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Plotter tools
Note the tools at the top of the plot pane. These are used to change the traces and views for the plots, change the labels and formatting for the data being plotted, and to control how and when the data is displayed. Tools with arrows beneath them are popup menus with multiple choices. The toolbar in plotter windows looks like:
Plotter toolbar
Trace properties tool
This tool lets you change many aspects of the traces and data. It brings up a small window that looks like:
Trace window
If you check the Delay changes until close checkbox, changes you make will occur in the plot only after the Trace properties tool is closed. This is useful when you are making a lot of changes and don’t want the traces to be redrawn after each change.
Below the checkbox are nine columns of choices.
The Trace Name text at the left describes the traces and is used to label the columns in the data pane. In a discrete event plotter, each trace has two sets of labels: the name of the trace and Time. In a continuous plotter, each trace will only have one label, as shown above. To change a label, click on the text in the Trace Name area and type the text you want.
The Color, Width, and Pattern choices describe how the trace looks. To change one of these items, click on the box and choose from the list. You can select from seven standard colors or choose a custom color. There are also five line widths and four patterns available.
The Style choice affects the manner in which the trace is drawn.
• Thetopstyleindicatesthatthedatapointsareconnectedbydiagonallines
• The middle style (the default) indicates that points are connected by horizon- tal and vertical lines (stepped).
Trace style choices
Trace Name
Color Width
Pattern Style
Symbol Format
Trace properties Log
Y1/Y2 Show Trace
Open dialog Grid density
Key on-off Autoscale X
Autoscale Y
Autoscale XY Zoom in
Zoom out Redraw trace
Push plot
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