I need 2016 Update 1 version of Fortran compiler for running user subroutine with Abaqus 2019 and 2020 versions. Thanks! The download dropdown list only has as early as to 2017 update 6 version. Thanks!!
The support for product Intel® Fortran Compiler version 2016 update 1 were deprecated and their downloads were removed from the software download repository. We suggest you to try the latest software version as they are equipped with new features and fixes. To know more visit https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-parallel-studio-xe-release-notes-and-new-features
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I wish I could use a later version than 2016 Update 1. But Simulia Abaqus requires the 2016 Update 1 version as the latest version of Fortran Compiler to be compatible with the Abaqus 2020 version!!
No it doesn't, really. That's just the last version they tested with. There is no good reason to use such an old version. At most you may find that the script they use to locate the Intel compiler needs an edit to find the newer one.
At the Dassault Systemes page, https://www.3ds.com/support/hardware-and-software/simulia-system-information/abaqus-612/system-requirements-for-abaqus-612-products/, you can see the statement:
Minor updates to operating systems, compilers and other system requirements are usually compatible. Earlier versions of prerequisites are generally not compatible, and thus are not supported. Any exceptions identified which affect compatibility of minor updates will be noted here.
From similar posts regarding Abaqus in the past, we have seen that using a later update than the one listed by Abaqus almost never causes problems. Quite often, even a later version of Intel Fortran may work.
I have success using Fortran user-subroutines with Abaqus FEA when using the latest Intel Fortran compiler. I have not needed to use an older version of the Intel Fortran compiler.
I have success by opening the Intel Fortran command window from Start -> Intel Parallel Studio, which initializes the Intel Fortran environment variables. I run the Abaqus job from that console window and include the "user=" syntax on the Abaqus command line to compile and link the user subroutine to the Abaqus analysis. Would this approach work for your analysis?
Using the "search forum" text box at the top of the Forum web page for "abaqus user subroutine" may find other helpful cases. Some other forum cases that may help:
Regards, Greg T.
If you have an active supported product you can open an issue with our support and ask for older versions that are not available for download. Keep in mind these older copies may or may not be available - 2016 Update 1 is. I checked. We cannot post it online as that unsupported version has not been scanned and verified with the latest security vulnerabilities database. You will be advised that you use at your own risk - just as if you installed a 4 year old browser - you will not be getting the latest security and bug patches from the past 4 years of compiler updates.
As other have noted, the 2020 compiler should work just fine. It's just that your vendor has not done their validation with our supported compilers.