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Installation Instructions for Ansys Mechanical 2020 R1





         Due to firewall restrictions, particularly on off-campus and wireless connections, you will need to connect to your campus VPN service before installing and to use this software.

         This software requires additional registration. Please fill out this form to register the name of the computer where you will use the software.

         Instructions for obtaining your computer name are available via this FAQ entry. You will be notified when the license manager has been configured for your computer. 



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1.    First you will need copies of all three .iso files from WebStore.



2.    Right click and choose Mount.If you do not have that option, double clicking will work for you.



3.    Now that the ĎDVDí is mounted you may open it using File Explorer (the file icon on the bottom task bar).Find the setup application, right click it and choose Run as administrator.





4.    Choose Install ANSYS Products



5.    Read and agree to the EULA. Click Next.



6.    Leave the file association set.DO NOT CHANGE UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Click Next.



7.    Enter in License Manager information, this is found on your Order History. To locate this, log into, click on Order History in the left menu. Find this order on your list and open it. The information is in the sections down below the download links.


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8.    Review your choices and correct any choices you wish.We left it all default for these instructions. Click Next.



9.    This is a personal choice, we left it default.I would advise against changing this unless you know what you are doing. Click Next.



10. If youíve chosen the CAD interfaces, which is default, ANSYS will prepare your installs.Click next.



11. Review your install choices and click Next.



12. ANSYS will configure the install, grab any needed files, and install needed content and files.This will take a while.It is safe to click the View Detailed Progress Log.Itís a dynamically updated text file, so resource need is minimal.




13. At some point you will be asked to change discs.


First eject the current Media. Open File Explorer, Right click on the media drive and choose Eject.

Right click on the needed disc and choose Mount. Check File Explorer and take note of the drive letter.

Change the Drive letter if needed and click OK.

Repeat as needed.

14. When finished you will be given a choice to participate in a survey.This is optional. Click Exit.