What is ANSYS?
ANSYS is a general purpose finite element program. Many different types of problems may be analyzed using this code. Some examples would include: structural, thermal, magnetic field, electric field, coupled field and fluids analyses (in conjunction with the program FLOTRAN, which is NOT currently available) .
ANSYS is also a self contained program, meaning that the Pre-processor (model definition), Processor (solver) and Post-processor (output) are all integrated into a single code. All of these components may be accessed either through a graphical user interface (GUI) or through execution commands.
To run ANSYS on the PC Workstations, go to Start > All Programs > ANSYS 12.0 > ANSYS
Printing In ANSYS
Under Windows, go to the PlotCtrls option of the ANSYS Utility Menu and select Hard Copy. You will have the option to print to a file or print to a Windows printer (e.g. eb1328 if you are in the DECS Computer Lab in 1328). More information is available on the Printing in ANSYS page.
A step-by-step tutorial for ANSYS for Windows can be found inside the program. It is accessible by selecting Help on the menu bar, then ANSYS Tutorials. A box will pop up with the introduction to the tutorial. You can follow it along step by step at your own pace.