Abaqus (SIMULIA) Support & Training

Check the SIMULIA Knowledge Base.  If you can’t find an answer there, then you can:

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.

Yes, please see our training page or contact us to let us know what you’d like to learn.  The SIMULIA Learning Community also has many useful articles and examples.

You can show your expertise through certifications. Visit our certifications section to learn more, and contact us to schedule an exam.

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

For more details regarding compilers, interconnects, and other SIMULIA products, contact us or view this page with your 3DS account.

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.

Visit our CST hardware requirements page for detailed answers.

To update your Abaqus license, you will find step-by-step instructions on our blog.  You can also contact us.

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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