Visualizations in ViPer
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on 22 December 2016 03:29 PM


Visualization files (*.BUO) include the configurations for one or more visualization windows and the stations associated with the visualization display. You can save only one set of visualization windows and settings in a visualization file; however, the number of visualization files is unlimited.

Once a visualization display is defined, you can add more stations and select the station for the current display in the Available Stations list. In later ViPer sessions, you can quickly and easily recall a display by loading the required BUO file and selecting the desired station.

Create a new visualization file as follows:

1. Add the first station.

2. Set the filter options. 

3. Create the visualization windows

4. Save the visualization file. Select FILE-SAVE BUO and name your file. You may create a new BUO file or overwrite an existing one.


You can configure ViPer to display one or more graphs of your data, each in a visualization window. When you have multiple visualization windows, they display synchronized time ranges.

NOTE: ViPer generates each new visualization window at the upper left corner of the display area. If you create multiple Visualizations windows, they overlay each other; you must reposition and resize them in the visualization display to see them all.

Configure each graph as follows:

1. Select FILE-ADD VISUALIZATION. The Add Visualization dialog appears:

FIGURE 4. Visualization Options

2. Select your options.

Title: Name the display window.

Type: Choose whether it’s Profile or Gradient view.

Profile Options:

Profile windows are linear graphs that can compare up to three data types in one window. Set the number of values and which values to graph.

FIGURE 5. Sample Profile Window

For Gradient displays, select the value to graph.

FIGURE 6. Sample Gradient Window

3. Check your options and click [OK].

NOTE: There is no option to edit the display options at this time. To correct a configuration or misspelling, delete the visualization window and recreate it.

4. Resize and position your window as necessary.

     • To resize, click and drag the handle on the bottom right corner.

     • To reposition the window in your display, click and drag the window.

     • To increase and decrease the number of days change the # of Days for Display option or use your mouse wheel.   

     • To shift the time range displayed, click and drag in a visualization window.

5. Save the visualization file. (Recommended) Select FILESAVE BUO and name your file. You may create a new BUO file or overwrite an existing one.

NOTE: You can save your visualization incrementally as you create your windows, or when you have completed configuring your full display.

To remove a graph from the visualization display, right-click on the window and select Delete.