The instructions below have been tested on Ubuntu 12 and 14.
1. Install C shell (CSH or TCSH)
sudo apt-get install csh tcsh
2. Install the license server and product
Open up an terminal, switch to CSH shell.
Now, install license server and product using CSH shell.
You might need to change the property of two or three script files (to make them executable)
3. Create a few alias so that you don’t have to type in the long path in order to bring up ABAQUS
sudo gedit ~/.bashrc
alias abaqus_license=/home/your_account_name/abaqus/6.14-1/License/lmgrd -c /home/your_account_name/License/license.lic -l /home/your_account_name/License/abaqus_debug.log
alias abaqus_license_down=/home/your_account_name/abaqus/License/lmdown -all
4. Install two additional packages
You might get two messages when you install ABAQUS or the first time you run ABAQUS. You will need to install those additional packages.
sudo apt-get install ADDITIONAL_PACKAGE
5. On the display issue
You would need to switch to Gnome classic no effects to avoid the translucent windows
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
Log out and log back in (click the Ubuntu logo to switch to GNOME classic before providing your identity)