Abaqus V6.9 is out...
For all of you Abaqus user's out there, Simulia has released a new version of Abaqus: V6.9. I am happy to announce that this version works just fine on the latest version of Ubuntu and Kubuntu 9.04.
The new version V6.9 contains a number of enhancements to the pre- and post-processor (CAE) and support for the extended finite element method (XFEM) among other things. The XFEM feature seems particularly cool to me since it allows for simulation of crack growth along arbitrary paths.
I would be curious to hear your experience with this and the other new features.
Jorgen Bergstrom, Ph.D.