What are the model attributes?

The model attributes describe characteristics of a model and are stored with a model in the model database.

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Specifying model attributes

The following list describes the attributes of an Abaqus/CAE model:

  • Description. If you have many similar models in a model database, you can use the description to distinguish between the models. The description that you enter is stored with the model attributes; the description is written above the header of the input file but is not written to the output database. For more information, see Adding descriptions to your Abaqus/CAE model.

  • Type. You can choose between a Standard & Explicit model (the default) or an Electromagnetic model. Once you select a model type, Abaqus/CAE filters the set of options available in the main menu bar, toolboxes, and Model Tree so that they are appropriate to your model type selection.

  • Physical constants for the model. You can enter values for the Absolute zero temperature and the Stefan-Boltzmann constant. These values are needed to specify surface emissivity and radiation conditions in heat transfer analyses.

    You can also enter a value for the Universal gas constant, and you can choose an option from the Specify acoustic wave formulation list.

  • Restart information that will start the analysis using data from a previous analysis. You can specify the following:

    • The name of the job from which Abaqus/CAE will read the restart information.

    • The name of the step from which Abaqus/CAE will restart the analysis.

    • The increment or the interval of the step from which Abaqus/CAE will restart the analysis.

    For more information, see Restarting an analysis and Restarting an analysis.

  • Submodel information that will be used to drive submodel boundary conditions or loads in the model. You can specify the following:

    • The job from which the global solution will be used to drive the submodel boundary conditions or loads.

    • Whether a shell global model will be used to drive a solid submodel.

    For more information, see Submodeling.

  • Model instance information. You can control whether constraints, connector section assignments, and surface-to-surface contact and self-contact interactions defined in the initial step will be copied to the current working model when you create model instances from this model. For more information, see Working with model instances.

Select ModelEdit Attributesmodel name from the main menu bar to edit the attributes of the selected model.