Node « Element values: Conversion between node and element related
scalar values

Depending on the kind of the visualization node
or element related scalar values are needed. This property page defines how
node related values are calculated when element related values are given and
conversely.

If scalar values are given at the integration
points of the elements, values for the element nodes and for additional nodes
used for element approximation are calculated by interpolation respectively
extrapolation using all given scalar values. If only one scalar value for the
element is needed (for example plot of columns or plot with constant element
color) a mean value is calculated using the factors of gauss integration.

Following dialog shows the available options:

Node values
® Element values

Mean value:
The mean of all values given at the nodes of the element is used for this
element.

Smallest value: The smallest of all values given at the nodes is used.

Largest value: The largest of all values given at the nodes is used.

Element
values ® Node values

Mean value:
For each node of the structure the mean of the scalar values from all elements belonging
to this node is used.

Smallest value: The smallest value from all associated elements is used.

Largest value: The largest value from all associated elements is use.

Compute
element values

Clicking
his button the scalar values for the elements are newly computed (available
only if node values are given).

Compute
node values

Clicking
this button the scalar values for the nodes are newly computed (available only
if element values are given).