Graph Function-Block: Graph Settings

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Graph Function-Block: Graph Settings

Graph FB > Settings dialog-box

Open Graph-Settings dialog-box

Icon-ApplicationSettings-Graph

The Graph Settings icon in the toolbar at the top of the Graph FB dialog-box.

Click the Graph Settings icon to open the Graph Settings form..

The settings are:

Graph Title

Color of the Plot Line

Minimum and Maximum limits for the Y-axis and the X-axis

Graph-Settings dialog-box

Dialog-GraphSettings

Title and Y-axis Input Selection 

Dialog-GraphSettings-Title

Graph Title

Enter a Graph Title. Here the graph title is Graph. This will show at the top of the Graph plot area.

Y–axis Input

Select the Y-axis Input you want to apply the Graph-Settings.

Y 1 - Y4 : Data-Type

Y# : the input-connector, from 1 to 4

Data-Type : one of three Data-Channels as specified by Y-axis Options

Set all : to apply the same Y-axis and X-axis values to ALL Y1 to Y4 Inputs

Top Tip: Use Set all if the wires you connect to the input-connectors are all Pressure-Angles from different 2D-Cams and Cam-Data FBs.

Then ALL Minimum and Maximum values of the graph-plots are equal for all of the 2D-Cams. When you do this, it is much easier to analyze the Pressure Angles for all of the Cams as you edit the model.

Y-Axis &  X-Axis 

Dialog-GraphSettings-Y-Xaxis

Y-axis

These settings apply to one Y-axis Input or all Y-Axis Inputs  - see  above: Y-axis input - SET ALL

Auto-Scale Y-Axis check-box

Auto-scale Y-minimum and Y-minimum values at the Y-axis input as defined by Input-Selection: Y-axis Input : Y1 , Y2, Y3, Y4, or SET-ALL

Enter the Y-maximum and Y-minimum values for the graph as defined by: Input-Selection: Y-axis Input : Y1 , Y2, Y3, Y4, or SET-ALL

Y maximum / Y minimum

When the Auto-Scale Y-axis check box is Clear, you can:

Enter the Y maximum and Y minimum values for the graph as defined by: Input-Selection: Y-axis Input : Y1 , Y2, Y3, Y4, or SET-ALL

Graph Line color

To use a different plot color.

Click the Graph Line color button

Use the Windows® pop-up color picker, to select a different color.


X–axis

The X-axis values always apply to all graph plots.

Auto-Scale x-Axis

Auto-scale the X-maximum and X-minimum values for the wire and data at the X-axis input-connector.

Enter the X-maximum and X-minimum values