The Time Series Plot Window - Urban Results
    • 23 Aug 2022
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    Article summary

    The Time Series (Urban Results) Plot window is accessed via the Plot button on the Time Series Selection (Urban Results) window.

    The plot window provides a top Toolbar including a button to access the Quick-Edit Tool. Additional functionality is also available via the right-click menu.

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    Quick-Edit functionality

    The button in the top left of the plot window opens the Quick Edit tool for the current plot. This tool provides access to the most common chart editing functions, categorised into different tabs, as follows.

    Series

    This tab provides options to turn off/on series included in the plot. When a series is turned off from here, the reference to it will also be removed from the legend. Series can also be turned off on the plot by unticking the relevant checkbox in the legend.

    Axes

    This tab provides options to set custom ranges and increment step sizes for all axes. You can also edit the axis titles.

    Legend

    This tab provides options to show/hide the chart legend, and change legend location.


    Styles

    This tab provides options to change colours, line and point styles and edit series titles.

    General

    This tab provides options to customise chart title and sub-title (including option to hide sub-title). The automatic main title describes the type of chart, the simulation period the data are taken from and the node range selected. The automatic sub-titles define the results file locations for each dataset. This is to prevent long series titles in the legend – instead each series has a reference number, e.g. “(1)”, that relates to a results file listed in the sub-title.


    Toolbar functionality

    In addition to the Quick Edit Tool (see above), the chart toolbar also provides the following tools and functions:

    Print

    Sends chart display to a nominated printer

    Copy Image to Clipboard

    This copies the image to enable chart insertion into reports

    Export Image

    Saves chart as image file (multiple format options available, e.g. png, jpg, etc.). Save function also allows some customisation, e.g. resolution and extent of image file created. 

    Add/Edit/Remove Results Data

    This option returns to the Time Series Selection (Urban Results) window for further changes to chart setup to be specified.

    Chart Options

    This dropdown list mimics the right-click menu on the chart. See below for further details.

    Line Width

    Option to quickly thicken all series lines on chart to aid viewing.

    Show Cursor Values

    Shows underlying data values when the cursor is located on the chart window.

    Move Next / Move Previous

    Displays data from nodes adjacent to the FIRST node (only) listed on the current chart. If multiple series displayed, then the extra series will be lost when you use the Move Next or Move Previous buttons.

    Zoom back to full extent 

    This options adjusts the view accordingly.


    Right-click menu functionality

    All 1D urban chart types include a right-click menu with the following options:

    Quick Edit

    This opens the Quick-Edit chart formatting tool. Please see above for futher details.

    Edit Chart/Series 

    This provides access to the full suite of chart formatting tools to create a custom chart (note these settings will not all be retained in subsequent charts).

    Print

    Options are provided to Print, and to access the Print Setup and Print Preview windows.

    Copy Image to Clipboard

    This copies the image to enable chart insertion into reports

    Copy Data to Clipboard

    This copies the chart data to enable post-processing in other software, e.g. MS Excel

    Legend On

    This toggles the chart legend on/off. By default, the legend will be shown.

    Add/Edit/Remove Results Data

    This option returns to the Time Series Selection (Urban Results) window for further changes to chart setup to be specified.

    Show Cursor Values

    This option specifies to show/hide values under cursor crosshairs from all plotted data series. Data is then displayed across top of chart. By default, these values are hidden.


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