Product Releases

Abaqus 2021 Is Out Now!

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Abaqus Unified FEA (Abaqus/fe-safe/Tosca/Isight) 2021 is now available!  You can now grab the new release at software.3ds.com!  For more detailed instructions on downloading and installing Abaqus, see this blog post.  Be sure to install the patch (called “FP.CFA.2042”) over the base installation (called “Golden”). Here are my highlights of what’s new:   Abaqus/CAE You can specify the thickness (max COPEN) that determines the contacting surfaces to be tracked.  New Abaqus/CAE plug-in to extract portion of results and store in a […]

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Abaqus 2020 Mid-Year Update 3 Is Out

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We’re in the back half of the year, and Abaqus has received three updates on top of its yearly release, the latest having come out in May.  These updates are always worth at least reading about because they include plenty of bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features.  Anything in the release notes marked “2020 FDxx” is new since the original 2020 version.  Note the many enhancements to Abaqus/CAE, new GPU acceleration for Windows, and increased model size limits. Product […]

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CST Studio Suite 2020 Is Now Available!

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If you’re a current CST Studio Suite customer, you can now grab the new 2020 release at software.3ds.com (remember to install the “Golden” base level before any “SP’s”)! CST Studio Suite is updated for 2020, and it now includes access to the powerful low-frequency solvers of Opera, an excellent choice for motor design among other things!  Visit our CST Studio Suite page to learn more about CST or contact us for a demo.  You can also try the free Student […]

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Abaqus 2020 is Now Available!

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If you’re a current Abaqus customer, you can now grab the new 2020 release at software.3ds.com!  For more detailed instructions on downloading and installing Abaqus, see this blog post. Here’s a short overview of what’s new: Material and element enhancements Abaqus/Standard now provides a capability to model solid-state phase transformation that can be used to simulate metals-based additive manufacturing and heat treatment processes. Abaqus/Explicit now provides non-quadratic yield surfaces for plasticity based on the criteria proposed by Barlat. Coupled temperature-displacement […]

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FEMFAT 5.4 has been released!

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There’s a new version of FEMFAT out, FEMFAT 5.4, and registered users can now download it here!   Some new features of FEMFAT 5.4 in brief: SPECTRAL: stress rearrangement influence (PLAST) SPECTRAL: assessment of spot welds and rivets (SPOT) VISUALIZER: improvements for weld definition ABAQUS: support of v2017, v2018 & v2019 ANSYS: interface for compressed rst files License queuing for HAL servers Improvements for FEMFAT parallel New HARMONIC version Please refer to the release notes for a complete list and […]

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Abaqus/Explicit 2019 Now Supports C3D10 Tetrahedral Elements

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Abaqus/Explicit has long required second-order tetrahedral elements to be of the C3D10M (the ‘M’ stands for modified) element type. This has now changed — true second-order C3D10 elements are available! C3D10 elements in Abaqus/Explicit: Are true quadratic elements (“modified” elements are a special case of “numerical composite”) Are higher accuracy than their first-order, linear (C3D4) counterparts Are higher accuracy than their “modified” (C3D10M) counterparts Are recommended over C3D10M by Dassault Systèmes Have a bigger stable time increment than C3D10M Are […]

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SIMULIA R2019x: What’s New and How to Download

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The simulation portfolio of 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x (including Abaqus 2019 download, fe-safe, Tosca, Xflow, CST, and Isight) is out and available to you right now!  It’s packed with new features and enhancements that will expand your analytical possibilities and make your life as an analyst easier!  My personal favorites include improved solve times in Abaqus/Explicit, hyperfoam materials in Abaqus/Standard, and new constraint options in Tosca Structure.  Exciting! How to Download Head over to software.3ds.com to get your download now!  This update […]

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