ABAQUS Student Edition

Complete solution for realistic simulation

The Abaqus Student Edition is available free of charge to students, educators, and researchers for personal and educational use.  The Abaqus SE is available on Windows platform only and supports structural models up to 1000 nodes. The full documentation collection in HTML format makes this the perfect Abaqus learning tool both on campus or on the move.

Now you can have your own personal finite element analysis tool to use on or away from campus. Abaqus Student Edition is ideal for those using Abaqus as part of their coursework as well as for anyone wishing to become more proficient with Abaqus.All Students, Researchers, and Educators with a 3DEXPERIENCE ID associated with an academic institution are eligible for immediate download and access to tutorials and courseware... free of charge!

Anyone else, not affiliated with an academic institution, can immediately download the Abaqus Student Edition for free from the SIMULIA Community. After logging into the community, go here.

Abaqus Guide

ABAQUS Install instructions

pdf 1.26 MB

Abaqus 2020 Student Edition Installation Instructions & known issues

ABAQUS Tutorials

ABAQUS Tutorials

To get started, ABAQUS Tutorials are available here

Learning Ressources

Tutorials and learning resources for Abaqus and other SIMULIA products are available at the

SIMULIA Learning Community


Download Issues

For download issues only (no other support for Abaqus), please contact us here

System requirements

ABAQUS Student Edition is not available on 32bits configurations

Note: The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) is required for successful execution of the Abaqus Student Editions.

Abaqus Student Edition 2020 (latest release): This version installs this package automatically and no additional steps are required.

Abaqus Student Edition 2019: This release does not install this package automatically, and the user must download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) using this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13523. Failure to install this package will produce the following fatal runtime error with Abaqus 2019 Student Edition: "ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found."

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