Discover how to automate your simulations and save hundreds of working hours


Is any of the following questions familiar to you?

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Would you like to get rid of all the repetitive tasks in the simulation process?

Do you spend too long every time that you face a new simulation challenge?

Are you looking for an extra in your professional career?

Are you fed up of searching answers in forums, blogs, videotutorials and all sort of websites going nowhere?

I completely understand how you feel, I have also lived those situations and I want to share my own experience and knowledge with you


My name is Miguel Herráez, I am an industrial engineer and Phd in materials science.

From my childhood I have always wished to help everyone and to learn everyday something new to go as far as possible. That is how, a few years ago… I could even work at NASA!

In 2013, I started a Phd and I felt overwhelmed when I realized how many new things I had to master in such a short period of time. I needed to use Abaqus from the very first day, but I did not know anything about it.

I needed to learn quickly, I didn’t know where to get started and I was running out of time. I spent many days and nights reading, filtering and collecting information to get up to date.

Since that time, I have been working with Abaqus daily, for scientific purposes as well as for industrial projects. This allowed me to develop a unique method to use Abaqus in an easy and fast way.

Thanks to this methodology, I have achieved further goals than I would have ever expected, and what is more important, I have helped other people to make it real too.

Miguel Herraez, founder and professor of TecnoDigital School, expert in Abaqus, Python and numerical simulation tools

Where have I learnt and collaborated in my career?


NASA Langley

Visiting researcher

EPFL university

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Post-doctoral researcher

airbus company


Industrial and scientific projects

West Virginia University

University of West Virginia (WVU)

BSc final project

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IMDEA Materials Institute

Research assistant

University Rey Juan Carlos

University Rey Juan Carlos

Assistant Professor

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Polytechnic University of Madrid

Phd in Mechanics of Materials

University Carlos III Madrid

Carlos III University of Madrid

BSc in Industrial Engineering

Optimize your models, work fluently and save time


  • Throughout more than +75 episodes, I will guide you going from the basics up to complex simulation techniques
  • All the lessons of this course are very fluid, comprehensive and every single detail is explained
  • You will not only learn how to use Abaqus, but you will also learn how to automate your models in an extremely simple way with Abaqus/Scripting, saving huge amounts of time and preventing human errors
  • You will learn to automate any task in Abaqus: from designing geometry, going through meshing, up to solving the models, processing outputs and much more
  • Every lesson goes straight to the point, without any worthless piece of content. You will learn what you need on every stage and you will be putting it in practice from the very first day
  • The final goal of the course is that you manage to face a complex model with confidence. You will go from “I have no idea where to get started” to “I have made a full simulation project in Abaqus”

Check the contents of the course

(+14 hours, 5 blocks, +75 videos, 3 quizzes)


  • What is Abaqus? What can I use it for?
  • What is Abaqus/CAE?
  • What is Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit?
  • Work flow in Abaqus
  • Example 0: Basic model with static load

Beam uniaxial tension


  • Abaqus/Scripting: Ventajas y Potencial
  • Ejemplo 1: construcción de un modelo sencillo en Abaqus/CAE (con interfaz)
  • Construcción del modelo anterior mediante Abaqus/Scripting
  • Breve introducción a Python
  • Potencial de Abaqus/Scripting en el modelo anterior (dimensiones, condiciones de contorno…)

Beam unixial tension


  • What is Abaqus/Scripting? Advantages and potential
  • Example 1: building up a simple model (beam with shells)
  • Python script of the FE model
  • Python I. Intro (data types, variables, data structures, if, while)

  • Post-processing I. Visualization and history output
  • Quiz I


  • Example 2: building a multibody model (Jenga)
  • Python script of the FE model
  • Advanced concepts: contact and interactions
  • Python II. Loops (for) and functions

  • Post-processing II. Analysis of results
  • Quiz II


  • Example 3: building a ballistic model
  • Python script of the FE model
  • Python III. Advanced flow control

  • Post-processing III. Advanced processing of results
  • Advanced Abaqus/Scripting: retrofitted models
  • Closing: what else?
  • Quiz III


  • Example 4: development of a script for a house of cards under seismic loading
  • Python script of the FE model
  • Python IV. modular scripting design, kwargs and __name__

  • Advanced Abaqus/Scripting: assembly algorithmics

access for life


Access this course forever. Watch the videos and review the lessons anytime, at your own pace

course comments section


I will personally solve all of your questions through the Comments section of the course

access to updates and new contents


You will have access to all the updates and new content added periodically to the course

course certificate


After finishing the course you will get your certificate of completion

Wanna take a look inside?

Abaqus scripting with Python is a very well-structured methodical course, filled with abundance of value and knowledge gained over many years, leading students through well thought out and fun examples, supported by brief theory introductions. Style of teaching is easy to understand and follow, individual modules are broken down into shorter easy to absorb packages of information gradually building up from the very beginning to the end. Miguel is very knowledgeable and provided solutions and feedback whenever I ran into difficulties. I have found the course very enjoyable and found it almost like a good book that I was unable to put down until completed. I want to also emphasize the value that comes with lifetime access and new updated content. Amazing content, I highly recommend the course

Radovan Fridrich

Composites Engineer (UK)

“The course Abaqus scripting with Python is very comprehensive and I have benefited from it a lot for the automation of both preprocessing of modeling work and postprocessing the results for my simulations. Thank you, Dr. Miguel, for offering a great course Abaqus scripting with Python. The videos are very detailed explaining each command, and how to efficiently create, edit and reuse it for repetitive tasks starting from modeling, analysis and postprocessing. The access to the course is lifetime enabling me to revisit the website whenever I need to.”

Amit Chandra

PhD. Research Scholar. Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)

“Abaqus scripting with Python course prepared me to be industry ready. I learned the automation capabilities of FEA and good coding rules for efficient pre-processing and post-processing. I recommend this course to both young graduates and practicing professionals.”

Abin Alex

MSc. Aerospace Engineering. ISAE-SUPAERO (France)

“Miguel is able to highlight the importance of automating any tasks in Abaqus, going step-by-step in a very didactic and clear way, supported by a great collection of practical examples. The knowledge gained with the course was, is and will be applied directly in both academic and industrial environments. I highly recommend this course and, also want to thank TecnoDigital School and Miguel Herráez for sharing this knowledge.”

Andre Rittner Pires Correa

Doctoral Researcher, École de Technologie Supérieure (Montreal, Canada)

“(…) it is a very useful course to understand the interface with Python and the examples provide very clear guidelines on how to use it in the workflow with Abaqus. Regarding the quizzes, they are very nice to put attention to some key points. A lot of material is covered, and quizzes help in refreshing and settling some topics (…). Finally, I would recommend the course to Abaqus users, because it’s a very good intro to Python scripting and impressive results are achieved even with the student edition of Abaqus

Krishnan Gonesh

Structural and R&D Engineer, AutoForm Engineering (The Netherlands)

Thank you Miguel, actually, you teach two things at once, Python and Abaqus. Thanks again and again. I am waiting for the simulation of composite materials!!! I will watch the videos again and again […]. A lot of very important steps in building a model in Abaqus/CAE […]. Thanks again!

Jide Williams

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Denver (USA)

“By far you have made that anybody can follow the course. You provide all the tools required so that anyone who has ever programmed can follow the course perfectly. Definitely, it is a course made for all levels. I think the course is extremely useful and I would repeat it again for sure. I have felt the course is made taking care of every detail.

Mario Martín

Mechanical Engineering student, University of Oviedo (Spain)

“I have just completed the course Abaqus/Scripting with Python and, firstly, I would like to say congratulations. It has been a really interesting course, from which I take lots of resources to implement. I would like you to make new courses with the advanced topics mentioned at the end (optimization, user interfaces…). I hope to see new contributions and courses soon!

Andrés Egido

Aerospace Engineer, Saitec Offshore Technologies

“Abaqus/Scripting is a powerful tool to automate any task in Abaqus using Python scripts. This means that it is possible to automate and control any action performed in Abaqus and, consequently, save a tremendous amount of time both in the PreProcess and PostProcess stages. […] I highly recommend this course provided by TecnoDigital School and Miguel Herráez.”

Gonçalo Valente

MSc Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures, Cranfield University (UK)

“The training given by Miguel in the Abaqus/Scripting seminar has been very clear and complete. The explanations were easy to follow, pointing out the most important concepts. I work with Abaqus daily and what I have learned is an excellent starting point to automate my work

Eugenia Nieto

PhD Student, IMDEA Materiales

Give it a try without any risk

You have 14 days for refunds

For the refund to be possible, there is only one condition: you shall not have watched more than 20% of the course during the first 14 days after purchase. If that is the case, you only need to send an email to and you will be refunded

Online course

Abaqus/Scripting with Python

5 blocks of contents

+75 episodes

+14h of video

Additional resources

(all Python scripts, papers, references…)

Fully compatible with Abaqus Student Edition



Do you have any question?

1. What is the course made of?

This course is made of videos (5 to 20 minutes long) which are organized into 5 blocks of contents as detailed above. All the scripts developed to create and analyze the models are given next to each of the videos, as well as more documentation and references to go deeper into all the details

2. Is it worth it learning Abaqus Scripting with Python?

That is one of the first question I made myself when I started working with Abaqus, and very soon I realized… Yes, absolutely!

Many of the problems that you will have to face cannot be tackled manually, they will be too big and complex. The most effective solution is to automate the full workflow (pre-process, launch and post-process) using Abaqus Scripting

To sum up, an Abaqus user who knows how to take advantage of Scripting will employ his time much more efficiently and can solve problems that would be intractable otherwise

3. Is this course for me if I don't have any experience?

Of course it is! The course is structured such that concepts and practical cases increase progressively in complexity. Going from the most basic level, until an intermediate-high level, in the process we will go through lots of different subjects, but starting always from the basics

4. Is this course for me if I already have previous experience?


If you already have experience in Abaqus or Python, you will find out the enormous range of possibilities available when you start learning how to automate any task using scripts that you can generate in a matter of minutes

5. What if I have more questions?

If you still have any question, you can always contact us directly at