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Define Velocity Plot

The Define Velocity Plot PropertyManager allows you to plot velocity results for linear and nonlinear dynamic studies.


  • Units . Select a unit for the velocity plot.

Advanced Options

  • 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 one solution step.

  •  . Displays the time corresponding to the selected solution step.

  • . Displays the frequency corresponding to the selected solution 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.

    • 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.

Velocity results are available for nodes only.

Deformed Shape

If checked, the selected velocity 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).

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


  • Include title text. If checked, type a custom title for the plot.

  • Associate plot with name view orientation. Allows you to associate a predefined view orientation with the active plot.

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