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ABAQUS - Remote access to the license server

Installing ABAQUS to a computer connected to the department's network

To do this, on your PC, Start --> Run : \\diva-appserv\windows \abaqus.

and click on OK.

This will display the folders for version 6.8 (and possibly 6.7). Choose the appropriate folder and then the appropriate version. The following versions are available for ABAQUS 6.8 :

  1. Windows86_32
  2. Windows86_64
  3. Linux32
  4. Linux64
  5. Linux86_64
Then click on setup.exe to start the installation.

When the options presented are O License O Product . Choose Product. For license servers : Choose single server (and enter the port number and the l icense server).

When prompted for the URL for Doc enter http://linux-lmserv:2080/v6.8 This will start the installation and at completion will run the verification program.

Check the verification. It should have passed the following :

  2. ABAQUS Standarad
  3. ABAQUS Explicit
  4. ABAQUS Design
It wold fail USER SUBROUTINE option as it requires INTEL FORTRAN Compiler.

This will only work from within the Engineering Department ie from computers wit h IP address 129.169.*. This facility has been set up by pjb1008.

Click on Finish and then start up ABAQUS CAE

Start --> All Programs --> ABAQUS CAE

Chosse Create new Database. Then choose File --> Quit, to quit. However once installed should continue to work from Colleges and Home Computers if the instructions given in web page is followed :

The steps to be followed are :

  1. secure shell connection : Include

    L 27000

  2. Create a "hosts" file in the directory C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\etc directory matlab-lmserv localhost Copy it to a file called "lmhosts" file as well.
  3. If it gives a license server error message : C:\ABAQUS\6.8-1\site\abaqus_v6.env file look for the line abaqus-lmserv or something similar replace it with abaqus_lmserv="27000@localhost"