How do I activate a research license in Ansys?

NOTE: Ansys must be closed when doing this change.


  1. Open User License Preferences as shown in the below screenshot.Ansys open user license
  2. Click the Academic Research License and click the Move Up button until it is at the top. Ansys academic research license
  3. Double check the license is set to one for Use and click the Apply button.ansys research license
  4. When finished using the license, click the Reset to Default button in the License User Preferences to use the Teaching license again.ansys license reset to default

Note: If you receive an error that your model is too big, you will need to use the Research license outlined in this document.

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