Begin the definition of general contact.

This option is used to indicate the start of a general contact definition. The various aspects of a general contact definition are specified by using other options in conjunction with the CONTACT option.

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About general contact in Abaqus/Standard
About general contact in Abaqus/Explicit


TypeModel or history data


Abaqus/CAEInteraction module

Optional parameters


This parameter applies only to Abaqus/Explicit.

Set OP=MOD (default) to modify an existing general contact definition relative to the previous step.

Set OP=NEW to delete any previously specified general contact definition and specify a new one. OP=NEW is ignored when the general contact definition is specified as model data.

There are no data lines associated with this option.