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Noknroll

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Is there an advantage to viewing things in PlotData vs Vibration Analysis tab?


Only if you grew up using plot data, and are/were used to navigating around in PD.

Initially VA tab didn't have all the functions of PD that most of us were used to, or were there but we couldnt find them
But now there is nothing VA tab cant do that PD could do, Except for Vibe-raters favourite fault frequency values only ;-) Just a matter of knowing what keys/right click to use.
I crossed over to VA tab from PD about 3 years ago and haven't looked back

you're in a good place Pete to start with VA tab.

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I'm starting out the opposite way...I'm learning how to display everything in the vibration analysis tab, but I have no idea WTF PlotData is all about.

I found the PlotData you mentioned: Tools/Analysis/ "Diagnostic Plotting"

Is there an advantage to viewing things in PlotData vs Vibration Analysis tab?


Plotdata is just the original version of what the Vibration Analysis tab is. Old school guys like myself are more comfortable using it. One thing I do know is different is that you can view a proper waveform waterfall plot in plot data which is on the same amplitude axis where on the tab you have to view multiple singular waveforms against eachother. The first image below is from the Vibration Analysis tab and the second is from plotdata.

Vibe Tab.jpg  Plotdata.jpg 


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Ditto Sinsk.  At some stage we have to face the music....

If I want to copy a plot in PD I just go to "Edit" in the top menu and click on copy.  Then paste straight into word or whatever.  I think those plots are much clearer than those out of VA. And look much better in reports as well as being easier to "analyse" i the report.

There is elegance in simplicity. rgds
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Thanks, Noknroll, Sinski, Vibe-Rater for your perspectives on my question.  It sounds like I can get some better formatted graphics in plotdata, but the same basic info as in vib analysis.  I've got plenty more to figure out... so I'll put plotdata on the back burner for now.
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EP, Plotdata is going to disappear eventually so better stick with VA tab. 

Just us oldy / experienced / superdudes that settle for something that works, is clear and practical whilst the young uns get starry eyes with all the glits glamour and 17 zillion colour cursors...

Watch the forum light up now... LOL
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My two cents on the VA tab was spot on until I was asked to provide some training related to how to use it.  As with anything else that I tend to work with/on, the instructions tend to get lost early in the process and I try to figure it out on my own.  But, I spent a lot of time working with the VA tab in order to instruct someone else on how to use it and now use it consistently unless, I want to generate a complete listing of time waveform data points that I still use Plot Data for.  I have not figured out how to do that in the VA tab.  But have grown to really like the additional functionality and as stated previously, Plot Data is on its way out...
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Allen, good luck training how to use VA tab, there are myriad of ways to setup, navigate and personalise to the users preference.
A company i worked for previously were the Australian distributor/agent for emmerson csi.
One of the engineers wrote an instructional paper on setting up and navigating with VA tab, but it was just his preferred way of doing things, none of which i shared.
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Vibe, i probably qualify for 2 out 3 your adjectives, but, like me, you'll have to cross over to the dark side one day, and you can have everything one colour if you like ;-)
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