Patran 2012 and MSC Fatigue 2012 Release Highlights

News ID    PN69
Status:    Published
Published date:    02/08/2012
Updated:    07/10/2014
Reported In:   Fatigue - Fatigue General
  Patran - All Patran Products



MSC Software is pleased to announce the release of Patran 2012 and MSC Fatigue 2012. This new release of Patran focuses on enhanced user experience and improved nonlinear analysis support. MSC Fatigue being released along with Patran 2012 also helps improve your designs and product durability.
Some of the key enhancements in this release of Patran 2012 include:
Features to accelerate your modeling productivity
·         New Model Browser Tree (MBT): This customizable tree helps you visualize database entities in a tree hierarchy. Some of the features include:
o   Post/unpost database entities on the model view
o   Drag and drop support for certain tree items
o   Context sensitive pop menu
o   Collapse/Expand tree nodes
o   Context sensitive popup menus with right mouse clicks
o   Search through tree items using text labels
o   Sort tree child items in alphabetical or creation order
o   Filter display of specific items in the browser tree structure
·         One Click options: More commonly performed tasks are accessible with a single click to improve modeling efficiency
·         New Right Mouse Button options: Easier and faster access to commonly used menu items
·         New picking filter to select/unselect all items
Capability enhancements for nonlinear and failure event simulations
·         Cohesive zone modeling
·         Virtual crack closure technique
·         New nonlinear elements of Marc and MSC Nastran
·         Improved contact table support
·         Support for segment-to-segment contact method
·         Support for edge-to-edge contact and breaking glue
Following are MSC Fatigue 2012 Enhancements, which are also completely supported through the user interface.
·         Enhanced MSC Fatigue vibration fatigue and S-N and E-N capabilities based on DTLIB
·         MSC Fatigue Shaker module to predict the fatigue life of components subjected to a single input random vibration load
·         Spot Weld and seam weld durability studies
Please view the webcast at the link below to learn more about the new capabilities. You can also review the documentation available at SimCompanion.