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. Right-click Results and select Define Acceleration Plot.
|Component||Select an acceleration component
Directions are based on the global coordinate system.
|Units||Select a unit for the acceleration plot.|
|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 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.
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.|
|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.|