Custom Postprocessing Best Practice
1.On the Custom Postprocessing component there is an option to select a Model component. If you decide to select a model then the various components in that model are available for selection on the Custom Postprocessing dialogs (e.g. you can request custom plots for a particular line component in the model). This means that when you add the Custom Postprocessing component to an Analysis component the same model must be selected on both in order to ensure compatibility. As an alternative you can also decide not to assign any model to the Custom Postprocessing component in which case you must specify the actual FE nodes, elements and element sets for which you want custom plots. This generally requires running the actual analysis first and once it completes checking the various automatic output files (e.g. the animation file) to identify the corresponding FE nodes, elements and element sets for which you want custom plots.
2.Custom postprocessing gives you access to additional types of plots over what you get with the default automated postprocessing, including timetraces, spectrums and dedicated support reaction/separation plots, which can be particularly useful for dynamic analyses.