Patran 2019.0 Delivers Enhancements for Smoother User Experience

Highlights include contact model checking, SuperGroup support, crash reporting system and more.

Highlights include contact model checking, SuperGroup support, crash reporting system and more.

Car suspension shock tower—derived results, maximum von Mises stress from all load cases. Image courtesy of MSC Software.

MSC Software launches the Patran 2019 release with new enhancements to enhance the user experience, the company says.

Highlights of this release include the following:

Contact Model Checking with HDF5 Results Support

Patran now supports Contact Model Checking features that were recently introduced to MSC Nastran. Users can now use Contact Model Check to verify if initial contact status occurs before the analysis is performed. When it is enabled, Patran will automatically create an HDF5 results file so that users can visualize and pre-check contact issues such as potential adjustment of the geometry induced by initial stress free request.

SuperGroup Support

SuperGroups are an ability to create group of groups. SuperGroups are typically used simply for the ease of posting and unposting a number of groups in single operation rather than selecting all groups of interest. SuperGroups is a special approach in Patran 2019 used to efficiently organize different analysis scenarios in the same model.

Maximum/Minimum Load Case Tracking

Patran 2019, now extends its capability for extraction Maximum and Minimum across results cases/layers. In addition to extracting MaxMin results, the actual Maximums or Minimums of the derived comparison value are retained and load case tracking results are retained to indicate to the user from which load case the Max/Min occur.

Enhanced Group Mirror Support

This release, taking in account customization capability with uses Patran Command Language, completes the group mirror functionality for the mirror of Element and Material Properties and Loads and Boundary Conditions (LBCs) defined by PCL fields.

Crash Reporting System

A new crash reporting system is introduced in this version, supported in both Windows and Linux platform, which is meant to help MSC Software make the Patran application as robust as possible.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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