In SOLIDWORKS Simulation, you can display results in plots and graphs. However, it can sometimes be difficult to interpret these plots as there could be many data points that are close to each other. This article will discuss three quick ways to zoom in on your SOLIDWORKS Simulation graph or plots to better view hard to interpret regions. I will also speak to the cons of each method so that you can best determine which option works best for you.
Below is an example of a response graph from an analysis. As you can see, there is a section in the center of the plot where the data points are close together. We’ll take a look at that section in this plot and talk about three methods that can be used to make it clearer to interpret.
A very simple and straightforward method is to just drag the graph window to make it bigger. Although this is very easy and convenient to do, there are a few cons to this method:
Another fast and easy method is to use the Ctrl key on your keyboard to zoom in on the graph.
To use this method, hold down the CTRL key, and with your cursor, draw a box around the area to which you would like to zoom.
The image on the left shows the box selection around the data points in which I am interested. The image on the right shows the plot zoomed-in after applying this method. As you can see, it does zoom into the area that I want but I lose my axes, making it very difficult to understand the results of the plot.
The best method would be to modify the plot using the chart properties. Here is how you do this:
Those are three ways to zoom into a SOLIDWORKS Simulation graph. Check out more tutorials below.
About Derrick Franklin
Derrick is an Engineering Manager in Northern California. He assists in both pre-sales and post-sales capacities for the SOLIDWORKS software as well as serves as an Enterprise PDM Product Specialist. Derrick received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University and has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. He is also a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and a Certified PDM Professional.
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