Why run zoomsave?
The general idea of the program is that you can zoom in on your data, during a particular phase of an experiment. E.g. when consolidating a model with clay, a few days are filled with rather boring data. More interesting is the phase in which the model is loaded with a storm surge. To zoom in on the loading phase, zoomsave is used. Using a graphical user interface the user selects a portion of the data. He or she can zoom in even further. When the user is finally pleased with the selected data, it can be saved as a GEF file, with considerable less file size.
Zooming is done in an XY coordinate system. A graph will be drawn, e.g of a displacement transducer versus time. The user can choose the quantities it wants to plot, in order to assist him/her with the section of data that is interesting. Note that not just the selected quantities are zoomed in, but all columns are zoomed in accordingly. In doing so, the program keeps the integrity of the resulting data and header uncompromised.
How to get it?
On this page zoomsave can be downloaded. Installation is straight forward.
The program will create two directories (bin and toolbox) with the necessary dialogs, libraries and other resources. Additionally a cmd file named zoomsave.cmd is created. For your convenience you can create a short cut to this program on your desktop. If you do not know how to create a desktop shortcut, ask your administrator.
Run the command file zoomsave.cmd. It will prompt you with the following dialog, to get the name of the GEF file to be treated:
Next the program needs to know which quantity you want to use on the horizontal axis. After you have chosen the quantity to display along the horizontal axis, the window for the choice of the quantity to display along the vertical axis pops up.
When the file has been successfully read, a window pops up, with the graph of the quantities chosen before.
To start the selection of the section of data, follow the list below:
When you have stopped zooming in, a file dialog will appear. The user is prompted for the name of the file where he/she wants to store the selected section of the data. Thereafter the user can continue zooming in on another section of the data or finish the the program.