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Graphing Results of Multi-Step Solution Studies

Time-Varying Solutions

After running a study with time-varying solution steps, such as nonlinear, drop test, or modal time history, you can generate 2-D graphs of the desired result at selected model locations.

For transient thermal studies, use the probe tool to create thermal time history graphs at certain locations.

To define a time history graph:

  1. In the Simulation study tree, right-click the Results folder and select Define Time History Plot.

The Time History Graph PropertyManager appears.

  1. Under Response, select the locations (nodes) at which you want to graph the desired result.

Vertices under Predefined locations are set in the Sensors PropertyManager.

To de-select a node, click on it in the list.

  1. If applicable, under X-Axis, do the following:

    1. Select an item to graph in Component .

    2. Select an item in Units to define the units of the graph.

  2. If applicable, under Y-Axis, do the following:

    1. Select an item to graph in Component .

    2. Select an item in Units to define the units of the graph.

  3. If applicable, under X-Axis Range (Time), set a time interval and the resolution of intermediate time steps for the graph.

  4. Click .

Frequency-Varying Solutions

After running a study with frequency-varying solution steps, such as harmonic or random vibration, you can generate 2D frequency response graphs of the desired result at selected model locations.

To define a frequency response graph:

  1. In the Simulation study tree, right-click the Results folder and select Define Response Graph

The Response Graph PropertyManager appears.

  1. Under Response, select the locations (nodes) at which you want to graph the desired result.

Vertices under Predefined locations are set in the Sensors PropertyManager.

To de-select a node, click on it in the list.

  1. Under Y-Axis, do the following:

  1. Select an item to graph in Component .

  2. Select an item in Units to define the units of the graph.

  1. If applicable, under X-Axis Range (Frequency), set a frequency interval and the resolution of intermediate frequency steps for the graph.

  1. Click .



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