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Command to run the Pre and Post-processing Modules

ABAQUS is licensed for running in the Teaching System (T.S.) Servers.

  1. Version 6.5-2, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10 and 6.11 are available on DPO Cluster servers and other Linux servers (excalibur). 6.11 is the default version on these computers (type : abaqus or abq6111). Verson 6.5-2, 6.7 and 6.9 and 6.10 are available using the commands abq652, abq671 abq681 abq691 and abq6101 respectively. Note that ABAQUS 6.5-2 is the only ABAQUS version compatible with MD PATRAN. Later versions of ABAQUS odb (Output DataBase files) cannot post-processed using MD PATRAN. However fil files can still be post processed. For version 6.5-2 type abq652.

To access the Linux servers LOGON to the Teaching system computers in the DPO (Clusters 1 to 6).

There are 2 options : (a) Running locally on the terminals (For Small to Medium sized problems, because of the limited memory) (b) Running on the servers (For large analyses). For running on the terminals choose Applications and click on the ABAQUS CAE icon.

For running in the servers...

In the first x-term window type server-xterm. This will give a new x-term on the server for that cluster. This can be used for running ABAQUS.

Type xterm& on this window to get another xterm.

Then use these 2 x-terms to carry out the following :

  1. To start up ABAQUS (the default version), type

abaqus name-of-module

To run ABAQUS/CAE, type

abaqus cae

To run ABAQUS/Viewer, type

abaqus viewer

To view the ABAQUS On-line Documentation, type

abaqus doc

If you run into any problem see the section below. If this does not help please contact abaqus-support (email "abaqus-support@eng.cam.ac.uk").

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Last updated: 18 December 2011