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ANSYS Workbench GUI Quick Start Guide


This short guide offers instruction in the 4 primary ways to access the ANSYS Workbench Graphical User Interface. Each method has its drawbacks and benefits.

The preferred method of use is Method 4 (Viz Portal).


This guide assumes the following:

  • You are using MobaXterm to connect
  • You are familiar with the basic usage of MobaXterm
  • You are on Texas A\&M University campus
  • If you are off-campus, you are using the TAMU VPN

Method 1: Login Node

Before continuing, please see the usage warning listed on every software page: ANSYS Login Node Warning.

This method launches the ANSYS Workbench GUI on an a login node. This gives you immediate access to the software without using SUs. However, you are sharing resources with other users. It is very possible for you to disrupt their computing or for them to disrupt you.

Method 2: Interactive Apps in Portal

This method launches the ANSYS Workbench GUI from the cluster portal. On the portal navbar, click the "Interactive Apps" dropdown and select ANSYS Workbench.

From there, input all desired options and launch the job. The job can then be monitored in the "My Interactive Sessions" tab.

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