Sometimes I am running large simulations that take hours or even days to complete. In some of these cases I would like to be notified as soon as a the simulation finishes.
To make this possible I wrote a simple python script file that first starts ABAQUS, and then when the simulation finishes sends an email with the sta-file attached.
The script file can be used the same way as ABAQUS is used at the command prompt - simply replace [FONT=Courier New]abaqus[/FONT] with [FONT=Courier New]abaqus_run_then_email.py[/FONT].
As an example, type the following at the command prompt:
[FONT=Courier New]abaqus_run_then_email.py double job=file.inp[/FONT]
The [FONT=Courier New]abaqus_run_then_email.py[/FONT] file needs to be updated (as described in the file) with your email server information.