Create a Plot from the Job Summary Tab

You can generate plots from the Job Summary tab for both running and completed jobs.

From the Job Summary tab, you can select result files to visualize plots and animations by selecting the parameters from the TOC. You can save the plot parameters as templates, generate, save, export, and compare plots.

Plots which are generated for running jobs will automatically refresh at specified time intervals. The default time interval, (one minute) can be set in the Preferences panel.

  1. In the Jobs tab, click a job to view its summary.
    The Summary tab is displayed. By default, the contents of the job output file is displayed in the Text viewer.

    Summary Tab
    Figure 1. Summary Tab
  2. Select a result file from the File drop down list.
    The contents of the result file is displayed in the Text viewer and the Plot viewer is displayed.
  3. Click the Plot viewer.
    The plot TOC is displayed.

    Plot TOC
    Figure 2. Plot TOC
  4. Optional: Enter a name for Plot Title.
  5. Optional: Enter a name for X-Axis Title.
  6. Optional: Enter a name for Y-Axis Title.
  7. 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.
  8. Optional: Click Subcase and select the required load case.
    Note: By default, the first entry in the subcase list is considered for a plot.
  9. 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.
  10. Click OK.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Click Plot.
    The plot result is displayed.

    Plot Result View
    Figure 5. Plot Result View
    Tip: Click to return to the plot TOC to modify the plot parameters.
    Tip: Click the Last Submitted drop down list to apply other template.