Show Analysis Results

Display and review the results of an analysis.

You can review results from the analyses that are available in the Run History dialog.

  1. Click the Foaming tab on the ribbon.
  2. Click Show Analysis Results on the Analysis icon.

  3. Select a Run, Stage, and Result Type in the Analysis Explorer.

  4. Optional: Select from the various Show options to determine what is visible for the analysis.
  5. Optional: Select from the various Callouts options to show analysis results at a point of interest on your model. The callout values apply to the currently selected run.
  6. Analyze the run.
    Tip: To see what areas on your model are under the greatest stress, select and drag the results slider. To restore the result slider's default values, click .

Show Options

Determine what is made visible in the modeling window when viewing analysis results. You can show or hide the initial shape, loads and supports, deformation, and/or contours.

Option Description Note
Show/Hide Initial Shape Show/hide the initial shape as a reference.  
Show/Hide All Loads and Supports Show/hide loads and supports. You can also show only the current loads and supports.  
Show/Hide Deformed State Show/hide the deformed shape as a reference.  
Show/Hide Contours Show/hide contours.  
  • Interpolate during animation: Animate the result contour.
  • Blended contours: Toggle between blended and nonblended contours.
  • Element contour: Show contours based on elements rather than nodes. This option is only available for results types that are based on elements.
  • Vector plot: Display the direction vectors for the displacement result type.
Show/Hide Elements Show/hide the element edges. This icon appears under the view controls in the lower left of the modeling window, but only when the Analysis Explorer is active.

Add Callouts to the Results

Call out and review values for a selected result type at points of interest on your model using the callout icons in the Analysis Explorer.

  1. Select the Show Analysis Results tool on the Analyze icon, if not already active.
  2. To create a callout at a point of interest, click in the Analysis Explorer, select a Result Type, and then click a point on your model. Box-select to see the maximum value in an area.
    Note: The callout value applies to the currently selected run.
  3. To automatically create callouts showing where the minimum and maximum values occur for a result type, select a Result Type, and then click .

  4. Optional: To display callouts in a table, click in the Analysis Explorer.

    • Selecting a row in the table also selects the callout in the modeling window.
    • To show or hide a single callout, in the Callouts table, Name column, click .
    • To show or hide all callouts, in the Analysis Explorer, click .
    • To sort the order of a column in the table, click the column header. Or you can click or to select Sort Ascending or Sort Descending.

    • To add or delete columns on the table, right-click a column header, and then select or deselect a property.

  5. To display specimens in a table, click in the Analysis Explorer.

Callout Options

Add visual callouts to show points of interest on your analysis results.

Callout Icon Description Note
Create, Show, and Hide Callouts

Select to create callouts; select to show and hide callouts.
  • Click the icon, then click a point on the model to create a callout.
  • After creating callouts, click the icon to show/hide the callouts in the modeling window.
List Callouts

Display in a table all of the callouts that have been created, with the result types and values. Each callout is specific to the selected run .

  • Click the icon to show/hide the callout in the modeling window.
  • Select a row to select the callout in the modeling window.
  • Click a column header to sort the column. Click to toggle between ascending and descending order.
  • Right-click a column header to change the result type that is shown, and to sort the order of the columns.

Min/Max Callouts

Create a callout showing where the minimum/maximum value occurs for the selected result type.
Note: When factor of safety is selected, the minimum value is shown.
  • When you click the icon, the callout is automatically generated on the model.
  • Click the min/max callout in the modeling window to create a regular callout at the same location.
Plot Display time history plots for callouts defined for structural analysis. Changes made to the Result Types option are synchronized with the setting on the Analysis Explorer. Using this option allows you to put multiple plots of mixed types on a single page. This option is only available for motion part analysis results.
Dynamic Callouts

Display the results of various result types in existing callouts.
Note: If you enable the Compare Results feature in a callout, the callout becomes static.
After creating a callout for a particular result type, click the icon, then select a different result type. The value in the callout reflects the new result type.

Animate and Record Results

Use the Animation Toolbar that appears at the bottom of the modeling window to animate and record results.

Animation Options

The animation options on the Analysis Explorer allow you to start and stop the animation and adjust basic settings.

Option Description
Play/Stop Animation Animate the selected result.
Animation Speed Change the speed of the animation.

Animation Toolbar

Use the animation toolbar to play, record, and configure the animation.

Figure 1. Animation Toolbar
Animation Settings
Click to open the Animation Settings.
Play and Record/Stop Recording
Click the button to begin recording the results; the icon changes to red to indicate that it is recording. Click the icon again to stop recording.
Start Animation/Pause Animation
Click the button to start or pause the animation. Use the arrow buttons to jump the first or last frame in the animation.
Move to First/Previous/Next/Last Step
These buttons allow you to step through the animation frame-by-frame. If you hold down the Previous or Next button, it will auto-repeat. If you want to skip frames, use the Increment By feature in the Animation Settings; hold Ctrl to temporarily override this behavior.
Drag the slider on the toolbar to view a particular point during the analysis; use the arrow keys to move frame-by-frame through the animation.
Current Step
Displays the current time or frame. You can also enter a value to go to the nearest time/frame.
Note: The animation toolbar has Previous and Next buttons with an auto-repeat feature, allowing you to step through the animation frame-by-frame by holding down the button. In addition, the Animation Settings include an option to Reverse Playback.

Animation Settings

Modify the animation settings from the animation toolbar.

Figure 2. Animation Settings
Select whether to play the animation on a continuous Loop, Once, or Bounce (between forwards and backwards). Select the check box to Reverse Playback.
Set the units for the slider to either Time or Frame.
Increment By
Increase the value in the counter to skip frames during playback. The reset button restores the default value of 1.
Drag the slider to change the speed of the animation.
Select the Range checkbox to define and starting and ending frame for the animation. This allows you to limit the playback range to just a portion of the animation, making it easier to study behaviors in more detail. You can use the Ctrl key while clicking on the Start or End icons to jump to Range Start and Range End, respectively.
Note: For motion models, you can fit plots for the selected range by using the Ctrl key while double-clicking. Also, the paths of tracers will be trimmed to honor the specified range.
Scale Factor
Enter a custom value to change the scale of the animation. Generally the scale of a displacement is too small to see clearly, so auto scaling is enabled by default.
Recording Settings
The default Auto setting gives you an estimate of the duration of the recording at 30 frames per second. If your video plays back faster than you want, select Custom Duration to change the length of the video; this will adjust the frame rate to try to achieve the specified duration. The Custom Duration has a minimum value of 1 second, and maximum value of 30 seconds.

Animation Shortcuts

To Do this
Play and pause If the Play button is active, press the Spacebar.
Increment the slider

Use the arrow keys to move frame-by-frame through the animation, or position the cursor over the slider and use the scroll wheel.

Exit tool Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.