NI DIAdem 2011 expedites analysis and reporting of engineering measurement data
18 July 2011
National Instruments (NI) has announced NI DIAdem 2011, the latest version of the software tool specifically designed to make engineers and scientists more efficient when locating, inspecting, analysing and reporting on measurement data. DIAdem 2011 gives engineers a new data-loading method for access to large data sets quicker than before, a new DataPlugin Wizard for Microsoft Excel enabling easy migration from Excel to DIAdem, plus enhancements to the DIAdem REPORT panel.
DIAdem is optimised to operate on large data sets, and includes engineering-specific analysis tools plus powerful report and script creation editors for automating repetitive data-processing tasks.
With new flexible loading options, engineers can choose to delay loading bulk data from Technical Data Management (TDM) and TDM Streaming (TDMS) files until absolutely necessary. This unique approach references data in place on disk during analysis and reporting without compromising the integrity of the original data stored in the file. With this approach, engineers achieve rapid access to data without concern of unintended alterations to original files.
The new version also introduces a DataPlugin Wizard designed for straightforward integration of spreadsheet-based data files such as those created using Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.org CALC. Using the DataPlugin Wizard for Excel, engineers can quickly and interactively teach DIAdem to recognise the structure of similarly organised files. Afterwards, they can immediately load Excel data into the environment and process it using the productivity gains that DIAdem provides including large data set capacity, synchronised visualisation and integrated advanced analysis and management tools.
DIAdem REPORT has undergone fundamental changes that are instantly advantageous during template-based report creation. Anti-aliasing improves general report quality by yielding cleaner imagery. Interactive axis scaling makes precise graphs and charts easier to create, and dynamic curve comments and snippets automatically update with formatting changes so that reports are always publication-ready. Additionally, a redesigned report management dialogue features filtering and duplication capabilities so that engineers quickly and easily can expand larger multipage report templates.
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