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Error generating *.fo6 files; analysis failure

Error generating *.fo6 files; analysis failure

Error generating *.fo6 files; analysis failure

Good day all,

I am a student currently using "Patran 2019 feature pack 1 (student edition)" and Nastran.

I am fairly new to MSC Patran/Nastran, so I followed this youtube tutorial on how to install it: https://youtu.be/ARe5R6eR0VM?list=PLI39KM_btemwwh_...

In the video, he also does a patch test to see if the software is working as expected. After analysing my model, the command window (Nastran) gave me an error message of "The system cannot find the file specified".
See screenshot below:

After reading forums in an attempt to solve this problem, I saw that several users refer to checking the *.fo6 files. To my understanding, these files are generated by Nastran. When looking in the folder where my model was created, I saw no *.fo6 files. The only files available to me are:

Since Patran couldn't contact the solver, I tried to directly run the &.bdf file in Nastran. This is where I also received several errors relating to missing files such as

I then thought that I merely didn't correctly install the program, so I uninstalled and reinstalled Patran/Nastran Student Edition.
This did not solve the problem

Here are my files:
BDF: https://files.engineering.com/getfile.aspx?folder=...
DB: https://files.engineering.com/getfile.aspx?folder=...

Thank you for helping!
Kind regards,


RE: Error generating *.fo6 files; analysis failure

Did you resolve this issue? What was in the .log file?

RE: Error generating *.fo6 files; analysis failure

I notice you are running the job under the "Program Files" directory. This is never a good idea as you can mess up all sorts of installations in that area. That said, I think your problem is probably linked to the fact that the directory name has a space in it, i.e. Program Files contains a space.

Try creating a directory (not under "Program Files") in some user area and make sure none of the directory names (of filenames for that matter) contains a space - use _ or - as you did with the NaPa_SE name.


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