Ansys Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Ansys

Cloud-based tool for engineering simulation and 3D designing

4.57/5 (115 reviews)

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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Devices

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Markets

United States, China, Germany

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian and 4 other languages, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Taiwanese
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Ansys reviews

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Aruna Jayasena

Professional 3D modeling and simulation tool

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 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: 9/10

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Vedabit Saha

Ansys Student Review

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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: 10/10

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Anonymous

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

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 8/10

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Tarik Amoura

3D modeling and simulation CFD

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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: 10/10

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Anonymous

Essential design validation/optimization tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-30
Review Source: Capterra

It very capable validation software is used for engineering with having complex interface and performance failure.

Pros
Various engineering tools for any kind company are offered by ANSYS. It has a great training/help documents with hyperlinks which you can reach easily what you what. You can also create your own models and run it. Very easy to mesh complex geometry of designs. Compatible with other modeling tools such as Hypermesh.

Cons
It has not a user friendly interface. Sometimes it crashes and causes loss of work. Every tool needs license which may be expensive to get all of them. It can be hard to find the issue with your model in Fluent.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ansys pricing

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Ansys features

API
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Accounting Integration (103 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (194 other apps)
Activity Tracking (105 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (139 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (155 other apps)
Calendar Management (116 other apps)
Customer Database (106 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (132 other apps)
Data Import/Export (134 other apps)
Document Management (120 other apps)
Document Storage (99 other apps)
Electronic Payments (129 other apps)
Inventory Management (150 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (116 other apps)
Invoice Management (143 other apps)
Reminders (112 other apps)
Search Functionality (129 other apps)

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Additional information for Ansys

Key features of Ansys

  • 3D Modeling
  • CAD Tools
  • Database Connectivity
  • Design Analysis
  • Reusable Designs
  • Simulation
  • System Design Tools
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