How Do I Borrow Abaqus FLEXNet Licenses for Temporary Offline Work?

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If your Abaqus license is FLEXNet (as opposed to DSLS), you can “check out” licenses for a limited amount of time when you know you won’t be able to contact your license server for awhile. In order to borrow licenses in this fashion, SIMULIA requires a feature add-on (it’s free), which you can get by contacting your VAR. FLEXLM borrowing is done from a command prompt. Press Win+R and run the command “cmd” to summon a command prompt. From there: […]

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7 Ways to Make Smaller Abaqus ODB Files

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When you’re running Abaqus, the output files (.odb files in particular) can get really huge and out of control without proper attention. A lot of the default settings err on the side of caution and provide you output variables you’ll never look at, at time intervals you’re not interested in. Once these two factors multiply (especially if you have a lot of elements to begin with), your file size really balloons, which makes for slow file transfers and slow operation […]

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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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Abaqus Unified FEA Is On Sale!

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Grow Your Abaqus Install Base at 20-50% Off When it comes to buying quality FEA software, price is a major concern.  That’s why Caelynx is excited to present you these 20-50% off limited offers!  Click the link above to learn more. You will get access to the full Abaqus suite along with Caelynx’s top-of-the-line technical support at a significant discount. Our job is to ensure you are up and running on the most effective simulation package for your budget. That […]

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