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Abaqus Unified FEA

The best solution for high-performance FEA with complex assemblies, materials, interactions, and multiphysics. Realistic simulation unlocks innovation.

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Abaqus Unified FEA is an industry-standard, flagship solution for world-class FEA.  Leading companies use Abaqus to make informed design choices and get to market faster, with better products that are cheaper to manufacture.

The Abaqus physics solver code is renowned for its speed and accuracy and its ability to handle complex loading, extreme material behavior, and dynamic part interactions.  Altogether, that means trustworthy simulation of difficult real-world performance scenarios, and that is the difference-maker in highly competitive innovative fields.

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Abaqus Unified FEA

Abaqus Unified FEA

Abaqus Unified FEA is the traditional desktop Abaqus package users have known for decades, the premier solution for advanced structural analysis with complex interactions and material behavior.

It now comes with additional products: fe-safe for fatigue, Tosca/Structure for topology and shape optimization, and Isight for parametric optimization and design exploration.

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Abaqus Unified FEA

3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL brings Abaqus to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. It includes the same powerful Abaqus solvers, but in a new cloud platform setting.

This 3DEXPERIENCE integration brings native CAD connectivity, new and advanced pre-/post-processing capabilities, and cloud compute.

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When Is It Time to Step Up to Abaqus? SOLIDWORKS Simulation Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Step-by-step, easy-to-follow user interface for setting up an FE model.


Nondestructively propagate CAD changes into your FEA model.

Advanced Pre-processing Capabilities Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Extensive feature recognition and model templating speeds up the setup phase.

Static & Frequency Analysis SOLIDWORKS Simulation Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Static stress & displacement, fatigue, buckling, thermal, and vibration analyses.

Parametric & Topology Optimization SOLIDWORKS Simulation Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

FEA-based design exploration for performance and lightweighting.

Motion Analysis SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Rigid-body kinematics with time-based motion and event-based motion analysis.

High-Speed Dynamic Analysis Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Highly nonlinear transient events solved explicitly, such as impacts and explosions.


Solvers, element types, and integrations to handle multiphysics events combining thermal, fluid, electromagnetic, and other effects.

Complex Loading Scenarios Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Mix and match sequential loading with different solvers to analyze real-world behavior.

Advanced Material Behavior Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Powerful material modeling for extreme deformation, dependent properties, material failure, and more.

Robust General Contact Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Automatic contact detection and efficient convergence of small-sliding interfaces.

High-end CPU Acceleration Abaqus 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL

Effective utilization of very high CPU core counts.

High-end GPU Acceleration Abaqus

Dramatically accelerate select types of analyses with a compute GPU.


Optional access to cloud HPC (up to 144 cores) on-demand via credit system.

Complete Customizability Abaqus

As a traditional, open-ended desktop solution, Abaqus is open to all manner of integrations and customizations.


Unified CAD-CAE-CAM-PLM cloud database powered by 3DEXPERIENCE eliminates the need for loose-file handling and associated mistakes.

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Why Abaqus over other FEA solutions? What’s it like to own & use it? How will CATI help you succeed?

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This substantial guide will show you what makes Abaqus a uniquely powerful FEA solution, how it’s licensed, system requirements, packaging options, learning resources, and how CATI will support you.

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Key Features of Abaqus

Robust Implicit and Explicit Solvers

Ideal for everything from nonlinear, high-fidelity static loading to high-speed dynamic events.

Specialized and Multiphysics Solvers

Electromagnetics, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, thermostructural, thermal-electrical, structural acoustics, and more.

Interoperable Solvers and Complex Loading

Mix and match solvers and load steps in series to study assemblies in complicated, real-world states of loading.

Extended Portfolio Tools

Abaqus comes with fe-safe, a high-powered advanced fatigue analysis tool; Tosca, a solver-agnostic nonlinear topology and shape optimization tool; and Isight, the parametric optimization and process automation engine.

Real Material Behavior and Contact Interactions

Alloys, rubbers, thermoplastics, composites, soils, powder metals, biomaterials – it can all be accurately simulated up to the most extreme strains and even into failure and cracking. Abaqus General Contact allows for automatic contact detection and solves those interactions with robust contact code.

Extreme Compute Capability

Abaqus scales very well with powerful CPUs and GPUs, allowing you to push the limits of model size and complexity.  Users can even purchase official cloud compute services to access on-demand enterprise HPC capability.

Flexible User Experience

Abaqus continues to be available as the traditional, permanently-licensed, standalone simulation tool it has always been.  It is now also available in the SaaS model on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform so you can login and use it from anywhere, with cloud compute capabilities for when it comes time to solve.  This version of Abaqus — 3DEXPERIENCE STRUCTURAL — features a brand-new, modern user interface with native CAD integration and a host of preprocessing automation enhancements.

Abaqus Learning and Support

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Abaqus Learning Resources

Abaqus is powerful software, so learning to make the most of it isn’t trivial. Thankfully, Dassault Systèmes and CATI provide plenty of resources on the path to proficiency:

  • Official and custom-tailored classroom training
  • Online training courses on the Learning Space
  • CATI’s quick-response technical support
  • Extensive official Abaqus documentation
  • Dassault Systèmes Knowledge Base of supplemental materials, technical articles, and support tickets
  • CATI Abaqus mentorship programs
  • CATI consultative methodology development

North America’s #1 Abaqus Support Team

CATI’s Abaqus support team is our simulation consulting team.  That means we’re career power users of the software ourselves.  For you, that means an unrivaled CAE software experience that even wins over Abaqus customers from other vendors.

Our CAE industry experience provides valuable guidance in licensing, hardware, tech support, and training.  We will help you develop a cutting-edge CAE strategy tailored to achieve your goals.

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