I/O Options and Subcase Information Entry The NLRESTART command can be used in the I/O Options section to indicate the current nonlinear solution sequence is to be restarted from a specified nonlinear subcase.




Argument Description
n Nonlinear SUBCASE ID to be restarted from in the current nonlinear solution sequence.

If n is not given, it will restart from the first nonlinear subcase ending with error in previous run.


  1. This command applies only to geometric nonlinear subcases (ANALYSIS = EXPDYN).
  2. Only one NLRESTART entry can be defined, and it must be above the first subcase.
  3. NLRESTART is also available in command line option as -nlrestart n or -nlrestart. If NLRESTART is defined in both Bulk Data and command line option, the former overrides the latter.