Plot Page - Contour Function Maps

To view and edit contour function map plot properties, select the map and then click the Plot tab in the Property Manager . You can then change the function, axes, and worksheet columns and rows; show or hide fill contours and color scales; configure blanking lines and fills; and set or reset levels in the contour function map.

 

Set the contour data properties in the Property Manager on the Plot tab.

 

Plot Type

The Plot type property displays the type of plot.

 

Set Equation for Y

For an XZ contour function map, select the text next to Y = F(X,Z) = to change the function being plotted for Y. Click the Function Button button to open the Functions dialog and add predefined mathematical equations to the function, or type functions into the field manually. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change.

 

Set Equation for Z

For an XY contour function map, select the text next to Z = F(X,Y) = to change the function being plotted for Z. Click the Function Button button to open the Functions dialog and add predefined mathematical equations to the function, or type functions into the field manually. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change.

 

Fill Contours

Check the box next to the Fill contours command to draw the contour map with filled areas between the contour lines. Set the fill colors with the Levels command.

 

Show Color Scale

Check the box next to the Show color scale command to show the contour map's color scale. Note: this option is disabled if the Fill contours box is not checked.

 

Levels

The Levels command controls the number of lines and the color fill between contour lines. Click the Edit button to open the Levels dialog.

 

Reset

Click the Reset button next to the Reset levels command to reset levels to the default settings.

 

Y Positioning

On XZ contour function maps, the Y positioning adjusts the position of the XZ contour map on the Y axis. This number is expressed as a percentage of the total Y axis length, e.g., an entry of “50%” will position the XZ contour map about halfway up the Y axis. To change the Y positioning, highlight the existing value and type a new value or click the to increase or decrease the value. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change.

 

Overlay

On XZ contour function maps, select a surface map from the list next to Overlay on which to overlay the XZ contour map. Note: the surface map must be part of the same graph as the XZ contour map. To change the Overlay, click on the existing option and select the new option from the list. All surface maps in the existing graph will be listed.

 

To overlay a contour map and surface map:

  1. Create a contour map using the Home | New Graph | Contour Surface | XZ Contour Data Map or Home | New Graph | Contour Surface | XZ Contour Grid Map or Home | New Graph | Contour Surface | XZ Contour Function Map commands.

  2. Add a surface map to the graph using the Home | Add to Graph | Plot command.

  3. Select a Surface Function Map, Surface Data Map, or Surface Grid Map and click OK.

  4. Select the axes and click OK.

  5. Select the data file or grid file and click Open.

  6. Click on the contour map in the Object Manager or plot window to select it.

  7. In the Property Manager, click on the Plot tab. Change the Overlay to the surface map.

  8. Click on the surface map in the Object Manager or plot window to select it.

  9. In the Property Manager, click on theOverlaystab. Set any desired overlay properties.

 

Change Axes

Click on the axis name next to the X axis, Y axis, or Z axis fields to change the axes used for the plot. Select another axis name from the list. Alternatively, click Select plots/axis to change the axis used by several plots on a graph at once.

 

See the Axis - Add to Graph page for information about how to add a new axis to the graph. Once the new axis is added to the graph, it will be available in the X axis, Y axis, or Z axis lists.

 

NoData Line and Fill

The line properties for NoData regions are specified on the Line page in the NoData Line Properties section. The fill properties for NoData regions are specified on the Fill page in the NoData Fill Properties section.

 

 

See Also

Levels

Contour Function Map