# Virtual EDX

### Virtual EDX¶

The energy of X-ray lines are indicators for classifying elements, therefore also an alloy’s composition. These lines can be simulated by DP_MICRESS.

• Pick default line: lines can be added by a simple clicking.
• Pick points/lines with mouse: This tool has got the same application as the task bar option points and lines tool in the toolbar section Mouse pointer tools.
• Pick points and lines with coordinates: an exact indicating of the coordinates where points and lines shall be created is possible

The lines and points can be removed alike the taskbar options.

Show line data makes it possible to take a look at the pathway of the values on the line, going from the starting point to the line’s end point. In the popping up default window, the line width can be modified manually which is then valid for all selected graphs. This window is applicated in all edx functions and can be enlarged or decreased by sliding it. Conveniently, there can be zoomed in the graphics, and zooming out is done consequently by clicking. One row represents a line, and when having selected a row this is verified by a tick. Removing a specific line from the graph presentation can be simply managed by unchecking the corresponding row, hence this is reversed by clicking on the row a second time. By double clicking on the file’s designation manipulating the graph’s color is possible. In the field Time a specific time step can be selected. In contrast to the tool of unchecking a row, a removing of a graph by clicking on the x is definite. Reactivating the graph requires a second file loading.

The Copy tool creates an exact copy of the present line scan settings. They can be modified afterwards field by field to get a new line scan. The Copy… tool works alike, except that it opens a settings dialog for all line scan parameters to modify them at once before plotting.

The colored bar containing the settings for a line scan, can moved by 'drag and drop'. This is possible in the same line scan windows or between multiple windows. Despite the fact that being empty after pulling away the whole window’s data, and hence being temporarily empty, the window stays and can be used again. So there can be created several line data windows for the same data file, running simultaneously and can be assembled or separated again as needed.

The File entry of the dialog's menu enables exporting the data as a table. If there are several graphs, there is created a sequence of columns. So the x and y values of each graph are placed behind each other. Don’t export value contains the opportunity to exclude some values.

Show Line data over time shows the line data in reference to all time steps, where one line symbolizes one time step.

Show Point data over time works just as Show Line data over time only dealing with points instead of lines. Each point belongs to one line. So on the graph there is not seen the lines‘ course but the points‘ course over the time.

Show value over time is entering and therefore searching manually a defined value on a line. The program responds this request by letting the graph reveal where exactly this value is achieved. The search refers on the distance to the first point of a line.

Show non zero values monitors every value above or beyond zero. This tool is convenient for data sets which consist especially of zero values, to point out the deviating values.