About Trends

CIMPLICITY provides you with extensive capabilities to trend data that is in several different formats.

You can trend:

  • Runtime values
  • Data from a CIMPLICITY Database Logger
  • Data from a .csv file
  • Data from a reference file that was created during runtime and can be recalled and displayed. This reference trend can be displayed and compared with other comparable data.
  • Arrays
  • Historian Lines

CIMPLICITY provides even more capability by letting you display a combination of runtime values and logged data in the same trend chart.

You, or a user, can:

  • Display trends with:
  • Multiple Y-axes so a user can display different parameter types in the same chart
  • Data from different time periods so a user can compare different production periods in the same chart.
  • Different time duration so that a user can compare production periods of differing length in the same chart.
  • Auto update enabled so that the most recently logged data is automatically retrieved from disk while the trend is displayed.
  • Zoom and pan through logged data to locate data of particular interest.
  • Compare static values with a slider that updates a legend with actual values.
  • Display long time periods in compressed format where the plotted data is the average, minimum, maximum, first, or last element from a sample.