Customizing a Plot on a Mixed Signal Graph Using the Plot Legend

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Customizing Digital Data Plots

You can specify how numbers and digital lines appear on a mixed signal graph by customizing each line or bus. To customize a digital line or bus on a graph, right-click a line or bus glyph in the plot legend and select from the following options on the shortcut menu:

  • Plot Visible—Sets whether to display the plot on the graph or chart.
  • Color—Displays the color picker so you can select the color of the plot.
  • Label Format—Sets the format of the numbers in a bus. You can display numbers in Hexadecimal, Decimal, Octal, Binary, or Fixed Point formats, or you can select a format of None, which removes the labels from a line or bus. You also can select Configure Fixed Point to display the Configure Fixed Point dialog box, which allows you to configure Fixed Point label format options.
Note  LabVIEW displays the plot label only if there is enough room in the digital graph plot.
  • Transition Type—Sets how LabVIEW distinguishes differing values in the plot. This setting affects only plots with more than one bit. You can select a square edge or sloped edge. Use the square edge to show simple state changes. Use the sloped edge to emphasize jitter or settling time between states.
  • Transition Location—Sets whether to display high-to-low transitions at the previous point, in between points, or at the new point on the x-axis. The default displays high-to-low transitions at the new point on the x-axis.
  • Line Style—Sets whether LabVIEW uses a thin or thick line in the plot to distinguish high or low values or to offset a particular plot line. Select the left-most option to keep the default line thickness.
  • X Scale—Sets the variable to associate with the x-axis.
  • Y Scale—Sets the variable to associate with the y-axis.

You also can use the Plot properties to customize how a digital data plot appears in the plot area programmatically.

Related information
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Configure Fixed Point Dialog Box
Adding Plot Areas to a Mixed Signal Graph
Graphing Multiple Data Types on a Mixed Signal Graph
Customizing a Digital Waveform Plot Using the Plot Legend

Customizing Analog Data Plots

You can specify how numbers and analog plots appear on a mixed signal graph by customizing each plot. To customize an analog plot on a mixed signal graph, right-click a glyph in the plot legend and select one of the following options from the shortcut menu:

  • Plot Visible—Sets whether to display the plot on the graph or chart.
  • Common Plots—Sets the plot type. You can select a line, scatter, line and symbol, fill, comb, or bar plot type.
  • Color—Displays the color picker so you can select the color of the plot.
  • Line Style—Sets the line style of the selected plot line. You can select from solid and dashed line styles.
  • Line Width—Sets the thickness of the selected plot line.
  • Anti-Aliased—Sets whether to use anti-aliasing. Select this item to make line plots appear smoother. Anti-aliasing can be computation intensive and can slow performance.
  • Bar Plots—Sets whether and how LabVIEW displays bar plots.
  • Fill Base Line—Sets options for filling in space above or below the plot with the same color as the plot. If the graph or chart has multiple plots, you can select a second plot at the bottom of the shortcut menu to fill the space below the plot up to the first plot.
  • Interpolation—Sets interpolation options, including plotting only data points.
  • Point Style—Sets point styles for the data points of the selected plot line.
Note  To change the size of the data points, you must use the Line Width shortcut menu option to change the line width for the plot.
  • X Scale—Sets the variable to associate with the x-axis.
  • Y Scale—Sets the variable to associate with the y-axis.

You also can use the Plot properties to customize how an analog data plot appears in the plot area programmatically.

Related information
Plot Properties
Adding Plot Areas to a Mixed Signal Graph
Graphing Multiple Data Types on a Mixed Signal Graph
Customizing an Analog Plot Using the Plot Legend

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