If geometry is not associated to the FEM connecting element faces can be found by using the following tool:
o In Patran -> Loads/BCs Tab
o Create -> Total Load OR Pressure
o Select Application Region, change to FEM, -> Auto Select
o Select a reference face (such as one in a cylinder) and increase the tolerance for Adjacent Normals
o Click Overwrite and then copy your list of element faces List to find associated nodes
- Will only find FREE element faces. Cannot find element faces if you join components via matched mesh for example.