This command enables the user to probe CAE result values and displays as labels in the viewer. User could observe CAE result value for specific node or element.


Probe types

  • Current Result - Derived

    This displays value of current derived result at probed ID.

    Enable Probe and Left mouse button click on the model.

  • Current Result - Full

    This displays base components of selected result.


    x,y,z components for vector result.


    Translational and Rotational x,y,z for six degrees of freedom result.


    XX,YY,ZZ, XY,YZ,XZ components for tensor result in a matrix form.

  • All Results - Table

    This displays all result values of the probed ID.

  • All Instances - Table

    This displays all instance values of current result for t the probed ID.

    short cut  - Shift + Mouse left button click.

  • XY Plot Probe

    This displays xyplot curve which describes  instances vs cae result values.

    short cut - Ctrl + Mouse left button click.

Selecting of a probe type

  • click inside viewer using right mouse button.

  • it drops down a context menu.

  • Select CAE | Probe Type

  • Click any one of them.



How to enable probe mode?

Click Probe from the viewer context menu or click icon from toolbar .


  • Select probe type as 'Current Result - Derived'.
  • Enable Probe option.
  • Probes current CAE result value for the clicked node and displays the value in a label as below.

  • Select 'Current Result - Full',  or Alt + click on model probes and displays the base components of result.

  • Select 'All Results - Table' as probe type.
  • Probes all available CAE results and displays all values in a single label.
  • Current CAE result is highlighted in red color.

  • Select 'All Instances - Table' as probe type and probe.
  • Probes all instance results and display them in a single table.

  • Select 'All Instance - XYPlot' as probe type and probe a node.
  • Probes all instance results and display them through XY Plot.
  • X axis refers to the no. of instances and Y axis refers to CAE result of the particular node.
  • It is applicable only for transient data.


Probe Table Context Menu

Probe table is split into three regions for context menu.

  1. Header

    This is table header. It contains node or element ID. In case of merging more than one models, this header contains more than one ID and each ID refers to one column in value region.

  2. Row Header

    This refers to the model name of the column data. It is useful when comparing multiple models.

  3. Column Header

    This refers to list of result names. It contains only abbreviation of results. Here is D is for displacement. User can view the abbreviation table if necessary.

  4. Value Region

    This is set of cells and its values corresponds to its column and row header.

Table Header Context Menu


Column or Row header Context Menu


Value Region Context Menu


Edit Value Allows user to edit values and update it to multiple cells across all viewpoints.
Edit Precision Allows user to change precision and formats.
Edit Font Allows user to change the font and its attributes.
Mark Min & Max Highlights the table if value is maximum or minimum among the available tables.
ID Shows  or hides table header.
Part Displays part name header
Row Header Shows or hides row header.
Column Header Shows or hides column header.
Abbreviations Show or hides result abbreviations table.
Hide Label Hides label.
Delete Label Deletes label.
Show All Labels Shows all labels independent of attached position visibility
Hide All Labels Hides all labels.
Delete All Labels Deletes all existing labels.
Delete All Hidden Labels Deletes all hidden labels.
Invert Show Labels Inverts the labels visibility.
Add Row Adds a new row at the end.
Insert Row Inserts a new row at the mouse cursor position.
Add Column Adds a new column at the end.
Insert Column Inserts a new column at the mouse cursor position.
Delete Row Deletes row.
Delete Column Deletes column.
Fit Labels Fits all labels inside viewer.
Auto Fit Labels Fits all labels inside the viewer during scene rotation, zoom and pan.
Arrange Labels Arranges all labels and tables in multiple rows according to its attached positions to the model. It has 3 mechanisms 'Near, Top-Bottom and Compact'.
Auto Arrange Labels Arranges all labels automatically whenever user modifies the label or table dimensions


How to edit or format probe table?

  • Double click on the table using left mouse button.
  • It pops table context menu
  • Click Edit Name to change the header or result name.

  • Enter a name and click OK button.
  • Click Edit Font to format the table.

Apply to Tables Allows user to set either current table or all tables
Apply to Fields Allows user to set all fields or current field or current colum.
Font Allows user to change a font and its size
Font Size Allows user to change a font size.
Text Color Allows user to change text color
Background Allows user to show/hide background
Background Color Allows user to enable/disable background and to select a color.
Border Allows user to show or hide border.
Border Color Allows user to change border color.
Update All ViewPoints Allows user to apply and update the modifications to viewpoints too.
  • Only the checked options are applicable for modifications.
  • Make necessary changes and click OK.
  • Double Click on the value cell to edit value.
  • It pops up context menu.
  • Click 'Edit Value...' option.
  • The following 'Edit Table Value' pops up.

  • User can edit the value.
  • User can update the modified value to all update viewpoints.
  • User has to select 'All Tables' and 'All Fields' option to apply the modifications to all viewpoints.
  • User can apply the modified value to all fields or the column selected or current cell or field.
  • Check 'Update All Viewpoints' option to update the same to all viewpoints.
  • Click 'OK' to apply all modifications.

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