4.4 Add Scalar Measurements to Output Curves

This section of the tutorial describes how to add measurements to curves in the waveform viewer.

In this topic:

Key Concepts

This topic addresses the following key concepts:

  • SIMetrix/SIMPLIS has a powerful set of built-in measurements which can be applied to any curve.
  • The Measure menu in the waveform viewer gives you access to the curve measurements.

What You Will Learn

In this topic, you will learn the following:

  • How to add measurements to a curve.
  • How to access all of the measurements and functions available in the waveform viewer.

4.4.1 Add Measurements to the Curve

To add a measurement to the graph, follow these steps:

  1. From the schematic editor, click F9 to run a simulation.
  2. In the Legend window, located in the lower left corner just below the waveforms, check the SW waveform.
  3. From the waveform viewer menu, select Measure > Minimum.
    Result: The minimum value of the SW voltage waveform now appears in the Measurement window located to the right of where you checked SW.
    Note:  To see the complete measurement, you may have to adjust the vertical bar between the Legend and Measurement windows.

4.4.2 View All Available Measurements

To see a full list of available measurements, do one of the following:

  • From the menu bar in the waveform viewer, click Measure and then select A More Functions....


    Press the keyboard shortcut F3.
    Result: The Define Measurement dialog appears and allows you to select more complex measurements as well as to add custom measurements to the graph data window.

For more information on the Define Measurement dialog, see Chapter 9 of the SIMetrix User Manual.