# Quick Guides

• How to measure a coordinate
• 1. Select Reference Axes
• 2. Select Coordinate
• 3. Pick 1 Node
• 4. Coordinate for current state is displayed in command window (lower left)
• 5. Select history type
• 6. Click Plot/New/Padd to view time history plot

• How to measure a distance
• 1. Select Reference Axes
• 2. Select Item: Distance / Distance N2S
• 3. Pick 2 nodes / 1 node and 1 element
• 4. Distance for current state is displayed in command window (lower left)
• 5. Select history type
• 6. Click Plot/New/Padd to view time history plot

• How to measure an angle
• 1. Select Reference Axes
• 2. Select Angle 3Nodes / Angle 4Nodes
• 3. Pick 3 nodes / Pick 4 nodes, 2 per line
• 4. Angle for current state is displayed in command window (lower left)
• 5. Select history type
• 6. Click Plot/New/Padd to view time history plot

• How to measure an area
• 1. Select Reference Axes
• 2. Select Item: Area
• 3. Select Element/Part/All (Click Apply if using All)
• 4. Check Active Elements Only to ignore blanked elements (Part/Element/All, area for current state is displayed in command window)
• 5. Select history type
• 6. Click Plot/New/Padd to view time history plot

• How to measure a volume/mass
• 1. Select Reference Axes
• 2. Select Item: Volume/Mass
• 3. Select Element/Part/All (Click Apply if using All) (Part/Element/All, volume/mass for current state is displayed in command window)
• 4. Select history type
• 5. Click Plot/New to view time history plot

• How to measure inertia/angular velocity
• 1. Select Reference Axes
• 2. Select Item: Inertia/Ang Velocity
• 3. Select Part/All (Click Apply if using All) (Part/All, Inertia/Angular velocity for current state displayed in command window)
• 4. Select history type
• 5. Click Plot/New/PAdd to view time history plot