What Is Elastic Licencing and Why It’s a Hot Topic for Engineers | ANSYS Blog
October 3rd, 2019
Elastic licencing is a form of pay-per-use licencing that gives customers access to tools and resources they need when they need them.
You’ve probably used something similar before — like a gift card. You prepay and load the card with money to purchase items. When the card’s balance is empty, you can reload it to make more purchases.
Elastic licencing works similarly, making it a hot topic in the engineering world. For instance, engineers might need temporary access to simulation software to increase throughput at critical points in their project. Or they might need a specific tool that they would use once or twice a year.
To address this need, engineers can use ANSYS Elastic Licencing. With this licencing model, they can purchase ANSYS Elastic Units (AEUs) to gain access across the portfolio, expand existing licences or utilize high-performance computing (HPC) resources.
How ANSYS Elastic Licencing Helps Product Design
Engineers can use AEUs to access various tools to:
- Manipulate geometry
- Optimise designs
- Pre-process models
- Run simulation solvers
- Post-process simulations
AEUs can be used to access simulation and HPC technology on-premise or on the cloud.
Each tool has its own associated AEU price. Engineers can use the internet portal to monitor the usage of their AEUs.
AEUs augment the value of leased and owned licences by allowing engineers to:
- Access more of the ANSYS portfolio
- Run simulations when all seats are in use
- Utilise additional HPC resources
These capabilities can help engineers work through a product development crunch and expand productivity.
To find out more about elastic licencing, including which products are available under ANSYS elastic licencing, please fill in the form below and you will shortly be contacted by one of our account managers.
This blog was originally posted on ANSYS’ website here.