Finite element models need to be validated to increase confidence in the results. This can be done by comparison with data from experimental testing. The FEMtools software provides Abaqus users with a complete and easy to use solution that is compatible with Abaqus file formats and Abaqus solver.
FEMtools interfaced to Abaqus, imports and exports FEM data and imports element matrices, mode shapes, and operational shapes, all in ASCII format. The default file types are the Abaqus input file and the FIL results file. Support for ODB is available using custom scripts.