Block Live Data Options dialog

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About the Block Live Data Options dialog

The Block Live Data Options dialog appears when you create a new live loop annotation, add a point to the watch window, or choose to edit an existing live loop annotation or watch window point. Use it to specify which block you want your live loop annotation or watch window to monitor, and to set options for how that block's live data should be displayed.

Information-noshadow.png Note: While the Watch Window and Live Loop Annotation functions share the Block Live Data Options dialog, different options are available for each function.


Use the Block Live Data Options dialog to:

Selecting the block for which data is to be displayed

Live output data for any block can be displayed in Live Loop Annotations or in the Watch Window. Live specs can only be displayed in Live Loop Annotations.


Specifying a block by Loop, PCU, Module, Block

  1. Select the Value For Block Number option under the Specify Value to Monitor heading.
  2. Enter the loop, PCU, module, and block numbers in the Value For Block Number boxes.


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Specifying a block by tag name

  1. Select the Value For Tag Name option under the Specify Value to Monitor heading.
  2. Type all or part of the name of the tag you want to monitor in the Tag Name box and click Search.
  3. Choose the tag you want from the list in the Value For Tag Name box.


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Notes:

Selecting the module for which Module Status is to be displayed

You may also view the status of the module by clicking Module Status in the Block Live Data Options dialog. Live module status for any module can be displayed in either Live Loop Annotations or in the Watch Window.


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By doing so, the following annotation will be created:


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Setting the description and update interval

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Information-noshadow.png Note: If you do not enter a description here, Hyperview will try to generate one. The automatically generated description will never overwrite a description that you have entered. To get an automatically generated description after you have entered a description, delete the description that you entered and then close and reopen the Block Live Data Options dialog box.

Data display options for Live Loop Annotations

Choosing whether output data or live specs are displayed

Live data:


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The watch window always shows live data.

Live specs:


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You cannot choose to show live specs in the watch window.


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Displaying a dynamic bar

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Data display options for block in the Watch Window

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Reversing the Y-axis of the plot for the selected block

Check Reverse Y-Axis to vertically reverse the plot display for the selected block.

Changing the plot line color for the selected block

Click the Change button next to the color swatch to specify a color for the plot line.

Change the autopause schedule for the selected block

Click the Change button next to the schedule summary. Use the Watch Window Autopause Schedule dialog to change the schedule.

Note that if the block is used in multiple places in the Watch Window, and is paused in some places but not others, all instances of the block will continue to update. This is because all the data collected for a single block is consolidated, and is available to all instances of the block even if they are paused.

General data display options for both Live Loop Annotions and Watch Window blocks

Specifying the plot vertical range


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Enter the maximum and minimum values you want, respectively, in the text boxes to the right of the Specify Range button.


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