
Plane, Axis or Coordinate System 
Select a reference plane, an axis, or a coordinate system to plot stress. Used for directional components only.


Show as vector plot 
Generates a vector plot where a vector is plotted at each node to show the magnitude and direction of the selected component. You can control the size and density of the vectors in a vector plot using the Vector Plot Options PropertyManager. Available for directional stress components only.


Show as tensor plot 
Available only for von Mises stress (VON). The three principal stresses at nodes or at element centers are shown.


Render the thickness for shells (slower) 
Displays the stress results on shell bodies using a 3D representation of the shells. Stress results at the top and bottom shell faces are shown. Results are linearly interpolated across the shell thickness. The shell body is displayed with the thickness value defined in the Shell Definition PropertyManager. The shell thickness orientation is displayed with relation to the midsurface of the shell as defined by the offset value in the Shell Definition PropertyManager.


Show plot only on selected entities 
Generates plots only for the selected entities. 

Select faces for the plot 
Select the faces to view results. 

Select bodies for the plot 
Select the bodies to view results. 

Display symmetric results 
Available for models with symmetry restraints or cyclic symmetry.
Select to view the stress values for the whole model. The results are mirrored about the planes of symmetry for models where you analyze
half, a quarter, or oneeighth of the actual geometry.
For cyclic symmetry, results are
repeated cyclically about the defined axis of revolution.


Node Values 
Generates nodal stress plots. Linear interpolation is used to generate a smooth plot.


Element Values 
Generates stresses at centers of elements (one value/color for each element).


Average results across boundary for parts 
Averages results at the common nodes between two components in the assembly.
