Misc. Menu

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  • Reflect – Reflect model about a global plane
  • Reflect about XY Plane
  • Reflect about YZ Plane
  • Reflect about XZ Plane
  • Remove all Reflections
  • Model Info – Give model size information
  • LSDYNA Keyword Info – Show expandable tree of all keywords in the current model
  • Swap byte on Title – Show title in a different byte order
  • Mesh line width – Specify mesh line width in pixels
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Edge line width – Specify edge line width in pixels
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Feature angle – Select feature line angle (if the angle between 2 elements is greater than the feature line angle a line will drawn.
  • 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50
  • Start record – Begin/Stop recording command file data
  • Playback – Playback recently recorded command file data (command_record in working directory)
  • Ruler – Opens ruler dialog (see below for further details)
  • Command file – Open command file dialog (see below for further details)
  • Title – Modify model title
  • Assign Menu Button – Open assign menu button dialog (see below for further details)
  • View Message Dialog – Open keyword file read error message dialog
  • Show Memory usage – Display memory used by LS-PrePost
  • Graphics Win Size – Open window dialog to adjust model display dimensions (see below for further details)
ruler dialog

Misc. → Ruler

Display ruler(s) in drawing area. (Note: a model must be open to use this function)

  • Ruler: Select ruler type
  • Line Width: Select ruler line width
  • Color: Select ruler line color
  • Horizontal Ruler: Adjust horizontal ruler position
  • Vertical Ruler: Adjust vertical ruler position



Reset rulers to default settings


Close ruler dialog


Close ruler dialog and remove ruler(s)

command dialog

Misc. → Command File

Also Accessible via the File → Open menu – A Cfile is a log of every command executed during a program session. This log can be viewed using a normal text editor or replayed within LS-PrePost. CFiles are saved in the same directory as the program executable.

  • Pause: Time delay between displaying commands

Use to open a Cfile if the original one is closed


Start playback


Stop playback


Step through a single command at a time


Return to the beginning of the command file


Close current Cfile


Exit Cfile Dialog

asign dialog

Misc. → Assign Menubutton


 Save button assignments to .lspostrc file


 Reset main menu to default button assignments


 Clear all assignments on selected page


 Close dialog

  • Note: changes made without saving will remain for the current session only
graphics dialog

Misc. → Graphics Win Size

This dialog allows for manipulation of the graphics window size for increased pixel accuracy.

  • rbs Main – Set size of main graphic window
  • rb XY Plot – Set size of current XY plot window
  • Size: Select window size from options or enter below
  • Window size (WxH): Manually type in the size below

 Change size of graphic window


 Cancel setting size