Beams and Frames: Analysis
The active study can be solved by pressing Solve from ribbon tab. If the solution succeeds the FEA results dialog opens. With the functions of dialog the visualization of results can be modified.
Change the stress plot
 The presented stress plot can be changed from the Stress plot list of FEA results dialog.
 Descriptions of different stress plots are listed in the table below
Stress plot  Unit  Description 

Axial force N  kN  Force in the direction of beam axis 
Torsion moment MT  kNm  Force about the direction of beam axis 
Bending moment MY  kNm  Bending moment about the first main direction of cross section 
Bending moment MZ  kNm  Bending moment about the second main direction of cross section 
Shear force QY  kN  Shear force in the first main direction of cross section 
Shear force QZ  kN  Shear force in the second main direction of cross section 
Normal stress  MPa  Normal stress in the direction of beam axis is calculated as follows:

Von Mises stress  MPa  Von Mises stress is calculated from normal and shear stress components with following formula . In the formula, σ is normal stress in the direction of beam axis and τ are shear stresses in the main directions of cross section. Shear stresses are composed of
Von Mises stress calculation is inaccurate because the distribution of shear stress in the cross section area is not precisely known. In most cases it gives a bit too high value. 
Displacement D  mm  Displacement resultant of beam neutral axis 
Displacement DY  mm  Displacement in the first main direction of cross section 
Displacement DZ  mm  Displacement in the second main direction of cross section 
Twist  mrad  Twist of beam axis 
Visualize displacements
 The displacements of structure can be visualized by dragging Displacements slider.
 The displacements of structure is shown in 3d model.
Note!
The visualization of displacements is not shown in real scale. The displacements are shown exaggerated.
Modify the visualization of results
Change results display
 Results display can be selected as Colored or Diagram.
 The scale of diagrams can be modified by setting Scale factor.
Show support reactions
 Set Show support forces on. Support force components are shown on supported nodes in unit kN.
 The coordinate system for shown support force components can be selected as local coordinate system of node or global coordinate system of 3d model.
 Set Show support moments on. Support moment components are shown on supported nodes in unit kNm.
 The coordinate system for shown support moment components can be selected as local coordinate system of node or global coordinate system of 3d model.
Show connected nodes
 Set Show connected nodes on. The linked nodes and the main nodes of active study are shown.
Hide profiles
 Set Hide profiles on when diagram results display is selected. The geometry of parts in active study is hidden.
 Nodes and neutral axes of parts are shown instead of geometry of parts.
Rotate representation plane
 Rotate representation plane option is possible for stress plots which direction can not be expressed with the directions of cross section main directions. These stress plots are
 Axial force N
 Torsion moment MT
 Normal stress
 Von Mises stress
 Displacement D
 Twist
When Rotate representation plane option is turned on and some of the stress plots above is selected, the representation plane of diagram is aligned with the first main direction of the cross section.
By default the representation plane of diagram is aligned with the second main direction of the cross section.
 The global directions for shear forces QY, QZ and displacements DY, DZ can be seen from the vertical axis of diagram.
 The global directions of bending moments MY and MZ can be seen from the normal of representation plane.
Save view
 The results view can be saved by pressing Save view. The background color can be changed to white if wanted.