The attached graphic is a screenshot
taken from a recent analysis. SWX 2007, SP2.2; Cosmos2007
The probe result at the left side ofthe
screen shows the Z-position with units meters listed as
(m). The node whose Z-position is -17.8m (top of the listing)
isfor the lower right end of the green highlighted line (circled
inBLACK), the farthest Z-position from the origin (located in
theupper left side of the geometry). The probe listing is
thegreen highlighted line on the geometry.
The geometry is 17.8 INCHES long,not
This throws the scale on the left inthe
view window into doubt- is it meters or is it really
inches? Is the UY Results listing on the Probe Results inches
ormeters? Either unit is possible given the nature of
thethermal deflection this analysis is supposed to predict.
Whenthe report is saved, everything is listed in meters, which I
knowis incorrect for the positions, but is it incorrect for
What assurance do I have the
otheranalysis types are not using the incorrect units for
criticalstress calculations or display?
Hi Peter, the image didn't come thru. Can you send me the
model directly? We give users so much flexibility with units that I
often wonder if it is now as difficult to keep track of unit
switches as it was to convert manually as we did in the "good old
If the software took the liberty of changing or mis-reporting units
on its own, I need to know.