PADT Software Training:
Teaching Tool Mastery

Engineering software delivers significant advantages to  product development. The impact of those advantages is often directly related to how well the users at the company know how to use and apply those tools. At PADT, we offer unique software training options aimed directly at ensuring users  will see an impact as quickly as possible and that the users have the right tools they need to maximize the impact.

At PADT: Those who Can, Do… AND Teach

Our classes are taught by engineers who use these tools on a daily basis not only in providing services to our customers, but with mentoring and supporting users as well. This real-world perspective makes us unique in the industry. Our classes are small and highly interactive. They consist of short lectures followed by hands-on workshops. Questions and comments from the students, are encouraged.

Training the Way you Want it. Training When and Where you Want it.

directly with our customers and located where it’s most convenient for them: at a PADT office, at the customer's facility, or at a hotel conference room. In class, customers can use their own computers or PADT can provide the laptops. Again, whatever works for the customer.

Most of our classes are also customized to some extent, especially those held at the customer's facility. We can modify an existing class with additional lecture material, add workshops using a customer's parts, combine material, or  incorporate anything else that makes the class more value added. Again, whatever works for the customer. Scroll down to learn more about the products PADT  uses,  class offerings, and how to schedule your training. You can also contact Joe Woodward at 480.813.4884 or  He will help design the best training solution for your needs.

ANSYS Product Training

PADT has been providing ANSYS product training since the company was founded in 1994. Hundreds of students have initiated their ANSYS, FLUENT or CFX career from a class at PADT. Many of the students have returned for more advanced training.

Let our past students tell you what they think about our training:

  • “Enjoyable, knowledgeable people”
  • “...nice environment”
  • “...small size – hands on practice with exercises”
  • “Instant feedback from instructor”
  • “Good balance of hands-on vs. lecture”
  • “[The instructor was] patient, knowledgeable, and thorough”
  • “Instructor was well knowledged [sic] on the subjects and very experienced.”
  • “Several topics were included that I can instantly apply”
  • “Best training for the money I’ve found!”

As mentioned above, you can attend a class at one of PADT's facilities, we can teach at your facility, or we can provide online training. Given much of PADT's ANSYS product training is done outside of our local area, geography is not an issue.  

PADT is certified to offer training on almost every ANSYS, Inc. product:

Structural Mechanics (FEA):

  • ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL
  • ANSYS Rigid Body Dynamics
  • ANSYS Autodyn, ANSYS ExplicitSTR
  • ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP), ANSYS nCode DesignLife

Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

  • ANSYS Polyflow


  • ANSYS Maxwell and ANSYS Mechanical APDL

Other ANSYS, Inc. Tools

  • SImplorer
  • ANSYS Design Modeler, SpaceClaim
  • ANSYS DesignExplorer

You can view detailed information for our standard classes, and enroll over the web, on our Course Description Page.

You can also find our class schedule for classes in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado on our Training Schedule page.

PADT Software Training session

ANSYS Product Mentoring

When you need to go beyond what is offered in training or technical support for your ANSYS product, consider PADT's ANSYS Product Mentoring. This is one-on-one support with a PADT engineer either online or face-to-face. With mentoring, we focus on helping you with the usage of your ANSYS product. This goes beyond training and support. You are in essence renting out a PADT expert for as long as needed for whatever issues you have.

For our larger customers, it often takes shape as on-site, regular office hours where users can stop by and ask questions. It may be helping with creating a script  for automation or it might be assistance with debugging a particularly difficult model.

Find out why both large multinationals and small startups contract with PADT for mentoring.  Contact Joe Woodward at 480.813.4884 or

CFD whiteboard explained

Flownex Training

Although Flownex is a very user-friendly product with a great library of tutorials, we still recommend that users get training. Because each application of this tool is often very industry specific, we like to spend at least a day, in addition to the standard course time, working on industry specific examples.
The classes are taught by PADT's Flownex users, who also provide Flownex product support . Each class is custom designed to cover the basics, the modules each user has, and whatever advanced capabilities required. Each topic is introduced in a lecture and backed up with a hands-on workshop.

To set up your Flownex training, visit the Flownex Training Page or contact Joe Woodward at 480.813.4884 or Mentoring in CUBE PADT Training a group

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