The Define Acceleration Plot PropertyManager allows you to plot acceleration results for linear and nonlinear dynamic studies.
To display this PropertyManager, run a dynamic study. Rightclick Results and select Define Acceleration Plot.
Display
Component  Select an acceleration component
Directions are based on the global coordinate system.


Units  Select a unit for the acceleration plot. 
Advanced Options
Show as vector plot  Generates a vector plot where a vector is plotted at each node to show the magnitude and direction of the selected component.
You can control the size and density of the vectors in a vector plot using the Vector Plot Options PropertyManager.

Show PSD value  When checked, the PSD values are shown for a particular solution step. Otherwise, the RMS values across the whole frequency range are shown. 
Plot Step
Plot for Single Step  Select this option to plot the results at the selected solution step.  
Displays the time corresponding to the selected solution step.  
Displays the frequency corresponding to the selected plot step. Available for harmonic and random vibration studies.  
Plot Step  Sets the solution step number for the plot.  
Plot Bounds across All Steps  Select this option to plot extreme values regardless of the solution step they occur at. Select one of the following:
Acceleration results are available for nodes only.

Deformed Shape
If checked, the selected acceleration component is plotted on the deformed shape of the model.
Automatic  Displays the default Scale Factor that the program uses to scale the largest deformation to 10% of the largest dimension of the smallest box that surrounds the model. 
True scale  Displays the actual deformed shape of the model (Scale Factor is 1.0). 
User defined  Allows you to enter your own Scale Factor . In most cases, a larger scale factor helps to appreciate the deflection. 
Property
Include title text  Type a custom title for the plot. 
Associate plot with name view orientation  Associate a predefined view orientation with the active plot. 