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Pros:

Seamlessly integration into the workbench, make the adaption to use the cloud with workbench very easy.

Cons:

Limited by the internet speed. Downloading the results is quite painfull.

Ansys Cloud Direct ratings

Average score

Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.3
Value for Money
3.8

Likelihood to recommend

7.6/10

Ansys Cloud Direct has an overall rating of 4.1 out 5 stars based on 14 user reviews on Capterra.

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Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education Software, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Future of Simulation

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Ansys Cloud is great for large simulation cases. For me a CFD case with millions of mesh elements would mostly benefit from this software.

Pros:

The most important feature about this software is the vision that ANSYS has towards the future of simulation. A user/company could setup its cases locally then submit them to the cloud for fast/accurate results. This convenience removes the large initial cost on the user who will pay only for the resources used.

Cons:

For now I don't any issue or bugs with Ansys Cloud. I only think the cost is a bit high compared to Cloud vendor like AWS or Azure. It should be noted however, that Ansys Cloud offers some degree of automation when exporting the works to the cloud.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Thanks for your feedback ! The Cloud Team

Antonio
Engineering Dept. Manager in Italy
Aviation & Aerospace, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Desired Requirements

4.0 3 years ago

Pros:

What we DEMAND, please, a more effective training docs comprehensible to whatever new graduate!

Cons:

The Object Oriented Structure as Simulink or Lanview.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Antonio; Thanks for your much appreciated feedback !

Stuart
RF & Antenna Specialist in Canada
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Good entry, but could use some work

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: It seems like a nice entry into the cloud solution space, but could use some work on polishing the implementation.

Pros:

Easy to set up and submit a job, nice reporting interface online

Cons:

Not easy to recover data and integrate it with local solutions. Rather than having to download a standalone file, it would be nice if the data could be streamed back into the original solution, just as if you had run the simulation locally. Having to manage multiple version of the same file is a large pain.

Alaettin
Professor in Türkiye
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Valuable

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: It was really fast and valuable to experience such an opportunity.

Pros:

Easy to use, fast with multiple cpu s and rams, optional things to select if want.

Cons:

Still has bugs in it. When i use it, I could not see real time elastic coins. Responses from operation system may be slow.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Dear Alaettin, thanks for your review and don't hesitate to reach out the support team if you have questions. We do also have the cloud forum https://cloudforum.ansys.com/ available to answers most questions. Your feedback is much appreciated !

Mohammadreza
Senior scientist in US
Biotechnology, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ansys cloud

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: It’s a great tool for those that don’t wanna run too many simulations

Pros:

Easy to use and super fast and available form anywhere specially when you work from home

Cons:

It’s very hard to set up and link to your license

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Mohammadreza, Thanks for your much appreciated feedback.

Sudipta
Senior Structural Engineer in Germany
Aviation & Aerospace, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

ANSYS Cloud computing

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: I am happy with ANSYS cloud.

Pros:

Flexibility of using multiple cores and memory.

Cons:

File transfer can be nightmare sometime.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Sudipta Thanks a lot for your much appreciated feedback.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Civil Engineering, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ansys cloud experience.

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Really happy to use this software without it a lot of designs and analytics could be more hard to get.

Pros:

Ansys is a most powerful and easy program even if it's not that easy to learn but still giving a lot of excellent options and especially details.

Cons:

Little hard to learn all what the software is capable to do may take some time, and also need some secs or minutes to work sometimes.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Thanks a lot for your feedback ! Sincerely, Your Ansys Cloud Team !

Julien
Biomechanical Simulation R&D in Canada
Biotechnology, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Essential

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Good experience.

Pros:

Versatility, Flexibility. Modern. Excellent Tech Support.

Cons:

Limited by the internet speed. Downloading the results is quite painfull.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Dear Julien, Thanks for your much appreciated feedback. Ansys Cloud Team

Wing Yew
Modelling & Simulation Engineer in Malaysia
Semiconductors, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

User experience Review on Ansys Cloud

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Ansys Cloud provide us the flexibility to expand our hardware capability whenever we needed.

Pros:

Seamlessly integration into the workbench, make the adaption to use the cloud with workbench very easy

Cons:

The difficulty to deploy/implement BYOL feature with existing license pool that we owned. A lot of hassle need to be done and setup before it can be use. I will expect or wish to have a simple GUI to allow user choose to use their own licenses or not, whenever they needed.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Dear Wing Yew, Thanks for your much appreciated feedback. Ansys Cloud Team

Jason
Engineer in US
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Infrequent Cloud User

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Solving FEA/CFD problems that we otherwise could not afford to.

Pros:

Access to full Ansys simulation packages for modest price

Cons:

Licensing verification is touchy, something often seems to need to be updated or fixed. Good support helps bridge the gap.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Jason , Thanks a lot for your much appreciated feedback.

John
Engineer in US
Automotive, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Beta product not ready for serious use

1.0 2 years ago

Pros:

It is cloud based which is better than on-premise software

Cons:

Lots of issues and bugs, product is not ready for serious engineering use

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello John , thanks for your feedback, we are surprised from it and wonder if we can further assist you ? Ansys Cloud is not a beta product , already on the market since several years now. Our support team can help you to set up everything and get started in the Cloud. Don't hesitate to reach out to me ! Best, Your Cloud Team

Ashish
Design Engineer in India
Automotive, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Ansys Cloud Review

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Best experience.

Pros:

All features in one single server. Server is fast and all jobs are carried out without any issue.

Cons:

Starting jobs by taking file from older RDP session doesn't start.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Ashish Thanks for your feedback ! The Cloud Team

Heidi
CAE Engineer in Canada
Automotive, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Run simulation on ANSYS Cloud

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

The interface is very user-friendly and the platform connects with different ANSYS licenses seamlessly.

Cons:

Hoping the pricing will be more clear since the usage is very customizable

Sina
Senior Engineer in US
Civil Engineering, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Useful but need to integrate LS-DYNA solver capabilities to the system

4.0 2 years ago

Pros:

Support from the ANSYS team was really helpful.

Cons:

The developer team should integrate LS-DYNA running capabilities since LS-DYNA was bought out by ANSYS.

Ansys Response

2 years ago

Hello Sina Thanks for your feedback, Ansys LS-Dyna is integrated on Ansys Cloud, please reach out to your support team they will explain you how to get set up . Thanks The Cloud Team