Plot Manager Elements
Plot Manager Elements
The Plot Manager is divided into the following elements. For more details on using these, see the Plot Manager topic.
The Plot window is the large right pane which graphically displays the plot.
Use the zooming buttons on the toolbar or Ctrl + mouse wheel.
Move the hairline cursor to view the data at any sample. To move the cursor, click and drag with the mouse or use the left and right arrow keys, Page Up, and Page Down.
Captured Data Bar
The Captured Data bar is located at the top of the Plot pane. This bar is blue at every sample in the Plot pane that contains data captured from the RMC.
On the Plotting tab, you can upload a captured plot, start a trend, or change plot template settings.
Edit a Plot Template
Upload a Captured Plot
Start a Trend
The History tab, located in the upper left pane, displays a list of all the plots you have uploaded. Every plot that is uploaded from the module is automatically saved under the Recently Uploaded Plots folder in this list. The following actions can be done in the History view:
View an Uploaded Plot
On the History tab, click the uploaded plot you wish to view.
Delete an Uploaded Plot
Select the plot, then click Delete.
Rename an Uploaded Plot
On the History tab, click the plot you wish to rename and press F2. Type the new name and press Enter.
Save Uploaded Plots
To save plots, on the Plot Manager toolbar, click Save Plot(s).
Export an Uploaded Plot
To export plot data for use in other programs such as Microsoft Excel, right-click the plot and choose Export Plot. See Saving and Exporting Plots for details.
The Tuning Tools, located on the Tuning tab in the upper left pane, is for tuning the axes. The Tuning Tools streamlines the tuning process by providing a single place where you can issue commands, change and download gains, and view plots of moves. In addition, plots are automatic uploaded after sending a command. All uploaded plots are listed on the History tab, and include the tuning parameters used for each plot, which can be viewed in the Parameters pane.
See the Tuning Tools topic for details.
The Plot Details tab, located in the bottom left pane, displays the plot data at the sample at which the hairline cursor in the plot is located. The color of each data item in the Plot Details corresponds to the color of each line in the plot. Values of DWORD data type are not displayed with a line, but the individual bits can be viewed in the Plot Details by clicking the '+' preceding the tag name.
To change the data to be plotted, see the Plot Template Editor topic.
From the Plot Details, the following items can be changed for each data item:
Right-click an item in the Plot Details and choose Show Line or Hide Line. You can also double-click the item in the Detail pane to toggle the plot line on or off.
Right-click an item in the Plot Details and choose Set Pen Color. Choose a color and click OK.
Right-click an item in the Plot Details and choose Set Scale. Choose a scale option and click OK.
This sets the number of decimal places to display. Right-click an item in the Plot Details and choose Format Number. Choose a format option and click OK.
If an item does not have a pen associated with, you can right-click the item in the Plot Details, choose Add Pen, then select a color to show the line in the plot.
In the Plot Detail window, you can choose to display the absolute time of the cursor. This absolute time corresponds to the time displayed in the Event Log, and is very useful for correlating the Event Log with the plot when troubleshooting.
To show the absolute time:
On the View menu, click Show Absolute Time.
The Parameters tab, located in the bottom left pane, contains the axis gains and related parameters for each axis that is included in the currently displayed plot. This information is uploaded immediately after the plot has completed uploading. This information is also saved when a plot is saved.
Open Plot File
Current Plot Template
indicates which plot template the Capture and Trend toolbar buttons apply to.
Upload Captured Plot
Stop Trend or Stop Plot Upload
Zoom to Window
to Sample Period
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