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LSTC WinSuite Installation Guide

Table of Contents

Sys­tem re­quire­ments

Prod­uct fea­tures

Quick Start Guide

Down­load the In­staller

Ex­e­cute the in­staller

Set up the li­cense serv­er


System requirements

  • Mi­crosoft Win­dows 7 or high­er
  • CPU type and mem­o­ry re­quire­ments high­ly de­pend on the mod­el size and the analy­sis type
  • Hard dri­ve should have at least 100 GB, again re­quire­ments high­ly de­pend on ap­pli­ca­tion, nu­mer­i­cal mod­el and the analy­sis type.
  • A mod­ern graph­ic card is need­ed for vi­su­al­iza­tion
  • In­ter­net ac­cess is need­ed to down­load the in­staller
  • An e-mail client and a work­ing e-mail ad­dress are need­ed to ac­quire the li­cense.
  • A work­ing net­work con­nec­tion to the li­cense serv­er is re­quired if the li­cense is re­trieved from a li­cense serv­er.

Product features

The LSTC Win­Suite In­staller con­tains the fol­low­ing LSTC prod­ucts:

  • LS-DY­NA®, a gen­er­al-pur­pose fi­nite el­e­ment pro­gram ca­pa­ble of sim­u­lat­ing com­plex re­al world prob­lems (MPP and SMP ver­sions).
  • The LS-DY­NA li­cense serv­er soft­ware.
  • LS-OPT®, a stand­alone De­sign Op­ti­miza­tion and Prob­a­bilis­tic Analy­sis pack­age with an in­ter­face to LS-DY­NA.
  • LS-Pre­Post®, an ad­vanced pre and post-proces­sor that is de­liv­ered free with LS-DY­NA.
  • LS-Run®, a con­ve­nient sched­uler and GUI for LS-DY­NA.
  • LS-TaSC, a Topol­o­gy and Shape Com­pu­ta­tion tool.

And the fol­low­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion:

  • The LS-DY­NA Key­word User’s Man­u­als (VOL I – III) and the LS-DY­NA The­o­ry Man­u­al.
  • Bench­marks, Ex­am­ples, Guide­lines and Tu­to­r­i­al doc­u­men­ta­tion and in­put files.

To use LST prod­ucts, a li­cense is re­quired which can be re­quest­ed from the Or­der Re­quest Form af­ter your pur­chase from the An­sys sales de­part­ment or from your lo­cal dis­trib­u­tor. Sup­port for LST prod­ucts is avail­able through lst­sup­port@an­ or your lo­cal dis­trib­u­tor.

Quick Start Guide

Download the Installer

The LSTC Win­Suite In­staller can be down­loaded here. You will need cre­den­tials to ac­cess this web­site which can be re­quest­ed from The di­rec­to­ry con­tains one or more LSTC Win­Suite in­staller files, where in­staller file names fol­low the fol­low­ing nam­ing con­ven­tion:

LSTC-Win­Suite_­R_­r - win-x64-in­staller.exe

  • LS-DY­NA re­lease ver­sion is the LS-DY­NA re­lease ver­sion num­ber which is in­clud­ed in this in­staller.
  • In­staller re­vi­sion num­ber is the re­vi­sion num­ber of the in­staller.

If you are un­sure which in­staller re­vi­sion you need, choose the one with the high­est in­staller re­vi­sion num­ber. Save the LSTC Win­Suite in­staller file and the in­stall video to a con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion.

Execute the installer

To ex­e­cute the LSTC Win­Suite in­staller please dou­ble-click on the in­staller icon. You may want to watch the in­stall video first for in­stal­la­tion de­tails. Please be aware, that be­gin­ning with the R10.0.0 in­staller, the ex­am­ples can be in­stalled via LS-Run. Choose “Help” and “Ex­tract mod­els” to start the in­staller for the Bench­mark and ex­am­ple mod­els as well as the Guide­lines and tu­to­ri­als.

A video on how to use the ma­jor­i­ty of the fea­tures of LS-Run is be­low or can be found here.

Set up the license server

The li­cense serv­er is set up via LS-Run. Please re­fer to the LS-Run help menu for fur­ther de­tails.


Nei­ther LSTC nor the au­thors as­sume any re­spon­si­bil­i­ty for the va­lid­i­ty, ac­cu­ra­cy, or ap­plic­a­bil­i­ty of any re­sults ob­tained from this sys­tem. The user must ver­i­fy his own re­sults. LSTC en­deav­ors to make the LS-DY­NA code as com­plete, ac­cu­rate and easy to use as pos­si­ble. Sug­ges­tions and com­ments are wel­comed. Please re­port any er­rors en­coun­tered in ei­ther the doc­u­men­ta­tion or re­sults im­me­di­ate­ly to LSTC through your site fo­cus.

The use of trade­marks or names of man­u­fac­tur­ers in this doc­u­ment is for ac­cu­rate re­port­ing and does not con­sti­tute an of­fi­cial en­dorse­ment, ei­ther ex­pressed or im­plied, of such prod­ucts or man­u­fac­tur­ers. The bench­marks, ex­am­ples, guide­lines and tu­to­ri­als de­scribed here­in are for il­lus­tra­tive pur­pos­es on­ly. LSTC does not war­rant that a user of these or oth­er LS-DY­NA fea­tures will ex­pe­ri­ence the same or sim­i­lar re­sults or that a fea­ture will meet the user’s par­tic­u­lar re­quire­ments or op­er­ate er­ror free. FUR­THER­MORE, THERE ARE NO WAR­RANTIES, EI­THER EX­PRESS OR IM­PLIED, ORAL OR WRIT­TEN, WITH RE­SPECT TO THE DOC­U­MEN­TA­TION AND SOFT­WARE DE­SCRIBED HERE­IN IN­CLUD­ING, BUT NOT LIM­IT­ED TO ANY IM­PLIED WAR­RANTIES (i) OF MER­CHANTABIL­I­TY, OR (ii) FIT­NESS FOR A PAR­TIC­U­LAR PUR­POS­ES, OR (iii) ARIS­ING FROM COURSE OF PER­FOR­MANCE OR DEAL­ING, OR FROM US­AGE OF TRADE OR. THE REME­DIES SET FORTH HERE­IN ARE EX­CLU­SIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTH­ER REME­DIES FOR BREACH OF WAR­RAN­TY.