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Placing Arbitrary Markers on Scales

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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By default, scale markers are spaced evenly. You can indicate exactly where to place inner markers for a scale. This is useful for marking a few specific points on a slide, such as a set point or threshold.

Complete the following steps to specify specific points on a scale.

  1. Right-click the scale and select Marker Spacing»Arbitrary from the shortcut menu.
  2. Right-click the position on the scale where you want to add a new marker and select Add Marker from the shortcut menu. LabVIEW adds a new marker to that location. You also can press the <Ctrl> key while you drag an existing marker to the location where you want to add a marker. On slide controls and indicators, you also can drag one of the end markers to the location where you want to add a marker. On rotary controls and indicators, press the <Ctrl> key and drag one of the end markers to the location where you want to add a marker.

    (Mac OS X) Press the <Option> key. (Linux) Press the <Alt> key.

To delete an arbitrary marker, right-click the marker and select Delete Marker from the shortcut menu.

To change the scale representation, right-click the scale and select Display Format from the shortcut menu.

Note  The arbitrary markers affect only the inner markers, not the two end markers. If no arbitrary markers are visible in the current range, the scale reverts temporarily to uniform markers.

In uniform mode, dragging an inner marker changes the marker distribution. In arbitrary mode, dragging an inner marker moves only the current marker, without changing the other markers.


 

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