Ive progressed with FEmap alot recently and now want to move into charting.
For example I have a structure that is loaded and a curve at the base.
The stress along the curve changes greatly. I would like to plot this.
x axis = element/node position along some curve
y axis = stress value at that point.
Ive not got anywhere on this so far.
Seems to be possible. Already checked the Help files ? : section 7.2.4 Tools, Charting
Or maybe try the Femap Example "Using Post-Processing", there is shown how to generate an XY plot.
I've made groups of elements and them used the group to do the plot.
Seems to be a good first step.
The element IDs still arrange themselves according to ID number as opposed to relative position along an entity.
It also doesnt seem to like using cylindrical coordinates.
Back to the drawing board.
I am sure that charting in FEMAP will be improved in the near future, the FEMAP guys are rewritten all the postprocessing portion of FEMAP and when the POWER GRAPHICS will be finished then we will see great improvements in many aspect of postprocessing in FEMAP, one will be that "simply task" like generating an XYPlots of the vonMises Nodal Stress result along a curve, in the future I am sure that all you will need is pick the curve and all will be done, automatically.
But for now, well, this is a little tricky, excessively complex for novice users, but once you understand the process you will realize the power of FEMAP. Here you are ONE-WAY (you can have others, this is the good of FEMAP) to make plots of results in curves:
And finally, in the MODEL INFO tree, under FUNCTIONS click with right mouse button (RMB) on top of the newly created function and select SHOW, you will see automatically your function plotted in the CHARTING window, OK?.
Hello Blas Molero, thanks for your answer. By repeating your actions sometimes the menu COLUMNS TO SHOW missing the point What actions should be executed so that it appears?.
If you plot NODAL (not elemental) results, then you will see the colum "OUT-Nodal-Contour":