What’s new in ABAQUS with 3DEXPERIENCE

For once, let’s talk about digital simulation on the XDI blog. Abaqus is renowned in the industry as one of the leaders in calculation software. In more than 50 years (!!!), many solutions have contributed to the history of finite elements, such as Nastran, Ansys, … But of all these powerful solutions, Abaqus is undoubtedly the one that has evolved the most in recent years, taking advantage of its portability to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

the two versions of finite element simulation software developed by Dassault Systèmes. They continue to contribute to the digital transformation of design offices, and in general to the migration towardsIndustry 4.0. They are part of the SIMULIA family.


This historic software has been around since the 1970s. It enables you to perform static, dynamic, thermal, acoustic, electromagnetic and other simulations on large, complex linear and nonlinear models. It features a user-friendly graphical interface and a scripting language (Python) to automate repetitive tasks and customize reports, analyses and other calculation notes?


This is the new generation of software that integrates with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It offers the same features as the software version, but with additional benefits:

– It enables you to manage the entire lifecycle of a simulation project, from design to validation, including collaboration and data sharing. In this context, the simulation solution integrates perfectly with Dassault Systèmes‘ 3D CAD tools (SolidWorks or Catia).
– It uses cloud computing to access unlimited computing resources and reduce simulation times. This is a real asset for designers who don’t necessarily have access to workstations with the necessary power (RAM, multi-core processors, etc.).
– It benefits from the latest technological innovations in modeling, meshing, solver and post-processing.

Which Finite Element software to choose?

To sum up, Abaqus and 3DEXPERIENCE Abaqus are two powerful, complementary software packages for finite element simulation. Abaqus is suitable for experienced users looking for a proven, flexible solution. 3DEXPERIENCE Abaqus is designed for users who want to take advantage of the cloud and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to optimize their simulation projects.

ABAQUS has been going from strength to strength for 50 years! To find out more about the Abaqus price list, follow the link :). You can also test your eligibility for access to ABAQUS free of charge (as part of startup programs, for example).

Cassandre Maximoff
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