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3D top 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. The top view provides a fixed view from the positive end of the z-axis along the z-axis of the object. Minima and maxima of the data object are color coded and can be distinguished by contour lines optionally.

The top view might be zoomed in the x,y-plane to provide a perfect view to data details. It is also possible to show 2D cuts, which hold two dimensional slices 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 top view 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 top 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 top view example

The following figure shows a typical top view of a 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)


Similar to the 3D data view, a legend with color coded intensity levels can be displayed in the top right corner of the 3D top view. Please refer to the 3D data view for details.