When WeldFEM detects welds in the active FE-model it has to calculate the evaluation ranges to be applied for the extraction of stresses for assessment. These evaluation ranges vary depending on the selected assessment standard, weld joint, weld cross section and thicknesses of welded plates. In order to display the evaluation range and which elements are taken into account for the weld assessment, WeldFEM generates curves which are handed over to Femap.The curves are depicted in a red colour, as shown in the pictures of Element Size Recommendations.