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andrewdroth
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎06-12-2007

Change Sig Figs in Result Annotations

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12-19-2013 07:32 AM

Does anyone know if it's possible to change the significant figures (decimal places) of Results annotations.

 

For example, if I show max/min values with the \M and \m tags the show up with three decimal places by default and I'd like to change it to 3 sig figs.

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AstroJohnPE
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Registered: ‎08-30-2012

Re: Change Sig Figs in Result Annotations

12-20-2013 06:04 AM in reply to: andrewdroth

I am not aware of any controls that lets the user adjust the numbers in the annotations. I think there is no control for true significant digits where a value of 123456.7 to 2 significant digits would be 120000, and to 4 significant digits would be 123500.

 

The number of decimal places can be controlled in the legend (Results Contours > Settings > Legend Properties > Legend Properties) and for probes (Results Contours > Settings > Legend Properties > Probe Settings). Looks like both of those have some intelligence to preserve the number of significant digits for really small numbers. So a value of 0.123456 to 2 decimal places would be 0.12, but a value of 0.00123456 to "2 decimal places" would be 1.23E-3.

John Holtz, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

16 years experience with Simulation Mechanical
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andrewdroth
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎06-12-2007

Re: Change Sig Figs in Result Annotations

12-20-2013 06:18 AM in reply to: AstroJohnPE

Yeah,

 

Having the same decimal control in the annotations would also be handy. Or even have decimal setting linked instead of two different settings.

 

And I can also understand why sig fig settings might be a bad idea.

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