An image of the PicoScope 7 Automotive Views icon.


What it does

Views provides different ways to view, arrange and group your waveforms and analysis tools within PicoScope 7 Automotive.

You can create Scope and Frequency views to see your waveforms plotted against time or frequency. Each one has its own sets of Channels and Rulers, as well as a Zoom tool, and you can add Math channels and Reference waveforms to any available Scope view.

All Views, including the dedicated Channel labels, Measurements, Notes and Serial decoding views, can be moved and docked within any other view (i.e. at the top, bottom, left or right sides or as an additional tab).

Finally, Views has two layout automation tools: View per channel automatically creates a new view for each channel and Auto arrange automatically arranges the channels within a single view.

How it can help you

Sometimes, you may want to analyse the details of your waveforms, whilst simultaneously keeping an eye on the bigger picture.

Or perhaps you want to simultaneously see the same waveform plotted against time and against frequency?

Or maybe you have a large set of waveforms, Math channels and analysis tools and you want to group and arrange them more logically (e.g. by system or component).

Or you might just want a quick way to group and arrange your waveforms so that you can see or explore each of them in more detail.

You can achieve all these things with Views.

How to use it

Click the Views icon to open the Views panel. 

Click Scope or Frequency to add either view to the PicoScope window. A maximum of 8 views can be added to a single PicoScope window - additional views are opened in a new window up to a total of 24 views across 3 windows.

When 2 or more channels are active, click View per ch. (view per channel) to create an individual view for each channel. 

Your Views appear in a list under the Manage section, as they are added. Select a view within the list to do any of the following: Rename it using the Name edit field; choose which channels to show using the Show/hide channels selector; choose which serial decoders to show using the Show/hide serial decoders selector; automatically arrange the axes by clicking Auto arrange; and reset the axes arrangement by clicking Reset.

Click the Full icon (alternatively press F11) to view the active view (its tab is highlighted dark blue) in full-screen mode. Move the cursor to the top of the screen to reveal and click the exit button (or press F11) to close a full-screen view. If using a touch screen, swipe down from the top of the screen to bring the reveal and select the exit button.

An animation showing how to use Views in PicoScope 7 Automotive.