Being able to create a report with different page sizes
At the worksheet parameters you can choose to use local page format, but you can only select the orientation (portrait or landscape). I Propose to add page size property when you select to use local page format, being able to indicate Height, Width or ratio.
I generate a very large number of polar plots which are beam patterns for sonar devices. I'm sure that radar folks do the same for their antennae. The standard in the industry for directivity patterns has long been to label the plots with negative angles to the left of boresite and positive numbers to the right. I am constantly asked to label my plots this way, and I have to keep making excuses because DIAdem does not allow this.
This is what I need:
When you have made a measurement with GPS positions included in your data, it should be possible to report or view a measured parameter on these GPS positions. It should be possible to give different colours to the parameter values. E.g. I have made some vibration measurements on a tram with GPS positions. When it is possible to give low vibrations levels a green colour and high levels a red colour you can easy spot bad sections of track. It is combining two functios DIAdem already has: GPS maps and 3D characteristic diagram.
I am currently trying to use the new mapping feature in DIAdem 2010 to create a map of a drive route. I want the map to contain a "bread crumb" trail of the route. I also need the ability to change the each Lattitude/Longitude point to a specific color depending on another channel of data. I have a report that does a similar task but I use MapPoint and Labview to create the map and then export it as an image and use DIAdem to grab the image and attach it into the report. I thought I might be able to leverage the DIAdem 2010 mapping feature if possible.
I have attached a map of what I am trying to do in the DIAdem forums at the following location.
I would like active hyperlinks to be allowed in REPORT layouts. For example: http://www.ni.com/diadem/. Clicking on this link (in the REPORT layout) would result in the user's default internet browser to open to the link.
I would like to be able to copy a plot to the clipboard, either from View or Report. At the moment I have to use a screen-capture tool like Snippy.
I am introducing DIAdem to our company at the moment and all my colleagues are surprised that DIAdem cannot do this.
When dragging and dropping a channel into a View or Report table from the Data Portal, no matter where you release the channel, it's always appended to the end. This can be frustrating if you have a large number of channels in the table, forcing you to rearrange the table after each channel is added.
I would like to propose the ability to drop channels in-between columns of the table, OR append channels on the end.
I would think that the area you drag the channel into would decide where it inserts:
Between 2 channel headers (anywhere in the "Selected Channels" section or above) = Insert
Anywhere on the "Channel Contents" section, row numbers, or blank area without channels = Append to end
A fairly common graph (for me anyway) is a Bar plot with positive vertical error bars drawn:
In Diadem 2010 and previously, it was possible to create such a graph by creating a Line plot with error bars, and then converting to a Bar plot- a little dodgy, but it worked. In Diadem 2011, this no longer works, and it is necessary to create two plots: one Bar plot and one blank Line plot with error bars.
My suggestion is that it would be much cleaner to allow the definition of error bars on a Bar plot directly - after all it is a single quantity. In fact, almost all of the other plot types could also benefit from being able to add error bars directly.
This would also help in being able to create Box plots - a process that is currently less than straight-forward.
It would be nice to have a linked X-Axis with different values as a part of the same Report plot.
For example, If I wanted to plot the same data set against T and 1/T.
Even if two sets of X-Axes were allowed, at least I could create two data series, put them each on a different axis, and set the bounds to match correctly.
I can't rotate graphics or rectangles, ellipses etc. in the diadem report (display-position-...?). This is however possible with text boxes and should be no big deal for other object or graphics
In the DIAdem interface, there are menubar buttons available that allow the user to "Save ___ As...", whether it's a script, SUD, layout, etc. In the script editor, there is also a "Save All" button that saves all of the opened scripts. However, 9 times out of 10 I just want to save the current layout/script/whatever. It would be great to have a standard "Save" button either in addition to or in place of the "Save As..." button in the menubar.
(Yes, I know I can use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+S" or click "File --> Save" but these options are not as readily apparent as the "Save As..." or "Save All" icons, so I find myself clicking one of those and then having to click several more times just to get out of it...when all I wanted was a one-click save.)
An added benefit would be (like in the Script editor), if the file has not changed then the "Save" icon could be grayed out. That way the user would know that the current state of the current script/layout/etc was saved to disk.
When a large number of curves are displayed on a Report graph, it can be difficult to distinguish between the curves (even with different colors and shapes). We had a user request the ability to hover over a curve and see the Y-Channel associated with that curve. I think this would also be a neat idea for View (which already has some "hover" capabilities). Multiple overlaid curves could either all be displayed (with color indicators?), or only display the top curve (since it's the visible one).
I do not understand why it is not possible jet. After I Drag and Drop a Waveform inside VIEW. A possibility to change the x-Axis to absolute time should be possible.
The only way of doing it now is creating an extra Time Channel.
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