Zone Plot Item


Show zone information by label or value. The first few attributes of this plot item are contingent on the first attribute (Color By).


Color By


Set either a “label” or a “contour” to be colored on the plot item.



Specify which label or value (as determined by the previous setting) to display in the plot item. The options for both are shown on the following table. Some options will require additional, dynamically-provided attributes in order to complete the selection; these are indicated with notations on the table.

Table 1: Selection Options for Label/Value
Label Valueᴸ Value (cont.)
Density Accelerationᶜ Multiplier
Extraᵉ Conditionᵐ Pore Pressureʷ
Face Extraᵉ Convergence Propertyᵖᵐ
Face Groupsˢ Densityᵐ Saturation
Fluid Density Displacementᶜ Strain Incrementʸ
Fluid Property Dynamic Timestep Strain Rateʸ
Groupˢ Effective Stressᶻ Stressᶻ
Model Extraᶠ Strength-Stress Ratioᵐ
Multiplier Fluid Biot Modulus Target-Force Ratio
Propertyᵖ Fluid Bulk Modulus Temperature
Stateᵗ Fluid Densityᵐ Thermal Propertyᵖᵐ
Thermal Propertyᵖ Fluid Propertyᵖᵐ Unbalanced Forceᶜ
Type Local Force Ratio Velocityᶜ
ᴸ*All* values provide a “Log” attribute
ᶜA “Component” attribute follows
ᵉAn “Extra” attribute follows
ᶠAn “Extra” and “Type” attribute follow
ᵐA “Method” attribute follows
ᵖA “Property” attribute follows
ˢA “Slot” attribute follows
ᵗA “State By” attribute follows
ʷA “Source” attribute follows
ʸA “Quantity” and “Method” attribute follow
ᶻA “Quantity”, “Stress”, and “Method” attribute follow


The attribute appearing in this position is either a Color-List or a Contour, depending on the “Color By” selection. Refer to the standard color-list control description and the standard contour control description for details.

Highlight Selected


Display highlighted items.

Highlight Selected: Indicate (checked) selected elements of the plot item within the plot.

Selected Only

selected only attribute

Set which elements are shown.

Selected Only: Specify (checked) that only selected plot item elements should be rendered.

Null Faces


Show a face boundary between null and not-null zones.

Null Faces: Show only faces (checked) with nulled zones on the other side.



Do not show null items in the plot. See the standard hide-null control description for details.



Map the item to new model coordinates. See the standard map control description for details.



Set the deformation factor. See the standard def-fac control description for details.



Set properties of item facets. See the standard polygons control description for details.



Set the transparency of the plot item. See the standard transparency control description for details.



Set item labeling in the plot legend. See the standard legend control description for details.

Beneath Title, the Water Table plot item also provides controls in Legend for Map, Hide-Null, Def-Face, Color-List, and Count.