Code_Aster Command File Wizard - Efficient

Learn how to generate Command Files to be used in Code_Aster Finite Element Analysis with ease and fun.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This course is structured in such a way that anyone new to Efficient software can download it and start using it in less than an hour.

By the end of this course you will be able to develop Command files for the following Finite Element Analysis that can be used in Code_Aster:

  • Beam analysis
  • Shell analysis
  • Axi-Symmetric analysis
  • 3D analysis
  • 3D assembly analysis
  • Add multiple material in one analysis
  • Add stepping function to loads

All command files generated during this course will be provided at the end of the course so that you can download them and use them to test the course content.

This course is structured such that within one hour you will be proficient in using Efficient software and will be able to generate command files of your own.

Efficient is the software developed to help users of Code-Aster to generate .comm files quickly and accurately.

Features of Efficient:

  • Fully in English
  • Easy to use Wizard Format
  • No need to remember Code_Aster commands
  • No need to check if you have missed a comma “,” or a Bracket “(” or ending Semi Colon “;”
  • Can be used on Multi Platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OSX)
  • Removes guesswork of what type of results are required
  • You can select the Units that you want (Unit Independent)
  • Types of Loads that can be applied : Gravity, Pressure, Force on Face and Force on Edge
  • Saves Boundary Condition and Loads separately in the .comm file
  • Has library of Materials
  • User can add stepping function to the Load
  • User can open .comm files generated by Efficient and re-use them
  • Types of analysis performed are Beam, Shell, Axi-symmetric, 3D, 3D-Assembly, Multiple Elements
  • User can select what results they want in MED file

What are the requirements?

  • Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Mechanical Engineering Professional
  • Novice learning Open Source Software Code_Aster

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to generate command files used in Code_Aster with ease
  • By using Efficient, which is a wizard to generate .comm files, your task of completing FE analysis reduces dramatically
  • In this course you will learn how to use Efficient, to generate .comm file, that can be used to conduct FE analysis

Who is the target audience?

  • Engineering Professionals using Code_Aster
  • Engineering students using Code_Aster

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and where to download Efficient
What will be covered in this Course
What is Efficient Software
Where to download and how to Install Efficient
Overview of Efficient Software
3 questions

Lets see how good you have grasped information about Efficient.

Section 2: Command File Generation for Beam
Generate .comm file for BEAM analysis
Generate .comm file for Beam with Solid Rectangular Section
Generate .comm file for Beam with Circular Section
Generate .comm file for Beam with Hollow Circular Section
Generate .comm file for Beam with Irregular Section
2 questions

Lets see if you were paying attention in Beam Analysis Videos.

Section 3: Command File Generation for Other Analysis
Generate .comm file for SHELL analysis
3 questions

A quick quiz to see if you were paying attention.

Generate .comm file for AXI-SYMMETRIC analysis
Axi-Symmetric Command File
3 questions
Section 4: Command File Generation for 3 Dimensional Analysis
Generate .comm file for 3D analysis
3D Command File
3 questions
Generate .comm file for 3D Assembly analysis
3D assembly Command File
3 questions
Section 5: Adding more Functionality to .comm files
Add stepping function to a Load
Stepping Function
2 questions
Add different material to different parts of the mesh
Different Material Quiz
3 questions

In this section you will find all the command files that were generated during this course.

Head to the Resources section and download the zip file.

One thing to note here is that as the Command files were generated in a Windows environment, it may not work in any other Operating System.

I encourage you to use these command files in analysis of your own.

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Instructor Biography

Dharmit Thakore, Entrepreneur and Visionary


I am passionate about developing, discovering, enhancing and enjoying. I am an Entrepreneur and a Visionary who started and grew several businesses before the age of 35.

I am a person who loves teaching and gaining knowledge. It is said that no matter how much you learn, there will be always something that is missing so my motto is to make the best of my time in this world learning new and unknown.

Abraham Lincoln said that "If I had 8 hours to chop a tree, I will spend 6 hours sharpening my axe."

I strongly believe that it is the responsibility of the elders to mentor those that are starting out.


I have three businesses that I run passionately with my wife. I love to share my experience of my businesses with the world. We have three thriving businesses of Engineering, Photography and Printing.

I am a professional engineer and a photographer. I run my consultancy business in the Field of Engineering and we have a Franchisee business in Photography where we help people setup their Photography business in Australia. The printing business is a recent addition to the two and it grew out of passion for Photography. I love taking photos and I love presenting them in beautiful printed products to my customers.

I believe that once you have set your dreams nothing is impossible and that is what I share with everyone.

I have over 13 years experience in the field of Coaching people and Engineering.

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