In this exercise you will perform the following tasks.
■ Access MSC⁄PATRAN and run a Session File.
■ Move, resize and iconify windows and forms.
■ Become familiar with Screen Picking.
■ Become familiar with the on-line help utility.
In this exercise you will access MSC⁄PATRAN, create an MSC⁄PATRAN
database, and run a prepared Session file. The Session file will create an
MSC⁄PATRAN model that you will use throughout this exercise. Next you
will practice moving, resizing and iconifying the graphic viewport and
menu forms. You will also learn to use the on-line help utility.
Since the emphasis of this first exercise is learning the fundamentals of
MSC⁄PATRAN, small discussions will be interspersed throughout the
lesson to describe the general format and operation of MSC⁄PATRAN.
In your xterm window type p3.
You should see various status messages being printed in the xterm window.
After a short time the following MSC⁄PATRAN menus will appear.
The Main Form,
Initially all selections within the Main Form are ghosted except the File
selection. Typically when an option does not pertain to the task you are
performing, MSC⁄PATRAN ghosts that selection, to make it easier for you
to choose the viable options. For example, move the mouse cursor to the
File selection in the Main Form and click the left mouse button. In the pull-
down menu that appears only the operations that pertain to the
manipulating databases are active, since the first thing you must do when
starting MSC⁄PATRAN is access a database.
Open a new database named exercise_1.db.
New Database Name
$# Session file patran.ses.01 started recording at 25-Dec-95 03:38:15
$# Recorded by MSC/PATRAN Release 7.5 12/25/95 03:36:58 PM
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