File Extension Definitions

The abaqus procedure generates several files. Some of these files contain analysis, postprocessing, and translation results and are retained for use by other analysis options, restarting, or postprocessing. This section describes the files that are created and retained by Abaqus.

Other files exist only while Abaqus is executing and are deleted when a run completes. These temporary files are generated in the scratch directory. The number and types of temporary files generated depend on the analysis procedures, memory management parameters, and environment settings.

Certain file extensions used by Abaqus are also used by other software applications. You must handle any file extension conflicts with other applications.

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