An image showing the PicoScope 7 Automotive Save icon.


What it does

Save creates a PicoScope data (psdata) file containing all your capture and view settings, data and maths channels, ruler positions, measurements, notes, channel labels and vehicle details so you can store them for future reference and use.

In addition to fields for adding or adjusting the important test data, you can also choose within the Save dialog where to save the data file, what to name it and whether you want to save one, all or a range of your captured waveforms.

You can also use Save to save your data to other file formats, including CSV, MATLAB, PNG, Psdata and Pssetting formats.

How it can help you

Reference data helps you decide whether a measurement is good or bad and, without it, it can be difficult to know how to set up your tests or diagnose faults. By saving your waveforms and test details after every diagnostic test, you can build up your own collection of reference waveforms, which you can refer to in the future (when the important test details have slipped your memory) or share with other PicoScope users.

The Save dialog is designed so that you can easily see, add and adjust all the important vehicle and test details prior to saving. It also includes a list of recent vehicles, from which you can select previously saved vehicle information and rapidly complete the Save dialog.

How to use it

Click on the Save icon and, within the Save dialog, choose where to save the data file, what to call it, which waveforms you want to save within it and complete all the fields you need to fully identify the vehicle and measurements when opening the file in the future.

An animation showing how to use the PicoScope 7 Automotive Save feature.

Save dialog box (Windows only) 

The Save menu now displays a more familiar Browse dialog for selecting folder location, or selecting to overwrite existing files.

  • Click on Save to open the Save dialog box.
  • Select Browse to reveal the familiar Windows save dialog box where locations and existing files can be viewed.
Save Dialog Box (Windows Only)

Save As MATLAB file

Saving as .mat is now possible in PicoScope Automotive software. 

To do this, click Save and under File type, select MATLAB 

Save as Matlab 5