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Usage of New empty odb file in ABAQUS?

Usage of New empty odb file in ABAQUS?

Usage of New empty odb file in ABAQUS?

Dear all, I hope you are doing great.
I have a query which I need your help. I want to reflect a new variable with values from excel/CSV file to ABAQUS visualisation contour module. I think we can do it either by copying the already existing odb file in the same path or creating a new empty odb file. So once i create this empty odb file. What is the use of it? How can I go ahead? Please any advice, suggestion or experience will be very valuable for me. Can anyone give me a small example as how can I use a new odb file(empty odb file) I have just created in the same folder as the existing odb.? Thank you alot in advance for your time and patience.
Preetham alluri

RE: Usage of New empty odb file in ABAQUS?

You can use your existing .odb and add additional results.
Or you copy the .inp, run a datacheck and have the initial state of the .odb to add your data.

Creating a complete new .odb with Python does rarely makes sense. Then you would have to add nodes, elements, etc. yourself.

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