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Plot and data panes
When you open most ExtendSim plotters, instead of the typical dialog there is a plotter window with two panes. The upper pane shows the plot (one or more traces) and the lower pane shows the data for that plot in a table. The two panes are separated by a split bar. Initially, about two thirds of the window is devoted to the plot and one third to the data. You can change this by moving the cursor over the split bar until it changes to , and dragging up or down.
Plot pane
The plot pane has four pages. If the plotter was open during the simulation run, the four most recent runs will automatically be saved on those pages.
Plotter I/O panes
☞ If the plotter was not opened during the simulation
run, only the current plot image is saved in the plot pane. In that case, use the Push Plot tool (described on page 685) to save additional images.
Click on the number at the lower left of the plot pane to see each page. If the Key On/Off tool (described on page 685) was on when the simulation ran, the key will be shown on the pages.
To see the exact numbers that generated a point, scroll through the numbers in the data pane. Or simply put the cursor over the data item you want; the top row in the data pane displays the values that match that point. (In scatter plots, this shows the X and Y values of that point.)
Change the plot axis labels and limits directly in the plot pane, as follows:
Select the item to be changed and type the new text. For example, to change the maximum Y-axis value, click that number and enter a new number.
To finish, press Enter or click somewhere else in the window.
☞ To change many of the labels and limits, press Tab after entering each new value. If you use the Tab method to change items, the plot will redraw only after you press Enter or click in the window.
Data pane
Resize the columns in the data pane by placing the
cursor directly over the column divide, and dragging
the divide to the desired location while holding down
the mouse. You can also tab through the data or use
the arrow keys. If you select a section of data, tabbing will move you just through the selection. Notice that only the data for page 1 of the plot is displayed in the table.
If you change the data in the data pane, those changes are reflected in the plot. You can change numbers, paste in rows, and so on. Use this capability to view how various data would be plot- ted, or to plot a reference line.
The label headers for the columns are changed using the Trace properties tool, described on page 683. The color, pattern, and symbol for each trace is displayed to the left of its label.
Changing maximum Y-axis value
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