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9.5 Result Diagrams

The result diagram makes it possible to see the result distribution of objects in detail:

    • Section
    • Member
    • Set of members
    • Line
    • Line support

Select the object(s) in the work window (multiple selection by holding down the [Ctrl] key). Then, select the menu option

    • Results → Result Diagrams for Selected Sections/Members/Sets of Members/Lines/Line Supports

or use the shortcut menu of the corresponding object. For members and sets of members, the toolbar button shown on the left is also available.

A new window opens, showing the result diagrams of the selected object.

Figure 9.20 Result Diagram in Section dialog box

The Results navigator on the left manages the deformations, internal forces, stresses, strains, or support forces that appear in the result diagram. Use the list in the toolbar to select a particular load case, load combination, or result combination.

In the result diagrams for members, the numbers of the selected members are listed in the upper left corner of the window. You can also enter member numbers into the Member No. text box manually. That way you can extend, reduce, or completely reorganize the selection.

When you move the mouse along the line or member selected in the result diagram, you can see the "moving" result values for the current x-location. The location x is related to the line or member start and is indicated in the upper right corner of the window. It is also possible to manually enter a specific location x into the text box. The Fixed check box pins the pointer to the indicated location.

In the right window section, the result values are listed numerically. These values represent the results for the edge nodes as well as for the locations of the extreme values and the division points. The latter correspond to the FE mesh nodes or member divisions according to specifications set in the Global Calculation Parameters tab of the Calculation Parameters dialog box (see Figure 7.25). When lines separate two surfaces from each other, the window shows the surface results of both sides.

You can set the user-defined settings in the navigator for deformations or internal forces as default. There is a corresponding option in the navigator shortcut menu. This function is described in the following article:

The buttons in the User operations toolbar, in particular the smoothing options for support forces, lines, or sections, help you to evaluate results for civil engineering purposes.

Figure 9.21 Floating User operations toolbar

The buttons have the following meanings:

Table 9.1 Buttons of User operations toolbar

Prints result diagrams

Removes all displayed result diagrams

Maximizes result diagrams

Minimizes result diagrams

Opens the control parameters shown in Figure 9.22

Saves smoothed result diagrams

Opens the Export Table dialog box (see Figure 11.126)

Displays member results with or without rib components

Switches result diagram over column area on and off

Reverses direction x of member

Switches ordinates with maximum values on and off

Switches display of average values on and off

Opens dialog box for defining smooth ranges (Figure 9.36)

Switches display of smooth ranges on and off

Use the [Result Diagram Settings] button to open a dialog box, which provides several options for adjusting the Result Diagram window.

Figure 9.22 Result Diagram Settings dialog box