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Probing Results

In many cases, you may want to know the numerical value of the plotted field at a particular location. Use the probe tool to display the numerical value of the plotted field at the closest node or element's center to the point of clicking. You can graph the results or save them to a file.

To probe a result plot at selected locations:

  1. Activate the desired plot.

  2. Click Probe (Simulation Result Tools toolbar) or Simulation, Result Tools, Probe or right-click the plot in the Simulation study tree and select Probe .

  3. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select At Location.

  4. Select locations on the model and view the results in the graphics area and under Results in the PropertyManager.

  5. Click .

To probe a result plot at sensor locations:

  1. Activate the desired plot.

  2. Click Probe (Simulation Result Tools toolbar) or Simulation, Result Tools, Probe or right-click the plot in the Simulation study tree and select Probe .

  3. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select From Sensors. You must first define sensors before this option becomes active.

  4. Under Results, select a sensor name from Sensor List.

  5. View the results in the graphics area and under Results in the PropertyManager.

  6. Click .

When probing results from sensor locations defined at coordinates, the location of the nearest node is used instead of the exact location of the sensor.

To probe a result plot on selected entities:

  1. Activate the desired plot.

  2. Click Probe (Simulation Result Tools toolbar) or Simulation, Result Tools, Probe or right-click the plot in the Simulation study tree and select Probe .

  3. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select On selected entities.

  4. Under Results, select entities for Faces, Edges, Vertices and click Update.

  5. View the results in the graphics area and under Results in the PropertyManager.

  6. Click .

Related Topics

Probing Mesh Plots

Probing Section Plots

Graphing Probed Results



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