Patran is the world's most widely used pre/post-processing software for Finite Element Analysis (FEA), providing solid modeling, meshing, analysis setup and post-processing for multiple solvers including MSC Nastran, Marc, Abaqus, LS-DYNA, ANSYS, and Pam-Crash.


o  Patran provides an extensive set of tools that linearized the creation of analysis ready models for linear, nonlinear, explicit dynamics, thermal, and other finite element solutions.

o  Patran's geometry cleanup tools that make it easy for engineers to deal with gaps and slivers in CAD, to solid modeling tools that enable creation of models from scratch.

o  Patran support fully automated meshing routines from where meshes are easily created on surfaces and solids alike. It also support manual methods that provide more control, or combinations of both.

o  Patran has the built-in loads, boundary conditions, and analysis setup for most popular FE solvers, minimizing the need to edit input decks.


Patran enables to:

o  Define analysis models for MSC Nastran, Marc and Sinda.

o  Import numerous CAD types including CATIA™, Unigraphics™, Pro/Engineer™, and numerous others.

o  Save time fixing solid geometry with built in Solid Geometry Modeling tools.

o  Use included beam tools to effectively model beam members.

o  Easily mesh surfaces with an advanced surface mesher.

o  Effectively design composites with Patran's Laminate Modeler.


Patran's unparalleled and industry tested capabilities ensure that, any virtual prototyping efforts provide analysis and simulation results fast so that user can evaluate product performance based on the requirements and can optimize the designs.

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