Change graph and profile appearance using Chart Options

Product(s): WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, HAMMER, SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, CivilStorm
Version(s): V8i, CONNECT Edition
Area: Output and Reporting

Problem

How can I change / edit the appearance of a graph or profile, such as the line style and some axis data?

Solution

It is possible to make some changes to the graphs and profiles using the Chart Options function. These changes can then be saved as the default setting (for WaterGEMS, WaterCAD and HAMMER).

To access the Chart Options function, create or open a graph or profile. Then click the Options button and choose Chart Options.

In the Chart Option dialog, you can see all of the available options. Most of what you will do to the appearance of the graph or profile will be from the Chart tab located in the upper left of the Chart Options dialog.

From here, you can change appearance of the data, the appearance of the graph or profile, and some of the information for the axes. As an example, if you wanted to change the way the lines in the graph look, you can select the Series tab (as shown above) and click the Change button. This will open the dialog below and allow you to change the graph or profile appearance.

Note that Chart Options is currently a third-party program and not all features are currently available. Some the options above are available though. Select the option you want and click OK. When you click okay again to close out of Chart Options, the graph or profile appearance will change. These general steps are the same for other options in Chart Options as well.

This will save the appearance of the graph or profile when it is open, but other graphs and profiles will not use the same formatting. To make it so other graphs/profiles use the same formatting, click the Options button and choose Save Chart Options As Default. This will save the current chart options settings as the default for future graphs/profiles. NOTE: this is currently not available in SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, CivilStorm or SewerGEMS as of version 10.02.02.04 (reference)

Again, not all function in Chart Options are available or available to save as the default. Additional functionality will be included in future releases of the products.

How to Customize the Grid Color

1. Go to Chart Options > Axes > Ticks

2. Select the Left Axis (from the left pane) > Grid > Color > Select new color > OK.

3. Close the Chart Options dialog and the graph/profile will update with the change.

See Also

Changing the color of a bar, dot or line series in graphs

How do I change my the chart options on my graphs so they start at a certain time?

Changes to a graph's chart options aren't being retained

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