Exercise 2: Filter a Curve using the Vehicle Safety Tools and Plot Macros Panel

Load the ANGACC File

  1. From the Options panel, verify that Enable Unit Scaling is selected.
  2. From the toolbar, click the Add Page icon, .
  3. From the Built Plots panel, load the ANGACC file, located in the ..\plotting\madymo folder.
  4. Click the expand button, , to display the Y Requests dialog.
    1. Click All to select all the requests listed.
    Figure 1.
  5. Click All to select all the requests listed.
    1. Click OK to close the dialog.
  6. Under Y Component, click All to select all components in the list.
  7. From the Layout drop-down menu, select One Plot Per Request.
  8. Click the window layout icon and choose the two-window layout.
    Figure 2.
  9. Click Apply.
    The following plots are displayed:
    Figure 3.
  10. Click the Next Page icon, , to view the other curves on pages 4 and 5 that were created in step 8.

Filter a Curve Using the SAE J211/1 Filter Through the Vehicle Safety Tools Menu

  1. Select File > Load > Preference File.
  2. From the Preferences dialog, select Vehicle Safety Tools and click Load.
    The Vehicle Safety Tools menus are displayed in the menu bar.
  3. From the Filter menu, select SAE General > SAE (J211, Mar 1995) > Mirror Padding > Fwd-Back.
    The Plot Macros panel is displayed.
    Figure 4.
  4. For Filter class, change the value to 180.
    Note: Time scaling is done automatically since Enable Units is activated from the Options panel.
  5. To select all the curves at once, double-click Curve to display the Select Curves dialog.
    Figure 5.
  6. To select the curves on pages 3-5, select p3: Angular Accelearation, hold down the Shift key, and select Z-comp ang. acc. under p5: Angular Acceleration.
    All of the master references are inserted into the Curve field.
    Figure 6.
  7. Under Layout, select Hide Input Curves.
  8. Click Apply.
    All curves are filtered.
    Figure 7.
  9. Click to view the remaining curves on pages 4 and 5.
  10. The automatic unit scaling allows you to change the time from milliseconds to seconds, for example, without changing the curves.
  11. Right-click from the X axis and from the Convert Units menu, select s. The curves remain the same as when Time was set to milliseconds.