Closing the current output database

Select FileClose ODB from the main menu bar to close an output database. Closing an output database releases computer resources, such as memory.

Related Topics
Understanding the files generated by creating and analyzing a model
Using the File menu
  1. From the main menu bar, select FileClose ODB.

    The Close Output Database dialog box appears with a list of all the output databases that are open, the date they were last updated, and the viewports that reference each open output database.

  2. Select the output database to close, and click OK to close the dialog box.

    Abaqus/CAE closes the selected output database and clears any viewports that were displaying data from that output database.