Assembly definition

A finite element model in Abaqus can be defined as an assembly of part instances. The organization of such a model:

  • is consistent with models generated by Abaqus/CAE and displayed in the Visualization module (Abaqus/Viewer); and

  • allows reuse of part definitions, which is valuable for creating large, complex models.

By default, input files written by Abaqus/CAE are written in terms of an assembly of part instances. For input files not written by Abaqus/CAE, the use of part and assembly definitions in the input file is currently optional. However, since the Visualization module displays results in terms of an assembly of part instances, an assembly and at least one part instance will be created automatically by the analysis input file processor if they are not defined in the input file.

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