Strip Chart on ALLISON DOC Software (ALLISON Transmission)

Strip Chart

Figure 1.1 - Strip Chart (1)

The Strip Chart is a graph that tracks, over time, changes in selected data as the changes occur. Up to 15 Transmission parameters may be selected. Each control system has a unique list of selectable parameters. The data traces start at zero on the X-axis.

The data-against-time data stream is continuous regardless of the Strip Chart mode selected. If default data configuration is not used, only the data configured under the Data Configuration feature is available for display in the Strip Chart.

Displaying the Strip Chart
1). Open Allison DOC and connect to Allison Transmission. Read More: How to Connecting ALLISON Transmission using ALLISON DOC Software.
2). Select the Strip Chart button - the Select the Data to Graph on the Strip Chart window displays.
Figure 1.2 - Select the Data to Graph on the Strip Chart
3). Select up to 15 Transmission parameters from the left-hand column.
4). Choose a for the trace of the data selected, or allow the default color.
5). Click OK.
Figure 1.3 - Strip Chart (2)

Saving a Strip Chart Configuration
You can save a list of Transmission parameters for display in the Strip Chart by using Saved Strip Charts
1). Click the Save button - the Strip Chart Name dialog box displays.
2). Type a unique name for the Strip Chart data selection, and click OK.
Figure 1.4 - Strip Chart Name

To Load or Delete a saved Strip Chart configuration
1). Click on the Select One drop-down arrow in Saved Strip Charts section.
2). Highlight a list name.
3). Click either Load (to load the Saved Strip Chart), or Delete (to delete the Saved Strip Chart).

Custom Scaling
1). Click the Custom Scaling tab at the bottom of the window. 
2). Choose whether to scale the Strip Chart based on one of the items in the drop-down box, a custom scale (enter minimum and maximum values in the fields provided), or use default scaling.

Data Trace Identification
The selected data is assigned a color in the graph. The name of the data and its corresponding color is displayed in a box on the Strip Chart display.

X-axis Scaling
The passage of time in seconds is indicated on the X-axis, horizontal bottom of the graph. As time passes, data lines on the graph move to the right. The Strip Chart displays about 10 seconds of data at a time. If playing back recorded data, the VCR Control window displays the Total File Time and the Current File Time, in minutes. Total File Time is the total length of the recording. Current Time File is the time elapsed since you started the playback.
Figure 1.5 - Playback (Strip Chart)

Y-axis Scaling
The Y-axis, vertical left side of the Strip Chart, displays a range of values based upon the data selected for display. In most cases, the Y-axis begin at zero.

Control Modes
The Control Modes are:
1). Plot (Play button)
Plot is the default Strip Chart Mode, where data lines move from left to right across the Strip Chart graph.
Figure 1.6 - Plot (running)
2). Pause
Pauses the Plot. Data continuous to be collected, but not displayed in the graph. Click the Plot button to resume normal plotting. While in pause mode, the mouse cursor can be used to scroll the X-axis left or right.

3). Zoom Out All Axes (+)
Each click on the Zoom Out All Axes button increases the values displayed to the left of the graph, which increases the area displayed and provides a less detailed display than the standard plot mode. Click the Plot button to resume normal plotting.

4). Zoom In All Axes (-)
Each click on the Zoom In All Axes button decreases the values displayed to the left of the graph, which decreases the area displayed and provides a more detailed display then the standard plot mode. Click the Plot button to resume normal plotting.

5). Zoom Box
Zoom Box allows you to zoom in on an area within the Zoom Box. Once the area to zoom is selected, the plot is paused. Click the Plot button to resume normal plotting.

6). Cursor
Figure 1.7 - Cursor (Playback)
Cursor mode allows you to place a yellow vertical line and two red vertical lines at any point in the graph. With the yellow vertical line, the "Y" vertical values of the selected trace are displayed in a floating window and the Strip Chart is paused. With the two red vertical lines, the number of seconds between the two lines is displayed. Data continuous to be gathered in the background. The yellow vertical line may be dragged along the Strip Chart and the value of the selected trace in the floating window is updated based on the position of the vertical line, likewise, the red vertical lines may be dragged along the Strip Chart and the number of seconds between the lines is updated. Click the Plot to resume the Strip Chart.

7). Print 
Sends the Strip Chart data display to your printer.

8). Change Background 
For higher contrast, the Change Background button cycles among white, yellow, and black. If printing the Strip Chart, it's suggest that white is chosen as the background color to conserve printer ink.
Figure 1.8 - Change Background (White)

9). Annotate (Playback only)
Allows the technician to add notes to a Strip Chart that will be printed and analyzed. After a note is added, the technician can move it to any location on the stopped Strip Chart. The technician may also save these annotations for future reference. Once saved, the technician can use the Analog dialog to go to saved annotations. Annotations are saved in a separate file using the original name of the playback file and a file extension of "Annotation.xml".
Figure 1.9 - Annotate (Playback)

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