University of California, Riverside

Engineering Systems


Installation of Ansys

There is no Mac OS X version of Ansys.

Installation for Windows PC Instructions

    1. Download
    2. Extract the "Ansys18" package, you will need 7zip or a similar extraction utility to do this.
    3. Right-click "setup.bat" which is located inside the folder you extracted and select "Run as administrator." (NOTE: If you run into a problem with the setup.bat file, please check the bullet points below or visit the help desk.)  A dialog box will appear for a moment and the install will continue in the background.  The install should take about an hour depending on your system.
    4. To run Ansys, make sure you are connected to the engineering VPN server and then run the program like you normally would. Please note that the characters will not echo to the screen when you are typing your password.
    • Troubleshooting / Independent installation.
      • Run the setup.exe file in place of the setup.bat file. Setup.exe is located in the DVD1 folder inside of the Ansys folder.
      • When prompted to choose a path to software, such as CAD, either choose the path to the software on your computer or choose the Read Only / Don't Install option.
      • When the Installer asks for a license, leave all the boxes as default but change the name of the license server to ""
      • Proceed with the installation until Ansys has been installed.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Engineering Systems
Bourns Hall A344/308


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