Qimera Plotting Surfaces

Plotting Surfaces

Plotting surfaces are used in Qimera for a number of different tools.  These include the Time Series Editor, Time Series Multiplot, Swath Editor, SVP Editor, Slice Editor, Water Column View, Wobble Tool and Patch Test Tool.  All of these widgets have some common features for both navigation and where applicable, editing.

The plot surface contains a horizontal and vertical axis that indicate the plotting contents range.  Plots can be points, lines or stippled lines based on the widget capabilities.  Some plots can have more than once source of input data such as the Time Series Editor.  The lower left corner of the plot window will display the current cursor location value as well as any potential attribute information.


Navigation

Navigation of a plot surface can be accomplished using some common buttons from the widget toolbar as well as mouse buttons and mouse button/keyboard button combinations.


  Explore Mode

This is the default mode for a plot widget.  If you left-click-drag, you will pan the plot.  When in any other cursor mode, shift-left-click-drag to pan the plot.  The Shift key during left-click-drag reverts to the primary navigation mode of panning.

  Zoom Mode

This option sets the cursor into zoom selection mode.  Simply left-click-drag a rectangle on the plot.  When you release the mouse, the plot will zoom in to this area.  Click the Reset Zoom button to return to the full extents of the data.  At any time, you can shift-left-click-drag to pan the plot to a new location.  This is especially useful when you are zoomed in.  An example of using the Zoom mode is shown below.

 

Zoom Mode Rectangle Selection

Zoom Mode Rectangle Selection Result


  Reset Zoom 

Zooms out to the extents of the plot data.


Mouse/Keyboard Combinations

Mouse Wheel

The mouse wheel allows you to easily zoom in/out of your plot.  Depending on the widget, it may require the addition of the Shift key if you are in a cursor mode that also uses the mouse wheel.  An example of this is the Time Series Multiplot vertical exaggeration.

Using the Ctrl key while using the mouse wheel will exaggerate the vertical scale of your plot. 

Left Mouse Click-Drag

This mouse action is used primarily for panning your plot during left-click-drag.  When not in Explore mode, it will require the addition of the Shift key.  This action mimics the same mouse behavior as the 4D Scene

Middle Mouse Click

This mouse action will re-center the plot on the location that you click.  This action mimics the same mouse behavior as the 4D Scene

Middle Mouse Click-Drag

This mouse action will zoom in/out of your plot as you drag left/right and up/down.  This action mimics the same mouse behavior as the 4D Scene.

Plot Editing

The SVP Editor, Swath Editor and Slice Editor share similar toolbar components for selecting data points on the plot to either Reject/Accept or Delete/Undelete a sample.  The basic behavior of these modes is described below using the Swath Editor as an example.

 Reject Selection

This button places the cursor in Reject/Delete Selection mode. Holding down the CTRL key will invert the mode between Reject and Accept. Use the selection style and selection area drop down buttons to modify the selection style.

 Accept Selection

This button places the cursor in Reject Selection mode. Holding down the CTRL key will invert the mode between Reject and Accept. Use the selection style and selection area drop down buttons to modify the selection style.

 Selection Style

This button changes the selection style of both the Reject and Accept buttons. Clicking this will rotate through each of the styles, or long pressing will give you a drop down menu to select the style.

Selection Area

This button changes the selection area of both the Reject and Accept buttons. Clicking this will rotate through each of the areas, or long pressing will give you a drop down menu to select the area.

Plot Editing Styles

The Selection Style and Selection Area buttons modify the Reject/Accept buttons behavior, below are descriptions of all the various editing styles available.

 Rectangle Editing

Inside Rectangle

Simply left-click-drag over the plot to create a rectangular selection to reject/delete samples.  When you left-click-drag, the selection is red to indicate the "Active" mode is Reject or Delete.  If you hold down the CTRL key while doing a left-click-drag, the selection changes to blue indicating the "Active" mode is Accept or Undelete.  When you release the mouse button, the active action will take place.  If you wish to undo this action, simply use the Undo key.  To Redo the action, click the Redo button.  If you are in the middle of an edit action and have not yet released the mouse button, you can hit the ESC key to cancel the last edit.

The inverse of this mode can be activated while using the CTRL key or choosing the explicit accept mode with the  button.

 Outside Rectangle

This behaves the same as the above mode except that it rejects soundings outside the selection. The inverse of this mode can be activated while using the CTRL key or choosing the explicit accept mode with the  button.

 Lasso Editing

 Inside Lasso

Simply left-click-drag over the plot to create a lasso selection to reject/delete samples.  When you left-click-drag, the selection is red to indicate the "Active" mode is Reject or Delete.  If you hold down the CTRL key while doing a left-click-drag, the selection changes to blue indicating the "Active" mode is Accept or Undelete.  When you release the mouse button, the active action will take place.  If you wish to undo this action, simply use the Undo key.  To Redo the action, click the Redo button.  If you are in the middle of an edit action and have not yet released the mouse button, you can hit the ESC key to cancel the last edit.

The inverse of this mode can be activated while using the CTRL key or choosing the explicit accept mode with the  button.


 Outside Lasso

This behaves the same as the above mode except that it rejects soundings outside the selection.  The inverse of this mode can be activated while using the CTRL key or choosing the explicit accept mode with the  button.


 Polygon Editing

 Inside Polygon

Simply left-click to define the vertex locations for the polygon selection .  Click back on the first vertex to close or simply right-click to close.  By default the selection is red to indicate the "Active" mode is Reject or Delete.  If you hold down the CTRL key while building the polygon, the selection changes to blue indicating the "Active" mode is Accept or Undelete.  When you complete the polygon, the active action will take place.  If you wish to undo this action, simply use the Undo key.  To Redo the action, click the Redo button.   If you are in the middle of an edit action and have not yet closed the polygon, you can hit the ESC key to cancel the last placed polygon vertex.  Continue to hit ESC to completely cancel the selection. 

The inverse of this mode can be activated while using the CTRL key or choosing the explicit accept mode with the  button.



 Outside Polygon

This behaves the same as the above mode except that it rejects samples outside the selection.  The inverse of this mode can be activated while using the CTRL key or choosing the explicit accept mode with the  button.

 Eraser Editing

Simply left-click-drag over the plot to reject/delete samples with the  button.  Moving the mouse wheel changes the size of the eraser.  As you move over the plot, the eraser is gray.  When you left-click-drag, the selection changes to red to indicate the "Active" mode is Reject or Delete.  If you hold down the CTRL key while doing a left-click-drag, or choosing the explicit accept mode with the  button, the selection changes to green indicating the "Active" mode is Accept or Undelete.  When you release the mouse button, the active action will take place.  If you wish to undo this action, simply use the Undo key.  To Redo the action, click the Redo button.   If you are in the middle of an edit action and have not yet released the mouse button, you can hit the ESC key to cancel the last edit.

  



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