Abaqus is an amazing tool for numerical simulation, in addition it provides an amazing feature to make our lives a lot easier: Python.
We can control all the operations and tasks carried out by Abaqus through Python scripts. However, this feature is unknown for most Abaqus users and that’s why in this post I want to introduce the 5 keys that you need to learn “How to use Python to control Abaqus“.
1. The 5 keys to rule Abaqus with Python
I have collected what I consider the most important Abaqus features that will pave the way to let you control Abaqus using Python:
If you don’t have access to Abaqus, you can use the Learning Edition for free. Download it from the official source here
2. The keys in practice!
An image is worth a thousand words… What about a video?
In the next video you can see how to put in practice the 5 keys mentioned above.
BONUS: you will see how a real Python script is used to automate the full workflow of a simulation and you can download that script here!
If you want to dive deeper into the world of Abaqus scripting with Python, I recommend you check this post.
I hope that you find these tips useful!