Create a Plot Template from Files Tab

Create a plot template, a customized shortcut to view plot results.

You can view multiple plot result files for the same result type parameters. Create a plot template that includes plot result parameters pre-populated for you - streamlining the process of viewing the plot results.
  1. Click Files located in the top left-corner of the page.
    All your model and job files are displayed.
  2. Right-click a plot file and then click Open With > Plot TOC.

    Figure 1. Plot TOC Menu
    The Table of Contents (TOC) is displayed.
  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. Enter a name for the Template Name.
  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.

    Figure 2. 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. Select the required parameters for Y-Axis from the Result Type, Request and Component sections.
    Figure 3. Select Plot Parameters
    The selected components are added as X-axis and Y-axis variables.
    Note: Click to clear the Y-axis selections.
  12. Click Save As to save the plot template.
    In this example, The plot template: PropertyVsMomentum is categorized under All Templates since the plot result file is accessed from the Files tab and the result file doesn't have any solver information.
    The new plot template is displayed in the left pane.

  13. Optional: Choose one of the following:
    • Click Set Template as Default check box to set the template as a default template.
      Note: If a default template is set for a result file then RVS will display the plot result directly. If the set default template doesn't match the result file, the plot TOC is displayed with a message to select another valid template.
    • Click Save to update the plot template.