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Obtaining and Installing ANSYS 12.1 Software and License (Windows)

System requirements: Windows


The instructions on this page are for university owned machines only that have "Property of UT Arlington" asset tags, also referred to as UTA assets in this document.  These are typical faculty/staff office computers that are connected to the UTA network. Depending on the purpose of using this software, you need to select proper license after you start ANSYS. Click here for instructions how to select license.

Please contact our Help Desk for instructions on how to obtain ANSYS for computer labs utilizing an imaged based deployment, such as SCCM OSD. 


How to Get:

Authorized Personnel may click Start > Run and type the path to the software's resource files: 


and click OK.

How to Use:

  1. Click Install Required Prerequisites button then Install Products button when the installation program starts.
    Click install product button

  2. Administrator account is required to install ANSYS software.  If you get the following screen, please logoff and logon with an account with administrator privileges and following screen prompts.
    Select ok

  3. Click I Agree radio button to acknowledge the license and click Next.
    Click I Agree and Next

  4. Click Next to start the installation on your computer.
    To continue, click next

  5. Click Next to accept the default installation directory.
    Ackowledge license agreement

  6. Click Next to continue with the default selection.
    Select features

  7. Check the "Skip this step..." box and Next to continue if you don't already have Pro/Engineer installed.

  8. Check the "Skip this step..." box and Next to continue if you don't already have Unigraphics installed.
    Follow screen instructions

  9. Check the "Skip this step..." box and Next to continue.

  10. Verify license file dates, click Next after verification is complete.
    To continue, click next

  11. Review settings and click Next  to begin installing the program files.
    Click next

  12. Product installation will now run, click Next Check the "Skip this step..." box and Next to continue.
    Click Next

  13. Licensing Installation Log: After process is complete click Exit.
    Click exit to continue

  14. The license port number should be pre-filled with 1055. Do not change this number unless it is not 1055. Enter for the license server name and click OK to continue.
    click ok

  15. Licensing Installation Log: once complete click Exit to continue.
    Click exit to continue

  16. Click Next to continue.

    To continue, click next

  17. Click Finish to end licensing process. Your ANSYS software is now properly licensed.  Learn how to check out proper Teaching or Research license by clicking here.
          Click finish

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