As we all know, storing strategies are very important for the entire system.
That's why Dewesoft X offers many ways of how to store data.
We can see all the storing options in Acquisition mode -> channel setup -> storing tab.
These are the possible storing options in Dewesoft X:
- Always fast
- Always slow
- Fast on the trigger
- Fast on the trigger, slow otherwise.
With always fast and always slow storing options we can choose between different static acquisition rates and units.
When you select one of the trigger storing options, new Trigger tab will automatically appear on Dewesoft X Setup screen.
NOTE: With Dewesoft X, you can trigger from your signals by setting any channel(s) to start and stop recording according to levels.
Before we explain other functions on the screen above, let's first take a look how to name and save files that will be stored.
We can define the file name for each measurement separately by entering it into the file name edit-field .
The default folder where data is stored can be changed by clicking on the File details button - .
For repetitive measurements, we use the Create a multi-file function -
Multi file automatically assigns a new file name for each cycle (start) of storage. File names can be either consecutive (such as 0001, 0002, 0003) or by the date and time.
Additionally, we can create a new file after a certain file size is reached or after a predefined time. This is done by selecting Make new file after check box.
The criteria for switching to a new files are either the file size or time interval, which can be defined in seconds, minutes or hours.In this case, we may wish to switch the file after reaching absolute time.
This can be very useful when acquiring data for longer time periods. If we choose to switch the file each hour with absolute time, then the switching will be done exactly on the hour (01:00, 02:00, 03:00...). The time will be taken from absolute PC time (or other more exact timing source, if available, as defined in the hardware setup). The file switching is done in such a way that no data point is lost in the process.