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Lingering Explicit jobs on Windows 7

By | May 6th, 2019|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

During the last couple of weeks I've noticed that a few of my explicit jobs does not terminate properly on Windows 7. This forces me to manually terminate the processes (which does not take up any extra tokens luckily) but they do consume precious memory. The cause is a bug in the Windows MPI library [...]

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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. […]