I am an AceGen/AceFEM user, but I think codes generated with AceGen could be more useful if people accustomed to Abaqus could also use them. The AceGen help claims that generation of Abaqus codes is possible. I have generated the simplest possible case (linear elasticity) to check, whether it will run in my case. The problem is that the generated code contains statement: include 'sms.h', and I don't have any idea where such a file can be found? Any suggestions?

  • $\begingroup$ I have no experience with using Abaqus with AceGen generated subroutines, but you can find sms.h file (one of them) in AceGen installation directory: FileNameJoin[{$UserBaseDirectory, "Applications", "AceGen", "Include", "ABAQUS", "sms.h"}]. $\endgroup$
    – Pinti
    Aug 17, 2018 at 11:08
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    $\begingroup$ Since it seems that my comment did the job, I have it into an answer. $\endgroup$
    – Pinti
    Aug 20, 2018 at 19:05
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    – Pinti
    Aug 20, 2018 at 19:06

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Various files needed for compilation (e.g. sms.h file) of AceGen code to other numerical environments such as ABAQUS can be found in AceGen package installation directory. One example is:

FileNameJoin[{$UserBaseDirectory, "Applications", "AceGen","Include","ABAQUS"}]

This procedure is also documented in tutorial FEAP - ELFEN - ABAQUS - ANSYS.nb.


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