Abaqus (SIMULIA) Support & Training
Since Abaqus 2017, we do not recommend the locally installed HTML manual due to severe restrictions in its search capability. Visit 3DS Help and choose a version that ends with the word “SIMULIA”, or just click here for the 2020 version.
There are still PDF versions of the manual available for download as Knowledge Base articles. Start with this pre-entered Knowledge Base search.
Abaqus (SIMULIA) Purchasing & Implementation
Abaqus 2019 supports the following:
- Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise
- Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016 (with or without HPC Pack)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
- SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
- Abaqus 2018 was the last release to support Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Abaqus 2018 was the last release to support RHEL 6 and SLES 11
This really depends on what you’re trying to run. Our absolute minimum would be 4 CPU cores (WITHOUT hyperthreading), 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB hard drive, and an Nvidia GeForce for pre-/post- (NOT compute).
These are by no means recommended specs – do not make a hardware purchase without consulting us to discuss your individual needs, as they will dramatically affect your ideal hardware configuration.
Contact us to have a discussion and benchmark your analysis. With the right information, we can optimize your ROI on this significant software/hardware purchase.
The GA release is the initial release of a specific version (year). Cumulative Fix Packs may be optionally applied once the GA is installed; the FP number corresponds with the time of date of the revision. For example, FP1923 was released in the 23rd week of 2019.
The HF number is a sequentially increasing revision number, similar to the old “dash” number. The Fix Pack Table found in the online Program Directories shows the conversion between this FP number and the HF number.
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