CATIA V5 and Abaqus Requirements

Use the compatibility matrix to identify supported release levels of Abaqus with Abaqus for CATIA V5.

To run Abaqus for CATIA V5 you must have licenses for a valid CATIA V5 product, for Abaqus, and for Abaqus for CATIA.

If you are using Abaqus for CATIA V5 with a license for CATIA - GENERATIVE PART STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2 (GPS), other CATIA V5 licenses are necessary to allow access to some functionality. Some examples of additional license requirements are described in the following table:

CATIA V5 License
Requirement

Product Trigram

Functionality

CATIA - GENERATIVE ASSEMBLY STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2

GAS

Analysis of an assembly of parts, including connections and connection properties

CATIA - FEM SURFACE 2

FMS

Shell meshes and mesh constraints for spot welding and other connection properties

CATIA - FEM SOLID 2

FMD

Tetrahedron filler, extruded, and sweep meshes

CATIA - ELFINI STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2

EST

Local shell and beam properties and grouping tools

Some Abaqus for CATIA V5 functionality requires support from specific types of geometry. You need the appropriate CATIA V5 licenses to create this geometry, as described in the following table:

CATIA V5 License Requirement

Product Trigram

Functionality

CATIA - GENERATIVE SHAPE DESIGN 2

GSD

Extruded or revolved lines used to define analytical rigid surfaces


Abaqus for CATIA V5 Licensing

Abaqus for CATIA V5 uses the FLEXnet network license manager from Macrovision Corporation. A license server and a valid license file are required. You can use an existing Abaqus FLEXnet license server, or you can install the license server from the installation CD. Additional information on licensing can be found at: http://www.3ds.com/products/simulia/support/licensing/

Additional Requirements

Abaqus/Standard or Abaqus/Explicit is required to obtain simulation results but can be installed on machines separate from the client machine.

Abaqus for CATIA V5 requires Microsoft Excel to create and display integrated X-Y plots of history data or energy variables.