Utilizing the Ansys Learning Hub (ALH)

March 30, 2021 Chris Smith

There are several ways to take advantage of your ALH access. The first is to use ALH as a searchable database of tutorials and resources for Ansys setups. To do this, you can simply enter in your search terms into the search bar on the top right of the page, shown below in green. Once searched, ALH will display several articles/lectures related to the search terms. This can be valuable when looking for very specific information, but it can be difficult if you are just trying to get started learning Ansys.

The second, and recommended method of utilizing ALH is to use the associated Campus Building, shown below in orange.


Once you’ve selected your Building, you can then drill down the specifics of what you’d like to see. To do this, scroll down until you see the following selections highlighted in orange (note that these will vary based on the building you choose):


Here you can select the specifics of what you’d like to see. We recommend that if it’s your first time using Ansys products that you select the “Getting Started” module highlighted in green above, otherwise feel free to choose a relevant module.


Navigate from Overview to Content. This will allow you to see all the material within the Fluids – Getting Started learning module in a folder tree layout. At this point, select Course and then finally Current Version – note that this may not be the exact version you have, but if it is within a few releases content should be extremely similar. You can also listen through all the content in lecture form by selecting the Live Instruction folder instead of Current Release.


You can then drill down into very specific content related to what you want to learn. Say you are a new Ansys CFD user and you don’t really know much about using Ansys products, you can get a quick overview and demo by going through the content in M02-CFD Overview and Demo.

At this point you can easily navigate to content files, from which you can view Lectures (titled FLU_GS_20**R*_EN_LE**), which summarize the drilled down content, or Workshops (titled FLU_GS_20**R*_EN_WS**), where you can see exactly what steps need to be taken to set up a problem. We recommend you start with scanning over the Lecture, which typically will just take a few minutes, following which you can either read through the Workshop and apply it directly to your problem or you can download the Workshop .zip file and follow along with the same geometry and setup being showcased in the Workshop.

Following this method, it should be easy to jumpstart your Ansys experience, learn new physical applications, or hone your simulation expertise in a field by navigating to the Campus Building, selecting the desired topic/physics, and then drilling down into specific lectures and workshops to enhance your Ansys experience.

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Chris Smith

Chris is a RandSim CFD Specialist and works with leveraging CFD software to provide insight into design solutions and optimization for fluid and heat transfer applications.

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