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Release highlights at a glance

We have worked our way into the latest Ansys update for you. We present our impressions and experiences to you here compactly.

Ansys Release 2019R3 is here!

Ansys released the new release Ansys 2019R3 on September 10, 2019. As usual, it contains a multitude of innovations and further developments across the entire application spectrum of the Ansys program family.

The highlights at a glance

Particularly worth mentioning in the field of structural mechanics are the expansion of the ribbon surface, the new structural-mechanical-thermal 2-way coupling and inverse solving.
In the area of flow, Fluent Meshing has been extended by interesting possibilities, especially with regard to the unique MOSAIC technology, and helpful workflows have also been further developed.
The tools for electromagnetic applications are characterized by new material options and significant improvements in computing time, radar simulation and heat management.
As a user of Ansys Discovery, you benefit from enhancements in rendering, the close connection to Ansys Mechanical and new functions for topology optimization (Discovery Live) as well as from additional beam elements and buckling analyses (Discovery AIM). 
With the Ansys TwinBuilder, the connection to Modelica has been extended and various analysis modules have been added.

Ansys product updates in detail

Notes on installation and licensing

Installation instructions

Installation instructions

The software can be downloaded as usual via the Ansys Customer Portal:
Software Download

For new customers it is necessary to create a user login before downloading. The current customer number is required for this registration.

To download the Ansys software, we recommend downloading the ISO images. With this download option, you receive all data and do not have to assemble individual modules into an installation archive. Burning a DVD is not necessary, because the loaded ISO images can be unpacked with tools like 7-Zip (please use the latest version!) or WinRAR. Please do NOT use the Windows own Zip Utility or WinZip, because they cannot unpack the images without errors. The individual ISO images must always be unpacked into their own folders to avoid overwriting files with the same name.

Further information about the current Ansys Release 2019 R2 is available in the download menu under "Getting Started". These notes contain information on the topics:
Highlights of Release, Platform Support Documents, Important Notices, Downloads & Prerequisites, Installation;

With Ansys 2019 R2 only 64bit operating systems are supported. This applies both to the licensing and to the client / server installation of the Ansys software. Further information on platform support is available under the following link:

The Ansys Inc. release notes contain the following important information:

Compatibility with Previous Releases

Ansys 2019 R2 was tested to read and resume databases from the following previous versions: 18.1, 18.2, 19.0, 19.1, 19.2 and 2019 R1. Note that some products are able to read and resume databases from releases prior to 18.2. See the specific product sections below for more information. For those products that cannot directly read a 17.x, 18.0 or 18.1 database in 2019 R2, first resume it in a supported version and then resume that database in 2019 R2.

Upward/Forward Compatibility: No previous release has the ability to read and resume a database from a more recent release.


In addition to the incompatibilities noted within the release notes, known non-operational behavior, errors and/or limitations at the time of release are documented in the Known Issues and Limitations document, although not accessible via the Ansys Help Viewer. See the Ansys customer site or online Help for information about the Ansys service packs and any additional items not included in the Known Issues and Limitations document. First-time users of the customer site must register to create a password.

For a list of issues and limitations in previous releases that have been resolved in Release 2019 R2, refer to the Resolved Issues and Limitations document on the Ansys Help site.

For the most recent version of the current release's Release Notes document, see the Ansys, Inc. Release Notes section of the Ansys Help internet documentation website or download it here.

Licensing information

Licensing information

When updating to version 2019R2, first update all existing license server systems to the new release.
The list of officially supported license server operating systems includes:

  • Windows 7 (Professional & Enterprise)
  • Windows 10 (Professional & Enterprise & Education)
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard (HPC Pack not supported)
  • Red Hat Enterprise 6.9 and 6.10
  • Red Hat Enterprise 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server & Desktop 12 SP2 and SP3
  • CentOS 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6

Further information:

More information about Platform Support at Ansys

Furthermore, please check before the license server update whether your license key is suitable for this use. The release date of the new version 2019R2 must be before the maintenance expiration date of the corresponding license increment. Since version 2019R2 only supports TRL licensing (temper resistent licensing), the license key must have a required "SIGN2 key" in each increment.

When ordering a maintenance extension, the ASC (Ansys Support Coordinator) automatically receives a current license file. If required, please contact our contract department: After each maintenance extension, the license files received must be imported in order to ensure availability of the current licenses and compatibility with newer Ansys versions.

If you want to change the license server, you can request the new license in the Ansys Customer Portal under "License Management" -> "License Server Change". Please note that the Online Server Change can only be performed by the Ansys Support Coordinator (ASC).

The file setupLM.exe was replaced by the -LM command option. This command can be used in conjunction with setup.exe for both command line and silent installation (example: setup.exe -LM or setup.exe -silent -LM).

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