Easy, Fast Navigation Features
When you are dragging a marker and your mouse is over a waveform, the cursor changes to a 'snap-left' or 'snap-right' arrow.
The direction of the arrow shows you which edge (previous or next) of this waveform the marker will 'snap' to if you were to drop it at that point. The arrow will point to the nearest edge or to the nearest edge in the direction of mouse movement, even if that edge is off-screen.
With many traditional analyzers and most PC based analyzers, it is cumbersome to analyze the data even when only a few screens are captured. With DigiView, navigation and analyzing the data is much easier even when millions of screens are available in a single capture.
Navigating a single capture that can span from a few milliseconds to a few months, or searching thousands of such captures would be discouraging under normal circumstances, but DigiView's software features make this an easy task.
DigiView has multiple features that will snap, zoom, search and scroll the data using the mouse wheel, mouse clicks, mouse drags and the keyboard.
Markers can be dropped in a view, snapped to the next data change, snapped to the next search result, jumped to from anywhere and measured with adjacent markers.
All linked views track and scroll to the time reference of other windows within the group.
On-line User's Guide: Navigating ...
Highlights of DigiView's Navigation features:
- Waveform Views - Wave Form views are the central focus of navigating
and analyzing the huge amount of data in a single capture. In waveform views you
can Zoom quickly to different resolutions (using the Mouse Wheel, Keyboard or zoom
buttons), snap to edges or beginning of Frames, jump to a marker's position, Scroll
a position to center by a click and zoom, Drag Scroll and much more.
- Markers - Markers have several uses. They can be used to measure
time or signal specific measurements or to 'bookmark' locations. They are also very
powerful for navigation when analyzing the data. The marker position can be brought
into view by a single click on DigiView's "Quick Select Flags". You can also drag
a marker from these same flags and drop it on the waveform to bring the next transition
of a signal into view (Drag & Snap).
Sometimes markers are invisible, buried behind other markers or off-screen. You can easily grab any marker from the quick-select flags at the top right corner of the window, regardless of their current position or visibility.
- Button Symmetry (single button for paired functions)- We make extensive
use of the right mouse button. Most functions have naturally paired operations.
Most paired functions are natural opposites (like left/right, in/out, first/last,
previous/next). We take advantage of this symmetry to double up the functions of
most buttons and other clicks. This not only reduces desktop usage but also results
in more natural, easier to remember functions.
- Bird's-Eye Scrollbar - The Bird's-Eye scrollbar gives you the really
big picture. It shows the relative zoom and position of the waveform window to the
total data. As you navigate through the data, you can look at the Bird's-Eye to
see exactly where you are and how fast you are progressing through it.
You can also use it to scroll through the data, jump to another area or jump directly
to a marker.
- Link Groups - Link groups provide Synchronous Scrolling of a group
of windows that display data. When several windows are part of the same Link Group,
each window will automatically update and scroll when any member of the group changes
its center time. The time reference and displayed data of each member will "center"
on the time the changing member centers on. This feature keeps a group of windows
synchronized to the same time in the captured data.