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I have a 2D treating plant graphicdisplaying pumps, valves, tanks and pipes. The pipes require control over the color, size and location during development and programmatically. I have stumbled on the simple string indicator which works fine as a pipe but I cannot get the pixel size below 5 for my small pipes. Any ideas, thanks.

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Have you tried using decorations, instead?

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I have and still see the same limitations.

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Would a picture ring work?

http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/371361N-01/lvhowto/addingpictitemstoringcntrl/

 

You can make the pipe image as small as you like. You can also play with matching picture background colors if the sizing is not ideal.

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That is a path but a rough one.  I would like to keep the control as simple as possible because there will be 20-100 pipes on 1 vi.  The pic box will give me a small pipe but not the flexibility as I would like.  I just can not see how all the decoration, indicators and controls are locked into a min of 5 pixels.

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make your whole pipe system as ascii art, then the pipes can be quite thin

 

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You could use the 2D functions to paint the systems as a big picture and in that process change tubes and similar.

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If I had 1 graphic to build I could see that approach as a cool project but I have 100's and need something higher level.

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That was my bail out. Big pipe network 2D Image and overlay the pumps,valves, tanks...that need to show visual changes but I was hoping to avoid that approach.  It just adds another layer I was hoping to avoid.

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I was able to make a decoration this small (compared to a standard numeric input for scale).  I can't think that anything smaller would be even useful.Capture.PNG

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