Time Series Plot Options
The Time Series plot options dialog box can be activated by selecting the <Options><Plot Options><Time Series> menu or by clicking on the options dialog icon button in the plot toolbar.
Plot Type: If Amplitude (linear) is selected, the display is similar to an oscilloscope (the data is scaled linearly around the centerline). When the Energy (logarithmic) option is selected, the data is scaled in Decibels using the current calibration settings.
Plot Top/Center/Range: The Plot Top, Plot Center and Plot Range values determine the amplitude axis scale values. When the amplitude (linear) option is selected, the Plot Top value determines the upper and lower plot limits and the Plot Range value is not used. When the Energy (logarithmic) option is selected, the Plot Top is the value at the upper edge of the plot and the lower edge of the plot is equal to the Top value minus the Range value.
Start and Stop Times: These allow you to directly specify the displayed time segment.
Colors: The color of each plot feature can be changed. The default button will restore the initial colors settings.
Show Gridlines: Show or hide the horizontal or vertical gridlines.
Show Toolbar: Show or hide the time series plot toolbar. A small + or - button below the toolbar also controls this feature.
Pull Cursor to Trace: If this option is enabled, the measurement cursor will automatically "pull" to the trace along the amplitude axis.
Display Update Interval: Controls how often the display is updated. This is useful on some laptop computers with slow display refresh rates to reduce flicker.
Copy these settings to all channels: This will copy the current time series option values to all other channels.
See Also: Time Series Plot