ABAQUS (Commercial)


Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and lifecycle management solutions for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property.

This software is presently operating under and evaluation demo license with a single seat and is therefore not available for general use. If your group would like to use Abaqus it will be necessary to purchase an academic license for use on the sharcnet license server (which incidentaly appears very reasonably priced considering the capabilities of this package). If this interests your research group then please submit a problem ticket and reference this software page.


The sharcnet Abaqus license has been renewed for use Jan 2017 – Jan 2018. This year 2 CAE and 21 standard abaqus tokens are FREELY available on a first come first serve basis. The abaqusstat command maybe used to check how many tokens are in use as described in the Documentation link below. New abaqus users must submit a problem ticket to request joining the abaqus group otherwise the software will not be accessible.

Research groups can also purchase dedicated tokens to be hosted on the Sharcnet Abaqus Academic Researach license server. The approximate cost is $1640 for 19token providing a max single job size of 24cpu or smaller various job size combinations as described by the token cpu mapping table found in the wiki, while each addition CAE is $305 all plus applicable taxes. Sharcnet covers the base license cost which is non-trivial so its a very good deal. Submit a problem ticket if this is of interest – sharcnet will then contact the company and handle all details of purchasing the license you want – following this the groups PI will be invoiced.

For instituations with sharcnet hardware (namely uwo,uw,mac) AND a local institutional ABAQUS license server, a network connection can be setup upon request so users from that local institution can use their local instituation floating Abaqus site licenses/tokens. If this is of interest, just open a ticket and provide the contact information of your local Abaqus license server administrator.

Availability Table

Version Default Module Systems
6.12.3 (group: uw_abaqus) orca
6.13.3 (group: abaqus) True dusky, goblin, orca, vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo, viz11-uwo
6.14.2 (group: abaqus) True dusky, goblin, orca, vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo, viz11-uwo


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o Oct 12, 2017 Abaqus 6.14.2 has been fixed for running threaded jobs in the goblin, dusky and orca queues. Mpi jobs no longer work and may not be fixed until the next version of Abaqus is installed.

o Feb 6, 2017: Coming soon on Sharcnet Abaqus 2017

o Jan 5, 2017: License renewed and in place for 2017 including additional free tokens for running compute jobs in cluster queues and one free cae for graphical use on vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo or viz11-uwo. Dedicated tokens maybe purchased through sharcnet any time by opening a ticket.

Change Log

o Feb 23, 2017: Installed abaqus/6.14.2 on dusky.
o Jan 5, 2017: Installed abaqus/6.14.2 on vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo, viz11-uwo, goblin, saw and orca.
o Oct 10, 2014: Installed abaqus/6.13.3 on vdi-centos6, viz10-uwo, viz11-uwo, goblin, saw and orca. Removed abaqus/6.13.3 from viz4-uoguelph, viz6-uoguelph and viz8-uwo.
o Mar 6, 2014: Removed sharcnet module abaqus/6.11-2 from goblin and viz8-uwo.
o Jan 28, 2014: Removed abaqus/6.11-2 from viz1-uwo, viz2-uwo, viz3-uwo, viz4-uwo, viz5-uwo and viz6-uwo. Then installed abaqus/6.13.3 on viz4-uoguelph, viz6-uoguelph and viz8-uwo.
o Jan 5, 2012: Installed version 6.11-2 on tope and hound.
o Oct 5, 2012: Moved 6.11-2 base install to UWO systems including viz[1-11]-sharcnet and goblin cluster. Abaqus is no longer available on tope, hound or viz1-wlu or viz2-wlu workstations.