• WHAT IS FEA?
- Numerical Technique for finding approximate
solutions to partial diff. eqns.
• ABAQUS is a software for FEA and CAE.
- DASSAULT SYSTEMS
- COMPANIES: 3D CONNECTION, DRDO, DRDL, TATA
• TURBO MACHINERY
• AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION
• LIFE SCIENCES
DISCUSSIONS And COMPARISON
• User interface : better in SolidWorks
• Operating Systems : Abaqus has support in
Linux and Windows, SW has support only in
• Tutorial : Both have very good tutorial
• Website and online documentation : Both
have extensive documentations, similar
• Modeling capabilities : Better in SW
• Material Definition : You need to define
material in Abaqus
• Units : No units system in Abaqus
• Analysis : Better in Abaqus
• Report Generation : Easier and advanced in
• Web links
It is convenient to use SolidWorks for modeling
and Abaqus for analysis.