The Define Acceleration Plot PropertyManager allows you to plot acceleration results for linear and nonlinear dynamic studies.
To display this PropertyManager, run a dynamic study. Rightclick Results and select Define Acceleration Plot.
Display

Component 
Select an acceleration component AX: X Acceleration
 AY: Y Acceleration
 AZ: Z Acceleration
 ARES: Resultant Acceleration
 BX: X Angular Acceleration (shell studies only)
 BY: Y Angular Acceleration (shell studies only)
 BZ: Z Angular Acceleration (shell studies only)
Directions are based on the global coordinate system.


Units 
Select a unit for the acceleration plot. 
Advanced Options
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.

Show PSD value 
When checked, the PSD values are shown for a particular solution step. Otherwise, the RMS values across the whole frequency range are shown. 
Plot Step

Plot for Single Step 
Select this option to plot the results at the selected solution step.



Displays the time corresponding to the selected solution step.



Displays the frequency corresponding to the selected plot step. Available for harmonic and random vibration studies.


Plot Step 
Sets the solution step number for the plot. 

Plot Bounds across All Steps 
Select this option to plot extreme values regardless of the solution step they occur at.
Select one of the following:
Maximum

Displays the maximum algebraic values (envelope plot) across all solution steps.

Minimum

Displays the minimum algebraic values (envelope plot) across all solution steps.

Absolute maximum

Displays the absolute maximum values (envelope plot ) across all solution steps.

Acceleration results are available for nodes only.

Deformed Shape
If checked, the selected acceleration component is plotted on the deformed shape of the model.
Automatic 
Displays the default Scale Factor that the program uses to scale the largest deformation to 10% of the largest dimension of the smallest box that surrounds the model.

True scale 
Displays the actual deformed shape of the model (Scale Factor is 1.0).

User defined 
Allows you to enter your own Scale Factor . In most cases, a larger scale factor helps to appreciate the deflection.

Property
Include title text 
Type a custom title for the plot.

Associate plot with name view orientation 
Associate a predefined view orientation with the active plot. 