Getting started#

About PyAnsys and AEDT

Learn more about PyAnsys and AEDT.


Learn how to install PyAEDT from PyPi or Conda.

User guide

This section provides in-depth information on PyAEDT key concepts.


Launch PyAEDT on a client machine and control Electronics Desktop on a remote server.

Versions and interfaces

Discover the compatibility between PyAEDT and Ansys AEDT versions.


Any questions? Refer to Q&A before submitting an issue.

What is PyAEDT?#

PyAEDT is a Python library that interacts directly with the API for Ansys Electronics Desktop (AEDT) to make scripting simpler. The architecture for PyAEDT can be reused for all AEDT 3D products (HFSS, Icepak, Maxwell 3D, and Q3D Extractor), 2D tools, and Ansys Mechanical. PyAEDT also provides support for Circuit tools like Nexxim and system simulation tools like Twin Builder. Finally, PyAEDT provides scripting capabilities in Ansys layout tools like HFSS 3D Layout and EDB. The PyAEDT class and method structures simplify operation while reusing information as much as possible across the API.

To run PyAEDT, you must have a licensed copy of Ansys Electronics Desktop (AEDT) installed.

The Ansys Electronics Desktop (AEDT) is a platform that enables true electronics system design. AEDT provides access to the Ansys gold-standard electro-magnetics simulation solutions such as Ansys HFSS, Ansys Maxwell, Ansys Q3D Extractor, Ansys Siwave, and Ansys Icepak using electrical CAD (ECAD) and Mechanical CAD (MCAD) workflows. In addition, it includes direct links to the complete Ansys portfolio of thermal, fluid, and Mechanical solvers for comprehensive multiphysics analysis. Tight integration among these solutions provides unprecedented ease of use for setup and faster resolution of complex simulations for design and optimization.

AEDT Applications

For more information, see Ansys Electronics on the Ansys website.

PyAEDT cheat sheets#

PyAEDT cheat sheets introduce the basics that you need to use PyAEDT. These one-page references providing syntax rules and commands for using PyAEDT API and EDB API:

PyAEDT cheat sheet: PyAEDT API

EDB cheat sheet: EDB API

Get help#

Development issues: For PyAEDT development-related matters, see the PyAEDT Issues page. You can create issues to report bugs and request new features.

User questions: The best way to get help is to post your question on the PyAEDT Discussions page or the Discussions page on the Ansys Developer portal. You can post questions, share ideas, and get community feedback.


PyAEDT is licensed under the MIT license.

PyAEDT makes no commercial claim over Ansys whatsoever. This library extends the functionality of AEDT by adding a Python interface to AEDT without changing the core behavior or license of the original software. The use of PyAEDT requires a legally licensed local copy of AEDT.

To get a copy of AEDT, see the Ansys Electronics page on the Ansys website.