Customized Graph Settings in Abaqus 2016/2017

By | January 30th, 2017|Abaqus FEA, Mechanical Engineering|

I will show you how to set the axis labels and legends to 24pt, and the axis labels (Energy / Time) to 18pt as new default options using “Save Display Options” and with Python. Both methods can be used to customize other settings such as background color (I prefer a solid white background), the averaging threshold etc. […]

Script: Flexnet Real-Time Monitor

By | September 29th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

We are developing a tool to help manage Abaqus Tokens by providing real-time statistics and in the future, create rudimentary usage logs. Help us create a great tool by signing up as a beta user. […]

Script: Abaqus Benchmarking Tool

By | September 20th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Tips&Tricks|

We have published a tool that will enable you to easily create performance data for your workstations and laptops. I have always recommended our customers to run their jobs with at least two cores, to back up that statement it has been easier to provide a tool that measures performance increase over a number of cores on the customers’ configuration based on benchmark jobs provided by SIMULIA instead of providing empty promises. We are engineers that favors hard facts after all, aren’t we? […]

Meet us at NAFEMS Gothenburg 10-11 May

By | May 6th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Events, Simulia|

Next week Ebbe and Sedat will attend the NAFEMS Nordic conference in Gothenburg the 10-11 May. They are available for both meetings and friendly chats during the whole event. You can pre-book meetings with us by using our contact form! Looking forward to see you there!

Abaqus: Running Job Batches with Python

By | April 12th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Tips&Tricks|

As previously mentioned, running batches kicks ass! In that post I quickly described how to use bat files to get your workstation churning at all times. This time I’ll show you the necessary steps to convert this into python. Why you probably ask? Well, with python we can easily start to extend functionality to do cool stuff like logging solution time for each job in the batch, create real-time convergence plots and even schedule jobs. I will keep this post as basic as possible, so do not fear if you aren’t familiar with python – you’ll only need the ability to read and some basic logical thinking. If not, run. […]

Abaqus: Running Batch Jobs 101

By | February 22nd, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

Batching jobs is essential to fully utilize your hardware and software resources. It is satisfying to relax during the off-hours knowing that the huge series of jobs you created during the daytime will run continuously throughout the night (and sometimes weekends). […]

Abaqus: Export data to Excel – part 2

By | May 7th, 2015|Abaqus FEA, Tips&Tricks|

Most of you have already experienced that Abaqus/Viewer is a very capable tool for graph generation. Built-in functionality enables us to create, edit and visualize XY-data in smooth matter. This is good and all, but often enough these plots will end up in an report and/or distributed widely - not everyone want an odb file. Being able to [...]

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Python for Abaqus – Courses Available NOW!

By | December 1st, 2014|Abaqus FEA, Simulation, Simulia|

We are proud to announce the first release of “Python for Abaqus”, interactive lessons primarily aimed at analysts who crave more control over their favorite FEM application! […]

Abaqus: Script to export XYdata to Excel

By | October 29th, 2014|Abaqus FEA, Simulation, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

A few weeks back, I was made aware of a bug in release 6.14-1. The description of the bug was as follows: In Abaqus/CAE, trying to copy and paste in certain tables can cause the Windows clipboard to not function It turns out that this is very inconvenient if you use third-party software such as excel or similar to create graphs to do comparisons. […]

Abaqus Tips & Tricks: Changing default font-sizes

By | September 25th, 2014|Abaqus FEA, Simulation, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

8pt to 12pt In this post I will show you how to change the default font-size from 8pt to 12pt for the legend/title/state- block in the Abaqus/Viewer. Then outline how you can use it do change other default behaviors. […]

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