Reducing .cae File's Size
It might has happened for you that after working over and over on a project the cae file suddenly gained absurd large size. This large size may bother you when you want to E-mail this file to your colleague and generally it needs more storage space. The real problem is when you want to open this file since it occupies a considerable portion of your computer’s RAM.
But, relax!. Abaqus has a solution for this problem. Just from the “Menu bar” click on “File”. Then choose “Compress Mdb” . But remember to save the changes before using this solution.