How to Renew Ansys Student Product License
July 19, 2021: Note that this process is no more valid, please download an extended version of the prior release from the website. Keeping this thread for reference only.
Student products has the inbuilt license key which keeps product running for one year from the date of its release. If you wish to use the student product beyond its expiry date, then please follow this process of renewing the license.
You must replace the current license file (student.lic) with the latest license file.
How to get latest license file:
1) Download any one of the 2020R2 STUDENT PRODUCT* (Discovery Live, AIM or Ansys Student) from here: https://www.ansys.com/academic/free-student-products
2) Extract the zip file and look for subfolder “student”
3) Go to this subfolder and extract file “WINX64.7z”
4) You will get the extracted folder WINX64. Go inside> shared files > Licensing. You will find the new license file “student.lic”. Copy this file.
Replace the old license file with the new copied license file available on your system. Default location of your old file is “C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\ANSYS Student\Shared Files\Licensing”
Above process is valid for any type of student product [Ansys Student, Discovery Live or AIM] that you wish to renew.
[Note Jan 25, 2021: License key (student.lic) is not visible under student products 2021R1. Please download 2020R2 version for renewing your license. Our development team has placed encrypted license file under 2021R1 products. So nobody can access it. I am working with the development team to understand how we can address this license renewal issue. Meanwhile, please continue to download the license key from 2020R2 products.]