Video Tutorial: Basic Visualization

November 2, 2012

I’m back on the blog with the latest installment in the Postprocessing and Visualization Videos series. The two-part video shown here covers “Basic Visualization”. Chapter 1 and 2 will give you an overview of COMSOL’s visualization tools so that you can optimize how you view your model, both while setting up your physics and while postprocessing. I explain two tricks in the video that I’d like to draw your attention to in particular.

1. The Measure Tool

The measure tool provides you with useful information about your geometry that can help you when setting up your model or postprocessing. For example, use this tool to retrieve information such as the coordinates of a point, the distance between two points, the length of a line, the surface area of a boundary, and even the number assigned to a geometric entity (Boundary 5, Point 112, etc.).

2. The Ability to Hide Parts of your Geometry

Hiding parts of your geometry is a particularly useful technique when you have features on the interior of your model that you’d like to view more clearly without being hidden behind the outer features. Also, you can choose to plot only part of your data so that you can focus on the results from the regions of most interest. There are two ways to do this, and both will be explained in the videos below.


Chapter 1


Chapter 2


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John Smith
September 21, 2013

very good and helpful
Thank u

Signe Engelsholm
May 16, 2016

For some reason, I can never see these COMSOL blog videos. How can that be?
Regards, Signe

here and here. I apologize for any inconvenience! Best, Caty">
Caty Fairclough
May 16, 2016

Hi Signe,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention! We’ve updated this page, so hopefully you can view these videos now. If not, you can find the videos here and here. I apologize for any inconvenience!