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1 2 5 scaling for X and Y option

Postby zmrbill » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:22 pm

Rise up fellow PicoScope users!

PicoScope software needs the option to have zoomed waveforms snap to 1 2 5 based scaling like Tektronix and Lecroy. It's already on PicoScope software upgrades list and I for one would like to see it pushed up to top priority. The biggest problem I run into is presenting waveforms to fellow engineers. Everybody is used to looking for the horizontal time/div and vertical volts/div and doing rough "Eyeball math" on waveforms.

Help me get 1 2 5 scaling pushed to the top of the upgrades list. Respond with you vote!

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Re: 1 2 5 scaling for X and Y option

Postby Martyn » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:31 am

There are active discussions about this feature within the development team, and how this will work with other features such as pan and scroll.

Any additional thoughts about this subject can be added to these discussions, so please post to this thread or email support@picotech.com
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Re: 1 2 5 scaling for X and Y option

Postby Gustav » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:01 am

Hi

I agree with Bill and Martyn. PicoScope can be improved significantly, if the scaling is improved.

I have written about it before on this forum. The readability of the scales would increase significantly, if you put an effort into it. To me it is not so important if it is 1 2 5 scaling, and/or pan and scroll.

It seems like relatively simple feature, that will have a big payback on all scopes, from the smallest to the biggest.
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Re: 1 2 5 scaling for X and Y option

Postby stevenvh » Mon May 04, 2015 1:19 pm

I've asked before for a more logical div representation when zooming. Doesn't have to be 1,2,5 for me. Just don't align divisions on 9.32 seconds or so. Can easily be solved if you don't require a window to be exactly 10 divisions.

But I faced more serious problems, like half of your measurement tools gone when you turn off the analog sub view. I would suggest to work on a release with bug fixes first, and keep new features for afterwards.
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Re: 1 2 5 scaling for X and Y option

Postby Robski » Wed May 06, 2015 6:23 pm

I would suggest to work on a release with bug fixes first, and keep new features for afterwards.


exactly.
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Re: 1 2 5 scaling for X and Y option

Postby Martyn » Wed May 06, 2015 6:35 pm

Exactly what we are doing.
A new beta release will be available shortly, addressing serial decoding issues and a number of other outstanding bugs. Further details to follow.
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