Graph - Optimization/Convergence Summary

The Graph button inside the Summary window allows you to open a simple X-Y plot and browse the dynamic convergence of various variables displayed in the Summary window.

Figure 1. Optimization Summary Graph Button

The Graph function is available only when convergence data are available, and it provides a graphical way to visualize the convergence process.

Hovering over any point on the graph displays the iteration number and the tracked variable value and possibly grid/element identification number if applicable.

Four buttons at the left bottom corner of graph window enable you to:
  • (Lin) or (Log) switch between Linear and Log-Linear plot. In Log mode the sign of traced variable is removed (all values are treated as non-negative)
  • (<) and (>) zoom plot on the left or right range of values
  • (x) reset to full range of values