Single table (orthogonal) graph

This chapter provides descriptions and instructions on how to use the graph drawing functionality of Ple4Win using data from one single data table.

Click to expand/collapseHow to create a Single Graph
1.Open a data table
2.Select at least 1 or more columns from this table

Info Columns can be selected by clicking, Shift+clicking and/or Ctrl+clicking.

Info With a node/element based table the node/element values will be on the X-axis. For other tables at least 2 columns should be selected. The first selected column will become the x-axis, data from all other columns are treated as y-values.

3.Click on the 'Single Graph' TtblSSgraph button (on the toolbar of the data table) to add these data to the Single Graph and subsequently create the graph.

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The single graph panel will appear as a new tab in the workspace.

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Click to expand/collapseHow to zoom and pan

There are several ways to zoom and pan the graph:

SingleGraphDetailZoombox2

To zoom in/out by 25%

Click the Graph.ZoomIn.16x16 or Graph.ZoomOut.16x16 button

Info Using this method, the aspect ratio of the graph is locked.

To pan up/down, left/right or diagonal

Click the appropriate BlueArrow.16x16 button

To zoom in on a specific region
of the graph area

Click on the graph area and drag while holding down the mouse button until the desired region is selected, then release the mouse button.

To exactly define the boundaries
of the graph(s) shown

Values can be entered in the  Xmin , Xmax , Ymin or Ymax textboxes. Empty textboxes leave that limit as-is. Note that the y-axis limits have to be entered for each graph individually.

Using Yref a reference value can be given to create a reference line in the graph. A reference line will be drawn for both the positive and negative value.

Info Using this method, the aspect ratio of the graph is not locked.

Warning On the x-axis, distances have to be entered, even if node/element numbers are shown on the x-axis. See the toggle-note below.

To reset all zoom or pan actions

Click the Graph.NoZoom.16x16 button.

Info If the x-axis shows nodes or elements numbers, a click on the axis toggles between node/element numbers and AX-L coordinates.

Info If applicable, pipe bend areas are shown as vertical grey bars in the graph area.

Info Should the drawing appear garbled, a double-click on the graphs-area will redraw it.

Click to expand/collapseHow to link similar Y-axes

To link similar Y-axes (with equal dimensions), simply select the Link checkbox.

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hmtoggle_plus1Example of linked Y-axes

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Click to expand/collapseHow to print/copy the Single Graph

 

SingleGraph Print Copy

 

Tools.Print.16x16 Print graph

Click to print the single graph drawing.

Click on the down-arrow to show a submenu containing the following choices:

SinglrgraphPrintRightClick

Print

The print dialog box pups up

Print to File

The print to file dialog box pups up

Clipboard16x16 Copy graph to clipboard

Click to copy the single graph drawing to the clipboard.

Click on the down-arrow to show a submenu containing the following choices:

SingleGraphCopyRightClick(PNG)

Copy to Clipboard

Copies the single-graph drawing to the clipboard

Export as WMF-file

Opens the save file dialog to save the single-graph drawing in the Windows Meta File format.

Export as PNG-file

Opens the save file dialog to save the single-graph drawing as a PNG.


SingleGraph, last changed: 14/09/2016

See also:

Single-table polar graph

Multi Graph

Pipeline View