Software Training

Orcina have a long track record in running software training courses. These courses range from introductory level, through to project specific courses aimed at maximising productivity. Several of our clients also run OrcaFlex training courses, often covering specific application areas. These are conducted entirely independently of Orcina.

Client Specific Training

Orcina have for a long time run software training courses for our clients either at their offices or at our own offices. These training courses, including the open training syllabus and workshop formats, can be tailored to cover any of the software products which we offer. Dates are arranged on an ad-hoc basis to suit. We continue to run such courses and if they are of interest then please contact us so that we might discuss your requirements further.

Open Training

We also run Open Training courses for OrcaFlex which are open to any interested parties on fixed dates throughout the year (see below). These 2 day events, are aimed at elementary / intermediate level and will cover a standard course that has been developed by Orcina over a number of years. For more details please download the syllabus: OpenTrainingSyllabus.pdf.

The OrcaFlex Open Training schedule is below:

Location Dates
Course fee   
per person
Houston, USA 11-12 April 2019 USD 1400 Ocean Flow International office
Amsterdam, Netherlands 18-19 June 2019 GBP 800 Sheraton Amsterdam Airport

Course fees include training materials and lunch. All places on Open Training courses are reserved on a first come first served basis. If these courses are of interest, please contact Orcina (either email or phone Yvonne Morgan on +44 (0)1229 584742), unless indicated otherwise in the table.

Course Requirements

Attendees must bring their own laptops capable of running OrcaFlex - we supply the software and dongles for the duration of the course. Any reasonably modern laptop will do, but the laptop will require:

  1. A CD reader or USB port which is needed to install the software.
  2. A USB port for the software security key which we will provide.
  3. Microsoft Excel in order to use the OrcaFlex automation facilities.
  4. Administrator rights are essential in order to install the software.

For courses in Cumbria we can suggest local accommodation details, but unfortunately we cannot make the bookings on your behalf.

Python interface to OrcaFlex Workshop

We have recently developed a single day introductory workshop devoted entirely to the Python interface to OrcaFlex. This is an advanced topic that cannot reasonably be covered in our Open Training course. This workshop will cover the following broad topics:

  • Overview of OrcaFlex automation facilities.
  • Post-processing OrcaFlex analyses using Python.
  • Pre-processing OrcaFlex analyses using Python.

The workshop will be hands-on and example based. Attendees will write Python code and pre- and post-process OrcaFlex analyses. If time permits, towards the end of the day, we may be able to cover some participant suggested applications in more detail.

Location Dates
Course fee   
per person
Houston, USA 2 May 2019 USD 700 Ocean Flow International office
Ulverston, UK 9 May 2019 GBP 400 Orcina office

If you are interested in attending, please contact Orcina (either email or phone Yvonne Morgan on +44 (0)1229 584742).

Course Requirements

Attendees should bring a laptop on which OrcaFlex and Python have been installed. We will, prior to the workshop, provide downloads for OrcaFlex, training licence files and a portable Python installation. We will supply an OrcaFlex dongle on the day.

Attendees must have experience of using of OrcaFlex, but do not need prior experience of Python.