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About Chart Components
A Chart component is an embedded component inserted within a worksheet. Unlike the native XY plot, you can use a Chart component to better visualize and present your data.
You can insert more than one Chart component in your worksheet.
Once you define the X and Y input expressions, the plot appears in the plot area of the Chart component. Double-click the plot area to open the Chart application. The chart component is grayed out, and remains so until its corresponding Chart application is closed.
The Chart application is where you customize the plot to meet your visualization and presentation needs.
Watch this video to learn more about chart components:
Component Structure
The Chart component block is divided into two areas:
The Inputs area:
Input expressions define the X and Y values for plotting a trace.
This area is where you can insert input expressions to define the X and Y values of your traces. Use options on the right-click menu to quickly insert input expressions.
If the definition of X applies to more than one definition of Y, then you can either type X:=... or remove the index from the inserted X-Axis expression. The same is true if the definition of Y applies to all definitions of X.
You can define the axes limit variables Xmin, Xmax, Ymin, Ymax, Y2min, or Y2max to control your axes ranges. Such definitions can contain variables that were defined previously in your worksheet.
The plot area:
This area displays the plot of the X and Y expressions defined in the Inputs area
You can use the component block handles to resize the chart area in the x, y, or both directions
Using the Chart Application
After generating the plot in your worksheet, double-click the plot area to open the PTC Mathcad Chart application and customize your plot.
Changes that you make in the Chart application are immediately reflected in your worksheet.
Once done with customization, close the Chart application and then save your worksheet.
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