ABAQUS Student Edition

Complete solution for realistic simulation

The ABAQUS Student Edition (SE) is available free of charge to anyone wishing to get started with Abaqus. 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.

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Abaqus Guide

ABAQUS Install instructions

Abaqus 2020 Student Edition Installation Instructions & known issues

ABAQUS Tutorials

ABAQUS Tutorials

To get started, ABAQUS Tutorials are available here

Learning Resources

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

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Download Issues

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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."