Evaluation Plots

Plot a 2D chart of the input variable and output response values for each run in an Optimization exploration.

  1. From the Design Explorer ribbon, Evaluate tool group, click the Results Explorer tool.

    Tip: To find and open a tool, press Ctrl+F. For more information, see Find and Search for Tools.
    The Results Explorer browser opens.
  2. In the Results Explorer browser, click the Evaluation Plot icon .
  3. From the Entity list, select the design variable and/or output response (objective or constraint) to plot along the y-axis.
    The x-axis represents the run numbers.
  4. Analyze the plot.
    The Evaluation plot includes every run in the optimization, including "trial" or exploratory runs made by the optimization engine. These plots may be useful in helping to visualize the summary table, which also shows each and every run in the optimization. By contrast, the Iteration plot shows only the current "best" run values as the optimization engine homes in on the optimal design.