ANSYS offers a comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires. Supports are provided by ANSYS, Inc

Availability and Restrictions


Version Owens
17.2 X


19.1 X
19.2 X
2019R1 X
2019R2 X
2020R1 X*
2020R2 X
2021R1 X
2021R2 X
2022R1 X
2022R2 X
2023R2 X
* Current default version

OSC has Academic Multiphysics Campus Solution license from Ansys. The license includes most of all the features that Ansys provides. See "Academic Multiphysics Campus Solution Products" in this table for all available products at OSC.

ANSYS only works with versions 2021R1 or newer due to the license upgrade. We are working with the vendor to fix the issue now. 

Access for Academic Users

OSC has an "Academic Research " license for ANSYS. This allows for academic use of the software by Ohio faculty and students, with some restrictions. To view current ANSYS node restrictions, please see ANSYS's Terms of Use.

Use of ANSYS products at OSC for academic purposes requires validation. Please contact OSC Help for further instruction.

Access for Commercial Users

Contact OSC Help for getting access to ANSYS if you are a commercial user.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Ansys, Inc., Commercial


For more information on how to use each ANSYS product at OSC systems, refer to its documentation page provided at the end of this page.

Known Issues

Simultaneously loading multiple of Fluent and ANSYS module cryptic error

Due to the way our Fluent and ANSYS modules are configured, simultaneously loading multiple of either module will cause a cryptic error. The most common case of this happening is when multiple of a user's jobs are started at the same time and all load the module at once. In order for this error to manifest, the modules have to be loaded at precisely the same time; a rare occurrence, but a probable occurrence over the long term.

If you encounter this error you are not at fault. Please resubmit the failed job(s).

If you frequently submit large amounts of Fluent or ANSYS jobs, we recommend you stagger your job submit times to lower the chances of two jobs starting at the same time, and hence loading the module at the same time. Another solution is to establish job dependencies between jobs, so jobs will only start one after another. To do this, you would add the SLURM directive:

#SBATCH --dependency=after:jobid

To jobs you want to only start after another job has started. You would replace jobid with the job ID of the job to wait for. If you have additional questions, please contact OSC Help.

Ansys DesignModeler with hardware acceleration

Updated: April 2022
Versions Affected:  < 19.1
Ansys DesignModeler with hardware acceleration is not working. With Ansys version greater than 19.1, DesignModeler is working with software rendering mode, but it is very slow.


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