Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-3 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 REVERTING YOUR DATABASE Reverting to the original database allows you to eliminate the changes you have made in the current modeling session Reverting to original database occurs if revert_enabled is set to TRUE in the setting.pcl file Edit file manually Or set Enable Revert Operation to on, then, close the database
Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-4 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 REBUILDING A DATABASE USING A JOURNAL FILE Run MSC.Patran, but do not open a database Select Rebuild from File/Utilities Select a journal file of choice Apply
Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-5 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 GENERATING HARDCOPY PLOTS Choice of printing single or multiple viewports or XY windows on a single page or multiple pages. Supported drivers: CGM, HPGL, HPGL/2, Patran Hard, PS, EPS.
Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-6 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 GENERATING GRAPHICS FILES Choice of creating variety of types of graphic files for viewport or XY window. Supported file formats: BMP, JPEG, MPEG, PNG, TIFF, VRML.
Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-7 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 CUSTOMIZATION FILES For Unix OS, add printers by editing the p3_printers.def file p3_printers.def file is located in the $p3_home directory, e.g. /msc/patran2002 Customize printer options by copying the p3_printers.def file to your local or home directory The Patran search path is.,~, $p3_home p3 toolbar.def and p3quickpick.def files are available to customize the toolbar (add icons) and quickpick pulldown menu, respectively.
Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-8 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 ADVANCED START-UP FILES NameEditLocationComments settings.pclASCII edit with System Editor Working directories, home, or p3_home Settings for MSC.Patran variables (hardware or software imaging, automatic refresh of viewports, plotter parameters, options for warning messages, etc.) p3prolog.pcl P3midilog.pcl p3epilog.pcl ASCII edit with system Editor Working directories, home, or p3_home PCL files read at MSC.Patran start- up are used to pre-define PCL variables, precompile PCL functions, and create user-defined or customized widgets template.dbBinary edit within MSC.Patran p3_home (default)A pristine database that is copied when a new database is created. Can be preloaded with desired settings, selections, data, etc. base.dbBinary edit within MSC.Patran P3_homeIdentical to template.db, but database contains no analysis preferences. Many times this database is used to make a template database with a reduced set of analysis preferences.
Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-9 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 CHOICE OF DATABASE TEMPLATE Can change which template is copied to be new database By default, MSC.Patran looks in the p3_home directory/folder, e.g. /msc/patran2001r3 Allows you to select a different template database, eg. base.db Select Change Template button
Copyright ® 2000 MSC.Software Results S17-10 PAT301, Section 17, October 2003 EXERCISE Perform Workshop 20 Connecting Rod Using 3D Elements From Sweep in your exercise workbook.