About Output

Abaqus can create the following output files during an analysis:

  • a data file containing printed output of the model and history definition generated by the analysis input file processor and, in Abaqus/Standard, printed output of results written during the analysis run;

  • an ODB output database file containing results for postprocessing with the Visualization module of Abaqus/CAE (Abaqus/Viewer) and, in Abaqus/Standard, diagnostic information;

  • a SIM database file containing results for high-performance postprocessing with the Physics Results Explorerapp on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform;

  • a selected results file in Abaqus/Explicit;

  • a results file containing results for postprocessing with external software in Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit (in Abaqus/Explicit this file is generated by converting the selected results file);

  • a message file containing diagnostic messages about the solution in Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit; and

  • a status file containing information about the status of the analysis and, in Abaqus/Explicit, diagnostic messages and information about the stable time increment.

Abaqus can create files for restarting an analysis—see Restarting an analysis. In Abaqus/Standard these files can also be used to extract results output not requested during an analysis.

The following topics are discussed:

Related Topics
Output to the Data and Results Files
Output to the Output Database
Abaqus/Standard output variable identifiers
Abaqus/Explicit output variable identifiers
In Other Guides
Diagnostic printing
Degree of freedom monitor requests