 Abaqus/CAE can be used to create a complete Abaqus analysis model. The analysis product (Abaqus/Standard or Abaqus/Explicit) reads the input file generated by Abaqus/CAE, performs the analysis, sends information to Abaqus/CAE to allow you to monitor the progress of the job, and generates an output database. You use the Visualization module to read the output database and view the results of your analysis. You can perform a data check analysis once you have created a model. Error and warning messages are printed to the Job Monitor dialog box.

Use the Visualization module in Abaqus/CAE to verify the model geometry and boundary conditions graphically, using the output database file generated during the data check phase. Always check that the results satisfy basic engineering principles, such as equilibrium.

The Visualization module of Abaqus/CAE allows you to visualize analysis results graphically in a variety of ways and also allows you to write tabular data reports. The choice between using implicit or explicit methods depends largely on the nature of the problem.

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