Abaqus and SIMULIA Documentation: What’s new?


The Abaqus documentation has considerably changed since the 2017 version. Now, each product is included in one documentation which has a high impact on it.

Since the 2017 version of its SIMULIA products (Abaqus, Tosca, Fe-Safe and Isight), Dassault Systèmes aimed at unifying the installation and documentation, which implies significant changes in the documentation.

The content remains the same, only the structure has been modified. This can be quite tough for the users used to former documentation. One of the most significant change is the search engine: you can no longer search in one specific product or section as you were doing before.


Now, with a DS Passport, you can access the established products 2017 documentation through this link.

The benefits are the following:

  • You will be able to access the documentation without installing it. You just need an internet connection and a DS passport.
  • Advanced search functionalities are available with this online documentation. You can refine your search by specifying the area (Abaqus, Tosca, Installation, …) or the sub-area (Benchmarks, Abaqus/CAE, …) or other criteria.

Finally, for the ones who were used to the previous documentation, it will be easier to move to the new one. You can search and find your content as fast as before.

The 2017 version has occurred some changes in the documentation of all SIMULIA products. For previous version’s users, it can be difficult to accommodate with these changes. The solution is to use the online documentation to have a more powerful search engine. It will help you find the necessary information as you used to do.


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