Create, Edit, and Display Marker Plots

Use the Marker tool to visualize result data by adding text on entities by ID and value, allowing for easy reference of result values on selected entities. Marker plots can be created using any scalar data, including components or invariants of vector or tensor results (for example: vonMises stress, displacement magnitude).

  1. From the Post ribbon, click the Marker tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. Select a marker plot using the drop-down menu on the guide bar.
  3. Optional: Click the Create Marker satellite icon to define a new marker plot.

    Figure 2.
  4. Optional: To review and edit the current plot definition, click on the guide bar.
  5. Select elements or nodes to apply the plot.
    By default, the plot is applied to the selected entities.
  6. Click Plot to display the markers.
  7. Click one of the following:
    • - Save changes and exit the tool
    • - Clear the plot
    • - Exit the tool without saving changes
  8. Optional: To turn on/off entity ID and multi-line text, select the entity in the browser and edit the definition.
  9. Optional: To edit numeric format and precision, right-click on the marker legend to select from the context menu or select it from the entity definition.
  10. Optional: To change the color of the marker, edit it from the marker legend or entity definition.
  • Plots are based on the current load case and step, which can be reviewed and updated from the status bar or the browser.
  • Existing plots can also be displayed or cleared using the plot icons in the Results Browser.
  • Editing the definition for a displayed plot will automatically update the graphics. For large models, editing the plot definition may be faster if the plot is not displayed.
  • All values displayed are the same as the Contour plot.