## Function

- Plot history graphs by steps and stages or load cases/combinations using the analysis results of a structural model, which is analyzed for construction stages and steps that typically form the basis for a geometric nonlinear analysis or construction stage analysis.

## Call

From the main menu, select **[Results] tab > [Type : Analysis result] > [C.S/Nonlinear] group > [Stage/Step Graph]**

## Input

Time History Text dialog box

### Define Function

Member forces and stresses for truss and beam elements and displacement can be produced. Select the type of stage/step analysis results to be plotted in graphs and click **Add New Function **to define graphic output functions.

### Mode

**Multi Func** : Plot the stage/step history for a number of output functions in a single graph.

**Multi LCase** : Plot the stage/step history for a number of load cases/combinations for output functions in a single graph.

### Step Option

**All Steps** : Plot the graphs for the analysis results of all the steps.

**Last Step** : Plot the graphs for the analysis results of the last steps of each construction stage.

Mode and Step options appear during the analysis performed in construction stages.

### X-Axis

**Stage/Step** : Plot the graphs relative to construction stage to step.

**Time(day)** : Plot the graphs relative to time.

### When Multi Func. Mode is selected

**Check Functions To Plot**

Output functions are listed for producing stage/step history graphs. Select the desired functions for output, or they can be modified or deleted. Select the functions to be plotted in a graph from the list of the defined functions.

Select a desired function and click **Modify** to change the data. Select and click **Delete **to delete previously defined functions.

**Load Cases/Combinations**

Select a load case/combination or construction stage load case for which the history graph is to be plotted.

Refer to Combinations for construction stage load cases provided in the post-processing mode of a construction stage analysis.

### When Multi LCase Mode is selected

**Check Load Cases to Plot**

Check on the load cases/combinations or construction stage load cases for which history graphs are plotted.

Refer to Combinations for construction stage load cases provided in the post-processing mode of a construction stage analysis.

**Define function**

From the list of the defined output functions, select an output function.

**Graph Title**

Enter the title for the graph.

**Graph** : Generate the graph corresponding to the defined output functions and loading conditions.

**Close** : Close the dialog box.

Method of defining graphic output functions

### Define Function

**When Displacement is selected in Define Function**

**When Displacement is selected in Define Function**

**Name** : Enter the name of a function defined for displacement.

**Node Number** : Enter the node number.

**Components**

Enter a directional component of displacement.

Select a displacement component among** DX, DY, DZ, RX, RY or RZ.**

**OK** : Complete the data entries and click **OK** to create and store the function in the list.

**Cancel** : Cancel the entered data and restore the previous Menu status.

**When Truss Force/Stress is selected in Define Function**

**When Truss Force/Stress is selected in Define Function**

**Name** : Enter the name of a function to be plotted by using the time history analysis results of truss elements.

**Element Number** : Enter the truss element number. Use the mouse to select or directly enter the number.

**Force, Stress** : Select the result type.

**Point**

Assign a position where the element analysis results are required. I-Node or J-Node is selected.

**OK** : Complete the data entries and click **OK** to create and define the function in the list.

**Cancel** : Cancel all the entered data and restore the previous Menu status.

**When Beam Force/Stress is selected in Define Function**

**When Beam Force/Stress is selected in Define Function**

**Name** : Enter the name of a function to be plotted by using the time history analysis results of beam elements.

**Element Number** : Enter the beam element number. Use the mouse to select or directly enter the number.

**Force, Stress** : Select the result type.

**Point**

Assign a position where the element analysis results are required.

I-Node or J-Node is selected.

**Components**

Enter a directional component of displacement.

Select a displacement component among DX, DY, DZ, RX, RY or RZ.

**If Force is selected**

Select a component among Axial, Shear-y, Shear-z, Torsion, Moment-y and Moment-z.

**If Stress is selected**

Select a component among Axial, Shear-y, Shear-z, Bend (+y), Bend (-y), Bend (+z) and Bend (-z).

**Combine Axial**

Normal stresses are produced on the basis of combined axial and bending stresses.

**OK** : Complete the data entries and click **OK** to create and define the function in the list.

**Cancel** : Cancel all the entered data and restore the previous Menu status.

Right click on the graph displayed on the screen to prompt the following Context Menu.

**Change Title & Label**

The title and subtitles to the x & y-axes may be changed.

**Draw Color Graph**

Display the contents of graph and Legend assigned with separate colors.

**Draw Gray Graph**

Produce the graph in black color and use notes to distinguish the components.

**Zoom Out**

Drag the mouse over the part that is of interest to zoom in and click Zoom Out to restore the view.

**Zoom Out All**

Restore the very initial view of the graph. That is, revert to the view that contains all the ranges.

**Save Graph As Image**

Save the graph in the graphic file format of BMP, JPG or EMF.

**Save Graph As Text**

Save the graph in the format of a text file.