Software overview

Measurement screen

After starting the software, the following screen will appear. OXYGEN will instantly start to acquire data but will not store it yet.

Software overview

Fig. 10 Software overview

Table 1 Software overview

No.

Name

No.

Name

A - Overview bar

C - Menu functions

-

Overview bar

14

Open Setup file button

B - Measurement display

15

Add Marker button

-

Measurement display area

16

Add Marker button

C - Menu functions

17

Open Setup file button

1

Mode indicator

D - Action bar

2

Sync mode indicator

18

Screens menu

3

Time

19

Reporting menu

4

Lock Screen button

20

System settings menu

5

Design mode button

21

Data Channels menu

6

Cursor button

22

Instruments menu

7

Freeze button

23

Instrument properties menu

8

Record button

24

Triggered Events menu

9

Stop button

25

Event List menu

10

Reverse button

26

Export Settings menu

11

Fast forward button

27

OXYGEN-NET menu

12

Open data file button

28

tbd.

13

Store data button

29

System Information menu

Overview bar

Overview bar

Fig. 11 Overview bar

The Overview bar gives a rough overview about the measurement data. It displays the time dependent trend of one selected data channel. During the data review and analysis, the orange box shows the position of the currently displayed data in the measurement file (see Fig. 18). The user can change the displayed channel. Therefor he must open the Data Channels Menu and move the desired channel via drag and drop to the Overview bar (see Fig. 11).

Change displayed channel in the Overview bar

Fig. 12 Change displayed channel in the Overview bar

Shows the time dependent trend of one selected input channel.

Measurement display area

Default measurement screen header with several instruments that display the acquired data.

Action bar

Contains relevant push buttons.

Record button

Starts or pauses REC mode.

Stop button

Terminates an active recording or returns to then LIVE mode when the PLAY mode is active.

Reverse button

Only active in PLAY mode; A click on this button will move the cursor 5 seconds back.

Fast forward button

Only active in PLAY mode; A click on this button will move the cursor 5 seconds forward.

Open data file button

Opens a UI to select a data file and switches in the PLAY mode.

Store data button

Stores changes to a data file that were made during analysis in the PLAY mode.

Open Setup file button

Opens a UI to select a setup file, for more information refer to Loading a Measurement Setup File.

Save setup file button

Saves software settings to a setup file, for more information refer to Saving a Measurement Setup file.

Add Marker button

Adds a marker on the actual point of time; Enabled in REC and PLAY mode.

Lock Screen button

Locks the measurement screen.

Design mode button

Activates the Design mode to manipulate the surface of the measurement screens and add, delete or change the Instruments on the screen. For detailed information refer to Adding an instrument to the measurement screen and channel assignment.

Cursor button

Activates measurement cursors; for detailed information refer to Activate cursors.

Freeze button

Freezes the actual screen.

Mode indicator

Shows the current software indicator mode. OXYGEN has three different Operating Modes: LIVE, REC and PLAY. The actual software mode is displayed in the Action bar (see ① in Fig. 10). The properties of the different modes are explained in the following section:

  • LIVE mode: OXYGEN is only acquiring and displaying data but not storing it to a data file yet. This mode is active when OXYGEN is started, a measurement is stopped or when a data file is closed.

  • REC mode: OXYGEN is acquiring data and storing it to a data file. A red line above the Action bar indicates this mode. OXYGEN stores the data automatically to a data file. An explicit command for storing the acquired data to a file is not necessary. For changing the data storing settings, refer to Measurement setup.

  • PLAY mode: Mode for reviewing, analyzing and exporting data. This mode is activated after a data file was loaded. A green line above the Action bar indicates this mode.

Sync mode indicator

Shows the current Sync status of the software.

Time

Shows the actual time, time zone and date; can be displayed on the measurement screen via drag’n’drop, for more details see Text instrument.

Toggle button

Quick access to Data channels menu; toggles between the current screen and the data Channel list

System settings menu

Opens the System Settings menu; for detailed information refer to System settings.

Data Channels menu

Opens the Data Channels menu; for detailed information refer to Data channels menu.

Instruments menu

Opens the Instruments menu for detailed information refer to Instruments and instrument properties.

Instrument properties menu

Opens the properties of a||| selected Instrument; for detailed information refer to Instruments and instrument properties. The Instrument Properties can also be opened with a double click on the desired instrument.

Triggered Events menu

Opens the Triggered Events menu; for detailed information refer to Triggered Events.

Event List menu

Opens the Event List menu; for detailed information refer to Event List.

Export Settings menu

Opens the Export Settings menu; for detailed information refer to Export Settings.

OXYGEN-NET menu

Opens the OXYGEN-NET menu; for detailed information refer to OXYGEN-NET.

System Information menu

Opens the System Information that contains information about the software license and version.

Screens menu

Opens the Screens menu; for detailed information refer to Screens menu.

Reporting menu

Opens the Reporting menu; for detailed information refer to Reporting tool.

Working with OXYGEN software

Saving a Measurement Setup file

Saving a Setup file

Fig. 13 Saving a Setup file

In order to save a measurement setup file proceed as follows:

  1. Touch or left click the gear and diskette icon in the Action Bar (see Fig. 13 or ⑮ in Fig. 10)

  2. Upon selecting this icon, the Save Measurement Config dialog will appear

  3. Within this dialog select the Data folder, create a New folder or click on the Browse button to open the Windows Explorer dialog and select a location

  4. Define a file Name and by clicking on the Save button the current software settings will be stored to a setup file

Loading a Measurement Setup File

Loading a Setup file

Fig. 14 Loading a Setup file

  1. Touch or left click the gear and folder icon along the bottom tool bar (see Fig. 14 ⑭ in Fig. 10)

  2. Upon selecting this icon, a Load Measurement Config dialog will appear

  3. Within this dialog, the user can select the Measurement Setup he would like to open. Info, Channels and Headers contain additional information about the file to ease the search for the correct file.

  4. By clicking on the Browse button, the Windows Explorer dialog will open to more easily browse another folder location

  5. The Open button will open the selected Setup file

  6. If the measurement hardware does not match with the hardware stored in the setup file, the Hardware Match dialog will open (see Fig. 15). Within this dialog, the user can rematch his connected hardware to the hardware stored in the setup file before opening it. Identical TRION modules will be matched automatically or use the Auto button (see Fig. 15). Clicking on Clear will delete the complete match that is done so far. After connecting all necessary channels, the user can click on Apply and the setup loading will be continued.

    Hardware Mismatch dialog

    Fig. 15 Hardware Mismatch dialog

Reviewing a Data File (PLAY mode)

Opening a Data File

Fig. 16 Opening a Data File

  1. Touch or left click the folder icon in the Action bar (see Fig. 16 or ⑫ in Fig. 10)

  2. Upon selecting this icon, an Open Data File dialog will appear.

  3. Select the appropriate Data Folder on the left side of the menu.

  4. Once the Data Folder is found, the Data file list will be populated with *.dmd Data files showing their name, size, and date of recording.

  5. Within this dialog, the user can select the Data file he would like to open. Info, Channels and Headers contain additional information about the file to ease the search for the correct file.

  6. By clicking on the Browse button the Windows Explorer dialog will open to browse the right Data Folder.

  7. The Open button will open the selected Setup file.

  8. Along the top of the newly opened Data file lies the Overview Bar (see Fig. 17 or Ⓐ in Fig. 10). The Overview Bar displays the events that have taken place during this measurement. Such as: start, pause, resume, current playback time position, and termination of recording.

  9. Once the user clicks the green PLAY button (see ① Fig. 17) at the bottom of the screen the yellow playback position cursor will stream across the screen and the displays currently on the screen will then become active, displaying the data currently seen at that playback position.

  10. The playback speed can be changed by clicking on the Speed button (see ② Fig. 17 or Fig. 18). Select a speed from the shown buttons or enter an individual value in the field between 1000x to 1/1000x. Note: Audio replay only working with a playback speed of 1x (original speed).

  11. Once finished reviewing the Data File, select the Eject button (see ③ Fig. 17) which is located to the right of the Speed button. After that OXYGEN will be in LIVE mode again and start to acquire data.

Loaded Data File – Overview

Fig. 17 Loaded Data File – Overview

Changing the playback speed of a data file

Fig. 18 Changing the playback speed of a data file

Note

  • The Design mode can be activated to add, move or delete Instruments in the PLAY mode as well. For detailed information, refer to Adding an instrument to the measurement screen and channel assignment.

  • A Recorder instrument is very useful during playback, because it also allows you to see all the different events that may have happened during a measurement

  • The Event List menu (see Fig. 17) will clearly display all events and the points of time the events occurred in a list. For adding a marker to an event, refer to Event List.

  • Changes that were applied to the data file during the analysis can be saved to the data file by pressing the diskette-button (see ④ in Fig. 17).

  • A setup file based on the settings of a data file can be created by pressing the gear-diskette-button (see ⑤ in Fig. 17).

Custom ordering of menu locations

OXYGEN allows the user to customize his experience within the software. Users can re-order the menu selection panels on the opposing side bar. This allows the user to have multiple menus open at the same time. To change the order, the user can select the respective menu and must keep the mouse button pressed for one second. Then a blue background on the menu sign will appear. Now the user can move the menu to the desired position while keeping the button pressed. It is also possible to move a menu from the right sidebar to the left sidebar and vice versa.

Note

  • The user may find it difficult to place the menus back in the default order once a change has been made. To reset the position of your menus, head into System Settings > UI Options and select the Reset button found under the Sidebar position section (see ① in Fig. 19).

  • The user can also swap the right and the left sidebar. To do so, head again into System Settings > UI Options and select Left side under the Sidebar position (see ② in Fig. 19).

  • The user can also change the width of the menu sidebar.

    Sidebar position reset

    Fig. 19 Sidebar position reset

OXYGEN viewer

  • It is possible to open OXYGEN multiple times to review and analyze data in the Viewer Mode. Datafiles can be opened directly from a folder, whenever OXYGEN is already running. This Viewer Mode is displayed on the splash screen with the addition “Viewer” when OXYGEN is starting, shown in Fig. 20.

Splash Screen for the OXYGEN Viewer

Fig. 20 Splash Screen for the OXYGEN Viewer

  • The core feature of recording data is only available with the main OXYGEN window, nonetheless, all other features like the post-processing features are also available in the Viewer Mode. Also, during recording this mode can be used to look at an already recorded datafile by opening it in the Viewer Mode.

  • If a datafile is opened in Viewer Mode and ejected again (see ② in Fig. 17), a notice appears above the Action Bar shown in Fig. 21. Another datafile can be opened to analyze and review.

OXYGEN Viewer notice

Fig. 21 OXYGEN Viewer notice

Note

Multiple OXYGEN Viewer windows can be opened at the same time.