
Plane,
Axis or Coordinate System 
Select a reference plane, an axis,
or a coordinate system to plot stress. Used for directional
components only. This option does not apply to composite
shells.


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. 