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Rating Result Diagram


  • Check the rating design result diagrams in contours. Design member forces, nominal strength, and strength ratios are provided.



From the main menu select [Rating] tab > [Type : Steel Bridge] > [Steel Bridge : AASHTO] > [Results] group > [Rating Result Diagram]



Rating Cases

ALL RATING CASE : The program finds rating factors considering all the rating cases.

Click ....png to the right to enter, add or modify load combinations (refer to Load Cases/Combinations).

Rating Case

D.C : Display rating factor with maximum/minimum load factor of DC(Before) and DC(After) cases specified in Define Rating Cases.

D.W : Display rating factor with maximum/minimum load factor of DW case specified in Define Rating Cases.

Temp. : Display rating factor with positive/negative load factor of Temperature and T.Gradient cases specified in Define Rating Cases.


Steel Stress : Display rating factor in Service Limit State.

Flexure : Display rating factor about flexure stress/moment in Strength Limit State.

Shear : Display rating factor about shear force in Strength Limit State.

Fatigue : Display rating factor in Strength Limit State.


Comp. : Display rating factor for compressive stress/negative moment.

Tens. : Display rating factor for tensile stress/positive moment.

Both : Display rating factor for both compressive and tensile stress/positive and negative moment.

Diagram Options

Scale Factor : Magnify or reduce the size of the diagrams graphically displayed in the model window.

Fill Type

No : Display only the outline representing the magnitudes of the diagrams.

Line : Display the distribution diagram with color lines.

Solid : Display the distribution diagram with color surfaces.

Type of Display

Define the type of display as follows:


Display the member forces of beam elements in contour.


Ranges : Define the contour ranges.

customize range.png : Assign the color distribution range of contour. Using the function, specific colors for specific ranges can be assigned.

Contour Range Max/Min values can be larger than the max/min output values. If the Contour Range values exceed the output values, they are entered at Rank 0 and Rank 11.

Number of Colors : Assign the number of colors to be included in the contour (select among 6, 12, 18, 24 colors)

Colors : Assign or control the colors of the contour.

Color Table : Assign the type of Colors.

customize color table.png : Control the colors by zones in the contour.

Reverse Contour : Check on to reverse the sequence of color variation in the contour.

Contour Line : Assign the boundary line color of the contour

Element Edge : Assign the color of element edges while displaying the contour

Contour Options : Specify options for contour representation

Contour Fill

Gradient Fill : Display color gradient (shading) in the contour.

Draw Contour Lines : Display color boundaries in the contour.

Draw Contour Line Only
Display only the colored boundaries of the contour.

Mono line : Display the boundaries of the contour in a mono color.

Contour Annotation
Legend or annotation signifying the ranges of the contour is displayed.

Spacing : Specify the spacing of the legend or annotation.

Coarse Contour (faster) (for large plate or solid model)
Represent a simplified contour for a large model using plate or solid elements in order to reduce the time required to represent a complete contour.

Where plate elements or solid elements along a cutting plane are represented in contour, a three dimensional contour is created. The positive direction of the analysis results is oriented in the z-axis direction of the local element coordinate system.
The option is not concurrently applicable with the Deformed Shape option. Similarly, the option cannot be concurrently applied to the cases where the Hidden option is used to display plate element thicknesses or the Both option is used to represent Top & Bottom member forces (stresses).



Display the member forces of beam elements in numerical values.
The font type and color of the numbers can be controlled in Display Option.


Decimal Points : Assign decimal points for the displayed numbers

Exp. : Express as exponential

Min & Max : Display the maximum and minimum values

Abs Max : Display the absolute maximum value

Max : Display only the maximum value

Min : Display only the minimum value

Limit Scale(%) : Set the screen display limit for member forces relative to the selected maximum or minimum value

Set Orientation : Display orientation of numerical values

The default Decimal Points can be controlled in "Preferences".
Set Orientation = 0 horizontally displays the numerical values to the right of nodes or elements.
The orientation angle represents the counter-clockwise direction, which may be used to enhance the readability of the numbers.



Display various references related to analysis results to the right or left of the working window.


Legend Position : Position of the legend in the display window

Rank Value Type : Specify a type of values in the Legend and the number of decimal points.

Value Output Location

Assign the section locations at which the values are produced in numerical values.

I : Display the value at the start node of a PSC beam element.

J : Display the value at the end node of a PSC beam element.

Abs Max : Maximum absolute values among the 5 points of (4-sectioned) PSC beam elements are displayed at the centers of the PSC beam elements.

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