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Default Options - Plot - Nonlinear Study

Sets default result templates (folders and plots) for nonlinear studies. You can include plots of different types in one or more folders with customized names.

When you run a study that does not have any existing result plots, the software creates the folders and plots as specified in this page. If you run a study that has valid or invalid plots, the existing plots are updated regardless of the settings specified in this page.

To define a result template:

  1. Click Simulation, Options, Default Options.

  2. Expand Default Plots, under Plot.

    1. To add a new results folder, right-click Nonlinear Study Results and select Add New Folder.

A new results folder appears under Nonlinear Study Results with a default name. Type a new name or click anywhere to accept the default name.

The maximum number of result folders is five.

    1. To add a plot, right click a results folder and select Add New Plot.

A new plot appears in the results folder. You may not change the name here, but you can rename the plot in the study level.

To delete a plot or a results folder, right-click their icon and select Delete.

    1. Select the type of plot from the Results type drop-down menu, and the plot component from the Results component drop-down menu.

Results type

Results component

Nodal Stress

nodal stress component

Elemental Stress

elemental stress component


displacement component

Nodal Strain

nodal strain component

Elemental Strain

elemental strain component

You can add default plots as desired.

  1. Click OK.

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