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 ADEXL: Plot vs save 

Last post Wed, Dec 5 2012 5:17 AM by Andrew Beckett. 5 replies.
Started by Tobben24 30 Nov 2012 01:52 AM. Topic has 5 replies and 1100 views
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  • Fri, Nov 30 2012 1:52 AM

    • Tobben24
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    ADEXL: Plot vs save Reply

    Hi,

    Why can you check plot and not check save in ADEXL? Shouldn't it be automatically saved when you plot? If this is the case, the save checkbox should be automatically checked and/or disabled. Or have I misunderstood the meaning of plot vs save?

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  • Fri, Nov 30 2012 5:47 AM

    Re: ADEXL: Plot vs save Reply

    If the output is an expression, then the expression results do not need saving - they are computed from other saved signals. So the only choice is whether something is plotted or not.

    If the output is a signal, then it can be saved (by the simulator) but not plotted - for example, you might want to plot it later, or use the value in an expression - which you then want to plot.

    Put another way, the save checkbox controls whether the simulator saves that thing or not, and the simulator is not saving expressions, only signals.

    Regards,

    Andrew

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  • Sat, Dec 1 2012 12:16 PM

    • Tobben24
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    Re: ADEXL: Plot vs save Reply
    Okay. The checkboxes for expressions works as expected then, you can only check for plot. The save checkbox is disabled  and cannot be checked. Both checkboxes for signals are however enabled, which mean I can plot and save it... But as I understand for your post a signal can only be saved, and the plot checkbox should be disabled?
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  • Sat, Dec 1 2012 8:17 PM

    Re: ADEXL: Plot vs save Reply
    No, signals can either be just saved, or saved and plotted (or you can just click plot and not save - but this only makes sense if the signal is saved by virtue of having saved the signal another way, such as saving all voltages on the save options form).

    So plot is relevant for signals.

    Andrew
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  • Wed, Dec 5 2012 4:54 AM

    • Tobben24
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    Re: ADEXL: Plot vs save Reply
    Okay, so the reason for being able to check for plot and not save is due to save all? Now it makes sense. Thanks again:)
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  • Wed, Dec 5 2012 5:17 AM

    Re: ADEXL: Plot vs save Reply

    If it's an expression, the reason for being able to plot but not save is as I said in the beginning - there's nothing to be saved because the expression is handled by the ADE XL post-processing and saving it is meaningless.

    If it's a signal, you could plot it without saving if save all is enabled and covers the signal that you were going to plot (but you'd still have the choice of saving or not - but it may make no difference because it may have saved the signal anyway).

    Andrew.

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