Why does my ANSYS Research license say USER/host on EXCLUDE list for feature, Feature aa_t_a, aa_r, or some other feature?
If you purchased ANSYS Research:
The ANSYS installer installs features included in both the Teaching license and the Research license. Remember you must email WebStore to register your computer name before using Ansys.
Use the User License Preference, Start > All Programs > ANSYS (version installed) >User License Preferences to set your own licensing preferences. Move the Academic Research license to the top of the list.
You should also choose the Academic Research license when using the Ansys Mechanical APDL Product launcher.
If you purchased ANSYS Teaching:
In rare cases, the ANSYS installer will incorrectly configure ANSYS for your license. In these cases, you will need to manually reconfigure it. Go to the Mechanical APDL Product Launcher tool. When the tool opens, the screen should look something like this:
Click the dropdown menu next to the License option and select "ANSYS Academic Teaching Mechanical and CFD". Then click Run.
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