Change the Hotspot Search Criteria

  1. From the Query tools, click the Hotspot tool.

    Figure 1.
    The Hotspot Finder guide bar is displayed.
  2. Open the Hotspot Finder dialog by clicking on the guide bar.
  3. Review the hotspot search settings in the Search Criteria tab.

    Figure 2.
    Note: In the HyperView-Upfront Loader (HV-UL) profile, there is an additional button located at the top of the dialog to pick a contour definition.
  4. Optional: To find hotspots from a specific set of entities instead of all displayed entities by default, use the entity selector to first choose the type of entities (Assemblies, Components, Elements, Materials, Nodes, Properties, or Systems) and then pick the entities from the screen or using the advanced selection method.
  5. Optional: You can choose to ignore the elements from your selection by their configuration (type) or by specific sets during the hotspot search. Start by expanding the Ignore Elements options in the dialog.

    Figure 3.
    • Use the Select Types button to choose the element configurations to be ignored.

    Figure 4.
    Use the Select Sets button to choose any element set to be ignored.
    Figure 5.
    1. You can also choose to Skip Adjacent Levels of elements attached to the ignore element types.
      By default, no element types or sets are chosen to be ignored.
  6. Optional: Apply a threshold for hotspot values by using a Result Value Filter.
    You can choose from Greater than, Less than, Within Range, Out of Range, and None.
    By default, an 80 % of the min-max range from the current legend is used with Greater than filter as a threshold.
  7. Optional: Apply a tolerance around the hotspots found by using a distance-based Hotspot Separation.
    The hotspot entities will be away from each other at least by a distance equal to the value you have entered. This method uses distances between nodes, element centroids, or component centers depending on the type of result chosen.
    By default, this tolerance value is taken to be 10% of the length of the biggest diagonal in the model bounding box.
  8. Optional: Select a maximum number of hotspots to be searched and listed using the Number of Hotspots drop-down menu.

    You can choose from extreme Top, Bottom or both types of values. You can even choose to disable this filter. By default, this option looks for the Top five hotspots.

  9. Select the loadcases for hotspot selection by using the Search Loadcases option.
    By default it uses Current Loadcase. You can change this by selecting options like All Simulations, All Subcases, or Advanced Selection.

    Figure 6.
  10. You can repeat the hotspot search individually for each and every selected simulation step, component, or assembly by using the Advanced options.

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  11. Save the current hotspot query definition using the Save button.
  12. Run the hotspot search using the Find Hotspot button.
  13. Clone the current hotspot query and make modifications to the new query by clicking the + icon located on the top left of the dialog.

    Figure 8.
  14. Delete the current query using the icon.
  15. Use the List icon to navigate between saved Hotspot query definitions.
  16. Review the hotspot search results using the Review button.
  17. If the number of hotspots found exceeds 10, a warning is shown indicating that displaying so many hotspots on the screen at a time may not be useful and could take time. You can change this warning setting in the Preferences tab.