Fixed Range (setting)
Activating the switch "Fixed Range" (here referenced in the context
ColorBar by example) allows to override (fix) the current value range of the
active evaluation function.
If "Fixed Range" is turned OFF (default) the overall
value range, calculated out of the domain of current values set of the active evaluation function, is displayed at the top and bottom of
the panel and is customizable. This domain is subject to automatic adjustment whenever the different
active function is chosen,
boundary conditions or
time point of evaluation are changed or the project itself has been modified.
Because the "Min/Max" interval boundaries must always stay within this domain, they
might be modified automatically too (e.g. if the currently set minimum underflows new data of the active function after some
change to the boundary conditions).
When the "Fixed Range" is ON the
domain range is entered manually (overridden) and remains invariant,
independent of currently evaluated data set or the project.
The domain can supplied separately for any active function and
will be retained as function specific setting. By thy
the "Min/Max" interval boundaries will not be varied too.
Remark: With any new boundary conditions the "Min/Max" interval boundaries
will not change (the
domain range will eventually be extended but never it will shrunk).
For example this can keep the setting of colour bar used for evaluation of temperature field independent of the
project or boundary conditions always in -10/20°C
and for the purpose of pressure difference in -5/5hPa. In the combination with
function specific choice of colour table this leads to optimal
and comparable visualization of results, even for different projects.
See also: Colorbar (control panel), Isolines / Isotherms (control panel),
General (control panel)