Ansys System Requirements

Ansys System Requirements is a critical issue for a successful and enjoyable great design. These requirements should be as stated below.

Supported Operating Systems

Overall, Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise or Education) is the most common operating system used to run Ansys and is the system we recommend. However, OS support varies by product, specifically Ansys’ more specialized products, and Ansys also provides broad support for Linux.

Unsupported Operating Systems

Windows 7 (not supported by Microsoft) and Windows 8 (general support ended) can run Ansys, but they are not officially supported and we encountered software bugs while running these operating systems. We strongly recommend upgrading to Windows 10 for compatibility, performance, and security reasons.

Mac OS is not supported and Ansys cannot be installed on this operating system. While you should be able to run Ansys on a Windows Virtual Machine inside Mac OS with a program like Parellels, this is not supported.

System requirements for Ansys

  • 64-bit Intel or AMD system, running Windows 10,11
  • 8 GB RAM.
  • A dedicated graphics card with latest drivers and at least 1GB video RAM, capable of supporting OpenGL 4.5 and DirectX 11, or higher.
  • 3 button mouse.
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Ansys System Requirements