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License refresh without changing the version of ansys

    • Jasmina92
      Subscriber

      Lately my Student Licence for Ansys Software ran out. I am still a student, so I want to refresh it – is that possible without installing the current Version of ANSYS?


      I did not find the right page to look for Licence Information. Does anyone know which steps are to follow to get a new one?


       Thank you very much for an answer


       

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Jasmina92,


      You don't need to install a new version but you would have to download the new installation package which would includes extended license file.


      Once you have the package, unzip it, and go to 'student' folder. You will see 'WINX64.7z' in here. Un-compress this file and go inside Shared FilesLicensing folder. Here, there is a 'student.lic' file. Take this file and replace the one in your current installation (default is C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingstudent.lic)


      Let us know if this helps.


      Thank you,


      Win


       

    • Jasmina92
      Subscriber

      Thank you very much for your answer!


      I downloaded and replaced the student.lic - file exactly as you described. Unfortunately, when starting a project in Ansys, there still appears an license-error ("no licenses are available at this time").


      Is there anything further I have to do?


      Thanks a lot!

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Jasmina92,


      Let's test if the new license works using the command line.


      Open CMD Prompt, then issue the entire following two commands (change your installation path accordingly)


      "C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingwinx64ansysli_util" -checkout aa_t_i


      "C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingwinx64ansysli_util" -checkout aa_s_aim


      Then post the screenshots of the output message from these two commands here.


      Thank you,


      Win

    • Jasmina92
      Subscriber

      Thank you so much for your help.


      I changed the path in the two commands.
      As you can see the ansys_student_xxx.lic - file is not up to date. But I can't remember where I got this folder the last time...  (It lies right next to the last download: ANSYSACADEMICSTUDENT_182_WINX64)



      This is the cmd-answer

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Jasmina92 ,


      I think you misunderstood my instructions earlier and you are doing it in opposite. I'm talking about this part


      "Once you have the package, unzip it, and go to 'student' folder. You will see 'WINX64.7z' in here. Un-compress this file and go inside Shared FilesLicensing folder. Here, there is a 'student.lic' file. Take this file and replace the one in your current installation (default is C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingstudent.lic)"


      Once you extract the WINX64.7z , you would have a student.lic file under C:UsersJasminaDocumentsANSYSACADEMICSTUDENT_192_WINX64Shared FilesLicensing.


      What you should do here is to move this student.lic file to replace the one inside your current installation directory (default location) C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensing


      That should update the license for your currently installed v18.2.


       


      On a separate note, I notice that you have the 'update' folder under shared fileslicensingwinx64 . This folder shouldn't exist if the installation is successful. Please take the screenshot of the content of this 'update' folder as well as the content of the shared fileslicensingwinx64  folder and post it here. Make sure that it shows the 'Date Modified' of each file.


       


      Thank you,


      Win


       

    • Jasmina92
      Subscriber

      Hello Win,


      thank you for the explaination but I'm sure I did it the right way: download the new 19.2 version, unzip the winx64 and copy this license and replace the old one in the 18.2-folders.


      the content of the licensing-folder (19.2) is: 



      in the winx64-folder is just one folder: shared files. In that is one folder: licensing. and there lies the .lic - file


       


      Then I replaced the .lic-file in the "old" folder:



      its now the same new one.


       


      I found one "update" folder in a folder named "license", is that the one you meant that? Maybe I used the wrong path before (see above, the first folder of the path was "student")


      the content is:



      Maybe i shold restart the download, if this shouldn't exist anymore..


      Btw, Thank you very much for your patience!!

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Jasmina92 ,


      Thanks for the info. Those screenshots help a lot.


      However, those are 'installation package' directories. I don't think your ANSYS Student v18.2 is installed under these directories.


      You can check your currently installed ANSYS v18.2 directory by open CMD Prompt, then type 'set AWP_ROOT182'  without the quotation ' ' , this will show you the path.


      Then, what I meant on my first post is to replace the 'student.lic' file inside this path


      For example, your AWP_ROOT182 is C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS Studentv182


      then your student.lic would be under C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensing


      Also, once you replace it, the commands that I asked you to run earlier, should also be run under this directory, e.g.,


      "C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingwinx64ansysli_util" -checkout aa_t_i


       


      "C:Program FilesANSYS IncANSYS StudentShared FilesLicensingwinx64ansysli_util" -checkout aa_s_aim


      Hope this helps.


      Thanks,


      Win

    • Jasmina92
      Subscriber

      Win, thank you a lot!


      Of course, I was looking in the 'installation package' all the time.. thank you very much, now I replaced the license correctly and everything works!


      greetings from germany!


       

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Jasmina92,


      That's great news ! I'm glad it's working for you now. Sorry for the confusion earlier.


      Could you mark the thread as 'answered' by replying to the post that you think helped you to resolve the issue ?


      Thank you,


      Win

    • Baswa17
      Subscriber

      Dear Jasmine


       Can you please provide me the link, where did u download new 19.2 student.lic  license file 

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

       You can use student.lic from any version that still have valid license. So, you can just follow steps here


      https://forum.ansys.com/forums/topic/how-can-i-renew-ansys-student-version-license/

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