To read a PATRAN Neutral file zoned by named components (that is, a file in which you have grouped nodes with the same specified group name), use the File/Import/PATRAN/Neutral File... menu item.
File Import PATRAN Neutral File...
Selecting this menu item invokes the Select File dialog box. Specify the name of the .neu, .out, or .pat PATRAN Neutral file to be read. The solver reads grid information from the PATRAN Neutral file. For information about importing PATRAN Neutral files, see Section 6.3.8.
To read a PATRAN Result File, use the File/Import/PATRAN/Result File... menu item.
File Import PATRAN Result File...
In the Select File dialog box, specify the name of the PATRAN Result File to be read.