Sometimes even a powerful implicit code like Abaqus/Standard fails for tough nonlinear problems. In many of these rare cases an explicit code like Abaqus/Explicit is a good weapon to add to the arsenal of a passionate analyst. Explicit methods are powerful, but under-used: Because they are often neglected in university courses, many users are afraid to employ them. This talk will boost your confidence and knowledge about the theory and practice of this great tool so that the range of problems you can tackle as a simulation engineer is expanded considerably. After all, Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit are both Abaqus!