Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934


         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2005

                                   ANSYS, INC.
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

          Delaware                     0-20853                 04-3219960
(State or Other Jurisdiction      (Commission File           (IRS Employer
     of Incorporation)                 Number)             Identification No.)

                   275 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA, 15317
               (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

                                 (724) 746-3304
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Under the ANSYS, Inc. (the "Company") Amended and Restated 1996 Stock Option and
Grant Plan (the "Plan"), each independent director who is serving as a director
of the Company on the fifth business day after each annual meeting of
stockholders is automatically granted on such day non-qualified stock options to
acquire 24,000 shares of the Company's common stock. Notwithstanding such
provision, on May 10, 2005, the Board of Directors of the Company determined
that, solely with respect to the option grant related to the 2005 annual meeting
of stockholders, each independent director would be granted options to purchase
12,000 shares of common stock in lieu of the options to purchase 24,000 shares
provided for in the Plan. No other terms of the Plan or any option grant were


      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                 ANSYS, INC.

Date:  May 13, 2005              By: /s/ Maria T. Shields
                                     Maria T. Shields - Chief Financial Officer,
                                     VP of Finance and Administration (Ms. 
                                     Shields is the Principal Financial and
                                     Accounting Officer and has been duly
                                     authorized to sign on behalf of the