Graphical representation of the results

This functionality will display the configuration as a coloured pipeline. The configuration can be zoomed in and out, panned in any direction and rotated in any direction as well.

This mode mainly will be used to give an insight in the results like where are the largest displacements or where are the maximum stresses located. It can also be used to check input parameters.


Most functionality to be used is equal to the configuration mode, so please refer to the Common functionality where the possibilities are described in more detail.


The main difference with the configuration mode is the use of colours on the configuration. Blue colours represent low value elements, green elements have medium values and the highest value elements are red as can be seen in the 'Value histogram' below.



In the histogram the number of elements with a specific colour is indicated on the Y axis and the range of the values is on the X axis. This will give instant insight whether just a little amount of elements have high values (as is the case in this example) or a great deal of the elements are red.

Being a red element just means it has a high value, it does not automatically mean having (almost) a too high value.

Values are always absolute values: negative stresses are as bad as positive stresses in a (steel) pipeline. The same counts for the displacements, the sign only determines the direction.

By default values from zero up to the current maximum are shown. Un-checking the Start from 0 the current minimum will be used. These value can manually be altered.

A reference value can be assigned also. Any element with a higher value will have a purple colour.

Entered changes in the Min., Max or Reference value will be reflected in the histogram instantly and the Apply button will become enabled. Only after pressing the Apply button the configuration colours will be changed.

Pressing the Reset button will result in the default values for all fields.

When parts of the pipeline are in the shadow and the colours may become hardly visible, checking the Increased illumination will show the colours more intensive.

hmtoggle_arrow1How to check input parameters


hmtoggle_arrow1Colour management


hmtoggle_arrow1Visualisation data selection


hmtoggle_arrow1Visualisation group selection


last changed: 2/3/2020

See also:

Graphical representation of the configuration

Common functionality