Abaqus is a software suite for finite element analysis and computer-aided engineering. Abaqus Student Edition (SE) is a limited, free of charge version of Abaqus available for download on personal devices. The main limitation is that Abaqus SE only supports structural models up to 1,000 nodes.
Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 (64-bit only) computers.
All Oregon State University students can use Abaqus SE.
To download and install Abaqus, follow the steps below:
If you encounter issues, check the below sections for installation tips and support.
Abaqus SE 2019 requires the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable package (x64). Download and install it from here.
If you encounter the following installation error dialog: "Unable to add Abaqus command directory" when installing Abaqus SE on Windows 10 (build 1793), please consult this fix guide.
The Abaqus installation guide (also included in the Abaqus download) contains detailed instructions for installing the software once it's been downloaded.
If you've made an account, this page contains a good amount of information about the Abaqus installation process.
Other general information and tutorials are available from the SIMULIA Learning Community.