This blog focuses on submitting an Abaqus job through the Command window and monitoring it without the Abaqus CAE interface.
Usually what most Abaqus users will do, in order to submit an analysis, is to create and submit the respectful job file when their preprocessing stage model is complete. This process is done in most cases through Abaqus CAE.
Subsequently the user will track the job monitor (accessible through the Job manager) in order to acquire valuable information regarding model related warnings and convergence performance of the solver.
However, there is quite often the need to submit a job file from the command window. The main reason behind this action, might as well be one of the following: ability to run several jobs simultaneously or sequentially, token re-allocation for extra CPUs in place of the CAE if the total number of tokens are limited, or if there are multiple Abaqus users occupying tokens etc.
The action of submitting a job through the CAE and the available options/outputs for monitoring the job’s progress through the Job monitor are features that can also be realized or accessed simply by the command window.