About the OpenScope Workspace
The OpenScope workspace includes four collapsible sub-windows and a main grid area where plots can be displayed.
|OpenScope Main Workspace|
Using the Tank Select Window
The Tank Select window allows you to identify the data to be plotted. Before you can plot data the tank containing the data must be selected. Users can create plots by dragging a data event to the grid area.
The window is divided into three areas: TANK, BLOCK, and EVENT. Right-clicking an area displays a shortcut menu that includes common commands.
The TANK area lists tanks that have been 'registered' and the currently active tank. You can register a tank so it appears in this list the next time OpenScope runs by right-clicking on the tank name and selecting 'Register Tank' from the dropdown menu.
The BLOCK area displays the blocks available in the tank selected in the Tank area. The Details view displays a name, date, starting time, duration, and stop time for each block of data in the selected tank. Drag the block name into the grid area to recreate the Flow Plot from that recording.
The EVENT area displays information about events for the block selected in the BLOCK area. Details include event type, data format, and sampling rate. Drag an event to the grid are to create a plot using just that data.
The Tank Select dialog can also be accessed from the File > Data Source menu.
Controlling Data Visualization
The Control Window provides controls for animating stored data or tracking data as it is acquired. Both methods read data from the tank; however, tracking ensures that the most recently stored data is being viewed during a live recording.
When tracking data, animation speed settings and block selection are not needed and are unavailable. Animation Speed choices include: ⅛, ¼, ½, Normal, x2, x4, x8.
Using the Time Control Window
The Time Control window provides a timeline and vertical line indicator that moves as data is animated. Epochs, or indexed events, are also added to the window. The Time Control Window can be used to move to a particular time or event by clicking on it.
Timeline by Time Stamps
Timeline by Events
The following context sensitive menus are available by right-clicking the corresponding area of the Select Tank window.
TANK Shortcut Menu
BLOCK Shortcut Menu
EVENT Shortcut Menu
OpenScope File Menu
^ If attempting to connect to a tank server to read live data as it is recorded across a network, see Tech Note TN0954