Getting started#

The pygranta metapackage ensures compatibility between PyGranta packages and provides a convenient method for installing packages compatible with a specific release of Ansys Granta MI.

Most packages require access to an installation of Ansys Granta MI. For more information on getting a licensed copy of Ansys products, visit the Ansys website.


There are several ways of installing PyGranta depending on your use case, but the easiest is simply to run this command:

pip install pygranta

This installs all the PyGranta packages for the latest released version of Granta MI.

If you are interested in installing a specific version, such as 2023.2.0, you can run a command like this one:

pip install pygranta==2023.2.0

You can always install PyGranta packages individually by following the installation instructions for each package. For example, the instructions for PyGranta RecordLists have you install it by running this command:

pip install ansys-grantami-recordlists

User mode installation#

Before installing the pygranta metapackage in user mode, ensure that you have the latest version of pip by running this command:

python -m pip install -U pip

Then, install the pygranta metapackage with this command:

python -m pip install pygranta

If you are interested in installing a specific version, such as 2023.2.0, you can run a command like this one:

python -m pip install pygranta==2023.2.0

Offline mode installation#

If you lack an internet connection on your installation machine, the recommended way of installing the pygranta metapackage is downloading the wheelhouse archive for your corresponding machine architecture from the repository’s Releases page.

Each wheelhouse archive contains all the Python wheels necessary to install the pygranta metapackage from scratch on Windows and Linux for all supported Python versions. You can install this on an isolated system with a fresh Python installation or on a virtual environment.

For example, on Linux with Python 3.12, unzip the wheelhouse archive and install it with these commands:

unzip wheelhouse
pip install pygranta -f wheelhouse --no-index --upgrade --ignore-installed

If you’re on Windows with Python 3.12, unzip to a wheelhouse directory and install using the same command as for Linux.

Consider installing using a virtual environment.

Versioning system#

The pygranta metapackage follows a semantic-like versioning system, though it has been adapted to the Ansys product release mechanism. In this sense, the following versioning system is followed:



  • XXXX is the Ansys product release year (for example, 2024).

  • Y is the Ansys product release within the same year (for example, 1, which relates to R1).

  • ZZ is the patched versions to the pygranta metapackage, if any.

Consequently, the first pygranta metapackage compatible with the 2024 R1 release would be:


Any subsequent patched version of this package would have these versions:


When using pip to install your package, you can install a specific version with a command like this:

python -m pip install pygranta==2024.1.0