Ansys is a powerful set of software used mainly by engineers and scientists to simulate complex systems.  It is available on the HPC, and for download to standalone Windows computers, and supported by our Research IT support team.  However where possible, please consult local IT support staff for help when installing Ansys on Windows PCs in Engineering departments.  Network access is normally required,  as the Windows software is validated by contact with the University license server.  If standalone use is essential, please contact the IT Service Desk (0114 22 21111 or


  • Departments
  • Staff personal use
  • Student personal use

Ansys is licensed for academic activity only.

Commercial activity and consulting require the purchase of a full commercial license.


  • Ansys products for Linux (available on the HPC)
  • Ansys products for Windows

Getting Software

The main Ansys product suite and the Electronics suite (including 'Maxwell') are available via our Software Download service. IT support staff in Engineering departments can also provide and install the software.

If you require other Ansys products or versions, please contact departmental IT support staff or the IT Service Desk.

Ansys software must never be downloaded from any external site.