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Isight Primer for Abaqus Users

Course Dates

This course is presented in two lecture sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET; lectures and demos will be presented by the instructor during this time.  There is a one-hour break in the middle of each lecture session (12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET). The workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by SIMULIA East via email and telephone from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET.



11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

(with 12:30-1:30 break)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, April 25

Web-based Course

Offline Workshop Support

Thursday, April 26

Web-based Course

Offline Workshop Support

Hosting Office: SIMULIA Eastern Region – Eastern Time (ET)


Isight is a simulation process integration, design exploration and optimization software that allows engineers to automate their manual design processes. Isight facilitates rapid integration of simulation tools for both internally developed programs and commercial CAD/CAE/Math/Office applications.  It provides engineering intelligence to drive the investigation of design alternatives using numerical techniques such as Design of Experiments (DOE), Optimization, Monte Carlo Simulation, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and many others. This, in turn, helps engineers evaluate more design alternatives, reduce design cycle time, and improve product quality and reliability.

This course provides a brief overview to Users for creating flexible simulation process flows to automate the exploration of design alternatives and identification of optimal performance parameters. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Build workflows in the Isight environment
  • Monitor results in real time
  • Visualize and post process results from Isight runs
  • Integrate or “wrap” Abaqus in Isight
  • Determine if your Abaqus simulations are too "noisy" for a good optimization study in Isight
  • Use Isight for calibration of Abaqus material models
  • Use Abaqus python scripts from within Isight
  • Wrap Microsoft Excel, Calculator, Matlab and other engineering tools in Isight
  • Leverage Design of Experiments, Surrogate Modeling and Optimization in Isight
Who Should Attend

The course is designed for Analysts and Engineering Managers who want to better leverage their analysis by applying automation and exploration techniques to their simulations. Knowledge of the FEA solver Abaqus is suggested but not a prerequisite for the course.


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 April 18, 2012 will incur an additional processing fee of $50 per person. SIMULIA East 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.