I've written a python script to extract SDVs from Abaqus, and create the appropriate stress tensors. All is working fine and I'd now like to remove the SDVs (there are >150 of them). I have had no luck finding a deleteFieldValues (or similar) option, so my current approach is to create a blank odb, copy in the elements, nodes and results along with any non-SDV field values.
I can figure out how to create a blank ODB, but was wondering what FE information is required in there, and the best way to create it. The abaqus example details building Materials, sections etc, which i think is overkill, i just need nodes and elements (plus nsets and elsets).
Has anybody tried something similar? Or is there an easier way to achieve this?