3D Function Plots

Click the Home | New Graph | Basic | 3D Y=F(X) Function Plot, Home | New Graph | Basic | 3D X=F(Y) Function Plot, or Home | New Graph | Basic | 3D Parametric Function Plot commands to display mathematical functions as a 3D plot. Data files are not required for this type of plot. You can plot Y as a function of X, plot X as a function of Y, or plot a parametric equation where X and Y are functions of a third variable, T. The 3D XY Function Plot is commonly used to plot vertical lines, for example with X = F(Y) = 100.

 

 Regardless of the command clicked to create the plot, any 3D function plot can be changed to another 3D function type in the Property Manager.

Click the 3D Y=F(X) Function Plot, 3D X=F(Y) Function Plot, or 3D Parametric Function Plot buttons to create 3D function plots.

 

3D XYY Function Plot
This is an example of 3D YX
function plot of the equation
Y=F(X)=Cos(X)*X

 

Creating a New 3D Function Graph

To create a 3D function graph:

  1. Click the Home | New Graph | Basic | 3D Y=F(X) Function Plot command, the Home | New Graph | Basic | 3D X=F(Y) Function Plot command, or the Home | New Graph | Basic | 3D Parametric Function Plot command.

  2. A 3D function plot is created using a default equation.

 

Editing 3D Function Plot Properties

To change the features of a 3D function plot— including the equations used to create the plot— first select the plot in the plot window or Object Manager and then edit its properties in the Property Manager.

 

Click the following tabs in the Property Manager to change different properties:

Plot

Data Limits

Labels

Line

Fill

 

 

See Also

2D Function Plot

Free Rotate

3D Settings

Standard Axes

Add Additional Axes

Duplicate Axes

Add Plots

Legends

Multi-Graph Legends

Graph Title

Creating Multiple Graphs on a Page

Export Plot Data

Graph Wizard