I uitize the Post Processing Criteria utility, to assess locations in my model, where it is possible, the allowable Hot Spot Stress Range has been exceeded. Hot Spot Stress is based on assessment of Nodal Stress Values, some distance from a weld location and then linearly extrapolated back to the weld toe. Criteria stress values may not be assessed on the basis of Nodal Stresses and Nodal Data may not be output to the Data Table unless one creates a vector of nodal stresses, which assigns a singular value to each node. This requires additional work, which it seems to me is unecassary, also, in the Criteria mode, one cannot even query nodal stress values but only elemental stress values.
It would be useful to have the Criteria assessment capability expanded.