January 5

ANSYS learning hub: Everything to Know

ANSYS learning hub: Everything to Know

Sohaib Alam

ANSYS is a comparatively easy software to learn and master owing to the efforts by the software engineers at ANSYS Inc to make ANSYS user-friendly while maintaining superior accuracy in its simulations. Despite ANSYS being a user-friendly software with a clean layout and user interface, initial training is a must for beginners to get command over the software. ANSYS learning hub is your one-stop solution to learn ANSYS and its functions.

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What is ANSYS learning hub?

Over the past four decades, ANSYS learning hub is a reliable partner for engineers all over the globe to master ANSYS and improve their productivity. ANSYS learning hub is the dedicated training ground that allows ANSYS beginners to learn every solver of the software and start off their simulations (ANSYS Inc., 2018).

ANSYS learning hub is not for beginners only. Many professional engineers use this hub to keep up with the updates in the software and improve on their existing skills so that they can meet tight deadlines and produce accurate results. Therefore, ANSYS learning hub has essentially three main objectives. 

  • To help the engineers who are looking to learn the basics of any of the ANSYS flagship solvers and other related workflows
  • Help the engineers stay updated and fresh to the software latest releases
  • To help the experienced engineers to improve their skills or solve a new class of engineering problems.

What’s new in the latest ANSYS learning hub?

Previously ANSYS learning hub sessions were conducted face-to-face with a live classroom set up under an instructor. This was both cost and time ineffective, and people had to travel from different places to attend the classes. ANSYS learning hub now features a new on-demand learning platform. The on-demand ANSYS learning hub sessions are now your one-stop-shop for all your ANSYS learning needs. The ANSYS learning hub provides the user with easy access to self-paced learning sessions, different tools to effectively manage their learning goals and instructor moderated ‘learning rooms’ with constructive learning boards and extensive learning outside the standard curriculum. 

The self-paced courses available at ANSYS learning hub consists of independent optional and core modules. Each includes lectures in video formats, quizzes, hands-on exercises. The self-paced courses are delivered in high-resolution videos that comprise of demos, relevant theory, and an in-depth practical demonstration. 

The ANSYS learning hub has a modular nature of the course materials which enables an easy mix-and-match as demanded by the learner’s applications. It allows the users to easily navigate back to the completed modules to review them and refresh what is learned.

ANSYS learning hub

What are the requirements for the course modules?

The ANSYS learning hub currently has over a hundred learning modules that are categorized into ten self-paced courses alongside the live and virtual classroom schedules. The ‘learning catalog’ of the hub enables the users to search the course materials and course dates easily. It takes the users a few clicks to enroll in the classes. The users can also build their own learning plans, get a clear view on their learning history as well as view the certificates for course completion. 

Similar to as in the live classroom, the ‘learning rooms’ of the ANSYS learning hub facilitates the interaction between the class participants and the instructors. The learners can directly ask the questions and reflect upon the concepts learned (ANSYS Inc., 2018). The instructors can bring in their own experience, assist the users with practical work or pose an extra challenge to the users to make sure that the users can solve the unscripted problem independently (Bhargav, 2017). Along with this, the learning rooms provides the users with many different examples, FAQs, tips and tricks and programs with additional webinars on the topic of interest.

The image shows the core modules, that are required for all the trainees along with the optional modules
The image shows the core modules, that are required for all the trainees along with the optional modules

ANSYS learning hub FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions related to the ANSYS learning hub. If you have more question related to this hub, you may contact the ANSYS support team here.

What is My info?

My info in the ANSYS learning hub is your personal profile that you can customize according to your needs. You can add your photo or avatar as well as your personal details. The information in my info section will be visible to other trainees in your learning room and is an ideal way of getting to know everyone in your virtual training environment.

What is a self-paced course?

The self-paced course at the ANSYS learning hub is a video-based training content that is fully modular, indexed and has searchable captions. This gives you the full flexibility to carry out your own training as per your schedule. You can enroll in the self-paced training hub at any time.

Can I access live sessions anytime?

Yes. You just need to register and enroll in the course material and then can head to your chosen training location to attend the live sessions.

What about the instructor-led course materials?

The process is the same. You do not need to register for the session to access the material any time you like. If you are enrolled in the system, you have access to all the related instructor-led course materials. 

There is a link to ‘learning rooms’ on the main menu. What are the learning rooms?

Learning rooms are one of the newest additions to the ANSYS learning hub. Learning rooms are online communities that supplement virtual courses. All the users that are registered for the virtual course have access to the learning rooms. In the learning rooms, the users can ask questions to the instructor outside the session times, and the instructor can respond to them back in the room or pick up on the topic in the next training session.

The learning room is also a portal used by the instructor to post useful materials, hints, and tips. The learning room also has shortcuts to the course material, a calendar for references and important links to FRAME info and much more.

I have just registered for a course and see ‘Pending approval’ in my learning assignments. What does this mean?

At ANSYS learning hub, we confirm a course typically five working days before the course starts. When we confirm the course, your status will change from ‘pending approval’ to ‘enrolled.’ We will also send you an email notification.

Can I withdraw my registration?

If for some reason you are unable to attend the sessions, please make sure to withdraw prior to the session as that will free up space for other attendees who are looking forward to the course. If you need to withdraw your registration, you can do so by going to ‘My learning assignments’ and then clicking ‘withdraw.’ Doing so will cancel your registration. ANSYS will send you an email notification.

After withdrawing from my registration, can I still access course materials?

Yes, you still can access your course materials. The enrolment to the course material is separate from the registration for the sessions. If you wish to withdraw the course materials from your learning assignments, click ‘view program’ and ‘withdraw.’ You can re-enroll anytime you want.

In conclusion

ANSYS learning hub is a dedicated and recommended learning hub by ANSYS Inc. The hub is designed to help ANSYS customers carry out their simulations in a much more efficient and better way. If you are looking to get your designs being tested and products being launched, then ANSYS learning hub is the best way to learn the software and get yourself going. No matter which solver or module you want to master, ANSYS learning hub has got it all covered.


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About the Author

Sohaib Alam is an Undergraduate at the University of Sunderland specializing in Mechanical Engineering. Sohaib specializes in Physics among many other engineering subject matter. He focuses his writing on ANSYS and AutoCAD Inventor.

Sohaib Alam

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