National Instruments is releasing NI DIAdem 2011, the latest version of the software tool for making engineers and scientists more efficient when locating, inspecting, analysing and reporting on measurement data. NI DIAdem 2011 gives engineers a new data-loading method for access to large data sets in less time than before, a new DataPlugin Wizard for Microsoft Excel to easily migrate from Excel to DIAdem, and enhancements to the DIAdem Report panel for a richer, more dynamic report creation experience.
Analysing and reporting time-based measurement data presents challenges that DIAdem overcomes out of the box. DIAdem is optimised 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.
With new flexible loading options in DIAdem 2011, engineers can choose to delay loading bulk data from Technical Data Management (TDM) and TDM Streaming (TDMS) files until absolutely necessary. This new 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.
DIAdem 2011 also introduces a new 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.
- Technical paper: Moving Beyond Microsoft Excel for Measurement Data Analysis and Reporting
- Online guide: New Features and Upgrade Resources for NI DIAdem
Find out more about DIAdem 2011 at www.ni.com/diadem.