What is the difference between AIM Student and ANSYS Student. Which product should I use?
Vishal Ganore, ansys.com/student
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.
Is there any differences between AIM Student and ANSYS Student in case of generating mesh
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.