A typically Diadem workflow consists of at least two parts: Navigator and View or Navigator and Report.
I always have to save and load every single file separately.
I wish I could have a button "Save Project" where all files of the actual project were saved in a single package and a similar "Open Project" Button.
The package can be a Zip-File that contains all the *.TDM, *.TDX; *.TDV, *.TDR and *.VBS files of the open project.
Rather than a channel that has a "fixed" value (numeric or string), this new "calculation channel" type would be a function of other channels. Currently, if Channel3 = Channel1 + Channel2, and then I change the values for either Channel1 or Channel2, I have to re-execute the calculation
ChnCalculate("Ch(""Channel3"") = Ch(""Channel1"") + Ch(""Channel2"")")
Now, if there was a "calculation channel" where I could define Channel 3 as "Channel1 + Channel2", I wouldn't need to perform this re-execution!
Another way to explain is to have a channel that works like Excel calculation cells. The cell calculation stays the same, and when the input cells change, the result cell is automatically updated.
I'm not sure if I explained this well, please ask for clarification if necessary.
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 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.
By default, the datafinder is launched when Windows starts. This can be easily removed by msconfig.
When we run DIAdem, the datafinder pops up in the task bar, which is totally normal as DIAdem uses it for a number of tasks. But when it comes to closing DIAdem, the DataFinder still lives in the task bar. When I look at how much RAM it takes, I'm pretty much surprised about the 30MB used.
What about an general option where we could choose to close the DataFinder when DIAdem exits ?
On a more global note, what about adding a "Close" method to the datafinder object (no it does not exist, contrary to Connect and Open...) ?
Lately there has been a need by many individuals to shift data for one reason or another. Possibly the data was collected without using a trigger to synch everything or just collected with an inevitable delay.
Would R&D look into a function that could mark two points in a customer's data and then align/shift the data so a comparison may be done of one data set against another?
Is it possible to expand NI Diadem View to an option that allows hiding of curves without changing the properties of the graph or curve.
See example in the attachments.
Thanks a lot
It's very common you need to do a presentation with several information and if you can put a video playing a synchronized video, map, audio and data graphs, like DIAdem VIEW do, your presentation will be cause a excellent impression. To do this today you need a capture screen toll, If DIAdem have a native tool to do this it would be great.
there is only one manual scale to be set in a 2D graph in VIEW Panel. It would be a great idea if setting manual scales would allow you to set seperate scales for seperate plots on one graph.
I am sure that this is far from a 'new idea'. I have been using DiAdem 11.1, and have not looked at the new features of 2010 yet. The new idea...use LabVIEW code to make scripts. I know LabVIEW very well, that is how I make the TDMS files; but the idea of data analysis or automation comes to a standstill when you tell me I need to learn VB to manipulate or work with the data I just gathered beyond the canned toolsets already in DiAdem. DiAdem needs to be like Teststand in this regard. You can use different code types with Teststand, and it works. And this needs to work in all the different categories of scripting or automation (Navigator, View, Analysis, etc.) Any software package NI creates should have LabVIEW as the center point, and always require seamless integration of LabVIEW code. I think that comes down to plain-jane good marketing strategy.
it would be helpful to have the following option in the View:
In case of moving the cursor through the 2D-Graph, I would like to have the table scrolling automatically the same way with highlightning the values of the cursors position.
I noticed channels can be dragged and drop everywhere but in the calculator. Ths channel list is quite OK when havin a few channel in the Data portal but becomes fast ´a waste of time on bigger projects. Allowing to drag channel in ot would make it faster to use and also a bit more user friendly.
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.
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