ANSYS Academic Product License Terms of Use

The ANSYS Academic Product License terms of use are aligned with academic use as opposed to commercial use. The specific language on the license form is available from your ANSYS sales contact, look at section 5 of the License Form. In summary, the license terms by academic product sub-family are as follows:

General: The analysis work performed with the Program(s) must be non-proprietary work. Licensee and its Contract Users must be or be affiliated with an academic facility. Licensee may additionally permit individuals who are students at such academic facility to access and use the Program(s). Such students will be considered Contract Users of Licensee. The Program(s) may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial activity, including consulting.

Notwithstanding any terms of the Agreement to the contrary, Academic Program(s) may be accessed and used by Licensee at the Designated Site or any other location within a 50 mile radius of the Designated Site, provided that such location is within the same country as the Designated Site.  Such limitations apply to any access and/or use of the Academic Program(s), including, but not limited to, access via a VPN connection or through license borrowing.  

Academic Teaching: These products may only be used for student instruction, student projects, and student demonstrations.


Academic Research: These products may only be used for degree and/or non-degree related research, student instruction, student projects, and student demonstrations.


Academic Associate: These products may may only be used for industry related research, degree and/or non-degree related research, student instruction, student projects, and student demonstrations.

 

The Academic toolbox products follow the terms of use of the academic products they are used with. For example the Academic HPC license terms of use are Academic Research.