MSC Releases Patran 2019

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, Mar 18, 2019 – MSC Software Corp., a global technology leader in CAE simulation software and services, announced Patran 2019 release with exciting new enhancements to make the user experience even better.

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Highlights of this release include:

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, and so on.

SuperGroup Support

SuperGroups are a simple 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 which is used to organize in an easy and efficient way 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 to make results more insightful. In addition to simply 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.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,400 professionals in 23 countries. For more information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit

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