Importing Patran Files

To import a mesh from an Patran format file

  1. Select File and then Import.
  2. Select the file to be imported.
  3. Select Patran from the Files of type drop-down menu.
  4. Click Open. A new window will appear.
  5. Optionally select any appropriate specifications from this window.
  6. Click Finish.

Import Patran '<neutral_filename>'

Import Patran Mesh Geometry '<neutral_filename>' [Use [Feature_Angle <angle>] [Linear|Gradient|Quadratic|Spline] ]

See Importing Exodus II Files for a description of the import options.

For more information on the Patran file format, see their website at