Updated 2020-04-07

Run Abaqus Interactively


  • After you have run the abaqus solver on an input file, you can view the results interactively.
  • This guide will focus on running this interactive side of Abaqus on the cluster

Set up Interactive (VNC) Session

  • Please see the VNC guide for instructions on how to set up the Interactive VNC session

Start Abaqus on VNC

  • Open terminal in the vnc window by clicking top left Applications > System Tools > scroll down to terminal
  • all commands here on will be typed in terminal in VNC
  • To see available versions of Abaqus run
module avail abaqus
  • Load abaqus module and start abaqus
module load <version of abaqus>  #example: module load abaqus/11.0
  • To start abaqus, run abaqus cae


Opening Output Files

  • Simply click File --> open to open whatever files you wish.
  • Here is the example opening the abaqus_demo.odb file from the abaqus batch job