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Ansys review by User
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"Ansys HFSS software"

What do you like best?

I have been working with HFSS for more than 8 years and I am very confident of the results it produces. it is a very powerful software that gives you capabilities to design various aspects of technologies including cell phone, wiring systems, chips, antennas. All other comparable software only provide results wit no feedback or reliability, however Ansys HFSS delivers reliable results.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it gets stuck with no option for debugging. Also the solid models Ansys HFSS produces (such as .step file, etc) are sometimes incompatible with other CAD tools. I also find licensing can be a bit expensive for a design software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Advanced technology in the area of particle physics and chemistry. It enabled new designs for pushing limits of science, including sensors and wireless components. ANSYS clustering, cloud and distributed computing capabilities allowed me to speed up the design process.

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"A commercial standard to engineering simulation"

What do you like best?

The ease of using the software is unmatched by any other engineering simulation tool. The tightly integrated multi-physics solver offers capability to transfer solutions between physics modules. The geometry offers just enough capability to edit the geometry while iterating between designs.

What do you dislike?

The solver times are large compared to alternatives such as solidWorks. Further, the integrated geometry design tool is limited in functionality. The tool can be extended to take into account man recent advances in the industry. Using User Defined Functions (UDF's) can be difficult to learn.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If developing in house code might prove difficult and if standardization is key in the company, then Ansys might be the right software for your engineering solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mechanical thermal simulations for designing heat exchangers

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Ansys review by Nick E.
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"The preeminent CAE package"

What do you like best?

ANSYS combines support for every conceivable type of FEA analysis into one consistent package. Design modeler is great for quick tweaks to imported CAD geometry in order to prepare the model for analysis. Workbench interface makes it very easy to share geometry and material data between multiple different analyses.

What do you dislike?

Geometry import from native CAD file formats seems to not work more often than it works. Design Modeler could be more intuitive for geometry creation from scratch. Some error messages when meshing and running analyses can be less than clear, so it is up to the user to know what he or she is doing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although the integrated analysis packages found in most CAD software are greatly improving, ANSYS is still the gold standard for FEA. For more complicated or advanced analyses (heat transfer, fluid flow, mechanical contact) it is a must and for simple analyses it still had many advantages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use ANSYS mostly for static mechanical analysis, with occasional contact and motion cases. The results are absolutely critical for success of my designs.

Ansys review by Josef O.
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"Fantastic for in-depth, complex, or thorough analysis"

What do you like best?

Firstly, this is the only FEA I've used that uses multiple threads/cores of a CPU, which streamlines calculation time significantly, in my experience. Secondly, there's pretty much nothing you can't simulate, seriously. With the workbench, running beam analysis, thermal transfer, fluid flow...you can do all of this to the same part. It's very integrative.

What do you dislike?

If you haven't been trained on it, it's very overwhelming. This thing needs a 40 hour course to fully understand how to properly prep for Analysis, set up your part or assembly for Analysis, mesh, and finally run the analysis. Just understanding the consequences of how you're running your analysis and what your results look like can be a bit complicated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a complete solution. If you're in the engineering or manufacturing industry or rely on them for product conceptualization and time to market, you need some type of FEA software, especially when your competitors are already using it!

Take the training, get involved, and start using it immediately! I had a "re-learning" curve as the time between when I took the training and when I started using it was significant, and it's definitely a perishable skill.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

FEA helps to streamline the product development process by allowing you to simulate real-world stresses and implementation when used as intended, and what the robustness and durability of your product is as designed. This will help you get your product to market faster (as it'll cut down on prototype iterations you'll need), it'll help you prevent over-engineering, which can mean more cost and lead-time, and it is all presented in a very robust way.

Ansys review by Grace N.
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"One stop CFD program "

What do you like best?

I think it's by far the best, complete CFD program out there, with features for both steady state and dynamic simulation

What do you dislike?

Mesh sizing and computational time. Also the error warnings doesn't always show what's wrong.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A must learn if you like fluid modeling. Good but it's not a magic software, you need to truly understand the dynamics and how boundary works before relying on the results. I find students that just take a good converge result as a good modelling without considering how something logically works.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Any flow computational issues that need to be confirmed for projects before investment decision

Ansys review by Daniel C.
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"Excellent program to simulate and watch the behavior of a fluid and its characteristics."

What do you like best?

The best of ANSYS is the speed of create a net of elements constituents of a fluid, and the properties that provides to us in determinates conditions.

What do you dislike?

To make the fluid gradient is necesary the density of the fluid that the software not provides, is the user who enters this property which can generate errors in the simulation

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best to people that works with fluids and gases, to make and know all the properties of the substance in any condition, it has tutorials to the beginners and many toolbar for a easily work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ANSYS provides a lot of properties of a fluid in determinate conditions that helps in a proyect of engineering, phisychs, chemistry, and more. This finite element processor for solving mechanical problems includes: analysis of dynamic and static structures (both for linear or nonlinear problems), heat transfer analysis and fluid dynamics, as well as acoustic and electromagnetic problems.

Ansys review by Shishir K.
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"The best FEA Analysis Tool in the market"

What do you like best?

Ansys is one of the best software I have ever used. It's easy to use and gives desired results at every high stressed point. Also, it supports mostly all the file formats and the models can be edited.

What do you dislike?

Although it is the fastest tool available in the market for FEA, still I see some scope of improvement in that area.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With this software, you can explore the various possibilities any metallic or non-metallic component has to offer. Useful for business and research purposes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stress analysis of subsea components to ensure the desired design life. It helps estimate the design life of any component.

Ansys review by User
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"ANSYS - Leading Simulation Tool"

What do you like best?

ANSYS acquired SpaceClaim back in 2014, this acquisition equipped ANSYS with a powerful geometry tool that the software never had before. Plus the already powerful FEA and CFD functionality, ANSYS might be the best simulation software.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is hard to figure out how to change certain settings since it's hidden or not well explained in the user guide. I think more development work is needed in order to make the software easy to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For FEA simulation, ANSYS is really good.

For CFD simulation, ANSYS fluent is good but a little hard to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

FEA and CFD. It is quick and cheap to simulate real world problem in ANSYS, you do not need to make anay physical parts, it saves time and money.

Ansys review by Rayan L.
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"Gets the job done"

What do you like best?

While most other analysis software requires a tonne of ram ansys can make do with the minimum you can offer. It runs smoothly, accurately and glitches free.

What do you dislike?

While the workbench is quite user-friendly, the other APDLs like mechanical etc could use more graphics enhancements and make them more user-friendly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an engineer, it is required for us to figure out all the kinks in any model under all types of conditions. Ansys just makes the work way easier

Ansys review by Christopher S.
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"Full spectrum of multi-physics tools"

What do you like best?

The plethora of best-in-class solvers. Also, the meshing tools are very robust.

What do you dislike?

The disarray/disjointed-ness of the many technologies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn your simulation needs well before investing; ANSYS is very powerful and you may not need all the functionality it offers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Early visibility to design problems; realizing design changes earlier in the design cycle which equate to dollars saved.

Ansys review by User in Semiconductors
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"Powerful Simulation Software"

What do you like best?

The ANSYS Workbench connects geometry preparation, meshing, simulation and post-processing in a integrated interface, it's really easy to run multiple simulations and do comparisons.

What do you dislike?

Some sub-module is not user friendly, for newer users or students, it's not easy to find how to change the settings they want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been using ANSYS for both FEA simulation and CFD heat transfer simulation. It helps me and my company evaluate our design and product in an efficient way.

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"Bring FEM closer to designer engineer"

What do you like best?

User-friendly interface makes Ansys very easy to use, Ansys divide every step in simulation procedure (model, meshing, boundary condition, results) with block, very convenient to track different designs.

What do you dislike?

Ansys makes simulation like a black box, you put input on one end and get output on the other. The results can be easily read by non-expert with colorful pictures which can be dangerous.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The price is expensive but Ansys do have student version which is limited power but good to try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

FEM - Finite Element Method.

The best benefit I think is comparing different designs. Ansys also have feature called DoE where you can put a lot of parameters for your design without touching the CAD model.

Ansys review by User in Automotive
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"YOU NEED THIS!"

What do you like best?

I love how amazing it is for a beginning engineer to even the most advanced one! I usually run CFD sims and it can be tricky to learn, but the results are very validated.

What do you dislike?

It can be really hard to learn sometimes, and I wish there were better tutorials

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is super useful!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I build racecars. Ansys helps us get quantitative numbers to validate our theories.

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"great either for quick or detailed simulations"

What do you like best?

Using some internal elements all problems can be simplified to the point where a big model becomes a couple of lines and surfaces making the solution easier and very fast.

What do you dislike?

Changing between modules can be annoying, specially when you are changing geometry. Reading upstream data is not that bad, its really fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product

ansys documentation is very helpful when you get stuck trying to solve error while solving

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wind tower design, one of the benefits is that we can optimized old design and make them to fulfill the client requirements.

Ansys review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Easy way to run simulations"

What do you like best?

It's straightforward on how to create 3D models and then set up simulations on them. There are plenty of different simulations that you can run, too. It's very powerful.

What do you dislike?

It can take really long to run simulations and can crash sometimes. The student version is also very lacking.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I prefer it over Solidworks actually. It's easy to use and very powerful. It can run many different types of simulations in the same file as well: mechanical, fluid, electrical, thermal, etc etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Ansys to run simulations on current projects I am working on. It has helped us in determining when our product will work.

Ansys review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Amateur to Pro within the ANSYS"

What do you like best?

ANSYS gives you an instant control of the simulation you want to work with. The GUI is really user friendly and stacked as per the requirement.

What do you dislike?

The fluid and solid are in different sections, which should be more interactive and create a sense of interaction as the user proceeds with the ongoing simulation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Teaching and Research both are being solved by using the ANSYS Simulation

Ansys review by Chris W.
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"A great and powerful FEA tool which fails to converge a bit too much"

What do you like best?

In static simuliations the surface to surface contacts work better than any other FEA software I have tried

What do you dislike?

Failed convergence happens way too much. Should include some auto optimization for contact stiffness or other factors to help convergence

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new to FEA, try Solidworks first to see if it can meet your needs as it is easier to learn and much cheaper

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Test every plastic snap design in ANSYS first to ensure we can assemble without breaking the snap and can meet our required pull out force goals. This greatly deceases risk when we go to tooling

Ansys review by Jonathan K.
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"Ansys Simulation Software Review"

What do you like best?

The ease of building models, and importing files from other design modelers is fantastic. With the acquisition of Fluent , Redhawk, and HFX this software covers all the basic needs and desires that a simulation/design engineer would need. The software can also be split into each of its subcomponents to more accurately meet the specific needs of the user without the requirement to purchase subscriptions to the entire library of tools.

Learning and tutorials are fantastic ways of getting going in the software, and can teach quickly what the user needs to know. There is also a searchable online resource for help and technical support.

What do you dislike?

The software's capability of accurately describing the contact of materials and components is very difficult to design. The friction coefficients and sliding ability of components are very much dependant on the settings and the accuracy of the material models that are built in the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Can be used as a full software suite with all the bells and whistles or be degraded into each separate tool dealing with magnetism, mechanics, fluids, or multiphysics analyses. Be sure that the proper tool is purchased for the required needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simulation of real work environments during the design and evaluation process to mitigate and predict failure of components. Removing the need for design, test, redesign iterations in the engineering world and manufacturing realm of engineering.

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"ANSYS - Widely used for a reason"

What do you like best?

Everything. Right from the detailed meshing process to the analyses results that we get, ANSYS has always stood out as my preferred choice to perform mechanical and thermal analyses. Also, their user defined feature is pretty useful.

What do you dislike?

Meshing process for complex assemblies and designs can be really difficult. I dont know if thats a problem with the software itself or just the method, but that is definitely something that could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its already the most popular software thats being used in the industry. The benefits of using this software are well known =, so all I would say is that it stands true to the test.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am creating a new beam element formulation for crash analysis. this beam will be able to better predict the progressive failure of elements in the automotive sector.

The user defined feature of ANSYS has been extremely useful in this regard.

Ansys review by User in Higher Education
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"Great Finite Element Software Program"

What do you like best?

Nice and easy-to-use user interface with great capability to solve multi-physics problems, such as statics, dynamics, thermal, fluid, etc. In addition, they provide free version for students.

What do you dislike?

License of the software is very expensive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it in the university to solve stress-strain analysis, heat conduction and fluid flow problems.

Ansys review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Ansys Review"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and interfacing with multiple CAD modules provides the biggest bebfit of the software. Duplication of systems, additional loadcases, and material creation makes the software even more user friendly. Also, simulation times trend lower as the software becomes more robust.

What do you dislike?

Within the comapny, we use a lot of macros written and tailored toward our specific components. From release to release, Ansys will occasionally rename new variables and naming conventions causing us to rework our macros or not perform properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Linear static, nonlinear, large displacement, modal, pressfit, linear and nonlinear contact.

Ansys review by Omar S.
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"Great software, not very user friendly."

What do you like best?

Its a terrific software with lots of usefuly tools. The help menu is actually helpful

What do you dislike?

Not very user friendly, little support online, issues models are often hard to resolve

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating a Finite Element model

Ansys review by User in Higher Education
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"Excellent FEA software"

What do you like best?

Ansys is an excellent software for performing FEA. A very smooth workflow right from importing the model to applying boundary conditions to getting the results makes it easy to learn and understand.

What do you dislike?

The product is slightly expensive as compared to some of the other FEA software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a beginner, the number of options might be overwhelming.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Detailed structural and thermal FEA of consumer products.

Ansys review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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"CFD software"

What do you like best?

This software has a very detail and user friendly user's guide. It is very easy to pick up as a beginner. Parallel processing is very fast.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the mesh program because it could be more automatic. CAD software is difficult to use. User manual for the CAD software is not that helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a software for many modeling applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fluid

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"ANSYS 17.0 Review "

What do you like best?

Great software package, full of useful tools. There are geometry creation and model tools which are then placed into a testing simulation environment. The software works well with other software interns of import and out-port.

What do you dislike?

It is heavily on the cost side and needs a lot of set up and learning time before using properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Modeling and testing new design equipment.

Ansys review by User in Industrial Automation
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"Powerful for simulations, but not user-friendly "

What do you like best?

The simulations of stress analysis and heat transfer are very powerful and impressive. When the analysis is complete, the visualizations are easy to interpret.

What do you dislike?

I might have been using an old version (my university might have been cheap), but developing simulations in Ansys was a big pain. There is no "Edit > Undo" option, so if you made a mistake, you had to manually delete and retry. The interface was not user friendly. You really have to know what you're doing in order to be able to use this software effectively. It is so powerful that there are too many options for many basic analyses (at least for an undergraduate student)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need this tool, be sure you know what you are doing, or arrange for training to learn how to effectively use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stress analysis and heat transfer analysis for laboratory research.

Ansys review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Ansys satisfaction"

What do you like best?

Very versatile software with many free options for students

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it gets overwhelming of settings leaving you lost

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mechanical designs

Ansys review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Ansys rocks for analysis"

What do you like best?

One of best analysis tool which can do any type of job with better accuracy result.

What do you dislike?

It's little expensive unless you are pro and using everyday.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's best analysis tool and capable to perform any type of analysis,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performing static and frequency analysis for truck bodies and machine parts.

Ansys review by User in Medical Devices
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"Ansys"

What do you like best?

The ability to integrate multiple functions like designing, meshing and analysis in one single package and esp their CFD is very impressive.

What do you dislike?

The processing times for bigger files is way too much esp if the mesh size is so small. I would also want to more results in structural aspects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For CFD Ansys is the best software, though COMSOL offers better user interface but to understand the CFD , this is better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CFD, Design, Meshing at my work place

Ansys review by User in Higher Education
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"ANSYS for consumer prodcts"

What do you like best?

-Simple and quick meshing tools for simple analysis and validations.

-Great tool for Design Optimization Projects.

-Variety of Contact formulations to effectively simulate the physical system

-Comprehensive software user guide

What do you dislike?

-Cannot create cells and split geometry to apply BCs to specific sections.

-Cannot add few BCs on .IGS format geometry files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have tried to validate simple tests and fixtures which don't usually need comprehensive analyses,

Ansys review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Powerful tool but with a heavy price tag."

What do you like best?

Customer support and training modules (via Ozen)

What do you dislike?

Price tag for corporate licenses - resulting in very few shared licenses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

3D modeling CAD tools come with integrated simulation software. If that isn't enough and you are looking for a powerful and dedicated FEA tool, ANSYS is the market leader. Comes with a heavy price tag though. With a wide variety of toolboxes and associated training modules, it pays off on the long run.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mechanical, Structural, Flow FEA for design, manufacturing, and volume production. Very early look at design feasibility for cross-functional team synergy.

Ansys review by James O.
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"Best FEA software on the market"

What do you like best?

I have used a handful of FEA software, the structural package in ANSYS is the best. Easy to use, easy to organize different iterations, easy to generate reports on the analysis.

What do you dislike?

There was nothing specific that I dislike about ANSYS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

n/a

Ansys review by User
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"Good product"

What do you like best?

Ansys workbench is easy and handy to use when combined with a CAD program, very handy for quick stress calculations for instance.

What do you dislike?

Ansys Mechanical has a steep learning curve once you get into it, the model sketching can be a little limited with complex geometries, if you can do them they will take you a long time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It will take a little time and dedication, but this is true to everything.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My usage was connected to a Formula Student project, where I designed objects that needed to satisfy a certain stress for safety measures.

Ansys review by Consultant
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"Ansys for CFD"

What do you like best?

Easiness and the last version of Ansys fluent is very fiendly

What do you dislike?

The limitation for the student version on how many cores to use for simulation

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get used to drawing on Asnys

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CFD and airflow simulation

Ansys review by User in Higher Education
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"Great product!"

What do you like best?

Easy interface. Multiple options. Great Tools.

What do you dislike?

Too many options can make it hard to use at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check it out!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have designed a few Finite Elements projects.

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"Fluid and solid analysis"

What do you like best?

Very straight forward and streamlined process from modeling to meshing to analysis.

What do you dislike?

Can be tough to import and not as feature heavy as comsol.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tissue fea

Ansys review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Research
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"User friendly and innovative"

What do you like best?

the possibility to add new features and mostly on composites and material modelling

What do you dislike?

Using the workbench is not easy for me. so I am still using the classic one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Composites, material models, etc

Ansys review by User in Civil Engineering
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"A very good user friendly software for numerical simulation of structural components"

What do you like best?

Simulation Under dynamic loading included

What do you dislike?

contact simulation becomes tough for simulation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

contact model for FRP-Concrete interface. Specific element is provided for concrete modelilng

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