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T.3 Producing a report

Produce a report consisting of the plate principal stresses, for all plates, sorted in the order from Low to High of the Principal Maximum Stress (SMAX) for load cases 101 and 102.

Occasionally, you will need to obtain results conforming to certain restrictions, such as, say, the resultant node displacements for a few selected nodes, for a few selected load cases, sorted in the order from low to high, with the values reported in a tabular form.

  1. On the Results tab, select the Plate Cursor tool in the Selection group.

  2. Select the all the plate elements.
    Tip: Drag a window around all the elements in the view area or press <Ctrl+A>.
  3. On the Results ribbon tab, select the Reports > Principal Stresses tool in the Reports group.

    The Plate Forces dialog opens.

  4. Specify the report contents:
    1. Select the Sorting tab.
    2. Select the SMAX option in the Sort By Plate Stress group.
    3. Select List from Low to High option in the Set Sorting Order group.
    4. Clear the Absolute Values check box in the If Sorting done group.
  5. Select the load cases to use:
    1. Select the Loading tab.
    2. Select load cases 101 and 102 in the Available list and click [>] to add them to the Selected list.
  6. (Optional) You can save this report for future use,
    1. Select the Report tab
    2. Type a Title for the report.
    3. Set the Save Report check box.
  7. Click OK.

    The Plate Forces table opens to display the table of maximum principal stress with SMAX values sorted from Low to High.

  8. (Optional) To print this table, right-click anywhere within the table and select Print

To transfer the contents of this table to a Microsoft Excel file, click the Plate label in the top-left corner of the table. The entire table is selected. Right-click and select Copy from the pop-up menu. You can now paste the table contents into a Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet or other spreadsheet file.