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Qimera Navigation Editor

Navigation Editor

The Navigation Editor allows basic inspection and cleanup of horizontal and vertical position data.

To launch the editor, select the source files of interest in the Project Sources  dock and choose Navigation Editor... from the Tools menu. The tool will then load the primary horizontal and vertical position times series for those files and display them in a pair of plots. Each source file is assigned its own colour, which is also displayed next to the file in the Project Sources dock to help identify and distinguish between files.

Functionally, the Navigation Editor is very similar to the Time Series Editor dock, but provides addition functionality more specific to navigation editing. The most obvious difference is the 2D plot, which allows viewing X and Y data together for ease of inspection and editing. Below it is the height plot showing the corresponding Z data. Each plot has its own toolbar providing options for editing and navigation.  For information on plot surface navigation and editing, see the Qimera Plotting Surfaces documentation.

A status line at the bottom of the dialog show information about the location the mouse cursor is currently over.



This is the primary exploration mode of the plots. Click and drag to pan.

Zoom In

Click and drag a rectangle to zoom to.

Reset Zoom

Reset the plot to its initial zoom level, making the entire range of data visible.


This will save any edits done to the time series.  Saving edits will trigger a reaction from the Dynamic Workflow engine, marking the affected files for reprocessing.

Synchronize XY/Z Edits

If checked, as it is by default, any mode changes or edits performed in the XY plot are automatically performed in the Z plot and vice versa. For example rejecting a few seconds of height samples will automatically reject all corresponding horizontal position samples as well. If you would prefer to treat the two plots as completely independent, just uncheck this option.

Editing Tools

These work identically to how they do in the Time Series Editor dock, allow samples to be rejected and for holes to be cut in the time series.


These tools allow selecting an area of samples for filtering. In the XY plot a rectangular area can be selected. In the Z area a one-dimensional time span can be selected. Holding the Alt key while selecting allows selecting multiple disjoint areas. If the Synchronize XY/Z Edits button is checked, this selection will be mirror across both plots.

Manage Smoothing Filter

This button brings up a dialog allowing one to configure the algorithm used to smooth data.


This applies the smoothing algorithm, as configured above, to the current selection. If there is no selection currently, the smoothing is applied to the entire data set. If the Synchronize XY/Z Edits button is checked, the smoothing will be applied to both plots simultaneously.

Plot Point Size

Click to quickly cycle through available point sizes. Click and hold access a menu allowing you to directly choose a size.


Both plots contain menus allowing access to the following actions:

Save to Image

This option allows saving the current contents of the plot to an image file.

Revert to Original

This action will be enabled if any modifications have been, allowing the data to be rolled back to its original state. This operation cannot be undone and any previous edits will be lost, so a confirmation dialog is shown.

Show Grid Lines

This option will show or hide the grid lines in the plot.