Abaqus is a powerful software package used for simulation and analysis of engineering problems. In this tutorial, we will provide step-by-step instructions for how to install Abaqus 2023 Golden (GA) on a Windows or Linux machine.
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The first step is to download the software, which can be obtained from Dassault Systèmes. Look for the SIMULIA Abaqus Extended Products (Abaqus, Isight, Tosca & fe-safe and Documentation) - Abaqus 2023 Golden - AllOS section and download all five bundles listed.
Note: Each bundle is around 3.5 GB in size, so make sure you have enough disk space.
Once the files are downloaded, extract the archives by putting all five bundles in the same folder.
For Windows, I recommend installing 7-Zip. You can install it from https://www.7-zip.org or by running the following command in the command prompt: winget install --id=7zip.7zip -e
Select all five files, then right-click and select 7-Zip > Extract Here.
On Linux, run the command
for i in *.tar; do tar xf $i; done
On both Windows and Linux, you should end up with a single large directory tree headed by the folder AM_SIM_Abaqus_Extend.AllOS. For more information on this, please refer to the documentation at Extracting the Assembly Media.
On Windows, navigate to folder AM_SIM_Abaqus_Extend.AllOS\1 and execute setup.exe. Make sure to run setup.exe as Administrator by right-clicking and selecting Run as Administrator.
On Linux, run StartGUI.sh to invoke the GUI-based interactive installer. See Launching a DS Media in GUI or TUI Mode if you face any difficulty.
Several pieces need to be installed. Make sure to request all necessary pieces from the installer. Refer to Assembly Media Content and Organization if needed. At a minimum, you must install SIMULIA_EstablishedProducts and SIMULIA_EstablishedProducts_CAA_API.
Abaqus solvers (Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit), as well as the Abaqus preprocessor (Abaqus/CAE), are necessary to install; I recommend installing the rest of the SIMULIA Established Products. You can always come back and install more services later.
It is recommended to use Managed DSLS. Unlike FlexNet or DSLS, Managed DSLS does not need separate software to be installed, or even run on a separate machine.
Managed DSLS is a free service offered by Dassault Systèmes. To get Managed DSLS set up, refer to this article: How to Configure Managed DSLS
If you plan on using the FlexNet license server, follow these instructions: Installing the FLEXnet Server.
Depending on your licensing, choose the appropriate selection. In this example, I had configured licensing with Managed DSLS, so I will choose Skip licensing configuration.
The Commands directory is where the SIMULIA Established Products store their binaries. This directory is automatically added to your PATH when installing, making it possible to run commands like “abaqus job=jobname” in the command line.
Specify the working directory. This can always be changed depending on the directory you are working out of. See Setting the work directory for more details.
This is the directory where you can store external plugins globally. See Where are plug-in files stored to learn more.
We should now have Abaqus 2023 Golden, the initial public release of Abaqus 2023, installed on our system.
Dassault Systèmes continues to release updates to Abaqus throughout the year. That is what “SIMULIA Abaqus 2023.FP.CFA.####” is in the Level menu.
At the time of publication, 2314 (14th week of 2023) is the latest patch. All prior patches are included when you install the latest, so you can ignore 2306. You can pick and choose which parts of the update you want to install.
If you just want to update Abaqus, go with Part_SIMULIA_EstPrd. Be sure to choose WIN64 if you’re on Windows or Linux64 if you’re on Linux.
This concludes how to install Abaqus. Learn how to get trained in Abaqus and check out more tutorials by following the links below.
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About Bilal Abdul Halim
Bilal Abdul Halim is an Application Engineer at GoEngineer specializing in Abaqus. Bilal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Experimental Fluid Mechanics where he studied the effects of corona discharge on viscous oil using particle image velocimetry. When not at work, Bilal is usually playing ping pong or trying different restaurants.
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