Create a Plot from the Job Running Folder

A plot can be generated from a running job file. As the job progresses you can view the latest plot data of a running job.

While the job is running, the plot results are auto-refreshed every one minute and is the default time interval. This interval can be modified via the Preferences panel.
While the job is running, the processing results files are maintained on the remote PAS server. You may visualize these files from the Running Folder. The plot result file is auto-refreshed for the fixed interval of time if the job is in running state.
  1. Click any of your running jobs from the Jobs tab.
    The Running Folder is displayed.

    The Running Job Folder
    Figure 1. The Running Job Folder
  2. Right-click a plot file and then click Open With > Plot TOC.

    The plot Table of Contents (TOC) is displayed.

    Table of Contents
    Figure 2. Table of Contents
  3. Optional: Enter a name for Plot Title.
  4. Optional: Enter a name for X-Axis Title.
  5. Optional: Enter a name for Y-Axis Title.
  6. Optional: Enter a name for Template Name.
    The first time you create a plot, the default values are displayed in the TOC. If you change any parameters, click Generic Template to reset their values.
  7. Optional: Click Subcase and select the required load case.
    Note: By default, the first entry in the subcase list is considered for a plot.
  8. Optional: Click Simulation to select a simulation query.

    Plot Simulation Query Menu
    Figure 3. Plot Simulation Query Menu
    1. For Select Filter, select the appropriate filter.
    2. For From, select the appropriate value.
    3. For To, select the appropriate value.
    4. For Step, select the appropriate value.
    5. By default only 100 time steps are available for the view. Click Refresh link, to view the complete list of Time Steps.
      Note: By default, all the listed simulations in the Simulation Query is considered for a plot.
  9. Click OK.
  10. For X-Axis parameters, to choose different parameters click located to the right of the field.
    Note: By default, the first entry in the result parameters list is considered for a plot.
  11. For Y-Axis, select the required parameters from the Result Type, Request and Component sections.
    Select Plot Parameters Figure 4. Select Plot Parameters
    The selected components are added as X-axis and Y-axis variables.
    Tip: Click to clear the Y-axis selections.
  12. Optional: Click Set Template as Default check box to set this template as a default template. The next time you open result files of the same format, the template will be applied and the plot will be automatically generated.
  13. Click Plot.
    The plot is generated and displayed. The images here shows that the running job is being refreshed and displays the latest plot result files.

    The Running Job Plot Result File Data

    A message about refreshing the result file data is displayed.

    Plot Refresh

    The plot is updated with the latest data.

    Updated Plot
    Figure 5. The Running Job Plot Result File Data
    Tip: Click to return to the TOC to modify the plot parameters.