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T.1 Annotating the displacements

Annotation is the process of displaying the displacement values on the screen.

  1. Select the Displacements page in the Postprocessing page control bar.

    The diagram displayed is the node deflection diagram for load case 1 (DEAD + LIVE).

  2. On the Results ribbon tab, select the Annotate tool in the Configuration group.

    The Annotation dialog opens.

  3. From the Ranges tab, select All.
    Tip: If you want to annotate deflection for just a few nodes, specify the node numbers in the node list.
  4. Select the Node tab and then check the Resultant option.

    The resultant is the square root of sum of squares of values of X, Y and Z displacements.

  5. Click the Annotate. The values appear on the structure.
  6. Click Close.

    The deflected shape diagram for load case 1

    Tip: You can exaggerate the deflected shape by reducing the Deflection scale in the Diagrams dialog Scales tab.