Missing Analysis Systems from toolbox

  • Last Post 10 July 2018
Akash vyas posted this 17 December 2017

I have downloaded and install ansys 18.1 student version and when I opened ansys workbench the analysis systems was missing from the toolbox.i have also checked the toolbox customization but analysis systems is not there.

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peteroznewman posted this 17 December 2017

Did this computer have any previous versions of ANSYS installed?  If so, previous versions have to be uninstalled and all traces removed. Here is a guide.

I recommend you uninstall 18.1 and download and install 18.2 which is the currently available Student version.

Raef.Kobeissi posted this 17 December 2017

Sometimes after installation Workbench may requires to be opened a second time before you see the systems appear and as Peter said make sure that you have no remaining files from other ANSYS versions on your Computer. Cheers

Raef Kobeissi

pgl posted this 19 January 2018

Also see this post for another potential solution


Arthur VM posted this 09 July 2018


I just installed Ansys 19.1 student version and I have the exact same problem. I've tried opening the workbench a couple of times and restarting the computer. I've also tried 'reset windows layout' and 'view all/ customize'. The analysis systems remains missing. 

Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks in advance


tsiriaks posted this 10 July 2018

Hi Arthur,

Try this, open up Windows Explorer and paste the following into the address bar


Once on this page, rename the v191 folder to anything else (such as v191.old)


If that doesn't help, check this

open up CMD Prompt, then issue the following command (this is for default installation path, if you've installed it in a non-default path, you have to change the path accordingly)

"C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\ANSYS Student\Shared Files\Licensing\winx64\ansysli_util" -checkout aa_t_i

If your licensing is fine, you should see the output like

"..... INFO Demo license file  C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\ANSYS Student\Shared Files\Licensing\student.lic exists.

aa_t_i OUT ....."


Thank you,