Module provides publication-quality annotated
graphs which can be automatically inserted into documents.
can be copied or saved as .wmf (metafiles), .bmp
(bitmap) or .png (web bitmap). Metafiles
are publication quality vector images which print at high resolution.
are recommended for web pages. For a metafile sample, download
fsplot.wmf (11K) and copy and paste the image into Word or Excel.
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Image your Coatings Deserve
curves on your company's and competitors' websites. Do they resemble
the top graph (from actual web page)? Not only is the graph rather
shabby, it fails to provide important information about the blocking
FilmStar MEASURE directly supports
spectrometers used to measure optical quality. That support includes
publication quality QA graphs and reports. The same graphic
capabilities in FilmStar DESIGN are useful for proposals and
quotations. FilmStar even includes a macro with choices 'Print in
Word', 'Web Page', 'PowerPoint'.
But pretty graphs
are not enough. That's why FilmStar options include multiple axes
(%T/OD) and even 'diabatic'
transmittance. Need a single plot from UV/Vis to IR? FilmStar
includes log wavelength.
Some might dismiss
these capabilities as 'bell and whistles'. But we think that
professional quality web and print graphics indicate the care taken to
deliver the highest quality coatings.
graphics and text placed directly on a plot. These are especially
for quality control graphs where customers often specify pass/fail
criteria in geometric terms -
for example, the spectrum must be within certain lines.
here, there are a variety of annotations. In addition, up to 12 line
legends (not shown
here) are possible. Legends and annotations are stored on disk with the
file (DESIGN) or Scan Parameters file (MEASURE). For a further
understanding of FSPlot options, click here
FilmStar Graph Automation Video
Annotations (lines, symbols,
text, axis labels, etc.) are easily added
clicking on the graph to bring up the FSPlot Annotator. This
dialog demonstrates adding a horizontal line T = 50%. Made a
mistake or prefer a different color? Click on the annotation to edit or
with FilmStar Modules
The FSPlot Module is tightly
integrated with the Report Generator and with FilmStar BASIC.
In this simple example, the
FSPlot Module is controlled by FilmStar BASIC, enabling us to
automatically display color shifts as the angle of incidence is varied.
Up to 12 graph legends can be automatically added. Note the ability to
plot curves with RGB line colors.
FilmStar Graph Automation Video
As shown here,
annotations can include automatic results calculated from theoretical
or measured spectra.
This is very powerful and not available in software supplied by
of computed annotations was inspired by
watching technicians manually mark up measured spectra. The technique
setting PlotAnnotation$ in
(click to view code).
Formulator supports arithmetic operations on data
columns. This is
typically utilized to show detail in pass and rejection bands on the
same graph. It can
also be used to compute and plot
averages or differences. Once a plot formula is developed it is
automatically applied to new graphs. Tutorial IV. The formula used in
this plot is
properties editor provides unlimited options when Bitmap/Gradient
mode is selected. A logo or watermark can be added. Graphics matching a
and font scheme give a more professional appearing
website. Tutorial I.
True blue motif
supports 3D contour plots as illustrated
3D Contour (Excel)