INP File Extension

INP file icon
Abaqus Input Format
  • Developer
    Dassault Systemes
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.4 (5 votes)

What is INP file?

An .INP file is an input file used by the Abaqus engineering and simulation software developed by Dassault Systemes. The software uses the input file to save the job input data to produce visualization output, and also to save the information entered through the Abaqus software in INP file format. The Abaqus software is used to carry out linear and non-linear engineering simulations in a reliable, accurate, and in an efficient manner that can affect a wide variety of industrial applications.

Programs which support INP file extension

Programs that can handle INP files are as follows. Files with INP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support INP file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INP extension?

Problems with accessing INP may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with INP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with INP files.

Step 1. Get the Abaqus

Problems with opening and working with INP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INP files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Abaqus developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Abaqus installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Abaqus and update if needed

You still cannot access INP files although Abaqus is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why INP files are not compatible with Abaqus. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Abaqus.

Step 3. Set the default application to open INP files to Abaqus

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INP files with latest version of Abaqus you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the INP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Abaqus is installed, check the Always use this app to open INP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with INP extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Abaqus and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with INP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the INP is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the INP file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the INP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the INP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the INP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the INP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with INP extension is complete and error-free

If the INP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the INP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Abaqus Input Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Abaqus

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INP files. Close all running programs and try opening the INP file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Abaqus Input Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle INP files.

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