Changing the time or date options for a graph

  Applies To 

WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, CivilStorm, StormCAD, PondPack, SewerCAD, HAMMER, WaterCAD

  Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX
  Original Author: Mark Pachlhofer, Bentley Technical Support Group


How can I change the time and/or date options for the bottom axis of a graph to display the date and time rather than the time from the start of the simulation? 


In V8i SELECTseries 2 and newer, the time and date format can be customized. This applies to numerous tools, such as graphs, tabular data, inflow hydrographs, the time browser, etc)

1) When looking at a time field, right click and choose "units and formatting". You can now select from an array of time formats

2) For graphs, right click on directly on the time axis (highlighted by the red box below) and choose "time properties" (see the green box below).

The set field options dialog box will open where you choose what type of time and date to see for the graph. 

For older releases you can use the steps below

*This will also work in the new releases if you'd like to use this method

1) With the graph option select chart options from the drop down shown in the screen shot below

2) In the chart options dialog browse to the Axes tab > select 'Bottom Axis' > click the "Change" button on the 'Minimum' tab and set the time. The same can also be done for the maximum tab to lengthen the time shown on the graph. If you'd like to change the increment value click the "Change" button located above the Minimum and Maximum tabs.