I understand about the protected vi, but it is so frustrating to see options in the menus on the various levels of vi's in Polar Plot and you make changes, save them as default and on running the vi they all revert to the original default!!! What's with that? If the author wants them to be protected, then don't show the option menus! Gray them out. I have been struggling with this for days. I want to turn the grids gray so they are no so overpowering to the data. I also was successful once in the past with moving the scaling back to the center of the plot, but can't remember how I did it. Also, it took a while, but I was successful in putting the revolutions per minute labels on the data! I am not looking to rewrite an entire vi worth of code just to accomplish these two items. Any ideas?
Sometimes while struggling with a complicated problem with many sub-parts (like figuring out how to "roll-your-own" Polar Plot from the built-in LabVIEW X-Y Graph with the ability to have variable Axis options, various Labeling and Line Type options, etc., you can "lose your way" and just keep going around in circles. I've faced this numerous times, and have developed a number of "Rules for Thorny LabVIEW Routines" (which are remarkably similar to my Rules for LabVIEW Development) that include the following: