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  • Manual

    PODSWare 2.3

    ARGO-HYTOS GmbH

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  • Table of Contents

    PODSWARE INFORMATION...............................................................................6

    Welcome to PODSWare ................................................................................................... 7 Introduction................................................................................................................................... 7 Note to New PODSWare Users ................................................................................................... 7

    PODSWare Features ........................................................................................................ 7 System Requirements....................................................................................................... 8

    Hardware and Operating System ................................................................................................. 8 Minimum System Requirements .................................................................................................. 8

    The First Run of PODSWare ............................................................................................ 8 Uninstalling PODSWare.................................................................................................... 8 PODSWare Support.......................................................................................................... 8

    PODSWare Technical Support..................................................................................................... 9

    THE PROGRAM WINDOW...................................................................................9

    The PODSWare Window ................................................................................................ 10 The Menu Bar ................................................................................................................. 10

    About the Menu Bar.................................................................................................................... 11 Using the Menus ....................................................................................................................................11

    File .............................................................................................................................................. 11 Edit.............................................................................................................................................. 11 View............................................................................................................................................ 12 Data ............................................................................................................................................ 13 Instrument................................................................................................................................... 13 Extras.......................................................................................................................................... 14

    Language ...............................................................................................................................................14 Options...................................................................................................................................................14

    Help ? ......................................................................................................................................... 14 The Toolbar..................................................................................................................... 15

    About the Toolbar ....................................................................................................................... 16 Displaying/Hiding the Toolbar ................................................................................................................16 Moving the Toolbar ................................................................................................................................16 The Toolbar Buttons...............................................................................................................................16

    The Treeview Window .................................................................................................... 16 About the Treeview Window....................................................................................................... 18

    Folders ...................................................................................................................................................18 Folder (Category) Properties Dialog........................................................................................... 18

    The Data Grid ................................................................................................................. 19 About the Data Grid.................................................................................................................... 20

    General Section .....................................................................................................................................20 Remarks.......................................................................................................................... 20 Section Standards and Particle Distribution.................................................................... 20

    Standards ................................................................................................................................... 20

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  • Particle Distribution..................................................................................................................... 21 User defined ranges ................................................................................................................... 21

    Section Physical Data ..................................................................................................... 21 Selecting records ............................................................................................................ 21 Selection of more than one record.................................................................................. 21 Select all records ............................................................................................................ 21 Move/Copy selected records to other folders ................................................................. 21

    Edit Remarks .............................................................................................................................. 22 The Data Plot .................................................................................................................. 22

    Particle Concentration Plot ......................................................................................................... 23 Standards Plot ............................................................................................................................ 23 Plot Commands .......................................................................................................................... 24

    The Control Panel ........................................................................................................... 25 About the Control Panel ............................................................................................................. 26

    The Status Bar ................................................................................................................ 26 About the Status Bar .................................................................................................................. 27

    PODS Status Display .............................................................................................................................27

    THE CHARTS .....................................................................................................27

    The ISO 4406 Chart........................................................................................................ 28 The SAE AS4059 Chart .................................................................................................. 28 The Time Chart ............................................................................................................... 29

    Display a Time Chart: ................................................................................................................. 29 The Viscosity Chart......................................................................................................... 30

    Display a Viscosity Chart:........................................................................................................... 30 The Chart Window .......................................................................................................... 31

    The Toolbars in the Charts......................................................................................................... 31 The Toolbar ................................................................................................................................ 31 Z-Ordered View .......................................................................................................................... 31 The Annotation Bar..................................................................................................................... 32 The Palette Bar........................................................................................................................... 32

    Change the current Palette ................................................