|2.3.0||Connecting to a Data Source on a Remote Server|
|2.3.1||Selecting the display to be made|
|2.3.2||To make a plot of 3D data|
A tree view of the catalog will be displayed. Open one, such as the "NCEP NAM 80km CONUS model data (real and near time)", by clicking on one of the tab icons ().
The list of this model's run times appears. Click on one time to select it, and then click on the Add Source button. You have selected this model run's output to be accessible by the IDV.
Try creating a Contour Plan View by selecting that display
in the list and clicking on the Create Display button.
The display will be created and shown in the main window. The
display's legend should also be shown. You can bring up the control window by right
clicking on the name in the legend and selecting
Control Window from the popup menu.
Display types suitable for this parameter are listed in then
Select Contour Plan View and click on the
Create Display button.
The initial plot is at the lowest level in the data grid, such as 1000 millibar in this example. To shift the level to other levels:
Control Windowto bring up this display's Control window
To zoom, rotate or pan this 3D display, see Zoom, Rotate, and Pan. Rotate the display by dragging with the right mouse button. (you see that the 500 millibar contours are above the surface). The key combination Ctrl-R will restore the display to the original overhead view.
To toggle on the time animation loop, use the Run/Stop icon in the animation control. Read more about Time Animation Widget.
To remove an existing
display, use the
File->Remove Display menu of the
display's control window or the popup menu.
To make time selections that apply to all data in one data
source, double click on the data source name in the left panel
of the Field Selector window to bring up the
Data Source Properties editor. Click on the
Times tab to subset the times.
To make time selections for one field, use the Times selector in the lower right panel of the Field Selector, under the Displays panel, after you select the field, and before you create the display. This will override the default times for the data source.
Spatial Subsettab of the Data Source Properties or the Field Selector. This works similar to the times subsetting where you can set the property for all fields in the Data Source or override the default for a particular field.
For more information on time and spatial subsetting, see the Data Source Properties page of this User's Guide.