Lately, I’ve received a few questions related to python scripting. It is a nice way to add to the default Abaqus functionality and automate repetitive work. Here I want to give a few tips that may help when you are creating your first Abaqus python scripts.
One of the benefits of doing simulations, is that it is easy to change various parameters to assess their influence on results. When doing this, often the same post-processing is needed for more than one analysis. Of course you can manually open each .odb, create the right images and save them, but this can be quite a lot of (boring!) work and the chance of making a mistake is definitely there. Therefore, it is often beneficial (and more fun) to create a script to do this automatically. In this blog, I will show how you can create a script to automate the creation of images using Abaqus.
26th of February we will host our Abaqus Scripting Online Training Webinar. February’s webinar will cover an introduction to Abaqus scripting.
Abaqus uses an extension to the Python language called the Abaqus Scripting Interface. It contains all the commands you need to customize Abaqus/CAE and create automatic pre-processing or post-processing programs. But there is no need to learn this long list of commands. Abaqus offers tools to help you to develop your scripts. You just need to remember 2 or 3 tricks and you are ready.