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
CATIA - GENERATIVE ASSEMBLY STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2
Analysis of an assembly of parts, including connections and connection properties
CATIA - FEM SURFACE 2
Shell meshes and mesh constraints for spot welding and other connection properties
CATIA - FEM SOLID 2
Tetrahedron filler, extruded, and sweep meshes
CATIA - ELFINI STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2
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
CATIA - GENERATIVE SHAPE DESIGN 2
Extruded or revolved lines used to define analytical rigid surfaces
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.