Re: Boundary

Bob --

In the Display Control for the contour lines, click "Edit->Properties"
this should bring up a dialog where you can edit the labels.
Information about the contents is in the users guide....

<http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/controls#properties>

You might find a quick read thru the Users Guide helpful to understand
all that's available....

Enjoy!!

tom

On 2/15/07, Bob Grieves <britbob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks Tom,

I`ve been working mainly with 2D, so I wasn`t too sure what the box was for.
Appreciate the explanation. I`ve only been using IDV a few hours, so I`m
just getting a feel for it.

Would you happen to know if the list properties can be edited, you know the
text comments at the bottom of the display? For example, if I`m ingesting
NAM grib, I would like to note in the display `18hr NAM Valid 12z Thurs July
25th` plus the variable/parameters `850mb temperature/mslp` or something
like that. You know the usual stuff. The current default list display
doesn`t really give too much information.

Regards,
Bob.



On 2/15/07, Tom Whittaker <tomw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Bob...
>
> The original intent of the wire frame box is to give you a cue for the
> 3D orientation of the view.  It's easy to get lost in some 3D views!
>
> The domain of the box will be defined by the project you use --
> whether it's the projection defined by the data (Projections ->
> Auto-set Project) or a projection you select or define yourself.
>
> You may clip the displays at the edges of the wire frame box if you
> want (View -> Show -> Clip View at Box).
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> tom
>
> On 2/15/07, Bob Grieves < britbob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I`m not sure if I`m understanding what the wireframe box/boundary
feature is
> > for? Maybe I have the wrong idea, but I thought it was used to keep the
main
> > display, ie where the contours are plotted within such as in the
examples on
> > the IDV page
> >
> >
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/examples/PlanViews.html
> >
> > The mslp example has the contours neatly inside the wireframe box,
> > essentially creating a nice border with the outer area empty making a
good
> > place for comments, times etc. However all my plots overspill this
wireframe
> > box and take up the whole display area, especially if I`m plotting a
global
> > grib model.
> >
> > To achieve this border, do I use the wireframe box?
> >
> > Thanks.
>
>
> --
> Tom Whittaker
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
> Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
> 1225 W. Dayton Street
> Madison, WI  53706  USA
> ph: +1 608 262 2759
>



--
Bob Grieves


--
Tom Whittaker
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
1225 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI  53706  USA
ph: +1 608 262 2759