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32.8.6 Axes Panel

The Axes panel allows you to independently control the characteristics of the ordinate and abscissa on an XY plot or histogram. You can change the labels, scale, range, number format, and major and minor rules visibility and appearance. Note that the title following Axes in the panel indicates which plot environment you are changing. You can set different parameters for each type of plot that FLUENT can generate. See Section  28.8.8 for details about the items below.

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Controls

Axis   contains check buttons that allow you to set abscissa ( $x$-axis) or ordinate ( $y$-axis) characteristics.
X   allows you to specify the abscissa characteristics.

Y   allows you to specify the ordinate characteristics.

Label   defines the character string that will label the active axis (the one selected in Axis) in the display.

Options   contains check buttons that (de)activate scale, range, major rules, and minor rules.
Log   toggles logarithmic scaling of the active axis. By default, decimal scaling is used.

Auto Range   toggles automatic computation of the range of the active axis. If you deactivate this option, you may input the Minimum and Maximum values in the Range box.

Major Rules   toggles the display of major rules on the active axis. Major rules are the horizontal or vertical lines that mark the primary data divisions and span the whole plot window to produce a "grid.''

Minor Rules   toggles the display of minor rules on the active axis. Minor rules are the horizontal or vertical lines that mark the secondary data divisions and span the whole plot window to produce a "grid.''

Number Format   contains controls for changing the format of the data labels on the active axis. Data labels are the character strings used to define the primary data divisions on the axes.
Type   sets the form of the data labels. You may select from a drop-down list of options, including the following:
general   displays the real value with either float or exponential form based on the size of the number and the defined Precision.

float   displays the real value with an integral and fractional part (e.g., 1.0000), where the number of digits in the fractional part is determined by Precision.

exponential   displays the real value with a mantissa and exponent (e.g., 1.0e-02), where the number of digits in the fractional part of the mantissa is determined by Precision.

Precision   defines the number of fractional digits displayed in the data labels.

Range   contains the range or extents of the active axis. To set the range manually, you must turn off Auto Range. Otherwise the extents are computed automatically.
Minimum   sets the minimum data value for the active axis.

Maximum   sets the maximum data value for the active axis.

Major Rules   contains controls for modifying the appearance of the major rules. To use these controls you must activate Major Rules in the Options list.
Color   sets the color of the major rules from a drop-down list with numerous color selections.

Weight   sets the line thickness of the major rule. A line of weight 1.0 is normally 1 pixel wide. A weight of 2.0 would make the line twice as thick (i.e., 2 pixels wide).

Minor Rules   contains controls for modifying the appearance of the minor rules. To use these controls you must activate Minor Rules in the Options list.
Color   sets the color of the minor rules from a drop-down list with numerous color selections.

Weight   sets the line thickness of the minor rule. A line of weight 1.0 is 1 pixel wide. A weight of 2.0 would make the line twice as thick (i.e., 2 pixels wide).


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