David Mercier
Ansys Employee

What are the system requirements?

To install Granta EduPack, you will need the following:
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of available hard disk space.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.2, Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 SP1, and Microsoft VC 141 redistributable.
    • If any of these are not installed, they will be installed during the Granta EduPack installation. You may need to restart your computer and the installer. You may need to restart your computer. If you restart your computer, you will have to restart the installer, too.
    • For the French, German, and Spanish language installations, you will also require the appropriate language packs for these, which are usually installed with your OS.
  • Administrator rights and Internet access.

Does it work on Mac?

Granta EduPack is designed for computers running Windows. Please note that we are unable to provide specific support or software recommendations for macOS. However, some students and academics have reported that the following two options allowed them to run Granta EduPack on a Mac operating system (both options require you to have a licensed version of Windows):
  • Boot Camp—Boot Camp is software that comes installed with macOS (compatible with macOS 10.6 or later) that allows you to run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac. As Boot Camp runs the Windows operating system directly, the performance of Windows applications is not affected. The downsides of using Boot Camp are the risks involved with re-partitioning the hard drive and the need to boot into Windows each time you wish to use Granta EduPack.
  • Install Windows on a virtual machine on your Mac. This allows you to run Windows software, including Granta EduPack, from inside macOS as if it were installed on your Mac.

Can I distribute this using Blackboard or other Virtual Learning Environments?

Over 800 universities use Granta EduPack alongside many different VLEs (notably Blackboard). You can have students install the Granta EduPack software on home computers or laptops by downloading the software from the VLE, if you have the Classic version, or grant access to the license server to remote students. Aternatively, if the VLE supports features like ‘remote desktop’, then the students can remotely access University computers with Granta EduPack installed on them. However, please note that:
  • Granta EduPack needs to be traditionally installed and is not a web-based resource.
  • Students cannot download the software; the installation package (with license file or license server details) needs to be put on the VLE if you want to distribute the software this way.

How do I distribute Granta EduPack to students?

Your students will need to be provided with:
  • The installation package, which you will download from the Ansys Customer Portal (students cannot download the software directly).
  • The name and port number of your institution’s Ansys FlexNet license server.
You can distribute the installation package using a private network, a VLE, or physical media (e.g. USB stick). Students will need to copy the folder to a local drive before installing. If your institution currently uses Ansys products, they will already have an Ansys FlexNet license server. However, it must have an up-to-date version of Ansys License Manager to support Granta EduPack. If your institution does not have an Ansys FlexNet server yet, we recommend starting with the Installation and Licensing Help pages and Licensing Guide. For Granta EduPack Classic, you will need to download the installer from the Granta Design website, and use the installer to create the installation package for your students.

How will Ansys Granta deliver Granta EduPack to me?

Granta EduPack and Granta EduPack Introductory are delivered via download from the Ansys Customer Portal, although it is possible for existing customers to license Granta EduPack Classic or Granta EduPack Introductory Classic (delivered via download from the Granta Education Hub) if required.

Do you track the usage of Granta EduPack?

No personal data is collected about how individuals use our software. To help us improve and develop Granta EduPack, we do collect anonymous data:
  • Every time the software is installed
  • About how the software is used
If you would prefer to opt out of the latter, edit your Privacy Settings in the Granta EduPack settings. For further information, click the link on the Privacy tab of the Settings dialog to read the privacy statement. "Granta EduPack is similar to our other Ansys on-premise products as it relates to data privacy. After Ansys cuts the license keys to the customer, it is the customer’s responsibility to manage and distribute those licenses. Users are not required to create an account and Ansys does not process any personal data from the customer’s licensed use of the product. For more details about our policy, please have a look to our Privacy Notice: https://www.ansys.com/legal/privacy-notice"

Do you have a VPAT form to assess accessibility?

We fill out a Voluntary Product Assessment Template (VPAT) form for Granta EduPack each year, and can provide it on request.