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.

We are not currently holding any in-person training courses or workshops, but 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 contact us.

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 periodically run open training courses for OrcaFlex which are on fixed dates throughout the year and are open to any interested parties. These 2-day events (4x half-day sessions for online delivery) are aimed at beginner / 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 several years. For more details, please download the syllabus.

Open training courses are timed to suit various locations around the world, and places are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. If a specific course is of interest, please use the relevant contact details indicated in the table, or for general training enquiries, please contact us.

As an alternative to the open training course, we have a series of videos that follow a similar syllabus. Please note that these videos are under construction, so the full set is not yet available.

Course Requirements

Attendees must provide their own computer capable of running OrcaFlex – we supply the software and licences for the duration of the course. Any reasonably modern Windows computer will do, but admin rights are required for installation of the OrcaFlex software and license files. Note that Microsoft Excel is also required to be able to use the OrcaFlex automation tools.

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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.

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.

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