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Results window

Select Window | Results to access this window.

The results window lists all available simulation outputs (refer to simulation output settings) and typically acts as the main control when browsing, plotting and creating tables after a simulation completed.

Results from a simulation are delivered in a folder with the date and type of simulation. When you run multiple simulations (see scenarios, one folder for each simulation will appear with the name of the scenario.

Within the folder, results are organised by sub-system. Click the + symbol next to the name to expand folders.

When a new simulation is started, all results from the previous simulation are removed. Charts and tables will automatically update with the latest simulation results. However, if you wish to save results between simulations you can do so by creating archives (see below). This way you can compare results from different simulations.

It is also possible to export or import simulation results; see Importing and exporting data.

Quick view

When outputs are selected a table and a chart is created automatically. The name of the chart or table is named quick view. If you find this feature annoying, you can turn it off by clicking the quick view title bar buttons (see below). Keep the CTRL key pressed while selecting outputs to include several outputs in the same chart or table.

Archives

Archives can be created by right-clicking a simulation result and choosing Create archiveā€¦ from the menu that appears. You will be asked for a name for the archive, and you will see how the symbol next to the result changes.

The archive will remain when you run a new simulation. This way you can plot results from both the latest simulation and the archive in the same chart. If you want to compare results, the compare table might come in handy!

Title bar

The title bar has short-cuts for common tasks:

Turns quick view on or off for charts. For probabilistic simulations with many iterations, automatic quick views will make browsing simulation results unpleasant.
Turns quick view on or off for tables.

Searching

The drop down lists below the title bar can be used to search for blocks with specific properties. Click the More button for more search options.

Search Type the name, or part of the name, that you are looking for.
Type Select the type of block or - All types - to ignore the type.
Indices Select an index (for instance a material) to display outputs relevant to this index. Select - Scalar - to display only results with no dependencies.

Menu

To display the menu, right click anywhere inside the window. Note that the options to create charts and tables only appear if you have selected a simulation output.

Time chartCreate a time chart with the currently selected outputs.
Scatter chartCreate a scatter chart with the currently selected outputs.
HistogramCreate a histogram chart with the currently selected outputs. Only available for outputs with probabilistic data.
Tornado chartCreate a tornado chart with the currently selected outputs. Only available for outputs with probabilistic data.
Correlation pie chartCreate a correlation pie chart with the currently selected outputs. Only available with the sensitivity analysis toolbox.
Correlation time chartCreate a correlation time chart with the currently selected outputs. Only available with the sensitivity analysis toolbox.
MorrisCreate a Morris chart with the currently selected outputs. Only available with the sensitivity analysis toolbox.
Time tableCreate a time table with the currently selected outputs.
Index tableCreate an index table with the currently selected outputs.
Compare tableCreate a compare table with the currently selected outputs.
Statistics tableCreate a statistics table with the currently selected outputs. Only available for outputs with probabilistic data.
Correlations tableCreate a correlation table with the currently selected outputs. Only available for outputs with probabilistic data.
Raw data tableCreate a raw data table with the currently selected outputs. Only available for outputs with probabilistic data.
Correlations overviewCreate a correlation overview table? with the currently selected outputs. Only available with the sensitivity analysis toolbox
Edit...Edit the block behind the selected simulation output (if available). You can also double-click an output to edit the block.
Create archive...Make an archive of the selected simulation results. Refer to the Archives section above for more information about archives.
Delete archive...Delete the selected archive.
Export results...Export results to a text file. See Exporting and importing data.
Import results...Import results from a text file. See Exporting and importing data.
Export to Excel...Export the selected results to an Excel file. See Exporting and importing data.

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