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.

In order to avoid unnecessary risks to both our staff and customers in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are not currently holding any in-person training courses or workshops. As an alternative, we are pleased to be able to offer some online training options. Currently scheduled web-based open training courses are listed on the page below, as well as links to a series of introductory training videos. For client-specific training, or for any other information, please get in touch with us at Thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Orcina training

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 are now also offered online, and the content and duration can be tailored to suit client requirements. 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.

Course Requirements

Course requirements for client specific training will vary, and will be discussed and agreed at the initial planning stage.

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 (4x half-day sessions for online delivery) are aimed at elementary/intermediate level and are intended to give a general introduction to the software. They follow a standard course that has been developed by Orcina over a number of years. For more details please download the syllabus.

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

As an alternative to the open training course, we have a series of videos that follow a similar syllabus.

Course Requirements

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

  • a CD reader or USB port which is needed to install the software
  • a USB port for the software security key which we will provide
  • microsoft Excel in order to use the OrcaFlex automation facilities
  • administrator rights are essential if OrcaFlex has not been pre-installed

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

Course Fee [ PP ]
Introduction to OrcaFlex
12th, 13th, 19th & 20th Oct 2021
Online - 4x four-hour sessions timed to suit US-based participants (9-11am and 12-2pm Central each day)

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.

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

Course Requirements

Attendees should bring a laptop on which OrcaFlex has 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.

Course Fee [ PP ]
Sorry, there are no current dates available for this course. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when dates become available.