Advanced use of Patran  



PAT302 provides an in-depth examination of the advanced features of Patran. Sample topics covered by PAT302 include:advanced Patran features usage for meshing and mesh refinement, use of various Patran Command Language (PCL) files for session customisation, application of advanced geometric construction techniques, definition of fields to represent spatially varying functions for loads and boundary conditions, generation of constraint equations (MPCs) to define physical relationships, and creation of sophisticated multi-effect graphical images.


  • User interface shortcuts and advanced capabilities add to your Patran efficiency and help you customize your work
  • Wildcards, keywords, list processor syntax, and command line options
  • Database/model manipulation using group transformation and database merge capabilities
  • Customizing the toolbar and start-up environment
  • Discover advanced geometry modelling and CAD access features
  • Advanced construction and editing techniques
  • Repair non-topologically congruent (i.e. "dirty") geometry
  • Apply advanced finite element modelling capabilities
  • Mapped, automated and 2.5-D meshing, mesh smoothing
  • Global-local and thermal-structural modelling using FEM fields
  • Advanced Surface Mesher
  • Advanced node and element editing techniques
  • Post-processing and advanced graphical results display
  • Advanced capabilities of results, Insight, XY plot, and text report
  • Numerical methods: data averaging and extrapolation
  • Using Insight tools
  • Patran Command Language (PCL) Basics
  • PCL programming in conjunction with Patran modelling
  • PCL syntax, directives, operators, variables, arrays and libraries
  • Write a PCL routine to automate parameterised geometry creation


PAT301 or equivalent experience in the use of Patran.


Instructor-led online:


4 days


£1,800+VAT(Hexagon office)/£1,200+VAT(online)


Tel: +44 (0)1276 903120