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Users Guide

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Contents
1. Welcome to HEEDS POST

2. HEEDS POST Basics

System Requirements ....................................................................................................................... 7


Launching HEEDS POST ................................................................................................................. 8
Overview of the HEEDS POST Interface ........................................................................................ 8
Quick Access Toolbar ........................................................................................... 9
Status Bar ............................................................................................................ 9
Message Log ...................................................................................................... 10
File Tab ............................................................................................................... 11
Commands ..................................................................................................................... 11
Info .................................................................................................................................. 11
Recent ............................................................................................................................ 11
Options ........................................................................................................................... 12
Help ................................................................................................................................ 23

Exiting HEEDS POST ...................................................................................................................... 24


Screen capturing in POST............................................................................................................... 25

3. Working with Projects

27

Creating a project ............................................................................................................................. 27


Opening a project ............................................................................................................................. 29
Importing additional studies ............................................................................................................. 30
Refreshing study data ...................................................................................................................... 31
Auto Refresh ...................................................................................................... 32
Viewing the Study Summary ........................................................................................................... 33
Pie Chart ............................................................................................................ 33
Study Details ...................................................................................................... 34
Data Table .......................................................................................................... 34

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Finding a study folder ....................................................................................................................... 35


Deleting a study from a project ....................................................................................................... 35
Saving a project ................................................................................................................................ 37
Closing a project ............................................................................................................................... 38

4. Working with Plots

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Focusing on specific areas of a plot ............................................................................................... 40


Zooming .............................................................................................................. 40
Panning............................................................................................................... 41
Rotating .............................................................................................................. 41
Using mouse navigation buttons ......................................................................... 42
Resetting the plot view ........................................................................................ 42
Selecting multiple plot points .............................................................................. 42
Setting Best Design and Baseline Design options ....................................................................... 43
Copying, saving and deleting plots ................................................................................................. 44
Copying plots ...................................................................................................... 44
Saving plots ........................................................................................................ 45
Deleting plots ...................................................................................................... 46
Renaming plots ................................................................................................................................. 48
Showing models ............................................................................................................................... 48
Changing the style of a plot ............................................................................................................. 49
Changing the style of a series ......................................................................................................... 53
Changing the plot range .................................................................................................................. 55
Normalizing the axes .......................................................................................... 55
Defining the axis range ....................................................................................... 56
Scaling the series ............................................................................................... 56
A brief introduction to design sets ................................................................................................... 57

5. Creating and Customizing Plots

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Creating new plots ............................................................................................................................ 58


Plots for all study types .................................................................................................................... 60
History plots ........................................................................................................ 60
Changing History plot properties ..................................................................................... 64

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Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................... 64


Adjusting series style options .......................................................................................... 66
Changing the plot range.................................................................................................. 67

2D Relation plots ................................................................................................ 67


Changing 2D Relation plot properties ............................................................................. 71
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................... 71
Changing the plot range.................................................................................................. 73

3D Relation plots ................................................................................................ 74


Changing 3D Relation Plot properties ............................................................................. 77
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................... 77
Changing the plot range.................................................................................................. 79

2D Bubble plots .................................................................................................. 79


Changing 2D Bubble plot properties ............................................................................... 82
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................... 82
Changing the plot range.................................................................................................. 84

Parallel plots ....................................................................................................... 84


Changing Parallel plot properties .................................................................................... 87
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................... 87

Design Tables ..................................................................................................... 92


Changing Design Table properties ................................................................................. 94
Editing series .................................................................................................................. 95
Filtering designs .............................................................................................................. 95
Copying Table Data ........................................................................................................ 97
Exporting Table Data ...................................................................................................... 98

Probability Distribution plots ............................................................................. 100


Changing Probability Distribution plot properties .......................................................... 103
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 104

Model View plots .............................................................................................. 106


Curve Fit plots ...................................................................................................110
Changing Curve Fit plot properties ............................................................................... 113

Plots for Optimization studies ........................................................................................................ 114


Constraint Violations plots .................................................................................114
Changing Constraint Violations plot properties ............................................................. 117
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Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 117


Adjusting series style options ........................................................................................ 119
Create Design Set from current series or all series ....................................................... 119

Pareto Front plots (Multi-objective studies only) ............................................... 120


Changing Pareto Front plot properties .......................................................................... 123
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 126
Changing the plot range ................................................................................................ 128

Plots for Design of Experiments (DOE) studies ..........................................................................129


Response Surface Fit plots ............................................................................... 129
Changing Response Surface Fit plot properties............................................................ 131
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 131
Changing the plot range ................................................................................................ 133

2D Response Surface plots .............................................................................. 133


Changing 2D Response Surface plot properties ........................................................... 136
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 136
Exploring the response surface ..................................................................................... 139

3D Response Surface plots .............................................................................. 140


Changing 3D Response Surface plot properties ........................................................... 143
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 143
Exploring the response surface..................................................................................... 146
Changing the plot range ................................................................................................ 147

Response Influence plots .................................................................................. 147


Changing Response Influence plot properties .............................................................. 149
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 149

Variable Effects plots ........................................................................................ 152


Changing Variable Effects plot properties ..................................................................... 154
Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 154

Variable Interaction plots ................................................................................... 156


Changing Variable Interaction plot properties ............................................................... 159

User Plots ........................................................................................................................................160


2D and 3D Function plots.................................................................................. 160
Changing 2D or 3D Function plot properties ................................................................. 162

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Adding, removing and editing series ............................................................................. 162


Changing the plot range................................................................................................ 166

Working with multiple-plot views ...................................................................................................166


Creating multiple-plot views .............................................................................. 167
Synching the highlight between plots ............................................................... 174
Removing plots from a multiple-plot view ......................................................... 176
Editing a plot from a multiple-plot view ............................................................. 176
Applying a design set to multiple plots .............................................................. 177

6. Creating Custom Design Sets

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Understanding the Design Set Summary ....................................................................................179


Viewing the composition of your design set .................................................................. 179
Comparing your set to the set of All Designs ................................................................ 181

Creating a Design Set ....................................................................................................................182


Setting up rules ................................................................................................ 184
Including/excluding designs manually .............................................................. 187

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1. Welcome to HEEDS POST

HEEDS POST allows you to review data and understand results from HEEDS MDO
optimization studies.
Within HEEDS POST, you can create a variety of plot types and design tables, which allow
you to:

Understand the design space


Explore design sensitivities
Visualize correlations
Investigate trade-offs

When its time to share your insights, you can export plots and data from HEEDS POST for
presentations and reports.

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2. HEEDS POST Basics

HEEDS POST runs on Microsoft Windows 32- and 64-bit, and Red Hat 5 Linux 64-bit (and
compatible distributions).

System Requirements
The computer(s) on which you intend to run HEEDS POST must meet the following minimum requirements for Windows or Linux installation.
Windows Installation
Component

Requirements

Operating system

Windows 32- and 64-bit

Processor

Pentium 550 MHz

RAM

128 MB for HEEDS POST and whatever is needed for your analysis
software to run. Consult your analysis software manuals for these
requirements.

Disk space

At least 60 MB of free disk space for the application.

Linux Installation

Component

Requirements

Operating system

x86-64: Red Hat 5 Linux 64-bit (and compatible distributions)

Packages

Linux Standard Base v4.0+

Processor

Pentium 550 MHz

RAM

128 MB for HEEDS POST and whatever is needed for your analysis
software to run. Consult your analysis software manuals for these
requirements.

Disk space

At least 60 MB of free disk space for the application.

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Launching HEEDS POST


To launch HEEDS POST, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Click Start, and select All Programs.


Select the HEEDS folder on the menu.
Select POST 2.2.
Select HEEDS POST.

Overview of the HEEDS POST Interface


This section provides a brief orientation to the HEEDS POST interface.

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Quick Access Toolbar


The Quick Access toolbar is located in the upper left-hand corner of the interface:

Quick Access
Icon

Description
Click to access a menu that allows you to restore, minimize or maximize the
interface, and exit POST:

Create a new project.


Open a project.
Save the selected project.

Status Bar
The Status Bar in the lower left-hand corner of the interface provides additional information
about options as you hover over them with your cursor. It also displays some warnings and
error messages before they are added to the Message Log:

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Message Log
The Message Log provides real-time reporting of any important information, warnings or
errors related to HEEDS POST operations. To view the message log, click the icon in the
lower right-hand corner of the interface:

The icon will change to reflect the type of message currently being displayed in the Message
Log:
Icon

Description
Information
Warning
Error

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If there is an error message, it will take a few information or warning messages before the
icon will change.
The contents of the Message Log are also available in a file located in your user directory:
For Windows XP, this location is C:\Documents and Settings\User Name
For Windows 7 this location is C:\Users\User name

File Tab
The options on the File tab give access to standard File menu commands, recent projects
and recent locations, program options, and help resources.

Commands
The following standard File menu commands are available on the File tab:
Option

Description

New

Create a new project.

Open

Open an existing project.

Save

Save the current project.

Save As

Save the current project under a new name.

Close

Close the current project.

Exit

Exit the HEEDS POST application.

Info
Select Info to view a diagram illustrating how to post-process a HEEDS MDO design study
using HEEDS POST.

Recent
Select Recent to quickly access recently opened projects or to navigate to recently visited
locations.

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Options
Click Options to access and change program-wide options, such as general program
behavior, and plot behavior, style, color and font. To access these options from any location
in the program, press F4.
General
The options in the General group allow you to specify certain program-wide behaviors. Your
selections will be saved and applied every time you open HEEDS POST, until you change
the settings again.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > General.

Option

Description

Ask confirmation before


deleting items from the
project

If this option is enabled, HEEDS POST will prompt you for


confirmation before deleting the selected item.
If this option is disabled, the selected item will be deleted without
confirmation.

Display short list of recent


files under File

Enable this option to place a list of the four most recent files directly on
the File tab for easy access.

Expand the tree view to


show newly created items

When this option is enabled, parent items in the Tree View (i.e.,
folders) will automatically expand to show any items you have just
created.
Disable it if you want parent items to remain collapsed when new
items are created.

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Option

Description

Show the splash screen


on startup

With this option enabled, the splash screen will be displayed when the
application launches. Disable it if you do not want the splash screen
displayed.

Access help content from


the internet

When checked, help content will be accessed from the internet, rather
than from the local installation.

Text editor

Defines the text editor to use when displaying text files, such as the
message file on the Run tab. If no text editor is defined, HEEDS MDO
attempts to use the default text editor configured with your operating
system.

Text files

Defines the file extensions to be used in the text editor when you
select Open from the right-click menu of an analysis file.

Plots
In the Plots area of the Options tab, you can select your own default settings for several
elements of general plot behavior.

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To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots.

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Option

Description

Always normalize axes on plots


with multiple series

Enable this if you want all of your plots with multiple series to
be normalized by default. You can always disable this option
for a specific plot on the Axes ribbon for that plot.
Changes to this setting will apply when a series is added to or
removed from a plot and when series data is modified.

Hide the plot legend in Views with


multiple plots

Enable this option to hide the plot legends on individual plots


in multiple-plot Views.

Limit the number of major tick


marks to:

Select the desired number of major tick marks for all plot axes.
To do this, use the spin control to adjust the number of tick
marks, or click and drag the slider.

Limit the number of minor tick


marks to:

Select the desired number of minor tick marks for all plot axes.
To do this, use the spin control to adjust the number of tick
marks, or click and drag the slider.

Do not automatically create all


default plots if the number of
variables/responses in a study
exceeds:

If a study has a large number of variables/responses, some of


the default plots (e.g., Parallel) may take a very long time to
draw or may not be useful at all.
Use the spin control to indicate the number of
variables/responses in the study above which all default plots
should not be created automatically.

When Auto Refresh is enabled,


refresh study data every:

Use this option to tell the Auto Refresh tool how many seconds
to wait before checking for new study data (when a study is in
progress).
Changes to this option will take effect when the Auto Refresh
tool is toggled.

Prompt when adding a new series


to a plot

When this option is selected, you will be prompted to specify


details when adding a new series to a plot. When not selected,
the new series is immediately added to the plot; you can then
change the details in the Plot ribbon.

Speed of zoom and pan animation


Use this option to select whether a zoom box or pan should move instantaneously or
gradually.

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Option

Description

Instantaneous

Enable this if you would like the zoom and pan movement to happen
instantaneously.

Gradual

Enable this if you would like the zoom and pan movement to happen
gradually.

Best design history line options


Using this group of options, you can select whether the line for best designs is plotted using
the design set assigned to the series or the All Designs set.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots > Best design
history.

Option

Description

Plot the best designs from the series


design set.

Enable this option to plot the line for the best designs
using the design set assigned to the series.

Plot the best designs from the All


Designs set

Enable this option to plot the line for the best designs
using the All Designs set.

Parallel plot options


Using this group of options, you can select your own default settings for the appearance of
inactive designs, plot quality, and plot transparency for all newly created Parallel plots.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots > Parallel plot.

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Option

Description

Inactive designs

Inactive designs are those that have been filtered out by your Min/Max values. This
option determines how those inactive (filtered out) designs will appear in your
Parallel plots:
Draw in grey If this option is selected, inactive designs will appear as grey lines
on the Parallel plot.
Hide If this option is selected, inactive designs will not be shown on your Parallel
plots at all.

Initial quality

High-quality Parallel plots can take a long time to draw if there are a large number
of designs or parameters. This option determines the quality with which Parallel
plots are initially drawn.
Quick Draws the plot faster, with lower-quality display.
High quality Draws the plot with higher quality, which may result in a longer wait
time before display. High-quality plots can take a long time to draw if there are
many designs or parameters.
On Linux, Parallel plots are always drawn with high quality, and this option is not
available.

Transparency of
plot lines

This option allows you to adjust the transparency level of the lines in Parallel plots.
The individual series style may override this setting. To change the transparency,
use the spinner control or click and drag the slider.

Constraint plot options


Using this group of options, you can select your own default settings for axes scaling on all
newly created Constraint plots.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots > Constraint plot.

Option

Description

Fix vertical axis to the total number


of designs

Select this option to scale the vertical axis to match the


total number of designs in the study.

Use default axis range based on


available data

Select this option to scale the vertical axis to fit the range
of data being plotted.

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Bubble and Pareto Front plot options


Using this group of options, you can select your own default settings for symbol size and
transparency for all newly created Bubble and Pareto Front plots.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots > Bubble and
Pareto Front plots.

Option

Description

Maximum symbol size

Use this option to adjust the maximum symbol size in Bubble and
Pareto Front plots. Select the desired size using the arrows on the
spin control or by clicking and dragging the slider.

Adjust symbol
transparency with size

When this option is enabled, filled symbols will gradually become


more transparent as they increase in size.

Surface plot options


The option in this area allows you to use an estimated range for the initial plot axes on
surface plots.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots > Surface plot.

Option

Use estimated range for initial plot axes

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Description
Enable this option to use estimated range
values calculated by HEEDS for the z-axis
range when the plot is initially created. If this
option is not selected, the z-axis range will fit the
plotted data.

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Highlight color options


The options in this area allow you to customize the colors for the best design and baseline
design in all plots.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots > Highlight colors.

Option

Description

Best design

Select the desired color for the best design from the dropdown.
To reset to the default color, select Automatic from the dropdown.

Baseline design

Select the desired color for the baseline design from the dropdown.
To reset to the default color, select Automatic from the dropdown.

Pie chart color options


The options in this area allow you to customize the pie chart colors in the Study Summary.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Plots > Pie chart colors.

Option

Description

Feasible

Allows you to change the pie chart color for Feasible designs.
Select the desired color from the dropdown.
To reset to the default color, select Automatic from the dropdown.

Infeasible

Allows you to change the pie chart color for Infeasible designs.
Select the desired color from the dropdown.
To reset to the default color, select Automatic from the dropdown.

Success

Allows you to change the pie chart color for Success designs.
Select the desired color from the dropdown.
To reset to the default color, select Automatic from the dropdown.

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Option
Error

Description
Allows you to change the pie chart color for Error designs.
Select the desired color from the dropdown.
To reset to the default color, select Automatic from the dropdown.

Styles
In the Styles area of the Options tab, you can change the settings assigned to the built-in
styles, and you can create your own custom styles. To access these options, follow this
path: File tab > Options tab > Styles.
Styles are applied to your series in the order listed. That is, the first style in the list will be
applied to the first series; the second style will be applied to the second series; and so on.
We recommend giving your styles meaningful names, and then arranging them in the
desired order in the list.
Style changes are assigned to a specific user. Plots that use customized styles may not
appear the same for different users or on different machines.

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Option

Symbol
n/a

Displays the existing built-in and custom styles. The styles are
applied to your series in the order listed. We recommend giving the
styles meaningful names, and then arranging them in the desired
order.
To rename a style, press the F2 key or provide a second mouse
click of a selected item. Enter the new name and press Enter to
accept it.

n/a

Allows you to change the color of the selected style. Click the
dropdown and select the desired color.

n/a

Allows you to adjust the transparency of the color. To change the


transparency, use the spinner control or click and drag the slider.
The Default transparency setting will use the default setting for
Parallel plots and opaque for other plot types.

n/a

Allows you to change the line style. Click the dropdown, and select
the desired style.

n/a

Allows you to change the line thickness. To change the thickness,


use the spinner control or click and drag the slider.

n/a

Allows you to change the symbol type for a style. Click the
dropdown and select the desired style.

n/a

Allows you to adjust the symbol size. To change the symbol size,
use the spinner control, or click and drag the slider.

Style List

Color

Transparency

Lines
Line Size
Symbols
Symbol Size

Description

Surface

Solid The surface is drawn in a solid color (not available for 2D


surface plots).
Shaded The surface is drawn in shades of the selected color. The
selected color is used at the lowest z data value and gradually
changes to white for the highest z data value.
Mapped The surface is drawn using a color map of blue-cyangreen-red from lowest to highest z data values.

Contours

For a 2D plot, the contours are always drawn in a solid black color
when the surface is also displayed. The contour lines are drawn in a
solid color.
Solid The contour lines are drawn in a solid color.
Shaded The contour lines are drawn in shades of the selected
color. The selected color is used at the lowest z data value and
gradually changes to white for the highest z data value.
Mapped The contour lines are drawn using a color map of bluecyan-green-red from lowest to highest z data values.

Add new style

Adds a new style to the bottom of the list. By default, all new styles
will be initialized with the currently selected style.

Remove the
current style

Removes the selected style from the list. This option only works for
the custom styles youve created. Built-in styles cannot be removed.

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Option

Symbol

Description

Reset the current


style to default

Restores the default settings for the selected built-in style. This
option does not apply to custom styles.

Move style
up/Move style
down

Moves the selected style up or down in the list. If you have not
renamed a style, the style number will change to match its position
in the list. We recommend giving your styles meaningful names, and
then arranging them in the desired order in the list.

Fonts
The options in this group allow you to set default font styles and sizes for titles, axis labels,
axis values, legend items and annotations. Changes made here will apply automatically to
any existing plot.
To access these options, follow this path: File tab > Options tab > Fonts.

To change the default font type, size and style of a plot element
1. In the left-hand column, select the plot element for which you want to change the
default style.
2. Select the desired font from the dropdown list.
3. To adjust the font size, use the spin controls or drag the slider in the font size field.
4. If desired, enable the Bold and/or Italic font styles.
5. View your changes in the preview window.
Note: Changes are effective immediately for all plots.

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Help
The options on the Help tab give you access to the documentation, product Web site, and
support. Youll also find information about the license, software version, build and copyright
here.

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Exiting HEEDS POST


There are several ways to exit HEEDS POST: from the Quick Access toolbar, from the File
tab, from the corner Exit icon, or using a keyboard shortcut.

To exit HEEDS POST


Do any of the following:
Click the HEEDS POST button on the Quick Access toolbar, and select Exit:

Click the Exit button in the upper right-hand corner:

Click on the File tab and select Exit:

Use the keyboard shortcut: Alt+F4.

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You will be prompted to save any open projects before exiting. Choose the desired option:

Click Yes to save changes, and close the project.


Click No to close without saving changes.
Click Cancel to exit the command.

Screen capturing in POST


HEEDS POST is compatible with Snagit 8 for screenshots and Camtasia Studio 7.1 for
screen video. Earlier versions of Snagit or Camtasia Studio may not be able to capture the
HEEDS POST user interface.
An alternative method for capturing screenshots of HEEDS POST is to use the PrintScreen
key (for the entire desktop) or Alt + PrintScreen for the active window. Either of these key
combinations will place the screenshot on your clipboard. From there you can paste (Ctrl +
V) the screenshot into the desired application.
Plots and plot views in HEEDS POST provide the option to directly export the plot or the plot
view to an image format.

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3. Working with Projects


Creating a project
When you create a new HEEDS POST project (.hpp), it is empty until you open a HEEDS
MDO project (.heeds) with results or import the results from one or more HEEDS MDO
studies into the project.

To create a new POST project


1. On the File tab, click New (Ctrl+N).

Or, from the Quick Access toolbar, click the New button:

The Home tab will be displayed, and Untitled project will appear in the Tree View:

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Note: If you wish to name the project at this time, Save it.

2. Click the Import Study button:

Alternatively, you can right-click on the untitled project, and select Import Study
from the context menu:

The Import Study dialog will appear.


3. Navigate to the HEEDS MDO study folder that you wish to import into HEEDS
POST.
4. Select the desired study, and click Open.
The study data from the folder containing the study results will be imported and
displayed under the new project in the Tree View.

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Creating Custom Design Sets

Upon import, HEEDS POST automatically creates the most commonly used Design
Sets and Plots for that study type. These are listed in the Tree View:

Of course, you can create any additional custom Plots and Design Sets that you
desire. For more information, see Creating and Customizing Plots on page 58 and
Creating Custom Design Sets on page 178.

Opening a project
If you created and saved a HEEDS POST (.hpp) project previously or you would like to open
an existing HEEDS MDO project with results (.heeds), you can open it from the File tab or
the Quick Access toolbar using the Open option.
Note: You can open multiple projects in the interface at the same time.

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To open a project
1. Click on the File tab, and click Open:

Alternatively, click the Open button on the Quick Access toolbar:

The Open Project dialog will appear.


2. Navigate to the HEEDS POST project (.hpp) you wish to open.
3. Select the desired project, and click Open. The project will be displayed in the tree
view.

To open a recent project


If you have recently used a particular HEEDS POST project, you can open it quickly from the
File tab:
1. Click the File tab.
2. Click Recent.
3. Select the desired project from the Open a Recent Project list.
Note: Similarly, you can go back to recently visited locations from the Open from a
Recent Location list on the File tab.

Importing additional studies


There is no limit to the number of HEEDS MDO studies you can import into a HEEDS POST
project. This gives you a great deal of flexibility in comparing the results from several
different studies.

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To import a study
1. Click on the Home ribbon.
2. In the Tree View, select the project that you want to import the study into (if you
have multiple projects open).
3. Click the Import Study button:

The Import Study dialog will appear.


4. Navigate to the HEEDS MDO study folder from which you want to read the results.
5. Select the desired study folder, and click Ok.
Note: The study will be imported into the active project, which is the one currently
selected in the Tree View.

Refreshing study data


If youve imported a HEEDS MDO study that is still in process, you can refresh the study
data in HEEDS POST at any time. To do this:
1. Select the study name in the Tree View.
2. On the Home ribbon, click Refresh Study Data:

The Status Bar will report that the update has been completed.

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Note: For studies that are still in process, there is also a Refresh Now link in the Study
Details. Clicking this link has the same effect as clicking the Refresh Study Data button.

Note: You can also right-click the name of the study in the Tree View and select Refresh
Study Data from the menu.

Auto Refresh
The Auto Refresh option will automatically refresh the study data for an in-process study
every 10 seconds. To enable this feature, click the Auto Refresh button on the Home
ribbon:

To disable Auto Refresh, click the button again.

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Viewing the Study Summary


Once youve imported a study into the project, click on the title of the study in the Tree View
to view the Study Summary page.

The Study Summary page is divided into the following areas:

Pie Chart
The pie chart illustrates the feasible, infeasible, success and error designs in a study at a
glance:

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Pie chart
color

Study Type - Description


Optimization - Shows the number of Feasible designs.

Green
DOE - Shows the number of Success designs.
Red
Yellow

Any study type - Shows the number of Error designs.


Optimization - Shows the number of Infeasible designs.

Hovering over the pie chart with your mouse will display additional details.
Note: The default colors for each of the design types in the pie chart can be changed. For
instructions, see Pie chart color options on page 19.

Study Details
Located below the pie chart, the Study Details summarize important information about the
study as it was run in HEEDS MDO.

To export the Study Details


1. Select the desired text with your mouse.
2. Right-click, and select Copy to copy the text.
3. Navigate to the document where you want to place the text.
4. Press Ctrl +V to paste the text.

Data Table
Variable and response data can be found in the data table to the right of the pie chart. The
Min and Max columns list the actual minimum and maximum values for each of the variables
and responses, based on all of the designs evaluated during the study. These values can be
different than the Min and Max values specified during the optimization setup. The Best
Value column lists the values for the best design.
Note: If you have more than one agent in your study, there will be a tab for each agent in
the Data Table.

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Finding a study folder


When a study is run and shared with other users, the project may refer to data in the results
folder (such as model view images, message logs, etc.). If you move the folder containing
the study results, HEEDS POST will not be able to read in any new results since the last
save. Moreover, if the data was not saved it wont be able to display any results if you
reopen the project.
You can use this feature to associate the study folder with the project in the new location.

To find a study folder


1. In the Tree View, right-click on the name of the study whose location you want to
find.
2. Select Find Study Folder from the menu:

A dialog will appear prompting you to navigate to the folder that contains the study
results.

Deleting a study from a project


If you no longer want a particular study to reside within your project, you can delete it.
Additionally, you may wish to make changes to any of the study-related files; in this case,
youll need to delete the study from the project, make the changes, and then re-import the
study.

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Note: All of the custom plots and design sets you created for that study will also be
permanently deleted.

To delete a study
1. In the Tree View, right-click on the name of the study you wish to delete.
2. Select Delete from the menu:

A dialog will appear prompting you to confirm that you wish to delete the study:

3. Click Yes to delete the study.

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Saving a project
When you create a HEEDS POST project, it is not automatically saved. You will notice that
the project remains Untitled project until you save it. This gives you the flexibility to open and
examine study data and decide later whether you want to save the project.
However, if the contents of the HEEDS POST project are valuable to you, we recommend
saving the project soon after you create it and saving at regular intervals while you are
working with the project.
If you have modified a project, the name of the project in the Title Bar will be appended with
an asterisk:

If you try to exit or close an unsaved project, HEEDS POST will ask whether you wish to
save the project first.

To save a project
1. Select the project name in the Tree View.
2. On the Quick Access toolbar, click the Save button:

3. Alternatively, click the File tab, and select the Save option:

The Save As dialog will appear.


4. Navigate to the location where you wish to save the project.

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5. Enter a file name for the project.


6. Click Save.

To save a copy of the project under a new name


1. Select the name of the project in the Tree View.
2. Click on the File tab.
3. Select Save As:

The Save As dialog will appear.


4. Navigate to the location where you wish to save the project.
5. Enter a file name for the project.
6. Click Save.

Closing a project
If you wish to close the current project without exiting HEEDS POST, you can do so using
the Close option.

To close a project
1. Select the project name in the Tree View.
2. On the File tab, click Close:

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Note: The keyboard shortcut for Close is Ctrl+F4.

You will be prompted to save the project before closing. Choose the desired option:

Click Yes to save changes and close the project.


Click No to close without saving changes.
Click Cancel to exit the Close command.

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4. Working with Plots


Regardless of whether youre using the default plots HEEDS POST creates for you or
customized plots you create yourself, how you work with these plots is the same.

Focusing on specific areas of a plot


HEEDS POST offers some helpful plot features that can help you get a closer look at the
data that are most critical to you. This section describes the following features:

Zooming
Panning
Rotating
Using mouse navigation buttons
Resetting the plot view
Selecting multiple plot points

Note: These features are disabled for pie charts, bar charts, parallel plots, variable
interaction and variable effects plots.

Zooming
Zooming allows you to get a closer view of the plotted points.

To zoom incrementally
To zoom using increments of +/- 10%, click on the plot and scroll the mouse wheel forward
and backward.

To use a zoom box


You can zoom in to a specific area of the plot using a zoom box. To do this:
1. Press Shift + left mouse button.
2. Click and drag to create the box:

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3. Release the mouse button to zoom.

Panning
Panning allows you to grab the plot and shift it up, down, left or right.

To pan
1. Click Alt + left mouse button.
2. Click on the plot, and drag it in the desired direction.

Rotating
You can rotate a 3D plot either by clicking on the plot and dragging the mouse, or by clicking
on the plot and then pressing the arrow keys on your keyboard.

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Using mouse navigation buttons


If your mouse is equipped with navigation buttons commonly used in a web browser, they
can also be used to cycle through the previous views in a plot.

Resetting the plot view


If you have zoomed, panned, rotated or frozen a plot, you can easily reset it to the default
view.

To reset a plot
To reset a plot to the default view, do any of the following:
In the Tools group of the Plot ribbon, click the Reset Plot button:

Press the Esc key.


Press Shift + right mouse button.
In a 2D plot, Shift + right mouse button fits all data.
Note: The Esc key and Shift+right mouse button does not reset rotated plots.

Selecting multiple plot points


To select a group of points, do either of the following:

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Left-click and drag a select box around the points, and then release:

Press Ctrl, and then left-click to select multiple points.


Note: To create a Design Set containing just the designs youve selected, right-click and
choose Create Design Set or click the Create Design Set button in the Tools group of
the Plot ribbon.

Setting Best Design and Baseline Design options


For optimization studies only (not DOE or R&R), the Best Design and Baseline options in
the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon allow you to highlight the best and baseline designs in
plots such as History, 2D Relation, and Parallel. If the Design Set does not automatically
select the best and/or baseline designs, then these tools can be used to effectively add
these designs to the plot. This is a quick way to add these designs for reference without
changing the design set for the plotted data.

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Available for

Option

Description

Best Design

Single-objective optimization
studies

Highlights the best design on the selected plot

Baseline

All optimization studies


(single- and multi-objective)

Highlights the baseline design on the selected plot

Note: The color for these designs can be changed in the Options tab. Go to File tab >
Options tab > Plots > Highlight colors to make the change.

Copying, saving and deleting plots


Copying plots
You have two options for copying plots: copying the image or copying the text data from the
plot.

To copy an image of a plot to your clipboard


1. Perform one of the following:

Right-click on the plot, and select Copy Plot Image.

Right-click on the plot title in the Tree View, and select Copy Plot Image.

In the Tools group of the Plot ribbon, click the Export Data button and
select Copy Plot Image.

2. Once the image is on your clipboard, paste it into the desired document,
presentation, or image-editing program.

To copy the text data from a plot


1. In the Tools group of the Plot ribbon, click the Export Data button and select Copy
Plot Data.

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2. Once the data is on your clipboard, paste it into the desired document or
presentation.
The data is in the form of a comma-separated list with appropriate headers for
each column.

Saving plots
You have two options for saving plots: saving the image or saving the text data from the plot.

To save an image of a plot to disk


1. Perform one of the following:

Right-click on the plot, and select Save Plot Image.

Right-click on the plot title in the Tree View, and select Save Plot Image.

In the Tools group of the Plot ribbon, click the Export Data button and
select Save Plot Image.

2. In the Save As dialog that appears, navigate to the location where you want to
save the plot.
3. Change the File name, if desired.
The file will be saved as a .png by default. If you would rather have a .jpg, click the
Save as type dropdown, and select JPEG Files:

4. Click Save.

To save the text data from a plot to disk


1. In the Tools group of the Plot ribbon, click the Export Data button and select Save
Plot Data.
2. In the Save As dialog that appears, navigate to the location where you want to
save the plot.
3. Change the File name, if desired.

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4. The file will be saved as a .csv by default. If you would rather have a .txt, click the
Save as type dropdown, and select Text Files (*.txt).
5. Click Save.

Deleting plots
Important: If you delete a plot, it will be deleted from the entire project, not just from the
View Window.

To delete a plot from the project


1.

Right-click on the plot, and select Delete:

Alternatively, right-click on the name of the plot in the Tree View, and select
Delete:

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2. A dialog will appear asking you to confirm that you want to delete the plot from the
project:

To permanently delete the plot from the project, click Yes.

To exit the dialog without deleting the plot, click No.

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Renaming plots
To name a plot
1. Right-click the plot in the Tree View and select Rename:

Alternatively, press the F2 key or provide a second mouse click on the plot name.
2. Enter the desired name for the plot.

Showing models
If the analysis in the HEEDS MDO project generates image files, HEEDS POST can show
them to you. In cases where the image files are not associated with the project, you can
browse for an image to display for a specific design.

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To show the model for a design in your study


1. Right-click a design in a plot and select Show Model:

2. Browse for the image file you want to display.


If the image files are associated with the project (as defined in HEEDS MDO), then
the menu will contain specific image files that can be shown at the selected design.
Note that these image files are the same as those that are available for the Model
View plot.

Changing the style of a plot


You can change the background color, gridline color and style, and legend location for a plot.
You can also specify the drawing mode and whether or not to display annotations on the
plots.

To change the plots background color


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Plot Style button:

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2. From the Plot Style Options menu, click on the desired background color. To
choose a custom color, click on More Colors, and select a color from the palette.

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To change the color and style of the gridlines


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Plot Style button.
2. From the Plot Style Options menu, in the Gridlines section click on the desired
color. To choose a custom color, click on More Colors, and select a color from the
palette.
3. Click the desired line style from the list under Gridlines:

To change the location of the plots legend


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Plot Style button.
2. From the Plot Style Options menu, click Legend:

3. Select the desired location for the legend. To hide the plots legend, select Hide.

To change the drawing mode


Some plots, such as Parallel plots, can contain a great deal of data and can take a long time
to render. Using the Drawing mode option, you can control whether the plot is rendered
either more quickly or in a higher quality. The mode will default to Quick.
Note: The Quick option is not available on Linux.

1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Plot Style button.

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2. From the Plot Style Options menu, click Drawing Mode:

3. Select the desired option:


Drawing mode
Quick
High quality

Description
Draws the plot faster, with lower quality display.
Draws the plot with higher quality, which may result in a longer wait
time before display.

Note: The Quick and High quality options are only available for Windows.

To show/hide annotations
You can show or hide annotations on some plots, such as Probability Distribution plots.
1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Plot Style button.
2. From the Plot Style Options menu, click Show annotations:

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To hide annotations, clear the Show annotations checkbox.

Changing the style of a series


You can change the style, color, and other properties for a series.

To change the series style


1. In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Series Style button:

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2. From the Series Style Options menu, in the Series Style section click on the desired
style:

3. To create a custom style, click on Custom Style and enter the desired
specifications.
For details on the available style options, see Styles on page 20.

To change the series color


1. Click the Series Style button.
2. From the Series Style Options menu, in the Series Color section click on the desired
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3. To choose a custom color, click on More Colors, and select a color from the palette
or define your own color.

To change other series properties


1. Click the Series Style button.
2. From the Series Style Options menu, select the following as desired. Note that all
options are not available for every plot.

Show Lines: Displays lines on the plot.

Show Symbols: Displays symbols on the plot.

Show Surface: Triangulates the unique x-y points to render the surface in
the z-direction. For best results, use this option on studies with only two
variables.

Show Edges: When the surface is shown, this option outlines the edges of
each facet used to render the surface.

Show Contours: Displays contour lines for the surface data. If the surface is
shown, the contour lines are drawn on the XY plane.

Plot on secondary Y-axis: Plots the selected series on the secondary Yaxis.

Changing the plot range


Options for changing the plot range can be found on the Axes ribbon for certain plots:

Note: Changing the plot range only changes the displayed data. It does not change the
design set.

Normalizing the axes


When your plot contains more than one series, it may be necessary to normalize the plotted
data, if the data in the series differ in order of magnitude. The normalizing is performed by
linearly scaling the values from the original data range to the new range you specify.
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Normalization is automatically enabled when different data are displayed on the same axis
and it is automatically disabled when unique data are displayed. You can use the Normalize
options to override the automatic settings.

To normalize the plot data


In the Normalize group of the Axes ribbon, check the box next to each axis you want to
normalize:

Defining the axis range


The default axis range will be from 0 to 1.

To a define the axis range


1. In the Define Range group of the Axes ribbon, check the box next to the axis:

2. Enter the Minimum and Maximum values for the range.


You can also use the zoom and pan features on a plot to adjust these values to
reflect the displayed range of data on each axis. These controls are useful to fine tune the display or to toggle between zoomed and fit views.

Scaling the series


In some instances, you may wish to use different ranges for normalizing each series on the
plot. Consider the following example to understand when you may want to use this feature.

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You have one series that plots the data for variable 1 for the first 100 designs in the study.
The second series plots variable 2 for the first 10 designs of the study. If you normalize both
series with the same scale on the X-axis, the second series will be stretched and the designs
wont line up between the two series. In this case, if you scale the first series between 0 and
1 and the second between 0 and 0.1, then the designs will align properly.
When defining this data, only the data fields for the axes that have been selected for
normalization will be active. Just specify the minimum and maximum values you want to use
for each series.

To scale the series


1. In the Scale group of the Axes ribbon, select a series name from the list.
2. Enter the desired minimum and maximum values for that series:

Note: Only those axes you chose to normalize will be available for scaling here.

A brief introduction to design sets


A Design Set is a group of specific designs collected together for the purposes of plotting or
conducting further analysis on the study data. This definition is important because many of
the plots you create reference a Design Set. HEEDS POST automatically creates some
default design sets for you. The sets created depend on the type of your study.
Note: Default design sets cannot be edited.

While you are experimenting with creating plots, you may want to choose one of these
default sets to reference for your plots. When you are ready to create your own custom
Design Sets, see Creating Custom Design Sets on page 178 for detailed instructions.

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HEEDS POST automatically creates several default plots for your study. The plots created
by default will depend on the type of study. In addition to these default plots, you can create
as many customized plots as youd like.

Creating new plots


There are two ways to create a new plot:
If youre not sure which plot type you want, use the Create New Plot Wizard.
If you know which kind of plot you want to create, click on the specific create button
for that plot type.

To create a plot using the Create New Plot Wizard


1. On the Home ribbon, click the Create Plot button:

The Create New Plot Wizard dialog appears.

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Note that there are four categories of plots (General, Optimization, DOE, and User
Plots). Click on a category to see the available plot types in that category.

2. Select the desired plot type. The wizard will display a sample plot and short
description of the plot type.
3. Click Next.
4. Continue with the wizard using the details outlined later in this chapter for each
plot type.

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Plots for all study types


You can create the following plots for all study types (optimization, DOE and robustness and
reliability):

History plots
2D Relation plots
3D Relation plots
2D Bubble plots
Parallel plots
Design Tables
Probability Distribution plots
Model View plots
Curve Fit plots

History plots
A History plot allows you to view how a variable or response changed as the study
progressed. You can also view the history of multiple variables or responses on the same
plot. This allows you to identify any relationship between the variation of a variable and the
value of a response. Additionally, you can use a History plot to:
Compare how a variable or response changed in two different studies.
Compare the values of a variable or response for feasible and infeasible designs.
Identify correlations between different variables for specific parts of the design
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To create a History plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the History plot button:

2. In the History Plot dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown.

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3. Select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

4. Select the variables and/or responses that you wish to include in the plot:

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Note: To easily select all of the parameters, check the box next to Available
parameters.

5. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window:

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Changing History plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


Options for adding, removing and modifying series are located in the Plot Data group of the
Plot ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

2. From the Y: dropdown, select the data for the series you wish to plot on the Y-axis:

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3. Select a different Design Set, if desired.


4. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
5. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.

To remove a series from the plot:


1. Select the series.
2. Click the Remove button:

Note: If you accidentally remove a series from the plot, simply add it back again by
clicking the Add button and selecting the data for the series.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.

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2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

The selected series is moved.

To modify data options


1. In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Y axis or Design Set
of the selected series by clicking on the respective dropdown and making a different
choice:

2. Select Show best design history to draw a line between points on the plot that
show the progress of the best design from baseline to final.

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a plot on page 49.

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Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.

2D Relation plots
Using a 2D Relation (scatter) plot, you can plot one variable or response against any other
within a design set. This allows you to view the relationship and trade-offs between the two
entities and compare those relationships in different parts of the design space.

To create a 2D Relation plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the 2D Relation plot button:

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2. In the 2D Relation Plot dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown,
and select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

3. Select one variable or response for the X-Axis Parameter:

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4. Select the variables and/or responses that you wish to include on the Y-Axis in the
plot:

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5. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View Window:

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Changing 2D Relation plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The 2D Relation series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

2. The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

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3. From the X dropdown, select the variable or response that you wish to plot on the
X-axis for this new series.
4. From Y dropdown, select the variable or response that you wish to plot on the Yaxis for this new series.
5. Select a different Design Set, if desired.
6. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
7. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.

To remove a series from the plot:


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove:

Note: If you accidentally remove a series from the plot, simply add it back again by
clicking the Add button and selecting the data for the series.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
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2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

The selected series is moved.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the X axis, Y axis, or Design Set
of the selected series:

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.

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3D Relation plots
A 3D Relation plot displays the relationship among three parameters. It plots the values of
any three variables or responses to analyze the relationship between the three items.
Multiple items can be added to the same plot. If any of the parameters is a constraint, a
semi-transparent plane is drawn to indicate the constraint limit.

To create a 3D Relation plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the 3D Relation button:

2. In the 3D Relation Plot dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown, and
select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

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3. Select one X-Axis Parameter and one Y-Axis Parameter:

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5. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View Window.

Changing 3D Relation Plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The 3D Relation plot series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

2. Select different X, Y, or Z parameters, if desired.


3. Select a different Design Set, if desired.
4. Change the Label for the series, if desired.

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5. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.

To remove a series from the plot


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

The selected series is moved.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the X, Y, or Z parameters and
the Design Set for the selected series:

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Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.

2D Bubble plots
A 2D Bubble plot displays the relationship among three parameters using symbol size. It is a
3D relation plot displayed in a 2D view, where the third dimension is represented by the size
of the symbol. With this plot, you are essentially looking down on a 3D view, where the larger
values are closer to you and, therefore, appear larger. You can add a fourth dimension to the
plot as a color in the Series Data section of the plot.

To create a 2D Bubble plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the 2D Bubble button:

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2. In the 2D Bubble Plot dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown, and
select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

3. Select both an X-Axis Parameter and a Y-Axis Parameter:

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4. Select one or more variables/or responses to define the symbol size in the plot:

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5. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View Window.

Changing 2D Bubble plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The 2D Bubble plot series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon.

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To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

2. From the X dropdown, select the variable or response that you wish to plot on the
X-axis for this new series.
3. From Y dropdown, select the variable or response that you wish to plot on the Yaxis for this new series.
4. From the Size dropdown, select the variables/or response to define the symbol
size in the plot.
5. If you want to use color as a fourth dimension on the plot, select the variable or
response to define what entity should be represented with a color on the plot.
6. Select a different Design Set from the dropdown, if desired.
7. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
8. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.

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To remove a series from the plot:


1. Select the series.
2. Click the Remove button:

Note: If you accidentally remove a series from the plot, simply add it back again by
clicking the Add button and selecting the data for the series.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the X axis, Y axis, Size, Design
Set or Color of the selected series:

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.

Parallel plots
A Parallel plot gives you a high-level, graphical view of the relationships between multiple
variables and responses at the same time. This allows you to identify the common aspects

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of good, bad, or error designs. You can also use a Parallel plot to identify local minima or
compare the design aspects of different sets of designs.

To create a Parallel plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Parallel button:

2. In the Parallel Plot dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown, and
select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

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3. Select the variables and/or responses that you wish to include in the plot :

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4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View Window.

Changing Parallel plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The Parallel plot series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

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2. The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

3. Select a different Design Set, if desired.


4. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
5. Click OK.
6. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.

To remove a series from the plot:


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove:

Note: You cannot change the variables plotted on a Parallel plot for each series. The
same variables are used to plot all series on the same plot.

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To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

The selected series is moved.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Design Set of the selected
series and select filter options:

Filtering designs
Click on the Filter tool to control the filter options. The options in the Filter section allow you
to filter out some of the designs being displayed on the plot. The designs that get filtered out
are plotted in a light grey faded color. This is useful when you are exploring the data on the
plot and want to focus on a specific region of the design space without having to create a
new design set. Once you have identified a subset of the designs via filtering that you like,
you can create a design set from the active or inactive (filtered out) designs.

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This area also allows you to plot only a subset of the variables or responses you selected
originally when you created the Parallel plot. This allows you to focus on a subset of the plot
data as you learn more about the data by reviewing the information on the plot. A variable or
response can be turned off by unselecting the checkbox next to it. Only the variables or
responses with the checkboxes active are shown on the plot.
The filtering is performed by specifying the minimum and maximum values for the
variables/responses you wish to use.

Note: Filtering does not change the scale of the variables on the plot. To change the
scale, you will need to use the design set.

Moving and updating items in the Filter list


The options to the right of the Filter list allow you to move the list items and update the
location of the variables or responses on the plot. This is useful when you want to identify
any correlation between two variables or responses. This data is much easier to see when
the variables or responses being compared are next to each other on the plot.

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Option

Description
Moves the selected item to the top of the list.
Moves the selected item up one line in the list.
Moves the selected item down one line in the list.
Moves the selected item to the bottom of the list.
Resets the values to their original settings.

Creating a Design Set from active or inactive designs


Once you have identified a subset of the designs via filtering that you like, you can create a
design set from the active or inactive (filtered out) designs.
The Create Design Set dropdown options enable you to quickly create a Design Set using
either the active or inactive designs specified by the Filter list.

Option
Create from active
Create from inactive

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Creates a new Design Set consisting of the active designs included
by the Min and Max values in the filter list.
Creates a new Design Set consisting of the inactive designs excluded
by the Min and Max values in the filter list.

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Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Design Tables
A Design Table allows you to create a tabular view of the design data that can include
Design ID, Design Flag, Design Source, Design Rank, and values for any of the variables
and responses you choose to display when you create the table.
Using a Design Table, you can quickly look at the values of all variables and responses for a
design. The table can be sorted with respect to any attribute listed.

To create a Design Table


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Design Table button:

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2. In the Design Table dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown, and
select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

3. Select the variables and/or responses that you wish to include in the table:

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4. Click the Finish button. The new table will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View Window.

Changing Design Table properties


The Design Table properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon:

To include additional optional data in the table


Select the checkbox next to each type of data you would like to optionally include in the
Design Table: Design ID, Design Flag, Design Source and/or Design Rank.

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Editing series
The Design Table series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon. The
Design Table does not support multiple series. It can only show designs from one design
set.
Note: For Data Tables, the Add and Remove buttons options are not available.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Design Set of the selected
series and select filter options:

Filtering designs
Click on the Filter tool to control the filter options. The options in the Filter section allow you
to filter out some of the designs being displayed in the table. The designs that get filtered out
are shown in a light grey faded color. This is useful when you are exploring the data and
want to focus on a specific region of the design space without having to create a new design
set. Once you have identified a subset of the designs via filtering that you like, you can
create a design set from the active or inactive (filtered out) designs.
This area also allows you to show only a subset of the variables or responses you selected
originally when you created the Design Table. This allows you to focus on a subset of the
data as you learn more about the data by reviewing the information in the table. A variable or
response can be turned off by unselecting the checkbox next to it. Only the variables or
responses with the checkboxes active are shown on the plot.
The filtering is performed by specifying the minimum and maximum values for the
variables/responses you wish to use.

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Moving and updating items in the Filter list


The options to the right of the Filter list allow you to move the list items and update the
location of the variable in the table. This is useful when you want to identify any correlation
between two variables/responses. This data is much easier to see when the variables or
responses being compared are next to each other in the table.
Option

Description
Moves the selected item to the top of the list.
Moves the selected item up one line in the list.
Moves the selected item down one line in the list.
Moves the selected item to the bottom of the list.
Resets the values to their original settings.

Creating a Design Set from active or inactive designs


Once you have identified a subset of the designs via filtering that you like, you can create a
design set from the active or inactive (filtered out) designs.

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The Create Design Set dropdown options enable you to quickly create a Design Set using
either the active or inactive designs specified by the Filter list.

Option
Create from active
Create from inactive

Description
Creates a new Design Set consisting of the active designs included
by the Min and Max values in the filter list.
Creates a new Design Set consisting of the inactive designs excluded
by the Min and Max values in the filter list.

Copying Table Data


You can copy the selected contents of a Data Table to your clipboard, and then paste the
data into the desired document.

To copy selected data


1. Click on the table and drag your cursor over the cells that you want to copy. Only
those cells that are highlighted will be copied:

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2. Right-click and select Copy (or press Ctrl+C on your keyboard).

3. Paste into the desired document or program (such as Excel, PowerPoint or email).

Exporting Table Data


You can export the selected contents of a Data Table to a .csv file, which can then be
opened with spreadsheet software like Excel for further analysis.

To export selected data


1. Click on the table and drag your cursor over the cells that you want to export. Only
those cells that are highlighted will be exported.

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2. Right-click, and choose Export Selection.

The Export CSV File dialog will open.


3. Save the file as desired.

To export the entire table


1. Right-click on the table.
2. Choose Export Table:

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3. Save the file as desired.

Probability Distribution plots


A Probability Distribution plot displays the histogram of a parameters values as a probability
distribution. Statistical data is computed and displayed on the chart.

To create a Probability Distribution plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Probability Distribution
button:

2. In the Probability Distribution dialog that appears, click on the Design Set
dropdown, and select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All
Designs):

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3. Select the variables/responses you wish to plot:

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4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window:

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This plot has a normal distribution curve drawn on the histogram for reference. This curve
displays what a normal distribution would look like based on the mean and the standard
deviation of the plotted data. It is not a representation of the actual distribution of the data.

Changing Probability Distribution plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

To change the number of bins


Enter the number of bins in the box. You can also use the mouse spin control or slider to
change the number:

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Adding, removing and editing series


The Probability Distribution series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot
ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

2. From the Y dropdown, select the objective you wish to plot on the Y-axis for the
series.
3. Select a different Design Set, if desired.
4. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
5. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.

To remove a series from the plot:


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove:

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Note: If you accidentally remove a series from the plot, simply add it back again by
clicking the Add button and selecting the data for the series.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

The selected series is moved.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Y axis and Design Set of the
selected series:

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Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Model View plots


A model view plot displays the shape of the design. It uses the visualization files defined
during the analysis setup to display the design shape. The visualization file can be an image
file or it can be a CAE results file supported by VCollab. For more details on the visualization
files, see the HEEDS MDO User Help for version 7.0 or later.
If using an image file, HEEDS POST will display the contents of the selected image in the
newly created plot. No other special tools are needed to visualize the image files in HEEDS
POST.
If using a CAE results file, HEEDS POST will embed the VCollab Presenter in the plot and
you will have all of the pan/rotate/zoom controls that you have in a typical post processor.
You will also have the ability to select the result plotted (for example, displacement field,
stress field, etc). For this feature to work, you will need a copy of the VCollab Presenter and
VCollab VMove on your workstation. VCollab software is purchased and licensed separately
from HEEDS POST. For more information on VCollab visit www.vcollab.com.

To create a Model View plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Model View button:

2. In the Model View dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown, and
select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

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3. Select the file to display in the plot:

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4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window:

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To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Design Set, file name and
Design ID of the selected series:

1. Select the Design Set.


2. Select the file name.

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3. Select the Design ID to identify the image to display.


The design set filters the available designs in the slider.
4. Click the Synchronize

button to synchronize the setting of designs.

Selecting a design in another plot will set the design on this plot. For example,
suppose the Model View plot is displayed in a grid with a Design Table, a History
plot, and a Parallel plot. With Synchronize toggled on, selecting a design in one of
the other plots will update the image shown in the Model View plot.

Curve Fit plots


A Curve Fit plot displays the target curve along with the new curve for the selected design to
allow you to visualize how close the design curve is to the target curve. This plot is only
available when the study uses one or more curve fit responses. Rather than relying on just
the RMS value, this curve allows you to visually verify the goodness of a fit. The data for the
curves is saved for all of the designs when using a Curve Fit response as part of your
HEEDS study.

To create a Curve Fit plot


1. In the General Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Curve Fit Plot button:

2. In the Curve Fit Plot dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown, and
select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

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3. Select the curve fit response to display in the plot:

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4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window:

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Changing Curve Fit plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Curve fit response, Design
Set and Design of the selected series:

1. Select the Curve fit response.


2. Select the Design Set.

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3. Select the Design ID to identify the image to display.


The design set filters the available designs in the slider.
4. Use the Reset
button to set the design to the Best Design identified in the
study. This button is only enabled for parameter optimization studies.
5. Click the Synchronize

button to synchronize the setting of designs.

Selecting a design in another plot will set the design on this plot. For example,
suppose the Curve Fit plot is displayed in a grid with a Design Table, a History
plot, and a Parallel plot. With Synchronize toggled on, selecting a design in one of
the other plots will update the image shown in the Curve Fit plot.
Adjusting series style options
For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Plots for Optimization studies


The following plot types can be created for optimization studies:
Constraint Violations plots
Pareto Front plots (Multi-objective studies only)

Constraint Violations plots


A Constraint Violations plot is used to identify the constraints that are active during a
problem. It also allows you to identify which of those active constraints may be more
important than others. Finally, you can identify whether a certain combination of constraints
makes the problem hard to solve. You can do this by plotting the number of designs in the
study that violate all of the selected constraints (intersection) or by plotting the number of
designs that violate any of the selected constraints (unite).
The advantage of a Constraint Violations plot is that it gives you a good view of the
feasible/infeasible parts of the design space, which could help you get a very good
understanding of the overall design space and even redefine the problem in a different way,
if desired.

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To create a Constraint Violations plot


1. In the Optimization Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Constraint
Violations plot button:

2. In the Constraint Violations dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown,
and select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

3. Select the constraints you wish to plot:


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4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window:

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Changing Constraint Violations plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The Constraint Violations series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot
ribbon:

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

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2. The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

3. Select one or more Constraints from the list.


4. Select a different Design Set, if desired.
5. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
6. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.
7. Click OK.

To remove a series from the plot


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

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The selected series is moved.

To modify data options


1. In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Design Set of the
selected series:

2. You can also change the Operation setting as follows:


Intersect Plots the number of designs in the study that violate all the
constraints selected.
Unite Plots the number of designs that violate any of the constraints selected.

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Create Design Set from current series or all series


Once you have created this plot, you can create a design set based on one of the series or
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design set based on designs identified by each of the bars. The current series is the one
selected in the Plot Data list
The Create Design Set pulldown menu enables you to quickly create a Design Set using
either the Create from current series or Create from all series.

Option

Description

Create from current


series

Creates a design set using only the designs included in the selected
series.

Create from all series

Creates a design set using an intersection of designs from all series


in the plot (only the designs that are common to all series in the plot).

Pareto Front plots (Multi-objective studies only)


Using a Pareto Front plot you can plot one objective from a Pareto optimization study
against another. This allows you to identify the best designs by evaluating trade-offs
between the objectives. It also allows you to evaluate the convergence properties of a
Pareto optimization study.
Note: You can select a design on one Pareto Plot and the same design will be highlighted
on another Pareto plot, which allows you to see trade-offs among more than two
objectives.

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To create a Pareto Front plot


1. In the Optimization Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Pareto Front Plot
button:

2. In the Pareto Front Plot dialog that appears, click on the Design Set dropdown,
and select the set that the plot will reference (the default is All Designs):

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3. Select one objective for the X-Axis Parameter.


4. Select the objective that you wish to plot as the Y-Axis objective.
5. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View Window:

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Changing Pareto Front plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

To view the Pareto front for a given cycle


A Pareto Front Plot allows you to display the Pareto front that was archived for each cycle.
The front for the last cycle contains the optimal set of designs for the project. When you
create a Pareto Front Plot, the Rank 1 designs in the last cycle are plotted for you by default.
The options in the Plot Data group allow you to filter your designs by cycle and rank:

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Use the spin control to select the desired cycle. Or, use the slider, as shown:

If the design set you selected for the plot filters designs based on the cycle, then the plot will
only show the designs that exist in the cycles defined by the design set. However, some
designs may exist in multiple cycles and may still appear on the plot when a cycle is selected
for the plot that is not selected on the design set.

To view the Pareto front for all cycles


To view the designs from all of the cycles, move the spin control or slider to All.
This option is available when you move the slider all the way to the left or use the spin
control to move to the lowest value.

To view more than one cycle on the same Pareto Front plot
1. In the Tree View, select the Design Set that you will be plotting.
2. In the Override group of the Design Set ribbon, in the Cycle field, enter the cycle
numbers that you wish to plot simultaneously on the Pareto Front Plot.
3. When you create the Pareto Front Plot, select this Design Set.
Note: The Cycle spin control will be disabled for this plot because you selected the cycles
to display in the Design Set settings and cannot change it here.

To filter designs by rank


The different rank options filter the designs in the following manner:

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Rank

Effect

Only shows the Rank 1 designs for the selected Pareto cycle.

Shows the Rank 1 and 2 designs for the selected Pareto cycle.

Shows the Ranks 1-3 designs for the selected Pareto cycle.

All

Shows all of the designs for the selected Pareto cycle.

Once you select the cycle number and rank, the filtered designs will be displayed in the plot.
The plot shows a dot for each design on the Pareto front. The dots become progressively
larger as the rank increases, with Rank 1 designs represented by the smallest dots and
highest rank designs represented by the largest dots:

To freeze or reset the plot scales


The plot axes will scale automatically so all of the plotted points for each cycle are visible on
the chart. Therefore, the plot scales can differ depending on the cycle. There may be times,
however, when you want to compare how the Pareto front changes between cycles.

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You can use the Freeze Plot Range option to keep the scale the same for all cycles while
you are comparing them. To do this, follow these steps:
1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, select All or the cycle number with the
scale you want to freeze.
2. Click the Freeze Plot Range button:

3. Select the designs you want to compare and look at them in the plot.
4. Click Reset Plot to allow the plot axes to scale automatically again:

Note: Only the designs that can be plotted on the frozen scales will be plotted.

Adding, removing and editing series


The Pareto Front Plot series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

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2. From the X dropdown, select the objective you wish to plot on the X-axis for the
series.
3. From the Y dropdown, select the objective you wish to plot on the Y-axis for the
series.
4. Select a different Design Set, if desired.
5. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
6. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.
7. Click OK.

To remove a series from the plot:


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove:

Note: If you accidentally remove a series from the plot, simply add it back again by
clicking the Add button and selecting the data for the series.

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To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

The selected series is moved.

Modifying data options


In the series data area, you can modify the X axis, Y axis, or Design Set of the selected
series:

Adjusting style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.

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Plots for Design of Experiments (DOE) studies


You can create the following plots Design of Experiments (DOE) studies:

Response Surface Fit plots


2D Response Surface plots
3D Response Surface plots
Response Influence plots
Variable Effects plots
Variable Interaction plots

Response Surface Fit plots


A Response Surface Fit plot can be used to learn which fit model was most accurate with the
actual response values. It calculates R-squared values for each series. The R-squared value
indicates accuracy with a value of 1.0 being an exact fit. With this information, you can
decide which fit model to use for the Response Surface plots for further study.

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To create a Response Surface Fit plot


1. In the DOE Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Response Surface Fit plot
button:

2. In the Response Surface Fit Plot dialog that appears, select a Y-Axis Parameter
from the dropdown:

3. Select a surface Fit model:


Note: Only the fit models that are available for a specific plot will appear in this list.
Not all fit models will be available for all plots.

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4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window.

Changing Response Surface Fit plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The Response Surface Fit series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot
ribbon:

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

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The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

2. Change the Fit model (Linear, Quadratic) for the series, if desired.
3. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
4. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.
5. Click OK.

To remove a series from the plot


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

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The selected series is moved.

To modify series data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Response or Fit model of
the selected series:

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.

2D Response Surface plots


Surface plots allow you to investigate your design space and experiment with the effects of
variable changes on your design. A 2D response surface plot displays 2D contours

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representing the response surface as a function of two variables. This can offer insight about
the design space for the selected data. The 2D version provides a birds eye view of the 3D
plot. The plot can display data from the quadratic, and linear fit models. The available fit
models for a given DOE depend on the complexity of the DOE. For two-level DOEs, there is
only enough information for a Linear Response Surface.

To create a 2D Response Surface plot


1. In the DOE Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the 2D Response Surface plot
button:

2. In the 2D Response Surface Plot dialog that appears, select an X-Axis Parameter
from the dropdown:

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3. Select a Y-Axis Parameter from the dropdown:

4. Select a response to plot for the data contours:

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Typically you will only want to select a single response, but it is possible to plot
multiple responses.
5. Select a Fit model.
6. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window.

Changing 2D Response Surface plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The 2D Response Surface series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot
ribbon:

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

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2. Select a different Type, if desired.

Surface If you select this option, you get a surface calculated using the
fit model selected:

Note: The mapped color display is drawn only for the first surface series in the plot.
Subsequent surface series will be drawn only with the contour lines.

Design data If you select this option, the design data points will be
shown on the plot:

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3. Select a different parameter for the Z data, if desired.


4. Change the Fit model for the series, if desired.
5. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
6. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.
7. Click OK.

To remove a series from the plot


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

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The selected series is moved.

To modify series data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, modify the X axis, Y axis, Z axis, or Fit model of
the selected series as necessary:

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Exploring the response surface


The response surface is calculated using values from all factors (variables) in the study. If
there are more than two factors, then it only displays a slice of the entire design space. The
sliders on the Surface ribbon can be used to change the values of all factors and explore
how the response surface looks in other areas of the design space.

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Changing the values for the factors that are plotted on the X and Y axes will move the
crosshairs to the specified location. The annotation displays the surface value. The surface
value can also be found in the tooltip when the mouse moves over the 2D plot.
The values defined in the table will apply to all surface plots in the study.
The Set from Design Id option will set all values in the table to reflect the actual values from
the selected design.
The Responses Table displays the calculated surface values for each fit model for all of the
responses in the model at the current value for the variables. As you change the variable
values, the table will update. The cell that is highlighted corresponds to the location indicated
by the point on the plot. Zooming in or out and panning the 2D plot view will recalculate the
surface for the new axis ranges. This allows you to zoom in to see more details of a portion
of the plot or to zoom out to extrapolate the surface beyond the bounds of the sample data.

3D Response Surface plots


Surface plots allow you to investigate your design space and experiment with the effects of
variable changes on your design. A 3D Response Surface plot displays a 3D response
surface as a function of two variables. This can offer insight about the design space for the
selected data. The plot can display data from the quadratic, and linear fit models. The
available fit models for a given DOE depend on the complexity of the DOE. For two-level
DOEs, there is only enough information for a Linear Response Surface.

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To create a 3D Response Surface plot


1. In the DOE Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the 3D Response Surface plot
button:

2. In the 3D Response Surface Plot dialog that appears, select an X-Axis Parameter
from the dropdown:

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3. Select a Y-Axis Parameter from the dropdown:

4. Select a response to plot for the response surface:

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Typically you will only want to select a single response, but it is possible to plot
multiple responses.
5. Select a Fit model.
6. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window.

Changing 3D Response Surface plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The 3D Response Surface series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot
ribbon:

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

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The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

2. Select a different Type, if desired:

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Surface If you select this option, you get a surface calculated using the
fit model selected:

Design data If you select this option, the design data points will be
shown on the plot:

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3. Select a different Z axis, if desired.


4. Change the Fit model (Linear, Quadratic) for the series, if desired.
5. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
6. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.
7. Click OK.

To remove a series from the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, select the series.
2. Click Remove.

To modify series data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the X axis, Y axis, Z axis, or Fit
model of the selected series:

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Note: The x and y axes are constant for all series in a 3D response surface plot. When
you change an axis, it is changed for all series.

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Exploring the response surface


The response surface is calculated using values from all factors (variables) in the study. If
there are more than two factors, then it only displays a slice of the entire design space. The
sliders on the Surface ribbon can be used to change the values of all factors and explore
how the response surface looks in other areas of the design space.

Changing the values for the plotted factors will move the crosshairs to the specified location.
The annotation displays the surface value. The surface value can also be found in the tooltip
when the mouse moves over the 3D plot.
The values defined in the table will apply to all surface plots in the study.
The Set from Design Id option will set all values in the table to reflect the actual values from
the selected design.
The Responses Table displays the calculated surface values for each fit model for all of the
responses in the model at the current value for the variables. As you change the variable

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values, the table will update. The cell that is highlighted corresponds to the location indicated
by the point on the plot.

Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.
Note: Any values beyond the actual calculated data are less reliable. Furthermore, for all
3D plots, when you define a range, the data in the view will be truncates so that it is
maintained inside the bounds of the box.

Response Influence plots


A Response Influence plot is a Pareto chart that shows how the selected variables influence
the response value as a comparative percentage. This chart is available for 2-level
orthogonal DOE sampling techniques (for example, full factorial and fractional factorial). This
data is not calculated when the number of variables in the DOE study is greater than 13.
By default, the x-axis will show the factors that have an influence on this response. When
you hover, the tooltip will show the influence the factor youre hovering over has on that
response. The factors are displayed in order. You can opt to sort on the selected series.
When multiple series are included in the plot, changing the order is a toggle, because you
can only sort by a single series.

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To create a Response Influence plot


1. In the DOE Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Influence plot button:

2. In the Response Influence Plot dialog that appears, select one or more of the
available responses to plot:

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3. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window.

Changing Response Influence plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The Response Influence plot series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the Plot
ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

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The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

2. Select a different Response, if desired.


3. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
4. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.
5. Click OK.

To remove a series from the plot:


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove:

Note: If you accidentally remove a series from the plot, simply add it back again by
clicking the Add button and selecting the data for the series.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

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The selected series is moved.

To modify data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Response of the selected
series:

Additional options in this area are described in the following table:


Option
Sort on response

Description
Sorts the order of factors on the X axis according to the
current series. The factors with the largest influence will be
drawn first.

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

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Variable Effects plots


A Variable Effects plot displays a linear graph of the effect one or more variables has on a
single response. This plot shows the effect on a particular response as the factors go from
their low values to their high values. For three-level DOEs, the mid value is also plotted. The
slopes directly correspond to the sizes of the bars in the Influence Plot. The higher the slope,
the more effect it has on the response.

To create a Variable Effects plot


1. In the DOE Plots group of the Plot ribbon, click the Variable Effects plot button:

2. In the Variable Effects dialog that appears, click on the Y-Axis Parameter
dropdown, and select the desired parameter from the list:

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3. Select the variables you wish to plot:

4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window:

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Changing Variable Effects plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The Variable Effects series properties are in the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button:

The Add Series to Plot dialog appears:

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2. Select a Variable from the drop-down list.


3. Change the Label for the series, if desired.
4. Select the Do not ask again (reset in Options) checkbox to automatically use the
selected data when creating future series, instead of displaying this dialog box. For
more information on this option, see the Plots section in Options on page 13.
5. Click OK.

To remove a series from the plot


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove.

To change the series order


1. In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the series you want to move.
2. Click the Up or Down buttons to move it in the list:

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The selected series is moved.

To modify plot data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Response plotted and the
Variable of the selected series:

Adjusting style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Variable Interaction plots


A Variable Interaction plot displays a linear graph of the interaction two variables have on
one response. The plot shows the effect of two factors working together. They appear for
two-level DOE studies only. Interaction effects are not computed for three-level DOEs.
As in the main effect plots, the slope of the plot is related to the size of the bar in the Pareto
chart. The number of interactions that can be computed depends on the number of
evaluations that are performed. In a full-factorial DOE, all of the interaction effects can be
computed. In a DOE with fewer evaluations, fewer interactions can be computed. If no
interactions can be computed, the plot will be unavailable.

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To create a Variable Interactions plot


1. In the DOE plots group of the Home ribbon, click the Interaction plot button:

2. In the Variable Interaction dialog that appears, click on the Y-Axis Parameter
dropdown, and select the desired parameter from the list:

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3. Select the variables pair you wish to plot:

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4. Click the Finish button. The new plot will appear in the Tree View and will be
displayed in the View window:

Changing Variable Interaction plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.
Modifying plot data options
In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the Response and the Variable
of the selected series. The Interaction Effects Plot has two static series that identify the
factor-pairs that are used. Changing the variable for one series may also change the other

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series to insure a valid pair is selected:

Adjusting style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

User Plots
User plots allow you to plot custom data that is not directly available from the HEEDS MDO
study results. The data being used for the plot could be static data, an equation, or data from
a file that changes with each design. This can be very useful in situations where you need to
compare the data with the results from a HEEDS MDO study. It may also be helpful when
comparing design data with data from an outside source.
You can create the following User plots:
2D Function plots
3D Function plots

2D and 3D Function plots


2D Function and 3D Function plots can be used to display user-generated data.

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To create a 2D or 3D Function plot


In the User Plots group of the Home ribbon, click the 2D Function plot button (left) or the 3D
Function plot button (right):

Changing 2D or 3D Function plot properties


For information on changing plot properties, such as background color and gridlines, see
Changing the style of a plot on page 49.

Adding, removing and editing series


The 2D Function and 3D Function series properties are located in the Plot Data group of the
Plot ribbon.

To add a series to the plot


In the Plot Data group of the Plot ribbon, click the Add button and then select one of the
following:

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Equation: Uses a python-compatible formula. Variable and response values are


available as numbered lists. Multi-line formulas are acceptable; you must explicitly
assign a value of y or z. For 2D plots, y=f(x). For 3D plots, z=f(x,y). Define the
range and number of intervals for independent data.

x-y table: Uses a simple scatter plot of X-Y or X-Y-Z data. This information can be
imported/copied from an outside source. You can also define which columns of
data are displayed in the plot.

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Design File from Design: In HEEDS MDO, you can define a visualization file type
as Other. This plot will then read the file for X-Y or X-Y-Z scatter data for 2D and
3D plots, respectively. You can change the Design ID similar to a model plot.

To remove a series from the plot


1. Select the series.
2. Click Remove.

To modify series data options


In the Series Data group of the Plot ribbon, you can modify the properties of the selected
series. The properties vary based on the series type.
Equation series

For 2D Function plots

For 3D Function plots

x: Enter the minimum and maximum values for the X axis as well as the number of
data points you want to plot.

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y: Enter the minimum and maximum values for the Y axis as well as the number of
data points you want to plot.

y=f(x) or z=f(x,y): Enter the equation for the function you want to plot. You can
enter it manually or click the Function editor button to open a dialog where you
can select predefined variables, responses, and functions to create your equation.
Click Apply to set the equation on the series and update the plot.

x-y Table series

For 2D Function plots

For 3D Function plots

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Define Table: In the Custom Table Data dialog, add the desired X-Y values to the
table.

X column: Select which column (A, B, etc.) from your table should be used for
getting the X-axis data for this series.

Y column: Select which column (A, B, etc.) from your table should be used for
getting the Y-axis data for this series.

Z column: Select which column (A, B, etc.) from your table should be used for
getting the Z-axis data for this series.

Design file from Design series

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Filename: Select the file that should be used for getting the plot data for this
series. The files in this list are the ones that were defined in the visualization files
list of the type Other in the HEEDS MDO project setup.

Design: Select which design data to show on the plot.

Synchronized/Independent: Select Synchronized to apply changes to all series.


Select Independent to apply changes to the selected series only.

Adjusting series style options


For information on changing series properties, such as style and color, see Changing the
style of a series on page 53.

Changing the plot range


For details on changing the plot range, such as normalizing the axes, defining the axis
range, and scaling the series, see Changing the plot range on page 55.

Working with multiple-plot views


One of the most valuable features of HEEDS POST is the ability to look at several plots all at
once. In HEEDS POST, you can do this with multiple plot Views. The Plot Views group on
the Home ribbon allows you to create a View either by selecting a built-in configuration, or by
creating your own custom View configuration.

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Creating multiple-plot views


To create a View using a built-in configuration
1. Select the desired study in the Tree View.
2. In the Plot Views group of the Home ribbon, click the arrow next to the Create
Custom View button:

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3. From the menu that displays, select the view that illustrates the layout that you
want. For this example, well choose a configuration with one plot on top and one
on the bottom (called 2 Horizontal Views):

If youre already in a Plot View, you can click on one of the view buttons in the Plot
View ribbon:

The new View is immediately added to the Tree View.


4. To change the name of the View, click on the name in the Tree View twice to
highlight it, and enter a new name:

Alternatively, you can select the View and click F2.

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5. For each plot area in the View, click on the Select a Plot from the list dropdown
and select the desired plot:

The completed View will contain the plots you selected:

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You can double-click the header (title) of a plot to maximize it (i.e., display it fullscreen in the viewing area).

To create a custom View


1. Select the desired study in the Tree View.
2. In the Plot Views group of the Home ribbon, click the Create Custom View button:

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If youre already in a Plot View, you can click the Create Custom View button in
the Plot View ribbon:

The Create New Plot View Wizard opens:

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3. Select whether you want the View to be oriented in a Horizontal direction or a


Vertical direction.
4. Click Next.
5. Specify the desired number of rows:

6. Specify the desired number of columns:

Make sure the layout in the preview is exactly as you want it to be.
7. Click Finish.
Your empty, custom View will be created:

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8. For each section of the View, select the desired plot from the dropdown list, until
your View is complete:

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You can double-click the header (title) of a plot to maximize it (i.e., display it fullscreen in the viewing area).

Synching the highlight between plots


HEEDS POST allows you to synchronize the highlights between plots. With the Sync
Highlight option enabled in the Tools ribbon, when you click on a design in one plot, the data
for that design will be highlighted in the other plots in that view.

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To synchronize the highlights between plots


In the Tools group of the Home ribbon, click the Sync Highlight button (this option is
enabled by default):

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To disable the option, click the button again.

Removing plots from a multiple-plot view


You can remove a plot from a View without deleting it from the project. This option makes it
very easy to switch plots within a View.

To remove a plot from a view


Click the Remove plot icon in the upper right-hand corner of any plot:

Editing a plot from a multiple-plot view


You can edit a plot without exiting the multiple-plot view. This option makes it easy to update
a plot without leaving the multi-plot view.

To edit a plot from a view


1. From the multi-plot view, click on the plot you want to edit.
The Plot ribbon (and Axes ribbon for some plots) displays.
2. Update the properties and values as needed. As you make your changes, the plot
in the view is dynamically updated.

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Applying a design set to multiple plots


You can apply a design set to all plots in a multiple-plot view.

To apply a design set to a multiple-plot view


1. With a multiple-plot view displayed, click on the Plot View ribbon.
2. From the Design set group, select the Design set you want to apply to the plots:

3. Click Apply to all plots.


All plots displayed in the current view now have the selected design set attached
to it.

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6. Creating Custom Design Sets


A Design Set is a group of specific designs collected together for the purposes of plotting or
analysis. This definition is important because every plot you create references a Design
Set. When you import a study, HEEDS POST automatically creates several default design
sets for you.
Note: These default design sets cannot be edited.

In addition to these default designs set, you may wish to create custom design sets for your
plots. A custom design set gives you the ability to plot only a subset of the designs from your
study based on the criteria that you specify for identifying this subset. There are numerous
situations in which you would want create custom design sets. For example, you could use a
custom design set to:

Identify designs that violate a specific constraint or set of constraints.

Identify all designs that have the objective value that lies within a certain range you
specify.

Identify all designs that lie within a certain percentage of the best design.

This section explains how to create custom design sets.

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Understanding the Design Set Summary


When you select a Design Set in the Tree View, the Design Set Summary is displayed.

Viewing the composition of your design set


The chart at the top of the Design Set Summary illustrates the composition of your custom
set.

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Color

Definition

Green

The number of feasible designs in your design set.

Yellow

The number of infeasible designs in your design set.

Red

The number of error designs in your design set.

If you hover over the chart, the tooltip will give you the same numbers translated into
percentages, as well.
Note: You can customize the colors used for feasible, infeasible, success and error
designs in the pie chart. To do this: File tab > Options > Plots > Pie chart colors.

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Comparing your set to the set of All Designs


The three charts along the bottom of the Design Set Summary offer a visual comparison of
your custom set with the set of all of the designs in the study.

Color

Definition

Green

The number of feasible designs in your design set.

Yellow

The number of infeasible designs in your design set.

Red
Black

The number of error designs in your design set.


Designs from the whole study that are excluded from your set.

Note: You can customize the colors used for feasible, infeasible, success and error
designs in the pie chart. For instructions, see Pie chart color options on page 19.

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Creating a Design Set


You can easily create and customize your own Design Sets within HEEDS POST.

To create a design set


Perform one of the following:

With a plot selected, click the Create Design Set button in the Tools group of the
Home ribbon, This will create a generic design set that includes all of the designs
in the study.

You can also click the arrow next to the Create Design Set button to select a
predefined set of values for your design set.

The available options vary depending on the plot type to which you are adding the
Design Set.

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Option

Plot type

Description

Create from
active

Creates a new Design Set consisting of the active


designs included by the Min and Max values in the filter
list.

Parallel

Create from
inactive

Creates a new Design Set consisting of the inactive


designs excluded by the Min and Max values in the filter
list.

Parallel

Create from
current series

Creates a design set using only the designs included in


the selected series.

Constraint Violations

Create from all


series

Creates a design set using an intersection of designs


from all series in the plot (only the designs that are
common to all series in the plot).

Constraint Violations

With a Design Set selected in the Tree View, click the Create Design Set button in
the Design Set ribbon.

You can also click the arrow next to the Create Design Set button to select a
predefined set of values for your design set.

To change the name of a design set


1. In the Tree View, right-click on the design set and select Rename:

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Alternatively, you can click twice on the name or press F2.


2. Enter the desired name.

Setting up rules
Next, you will need to tell HEEDS POST which designs you want to include and exclude
from your custom set by setting up rules and/or manually including or excluding designs.
The options for creating rules to include or exclude designs from your custom set can be
found on the Design Set ribbon:

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Note: When you apply rules, only those designs that meet all of the criteria you set forth
will be included in your design set.

To include or exclude designs by Design Classification (Feasible/Infeasible/Error)


To include all Feasible, Infeasible of Error designs from a study in your design
set, select the checkbox next to the desired classification.

To exclude all Feasible, Infeasible or Error designs from a study in your design
set, remove the checkmark next to the desired classification.
Note: Notice how the Included and Excluded lists in the Design Set Summary change
immediately as you make different selections.

To use rules to include or exclude designs


With rules you can define a range around a reference value that HEEDS POST will then use
to determine which designs should be included in your set.

First, you need to indicate which values HEEDS POST should use as reference values for
the rule. To do this, select an option from the Reference values defined by dropdown:

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Value

Description

Design #

Select this option to use the values from a specific design number as
reference values. Use the spin control (or mouse wheel) to indicate
the design number.

Best Design

Select this option to use the values from the best design as reference
values.

Manual

Select this option to manually enter the values you want to use as
reference values.

Next, you need to compose the rule you want HEEDS POST to use. For example, lets say
that you want your set to include all of the designs that are inside the range that is within
5% on either side of the reference value.
You would click the Variables button and set the rule up like this:

1. Set the Range to Inside. The designs that fall inside the specified range will be
included in the design set.
If the Range is set to Outside, the designs that fall outside the specified range will
be included in the design set.
2. Set the Mode to Percent.
If the Mode is set to Value, then the values in the low and high columns become
absolute values that define the range (independent of the reference value).
3. Enter 5 in the low column (to indicate 5%).
4. Enter 5 in the high column.

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5. Select the checkbox next to the variable/response to enable the rule. Notice that
your Design Set Summary changes when the rule is applied.
Note: The Define Rules button opens the Design Set Rules dialog, which offers another
way to set up rules.

Including/excluding designs manually


The options allowing you to manually include or exclude designs from your custom set can
be found In the Override group of the Design Set ribbon:

When you make selections in this group, you are making exceptions to the rules that you
established on the Rules group. That is, the options here are applied after the rules you
established and can override them.
Note: The designs defined in the Override group are added or removed from the design
set independent of the criteria defined in the Rules group. For example, designs that
would otherwise not qualify to be in the design set because of the rules defined in the
Rules group can be added here by specifying them in the Include field.

To include/exclude designs based on Design ID


1. In the Include field, enter the IDs of the designs you want to include in the set.
2. In the Exclude field, enter the IDs of the designs you want to exclude from the set.
In either field, you can enter a single ID, several IDs separated by commas (1, 2,
9), or a range of IDs (2-10).

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To include designs from specific design cycles (Multi-objective studies only)


If you are interested in including the designs from a specific Pareto cycle in your set, indicate
the cycle number in the Cycle field:

You can enter a single cycle, several cycle numbers separated by commas (1, 2, 9), or a
range of cycle numbers (2-10).

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.heeds, 27
.hpp, 27

2
2D Bubble plots, 80
creating, 80
modifying data options, 85
2D Function plots
adding, removing and editing series, 163
creating, 163
modifying series data options, 164
2D Relation plots, 68
modifying data options, 74
2D Response Surface plots, 134
creating, 135
exploring the response surface, 140
modifying series data options, 140

3
3D Function plots
adding, removing and editing series, 163
creating, 163
modifying series data options, 164
3D Relation plots, 75
creating, 75
modifying data options, 79
3D Response Surface plots, 141
creating, 142
exploring the response surface, 147
modifying series data options, 146

A
Annotations in plots, 53
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Auto Refresh, 32

Background color, changing, 50


Baseline Design, 44
Best Design, 44
Best design history options, 16
Bubble and Pareto Front plot options, 18

C
Closing a project, 38
Constraint plot options, 17
Constraint Violations plots, 115
creating, 116
modifying data options, 120
Copy Plot Image, 45
Copying a plot to the clipboard, 45
Create Design Set, 44
Create Design Set from Active/Inactive, 92, 98
Create Design Set from Current/All Series, 121
Creating a new plot, 59
Creating a project, 9, 27
Creating plots, 59
Curve Fit plots, 111

D
Data Table, 34
Defining range, 57
Deleting a plot, 47
Deleting a study, 35
Design Flag, 95
Design ID, 95
Design Rank, 95
Design Set Summary, 180
Design Sets, 58, 179
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creating, 183
Design Classifications, 186
manually including/excluding designs, 188
rules, 185
Summary, 180
Design Source, 95
Design Tables, 93
changing properties, 95
copying, 98
creating, 93
exporting data, 99
filtering designs, 96
including additional optional data, 95
modifying data options, 96
Drawing mode, 52

I
Import Study, 28, 30
Interface overview, 8

L
Launching POST, 8
Legend, 52

M
Message Log, 10
Model View plots, 107
modifying data options, 110
Models, showing, 49
Mouse navigation buttons, 43

Exiting POST, 24
Export Selection, 99

Normalizing the axes, 57

F
File tab, 11
commands, 11
Help, 23
Info, 11
Options, 12
Recent, 11

Open a project, 9, 29
Options, 12
Fonts, 22
General, 12
Plots, 13
Styles, 20

G
Gridlines, style and color, 52

H
Highlight color options, 19
History plots, 61
modifying data options, 67

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Panning a plot, 42
Parallel plot options, 16
Parallel plots, 85
creating, 86
filtering designs, 90
modifying data options, 90
Pareto Front plots
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filtering designs by rank, 125


freezing/resetting axes, 126
viewing the front for a cycle or rank, 124
Pareto Front plots, 121
Pareto Front Plots
modifying data options, 129
Pie Chart, 33
Pie chart color options, 19
Plot Views, 167
adding design set to, 178
creating custom, 171
editing plots, 177
removing plots, 177
synching the highlight between plots, 175
using a built-in configuration, 168
Plots
2D Function plots, 161
2D Relation, 68
2D Response Surface plots, 134
3D Function plots, 161
3D Relation plots, 75
3D Response Surface plots, 141
annotations, 53
changing the drawing mode, 52
changing the plot range, 56
Constraint Violations, 115
copying, 45
creating, 59
creating with the wizard, 59
Curve Fit, 111
deleting, 47
Design Tables, 93
History plots, 61
Model View, 107
panning, 42
Parallel, 85
Pareto Front plots, 121
probability distribution, 101
renaming, 49
resetting, 43
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Response Influence Chart, 148


Response Surface Fit plots, 130
rotating, 42
saving as images, 45, 46
saving text data, 46
selecting multiple points, 44
Variable Effects plots, 153
Variable Interaction plots, 157
views, 167
working with, 40
zooming, 41
Probability Distribution plots, 101
modifying data options, 106
Project
closing, 38
creating, 9, 27
opening, 9, 29
recent projects, 30
Save As, 37
saving, 9, 37

Q
Quick Access toolbar, 9

R
Recent projects, 30
Refresh Study Data, 31
Renaming plots, 49
Reset Plot, 43
Response Influence Chart
adding, removing, editing series, 150
creating, 149
modifying data options, 152
Response Influence Chart, 148
Response Surface Fit plots, 130
creating, 131
modifying series data options, 134
Rotating plots, 42
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Rules, 185

U
S

Save As, 37
Save Plot Image, 46
Save project, 9
Saving a plot as an image, 45, 46
Saving a project, 37
Saving text data from plot, 46
Scaling series, 57
Screen capture in POST, 25
Selecting plot points, 44
Series, changing style, 54
Status Bar, 9
Study
automatically refreshing data, 32
deleting, 35
importing, 28
importing additional studies, 30
refreshing data, 31
Study Summary, 33
Study Details, 34
Study folder, finding, 35
Study Summary, 33
Surface plot options, 18
Sync Highlight, 175
System requirements, 7

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User options, 12

V
Variable Effects plots
adding, removing, editing series, 155
creating, 153
modifying data options, 157
Variable Effects plots, 153
Variable Interaction plots, 157
Variable Interactions plots
modifying data options, 160
Variable Interactions plots
creating, 158
Views, 167

W
Working with plots, 40

Z
Zooming a plot, 41

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