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3D data view

All three dimensions of a 3D data object are shown in a cube in the 3D data view. The axes of the cube hold the respective data dimensions. Only one 3D data object can be shown at a time.

The cube might be rotated, zoomed or moved along any of the three dimensions to provide a perfect view to your data. It is also possible to show 2D cuts, which hold two dimensional slices of the cube along the x,z-plane and y,z-plane at the current mouse pointer position. These slices are shown in separate 2D data views on top of the cube optionally. Slices can be extracted and stored as new 2D data objects.

Can I save my preferred 3D data view options?

The software will automatically save the last used 3D data view options. Therefore the next 3D object will be opened with the last used display options. This way the data will always be opened in your favorite 3D display mode.

3D data view functions

The following functions are available with 3D data objects.

Additional 3D data view functions will be controlled from the 3D View menu.

3D data view example

The following figure shows a typical pseudo 3D data object with a set of two 2D data objects extracted from the x, z plane and the y, z plane. This is a measurement of cannabis extract on a thin layer plate:

(Source: J&M Analytische Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH, Robert-Bosch Str. 83, 73431 Aalen, Germany)


The legend shows a color coded area on top right corner of the 3D data view. The color coding covers the full intensity range of the 3D data object. A horizontal line inside the colored area shows the actual intensity at the mouse pointer position.

Showing and Hiding the Legend

The legend can be enabled and disabled on demand in the 3D Preferences Dialog.

Alternatively, the legend can be enabled or disabled from the context menu, which is available when clicking the Right Mouse Button in the 3D data view.