How to Access FORTE Downloads

Starting with Forte 17.0 Release 40151, an ANSYS license is required and downloads are accessed from the ANSYS website's Customer Portal.

For the previous release (40145), a Reaction Design license is required and the installer is provided from this website, and registration on this website is required.


Access to the previous product installer download areas requires associating a current Reaction Design license file with your web site profile. Here are the steps required:

  1. Register as a visitor on our website.  (We will receive notification when you have registered.)
  2. Add your Reaction Design license information to your website profile to enable access to our legacy released products.
  3. Download any Reaction Design installers for which you are licensed.

The Prior Release section below provides more detail about how to accomplish these steps.

Accessing the current ANSYS Forte 17.0 Release 40151 requires an ANSYS Forte license, registration at the ANSYS Customer Portal website, and downloading the installers from that site. To summarize the steps:

  1. Register at the ANSYS Customer Portal web site. 
  2. Download the ANSYS License Manager and Forte installers.
  3. Install first the License Manager, then the Forte packages.

The Current Release section below provides more detail about how to accomplish these steps.

The new procedure is described at ANSYS, including how to migrate to the ANSYS License Manager, in this document (registration required).

Current Release: ANSYS Forte 17.0 Release 40151

The current release is available from the ANSYS Customer Portal. Follow these steps:

Obtain an ANSYS Forte license from your ANSYS sales or support contact. A Reaction Design license will not enable this release of Forte.

Step 1: Register for ANSYS Customer Portal Access

Go to and complete the registration.

Step 2: Obtain ANSYS Forte Installers

Once registered, go to the Customer Portal at, log in, and obtain the installers for (1) ANSYS License Manager and for (2) ANSYS Forte.

Step 3: Install the Software

Install the two packages in that order: First the License Manager, then ANSYS Forte.

  • If you need help with the ANSYS License Manager, contact ANSYS Support, toll-free at 1-800-711-7199.
  • If you need help with ANSYS Forte, contact:

The ANSYS Forte and License Manager downloads are illustrated below. 

Once on the page, navigate to Customer Portal > Downloads > Current Release

Forte is under Primary Packages > Fluids (See image below)

ANSYS License Manager is on the same page, under Tools 

ANSYS Forte 17.0 download page


When you click on the (i) icon (highlighted in yellow above) for the Fluids package, the contents of the download package are listed and you can see that Forte is included.

ANSYS Forte 17.0 Information page inclusion


Prior Release: Forte 40145

Step 1:  Register on our website

Visit our web site and register as a web site user:

When you have completed the registration form and submit it, an email will be sent to you containing a link to click on and confirm your registration.  Until you have received that email and responded to it, your registration is incomplete and you cannot Sign-In to our web site.  This email is sent immediately from as user “Reaction Design Website” and you should receive it quickly so check your spam filter, junk email folder, etc. if you have not received it in a few minutes.  For instance,

Greetings welcome to the site. This email is being sent because somebody registered for access to using this email address. If this was you, please click on the following link and enter your username, password, and the unique code below
Follow this link:


Step 2:  Add Your License To Your Sign-In Profile


Once registered, sign-in to our web site.

Web Site Sign-In


Once you are signed-in, that button is replaced with a Manage Profile link.

Web Site Manage Profile


Click on Manage Profile, and update your profile to add a License Code using the data in the license file that you have received or have access to.

 Web Site Add License

Once you have added your license, it will be shown in the section below (on the same Manage Profile web page).  Once you have a valid (not expired) license associated with your web site sign-in profile, then you will be able to access the customer-only sections of our web site, including the product installer download areas.


Step 3:  Download the Forte Installer

At our website, be sure to Sign-In so you can access the restricted pages.  Then, select Product Release Downloads entry from the Support drop-down menu.  That page will show you several product lines.  The below URL is where you will find the Forte installer:

Other legacy products are available from: