software for my Master's degree research. it provided me with satisfactory results and helped to save a lot of my time. these results were compared with experimental results and they almost matched.

Pros

First of all this software is not for specific engineering it can be used by every engineering department. it contains different types of tools that can fulfill the requirements of all engineering fields. it is also a user-friendly software and complete user guidance is available. This software has the ability to accept geometries designed in other softwares. this software basically consists of four different steps. first is a Modular design where the user can design his/her own geometry. The second step consists of meshing where geometry is divided into smaller portions to apply the required equation solvers. the third step is setup where boundary conditions are applied. the last step contains results where it can be analyzed through tabular or graphical representation.

Cons

This software is very heavy and requires a powerful computing power for accurate results. it crushes during simulations after which you will have to restart all of your work.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer

This is a wonderful suite to perform precise simulation and get accurate results with multiple cores

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

1.) Its topology optimization in a latest update provides accurate results against shape optimization in old versions.
2.) This saves time when running multiple computes to get your desired mesh.

Cons

1.) It requires a wealth of knowledge and experience including theoretical &
practical.
2.) It costs high for learners and does not provide access to full set of tools.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Tarik A.
Industry: Research
Company size: Self Employed

3D modeling and simulation CFD

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

During my engineering, I used several software such as Solidwoeks, Katia or programming on MAtlab and Fortran, but my discovery of Ansys changed and made my work of solving equations for mechanical problems easier. More complex simulations can be modelled with Ansys. Ansys contains several products depending on the application areas. Tutorials of all kinds are available online and free of charge. A free version is available for students.

Cons

The only downside is to provide a computing station in order to take advantage of Ansys products especially in 3D modeling.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Vedabit S.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: Self Employed

Ansys Student Review

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/05/07
Review Source: Capterra

I used Ansys Static Structural during an internship involving FEM Static Structural Analysis and got hands on experience with modelling 3D software on Design Modeler and Space Claim. I also used the Static Structural interface and performed structural simulations. The software is very capable in all respects and I learned why companies enjoy using the product.
Following that, I started experimenting with fluid simulations using Fluent, and was even more impressed. I used Ansys Fluent for a research paper during my final year of University, that eventually got published as well.

Pros

1) It has extremely clean and simple UI.
2) It has a wide range of functionalities. Personally I used Fluent and Static Structural for my purposes.
3) Most Universities are affiliated to Ansys, thus giving access to Students to learn its various functionalities with ease.
4) Extremely innovative software with UDF capabilities that allows for a lot of customization and very complicated simulations to be performed with relative ease.
5) Would highly recommend for academic as well as industrial purpose.

Cons

1) Only issue I had is with the free trial version. The software is amazing in every respect, but the free trial allows for very few mesh resolution. Despite free trial being for learning purposes only, it hinders the ability of a student to learn useful insights from their simulations, such as verifying the accuracy. Ansys should allow Students especially using the free version, to experiment more with the software by relaxing certain constrictions on their free version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,5/10
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Ansys Pricing

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Value for Money
4,2/5
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Ansys Features

Ansys Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
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Ansys FAQs

Ansys FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Ansys.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ansys offer?

Ansys offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Please contact Ansys directly for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of Ansys?

We do not have any information about Ansys features

Q. Who are the typical users of Ansys?

Ansys has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Ansys support?

Ansys supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Taiwanese

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ansys offer?

Ansys has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Ansys support mobile devices?

Ansys supports the following devices:

Android

Q. What other apps does Ansys integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Ansys has

Q. What level of support does Ansys offer?

Ansys offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Forum, Video Tutorials