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Ansys Cloud Direct

Ansys Cloud Direct

What Is Ansys Cloud Direct?

Access Ansys Cloud Direct anywhere, anytime to obtain endless simulation capabilities compatible with most Ansys solvers.
Engineering simulation has long been constrained by fixed computing resources available on a desktop or cluster. Ansys Cloud Direct provides access to on-demand, cloud-based computing resources, including both interactive workstations and HPC clusters, for faster, high-fidelity results offering greater performance insight.

Who Uses Ansys Cloud Direct?

All Industries (Energy / Automotive / A&D / Manufacturing ..) + All size companies (Small to Enterprise)

Ansys Cloud Direct Software - Ansys Discovery running "in browser" interactive session on Ansys Cloud portal
Ansys Cloud Direct Software - Sending HPC job directly from Ansys Mechanical desktop application
Ansys Cloud Direct Software - Sending HPC job directly from Ansys Fluent desktop application
Ansys Cloud Direct Software - Post Processing Ansys Fluent directly in browser onto Ansys Cloud
Ansys Cloud Direct Software - Running Ansys HFSS Directly in browser thanks to interactive session on Ansys Cloud Portal

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Reviews of Ansys Cloud Direct

Average score

Overall
4.1
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.3
Value for Money
3.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
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4
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Verified Reviewer
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 3 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.