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Hi Patrick, VMS has no direction or sign (tension / compression) so this isn't the best tool to evaluate the compressive nature of the results. A P1 or P3 plot will tell you this ("-" stresses are compressive) To check the C-M results, note the equation at the beginning of the Design Check Wizard, then note the areas of low SF. Create a P1 & P3 plot and Probe the stress in the areas of low SF. Plug these numbers in the equation and see if you get the same results. If not, can you send me the model?