AnsysGPT Coming Soon!!

Ansys, Inc. has taken the natural language processing engine to their products to create humanlike conversational dialog. This Ansys specific chatbot responds to questions and composes unique answers to various user inquires.  AnsysGPT is available in your native language and understands the underlying physics of the problems being queried so it can point you in the right direction.

What is AnsysGPT?

AnsysGPT is one of several products available in the Ansys AI family of software. It is a browser-based AI virtual assistant for all Ansys applications.  It is quite handy as it allows you to quickly seek answers and obtain links to source material with a simple query. AnsysGPT responds to you in a conversational tone with a solution to your question, often step-by-step, and reference material easily accessible that AnsysGPT used to derive its answer.



What Does AnsysGPT Cost and How Can I Access It?

AnsysGPT will be available and no cost to all Ansys customers with active commercial software subscriptions on July 1, 2024.   You will receive an email with instructions on how to activate AnsysGPT once your access has become available. For future software releases, AnsysGPT will have links embedded in the programs to quickly access the tool.

 Where Does AnsysGPT Get Its Information?

AnsysGPT draws from the Ansys created, developed, or licensed data that include, but is not limited to, Ansys Courses, articles, videos, webinars, product documentation, and other Ansys content.  AnsysGPT does not store any customer questions or input or derive any information from customer feedback. Users cannot add content to AnsysGPT to use as source material and all reference material is controlled by Ansys.

How Does AnsysGPT Work?

Users submit prompts to the chatbot that are related to Ansys products and services and AnsysGPT will respond and provide supporting documentation for its answers.   AnsysGPT is not a search tool, but generates new responses based on prompts submitted by the user.

If you would like to see AnsysGPT in action or interested in more information, please view our brief demonstration webinar.

Are CAD-Embedded Simulation Tools Sufficient For My Company’s Needs?

Today, most CAD program providers include an embedded option for conducting simulation. This option is appealing to many companies as their engineers can expand how they use the tools they already have available for low or no additional cost. For many companies, their existing CAD licenses provide a low-barrier-to-entry way to test drive simulation. As a company gets started with simulation, or if their simulation requirements will remain fairly simplistic, a CAD-embedded tool can be a great option. However, since the simulation technology included by many CAD vendors was acquired as a means to complete their product offerings, oftentimes, the level of simulation available is limited in scope and size of model and may not be a great long-term solution. 

So how do you know when you are outgrowing the capabilities of your CAD-embedded tool? Some examples of questions to ask your simulation team to determine if a CAD-embedded or standalone product is the best option for your needs include the following: 


  • What are the limits to your simulation?
  • Do you have large assemblies?
  • Do you require advanced or coupled physics?
  • When it comes to simple physics, do you have lots of parts and/or a complex model?

In short, if there are features you need that aren’t accessible, larger model sizes crash your hardware, or you tell the hardware to do something, yet nothing ever happens or it takes a really long time for something to happen, you are likely outgrowing your current simulation solution. 

Whether you need to perform a finite element analysis (FEA), evaluate computational fluid dynamics (CFD), or calculate electromagnetic effects with simulation, it is important to understand how to evaluate when your simulation tool no longer meets your needs. 

For a more detailed review of a few examples and additional related issues,  DRD encourages you to read our whitepaper “Six Considerations for Selecting Engineering Simulation Software”.

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Maximizing Your Investment: How to Choose the Best Engineering Simulation Software

Maximizing Your Investment: How to Choose the Best Engineering Simulation Software

Engineering simulation software is a powerful tool that helps organizations use virtual prototyping to reduce design and test costs. However, selecting the right software can be a complex and challenging process. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know which software will best meet your needs.

Our new white paper, Six Considerations for Selecting Engineering Simulation Software, provides a comprehensive guide for evaluating and selecting the best engineering simulation software to meet your needs.

In the white paper, we explore the following six key questions you should consider when evaluating engineering simulation software options:

  • Should I use a CAD-embedded simulation tool or stand-alone engineering simulation software?
  • What hardware is needed to run engineering simulation software?
  • Should I look to conduct simulation in the cloud or on-premise?
  • Does our organization have the personnel to perform simulation in-house?
  • How long does it take to get trained and become proficient on engineering simulation software?
  • Should I lease or buy engineering simulation software?

We review a variety of helpful tips and best practices for evaluating different software options, assessing hardware requirements, identifying personnel capabilities and training needs, and making informed decisions about leasing versus buying. After reading this guide, you will have a better understanding of how to evaluate different types of engineering simulation software options based on your organization’s goals and needs.

Download this essential resource for evaluating and selecting engineering simulation software here.