23 August - 25 August
- Overview of the system facilities: Functional areas. Procedures and options. Commands and menus. Graphical environments;
- CAD Modeler: Creating models fast and easy using CAD functions. Generating Joints, Members, Finite Elements. Meshing functions. Checking the model for modelling mistakes. Generating Loads and combining them. Representation of the results;
- Structural Modelling: Constructing, editing and checking the structural model using GTMenu. Database and input file. Automatic model generation. Generation of loading conditions. Display operations. View management and annotation. Animation. Configuration of options. Display of analysis and design procedures results. Data base management. Finite element types;
- Modelling Fundamentals: Definition of Geometry. Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical reference system. Global and local Reference systems. Individual and group specification. Definition of connectivity. Member and element incidences. Individual and group specification. The boundary conditions. Direct and generalized joint constraints. Mechanical and geometrical element parameters. The loading definition. Independent and dependent loadings.