NVGate Ribbons: Display/Graph Tab

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The "Display/Graphs" tab

This tab covers the results display control. It allows creating, fulfilling, arranging and viewing the windows and layouts. It controls the scale, units, weighting and data operations of any graphs, manages the waterfalls and extraction graphs and the markers.

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Windows group

This part of the display/graph tab manages the windows creation, their refreshment and the infotrace view/hide. See windows-graph page

Note: Clicking on the bottom right icon ( Reports Tools Ribbons 425.png ) opens active window properties dialog. The content of this dialog varies depending on the windows type. See properties page

Add/remove windows

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Add/remove: Opens the add/remove windows dialog. This dialog allows creating and arranging the traces, graphs, windows and layouts. Layouts/windows/traces

  • One tab is displayed for each layout. Each tab is made up of a tree showing the windows and results displayed in each window.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 427.jpg: Creates a new layout. A dialog box used to name the new layout is displayed by clicking on the button. A new tab is created and selected, corresponding to the new layout.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 428.jpg: Creates a new window, in the layout of the selected tab. A dialog box used to name the new window is displayed by clicking on the button.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 429.jpg: Adds the results selected in the window of the layout tab. If the layout does not contain any windows, a new window is created. A dialog box that shows the name of the new window is displayed. If a result is selected in the layout tab, a click on this button has no effect.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 430.jpg: Renames the window selected in the layout tab. If no window is selected, a click on this button has no effect and an error message is displayed in a message box.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 431.jpg: Deletes the selected window or trace selected in layout tab.

Plug-in analyzer tab: A tab is displayed for each plug-in analyzer connected.

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  • Result selection: List of results provided by the plug-in analyzer selected. Multiple plug-ins may be selected if all results selected are compatible (which means that they can be displayed in the same result window).
  • Channel selection: List of plug-in analyzer channels connected, available for the result selected.
  • Operation: in the top combo-box, list of weighting which can be applied to results selected. In the middle combo-box, list of derivation/integration operations which can be applied. In the bottom combo-box, list of display units.
  • Reference / X: List of plug-in analyzer channels connected. This can be the reference. Available for results that require a reference only (cross-spectrum, for example).
  • Tracked order: List of tracked orders on channel selected. Available if result selected is an order result.

Waterfall tab

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  • Analyzer result: The list of plug-in analyzers connected that provide Waterfall source results is displayed in the combo-box. The list of results provided by the plug-in analyzer selected, which can be a waterfall source is displayed in the list-box below.
  • Channel selection: List of plug-in analyzer channel connected, available for the result selected.
  • Operation: in the top combo-box, list of weighting which can be applied to the results selected is displayed. In the middle combo-box, a list of derivation/integration operations that can be applied is displayed. In the bottom combo-box, a list of display units is displayed.
  • Reference / X: List of plug-in analyzer channels connected. This can be a reference. Available for results that require a reference only (cross-spectrum, for example).
  • Tracked order: A list of tracked orders on the channel selected. Available if the result selected is an order result.

External result tab: The "Externals results" tab allows displays results saved in measurements.


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  • Measurement selection: List of measurements classified by project.
  • Result selection: List of results saved in the measurement selected. Multiple selections are not available.
  • Operation: in the top combo-box, list of weighting which can be applied to results selected. In the middle combo-box, list of derivation/integration operations which can be applied. In the bottom combo-box, list of display units.

Other function

The left button is a multi-action button that can be assigned to differnts functions. To assign a function, select the corresponding item in the drop list. Note, assigning a function will apply it.

  • Reports Tools Ribbons 435.png Close all: Close all the windows in the active Layout
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 436.png Open infotrace: Opens or close (toggle) the infotrace of the active windows. The infotrace contains the trace(s) identification, the cursor and marker values and the section data for the 3D waterfall windows.

See chapter 2 –Display - § area for details

  • Reports Tools Ribbons 437.png Refresh all: Force the refreshment of displayed data. Applies to all windows and all traces. Used in case of de synchronization between the hardware and the software.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 438.pngFreeze trace (F10): Freeze/unfreeze (toggle) the traces of the active window.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 439.png Freeze all traces Freeze/unfreeze (toggle) all the displayed traces in the active Layout

Zoom group

Control the windows graphical zooms and auto-scaling.

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  • Reports Tools Ribbons 441.png Y Adjust (CTRL+A): Adjust the Y scale of all displayed graph in the active Layout.

See chapter 2 –Display - § Display window/graph menu / Y zoom for details

  • Reports Tools Ribbons 442.png X/Z Adjust (CTRL+Q): Adjust minimum and maximum values of the X or Z-scale so that every point on the axis is visible..

See chapter 2 –Display - § Display window/graph menu / X zoom for details

  • Reports Tools Ribbons 443.png Reset scale (CTRL+Z): Reset the Y/X/Z scale of the active window. The default value of each scale depends on the inputs range for Y, The analysis bandwidth for X and the number of point for the Z one.

See chapter 2 –Display - § Display window/graph menu for details

  • Reports Tools Ribbons 444.pngZoom in Y: Makes the Y-scale two times smaller.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 445.png Zoom out Y: Makes the Y-scale tow time larger.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 446.png Zoom in X: Makes the X-scale two times smaller and sets the minimum and maximum values so that the cursor is in the middle of the graph.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 447.png Zoom out X: Makes the X-scale twice as large and sets the minimum and maximum values so that the cursor is in the middle of the graph.

View group

Browses the displayed windows and toggles the 3D/2D view

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  • Reports Tools Ribbons 449.png Cascade view: Toggle the active trace between 3D and 2D graphs. Applies to spectral (freq, order, 1/n oct) window only. Note the Cascade view is designed for monitoring purpose as it bufferize the data in the display. Buffered data cannot be manipulated or saved, use the waterfall plug for this purpose.

See chapter 2 –Display - § Display window/window menu / Cascade view for details

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Browse Windows (ALT+TAB): Scan the existing windows in the current layout.

  • Reports Tools Ribbons 451.png Browse layouts (CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE): Scan the existing layouts. Note the 2 latest viewed layouts are kept in the RAM memory.

Note: using the CTRL+SPACE shortcut allow switching between these layouts

Arrangement group

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Full screen: Put the active windows in full screen mode. The NVGate frame windows will take the whole screen space. The full screen is inactivated by clicking on it or in reducing the window with the upper right button

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Allows arranging automatically the windows in the current layout.

  • Reports Tools Ribbons 452.png Automatic: Organizes windows in the best possible arrangement according to the type and contents of the graphs.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 453.png Cascade: Cascades the windows according to the Windows operating system rules.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 454.png Vertical: Tiles windows horizontally according to the Windows operating system rules.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 455.png Horizontal: Tiles windows horizontally according to the Windows operating system rules.
  • Reports Tools Ribbons 456.png Grid: Tiles windows in order to have all windows with the same size.

Add layout.png Creates a new layout. A dialog box used to name the new layout is displayed by clicking on the button. A new tab is created and selected, corresponding to the new layout.

Marker group

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Features a complete set of real-time markers that help identifying typical signature and points of exception in both time and spectral graphs.

See Marker page for more info.

3D group

3D group waterfall display

This group provides general purpose tools about the Waterfall 3D graphs.


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See waterfall page