Graph Traces

Click View on the main menu and then click Graph Traces to open this display. The Graph Traces window is used to display trace data in a graphical form.

The Graph window is sizable, yet the graph maintains it's ideal aspect ratio. If the Graph window is too high for a given width the extra area below the graph has a crosshatch pattern. Either decrease the height of the Graph window or increase the width of the Graph window. Similarly, if the Graph window is too wide for a given height, the extra area to the right of the graph has a crosshatch pattern. Either decrease the width of the Graph window or increase the height of the window. Other than the visual aspect, there's no adverse effects from leaving some crosshatched area showing. The crosshatched area won't show on a printout, but it will show if you save the graph to a file.

Use the tabs to select the graph type such as Path shown in the image above. The other controls are as follows.

When the Graph Controls button is clicked, all graphing parameters and their options are shown in a window.

The parameters you can select are as follows:

The Graph Type and Range can also be set from the Graph window using the tabs and the Range buttons at bottom of the window.

When Crosshair is enabled (see Options) the crosshair and its readout are shown on the graph. Click on the graph to move the crosshair to that location. Click within the area of the crosshair itself to move the crosshair one increment at a time toward the mouse. You can also use the Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys to move the crosshair one increment at a time. Hold the Shift key down and press an arrow key to move ten increments at a time. The crosshair's readout gives the location of the crosshair's position on the graph. When the crosshair is enabled it is included on printouts of the graph.

You can also print the graph using the currently selected or default printer. When the graph is just the way you want it, click the Print button. The Graph Print Control window opens and shows some information such as the name of the printer. Once you click the Continue button you can select the size and position of the graph. Once set, click the Print button to print the graph. The program uses your printer's native resolution to print the best quality graph possible.

When the CDFC, Drop, Path, or Wind Drift tabs are selected you can view the graph in inches or centimeters, or check the box in the lower left and view the graph in MOA or other sight adjustment units. The CDFC, Drop, Path, and Wind Drift tabs each have their own independent Inch/MOA check box, which are connected to the equivalent check boxes on the Examine, Explore, and Report displays. The check box and data on other displays are only updated when you click on those displays to refresh them.

See Tips For Printing Graphs