Property window

All properties of a Figure are editable in the Property window. The Property window appears left from the graph in a Figure. If not, you can show it by pressing the "Show Properties" button on the toolbar of the Figure, or from within the menu View, Properties. The Property window has three tabs:
  • General for title, labels, legend and grid properties.
  • Axes for the style, type and range of the axes.
  • Functions to edit the functions and tracepoint.
You can also change the properties from within the workarea, as described on the page Edit Properties.


General properties The tab General contains the properties for title, labels, legend and grid properties.


You can choose the title shown above the graph, and choose the font for the title. If the text of the title is left empty, there is no title shown. By default the title is empty.


The labels are the descriptions for the x-axis and the y-axis. You can for example choose xlabel "time [sec]" and ylabel "amplitude [m]". The labels are shown along the axes. You can adjust the font of the labels.


The Legend is printed in the graph and shows an overview of the plotted functions. You can set the Legendstyle to On or Off and the position of the legend in the graph to BottomLeft, BottomRight, TopLeft or TopRight. By default the Legend is painted in the upper right of the graph (TopRight). You can adjust the font of the text in the legend. By default all functions are listed in the Legend. You can change the description and linestyle of the functions by editing the functions, see the page Edit Function.


The Grid are the light gray lines in the graph that make it easier to read out values in the graph. You can set the GridStyle to On or Off and change the linestyle of the grid lines.

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General properties The tab Axes contains properties for the axes. The most important is the range and scale. Further you can select an axes style, type, font and linestyle.

Axes Style

The axes can be dispayed in two ways: Normal or Boxed. With the Normal style, the axes are painted at x=0 and y=0 in the graph. This is the most intuitive style. The disadvantage of this is that the axes can lie outside the graph, for example when the range is from 100 to 200. The Boxed axes style displays the axes at the border of the graph. So the axes are always visible. You can choose the style of the axes by setting the AxesStyle to Normal, Boxed or None. You can also change the AxesStyle from within the toolbar and menu of the Figure.

Axes Type

With the Axes Type you can specify if you want a linear or a logarithmic scale. For AxesType you can choose Linear, LogX, LogY or LogLog. Linear displays both axes on a linear scale, this is the default value. LogX displays the x-axis as a logarithmic scale. LogY displays the y-axis logarithmic. LogLog represents both x-axis and y-axis logarithmic.
You can also set the AxesType logarithmic by using the functions PlotLogX, PlotLogY or PlotLogLog instead of the function Plot. These functions are just a kind of shortcuts for selecting the axes type.


You can select the range of the graph by choosing appropriate values for xMin, xMax, yMin and yMax. When AutoScale is set On, the distance between the values along the axes (xScale and yScale) is chosen automatically. When you change the values of xScale or yScale by hand, the option AutoScale is set Off.

If the scale is logarithmic, then xScale and/or yScale represent the step of the power between the values on the axis.

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General properties


The plotted functions are listed in the tab Functions. You can plot a maximum of ten functions in one Figure. Left from each function you see checkboxes, with which you can swich the functions on or off (Property Visibility). Right from each function is a button "Edit". If you click on this button the Edit Function dialog will open, in which you can edit the properties of the function. You can edit the function, variable, legend description, line color and line width.


You can trace the plotted functions by clicking on them. You can read and adjust the traced position with the properties xTrace and yTrace. These are the horizontal and vertical position of the Tracepoint. xTrace is editable, but yTrace is read only. You can read everything about tracing a function on the Figure page.

You can remove the tracepoint by making the editbox for xTrace empty.

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See Also

Edit Function, Edit properties, Figure, Graphs