ANSYS Student Vs. AIM Student

  • Last Post 29 October 2017
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vganore posted this 04 August 2017

What is the difference between AIM Student and ANSYS Student. Which product should I use?

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vganore posted this 08 August 2017

AIM Student is our modern, highly intuitive simulation product. It has a very contemporary UI that is tightly integrated with ANSYS SpaceClaim. It provides a good introduction to structural, fluids and some electromagnetics simulation. It has a very different look and feel to ANSYS Student which is ANSYS Workbench based, and the ease of use does trade off the broader and deeper physics capability provided by ANSYS Student. This Features Table provides more detail on the differences. 
Very generally: If you are new to simulation, then choose AIM Student. If you exhaust AIM Student's capabilities then you can easily switch to ANSYS Student for a far deeper dive into simulation.

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rabi posted this 27 October 2017

Is there any differences between AIM Student and ANSYS Student in case of generating mesh

vganore posted this 28 October 2017

Each product has its own meshing tools and options to generate the mesh. 

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peteroznewman posted this 29 October 2017

I built the same Static Structural model in both AIM 18 and ANSYS 18 Mechanical to illustrate the difference in workflow. They were recorded by starting with geometry in the NX CAD system. The geometry is from the edX Cornell simulation course I am taking.



I did customize the ANSYS Mechanical Workbench after installation to have Aluminum be in the list of default materials. There are many steps required to add Aluminum to a model, so I found a way to have that be there along with the default Structural Steel.


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