1. Postprocessing

A post processor is created from the navigator New* menu. In the menu select Post Processor Task and set the name you want for the task. The post processor task will appear in the navigator. Open the post processor editor by double clicking the post processor in the task.

The editor consists of a diagram and a palette. The palette contains all available functions and tools. Shapes may be dragged from the palette onto the diagram. The shapes must be connected to each other to obtain the flow you would like the signals to take through the post processor.

To start off you need to drag an input shape onto the diagram and double click it to select the result to be processed. Typically the last shape in the post process flow is a plot. In between the input shape and the plot you may add which ever function you like to obtain the wanted signal analysis. To see the signals as plots you can double click the plot shape (to get the final results) or any output slot from any of the shapes preceding the plot shape.

1.1. Example of post processor setup

1.1.1. Select the condition containing the data you want to process


1.1.2. Make sure you actually have stored data in the condition you want to process


1.1.3. Run the postprocessor

Run the post processor from right clicking in the navigator menu or from within the diagram.
Also remember to rerun the post processor when adding new functions.

1.1.4. You may take a look at the data that flows out of the input shape

If Output signals does not show any signals in the list, then remember to run the condition selected in step 1 above.


1.1.5. Add a function


1.1.6. Some functions needs to be configured. Double click the shape to open the configuration editor.


1.1.7. Set the wanted values (values are validated) and add a plot


1.1.8. Connect the shapes to allow the wanted flow of data

  • There are several ways to connect shapes

    • Select the output and input slots (hold Ctrl for multi-select) and use Ctrl+Shift+C to automatically connect them

    • Click the connection tool in the palette to activate the connection mode. Then click on an output slot and then click on an input slot to create a connection.

      • When done connecting press the escape key or click the arrow in the upper right toolbar.

    • You may also select output and input slots the whole route from input source to plot and use Ctrl+Shift+C to automatically connect all at once. (Note that you are required to select the output\- and input slots in the correct order for this to work.)


1.1.9. You may reduce the data you want to process

  • Start by double-clicking the connection line to open the Connection editor window.

    • The Connection windows is divided in three parts, showing Input signals (what is sent in to the connection), Signal requirements, and Output signals (what is delivered out from the connection)

    • If Input signals does not show any signals in the list, then remember to run the condition selected in step 1 above (see also step 3)

  • There are several ways to reduce data:

    • Right click a folder or signal in the left tree and right click it to find Add path to requirements or Add name to requirements

    • Select a folder or signal in the left tree and inspect the signal properties in the lower middle table

      • Select one of the properties in this table and right click it to find Filter on this

  • The resulting reduced data set is displayed in the right tree


1.1.10. Plot the resulting processed data

  • Note that the signal names are appended with a .hp which indicates they have been through a high pass filter. If the signal has been processed through more functions each of these functions append its short name one after the other.


1.1.11. You may compare the original signal with the processed signal by adding a connection from the input shape directly to the plot shape.

  • You can move shapes around by dragging them with the mouse when holding the left mouse button