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How Do I Use the Multi-Plot Cursor?

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Primary Software Version: 6.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
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I would like to have a single cursor that locks onto all plots and displays all the Y values for a single corresponding X value. How can I achieve this?

The Multi-Plot cursor will output all the values for one X-value for the plots the cursor with which the plot is associated. The Multi-Plot cursor is only available when using the Mixed Signal Graph introduced in LabVIEW 8.0. The Multi-Plot cursor option will be grayed out when using a standard Waveform Graph. If you would like similar performance out of the standard Waveform Graph reference information found here.

In order to use the Multi-Plot cursor do the following:
  1. Place a Mixed Signal Graph on the Front Panel
  2. Right-click on the Mixed Signal Graph and select Visible Items»Cursor Legend
  3. Right-click on the Cursor Legend and select Create Cursor»Multi-Plot
  4. Right-click on Cursor 0 and select Watch»All Plots
If Multi-Plot option is grayed out, do the following:
  1. Right-click on the Mixed Signal Graph and select Properties
  2. Select the Cursors tab
  3. Click Add
  4. Select Allow dragging
  5. Select Multi plot from the first drop down menu in the Allow dragging section
  6. Check Allow dragging
  7. Click OK
  8. Right-click on Cursor 0 and select Watch»All Plots
The created cursor will snap to all plots and display all Y values for a single X value as shown below.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 23KD6EDM: How Do I Programmatically Create a Cursor for a Graph in LabVIEW?
KnowledgeBase 2VAH7HMM: How Do I Choose Which X or Y Scale My Cursor Will Use in LabVIEW?
KnowledgeBase 2U3745DS: What Do the Cursor Palette Icons Do?
KnowledgeBase 4QR9R68Z: How Do I Coordinate Cursor Movement on a Waveform Graph in LabVIEW?


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Report Date: 01/23/2007
Last Updated: 05/01/2014
Document ID: 45MB1KSF

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