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NI updates DIAdem measurement data tool

National Instruments has updated its DIAdem software tool which makes the locating, inspecting, analyzing and reporting on measurement data more efficient.

DIAdem 2011 adds a data-loading method for access to large data sets in less time than before, a DataPlugin Wizard for Microsoft Excel to migrate from Excel to DIAdem and enhancements to the DIAdem REPORT panel for a more dynamic report creation experience.

DIAdem is optimized to operate on large data sets, includes engineering-specific analysis tools and features powerful report and script creation editors for automating repetitive data-processing tasks.

The flexible loading options in DIAdem 2011 enable the delay in loading bulk data from technical data management (TDM) and TDM streaming (TDMS) files until absolutely necessary. This 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, there is rapid access to data without concern of unintended alterations to original files.

The DataPlugin Wizard is 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, DIAdem can be taught to recognise the structure of similarly organised files.  DIAdem provides large data set capacity, synchronised visualisation and integrated advanced analysis and management tools.

DIAdem REPORT has undergone fundamental changes that are 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.

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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