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Basics of Scripting in Abaqus

Course Dates

This course is presented in two lecture sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT; lectures and demos will be presented by the instructor during this time.  There is a half-hour break in the middle of each lecture session (10:00 - 10:30 p.m. PT). The workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by SIMULIA West via email and telephone from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. PT.



8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

(with 10:00-10:30 break)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Tuesday, March 13

Web-based Course

Offline Workshop Support

Wednesday, March 14

Web-based Course

Offline Workshop Support

Hosting Office: SIMULIA Western Region – Pacific Time (PT)

Now offered in-person and online simultaneously as SIMULCAST training

Pick the option that best suits your needs and schedule. This course is offered online as well as in-person in the San Francisco bay area, CA.

Online option:

Take advantage of the web-based course on "Contact and Convergence: Successful Strategies" right from your desk — no productivity loss due to travel and no travel expenses. Support engineers from SIMULIA West are available by phone to help you.

Classroom option:

Attend the same course in person at the Simulia office in San Francisco bay area, benefit from the classroom experience, interact with other attendees and avoid interruptions from day-to-day workload. The lecture content is delivered in two morning sessions. The course workshops can be completed in the afternoons in our training room, while the instructor is available to help you.


The objective of this course is to provide a hands-on introduction to the Python scripting language and its use in Abaqus/CAE for Abaqus FEA pre- and post-processing. In this class you will learn how to use Python and the Abaqus Scripting Interface to automate repetitive tasks such as model generation, job submission, job monitoring, and results visualization. The seminar also includes discussions on using Python to access Abaqus results on the output database (.odb) file.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Fundamentals of Python
  • Abaqus Scripting Interface
  • Abaqus Modules
  • Abaqus Data Types
  • Object Model Interrogation
  • Specialized Post Processing
  • Plug-ins
  • Really Simple GUI (RSG) builder
Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus who wish to develop scripts that enhance and automate specific applications in Abaqus. Familiarity with Abaqus/CAE is helpful.


The registration cost for this course is $580. We offer sizable discounts for group registrations from the same site†. The table below lists the discount pricing schedule. Registrations after March 06, 2012 will incur an additional processing fee of $50 per person. SIMULIA West reserves the right to decline registrations received after the deadline.

Attendee[s] per site

Cost per person




$480 per additional registration


$380 per additional registration

> 10

$280 per additional registration

†Above discounts apply to attendees registering together on one registration form and providing one form of payment.

Academic Discount
A discounted registration fee of $200 is offered to all academic institutions on a space available basis. This discount cannot be combined with the multiple attendee discount. The registrations with the academic discount will not include workshop support.

What is Included

Electronic copies of the training notes will be provided to each registrant for their personal use. Every registrant will also receive a copy of Abaqus Student Edition. Many of the topics covered in this course can be practiced using Abaqus Student Edition; however, to ensure that you can perform all the course workshops fully, you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided.

Lecture Session Times

Pacific Time (PT) – 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT) – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central Time (CT) – 10 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) – 11 :00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.