Video Tutorial: Create 1D Plots in COMSOL

August 28, 2012

Would you like to plot your own expressions in COMSOL? Have you ever wanted the power to measure parameters from your virtual model at whatever point you’d like, just as you would in a physical model? This new postprocessing tutorial video duo explains how to create 1D plots in COMSOL.

Three example graphs are generated, each demonstrating the versatility of COMSOL’s 1D plotting capabilities, including:

  • Plotting real and imaginary components of complex values simultaneously
  • Plotting results at points and along lines at locations defined by the user
  • Plotting user-defined mathematical expressions
  • Employing a polynomial-preserving method to recover the accuracy of derivatives in plots
  • Adding data point markers to a plot
  • Changing the phase of a frequency domain variable

Enjoy the videos below on how to Create 1D Plots in COMSOL and stay tuned — more postprocessing videos are on the horizon!

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

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Malkhaz Meladze
December 15, 2014


Is it possible to create 1D plot with two y-axis on the same graph?
If this is possible, can we make one axis with a linear scale and another with a logarithmic scale?


David Drouet
October 2, 2015


I’m learning on Comsol and this solution is interesting to tweak my models (comparing on a same graph two curves from different models). The problem is…
My company has a very unfriendly firewall.

So is there a text version or some publication similar to this video article? (Just typing it sound ridiculous)


Walter Frei
October 2, 2015

Hello David,
Although here isn’t a transcript of this video, you may find this material accessible and helpful:
Best Regards,

Sagar Patel
March 21, 2016


I am doing time to frequency FFT study and I have time dependent results. How can I draw a frequency spectrum from time dependent results.
Any kind of help would be appreciated


Sagar Patel
March 21, 2016


I am doing time to frequency FFT study and I have time dependent results. I wanted to draw the frequency spectrum. I have time dependent results and wants to convert them in frequency domain.Any kind of help would be appreciated.

Please guide me.



Bridget Cunningham
March 21, 2016

Hi Sagar,

Thank you for your comment.

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tayyab khan
March 3, 2018

could you tell me how i draw the pull in voltage graph for cantilever beam