THE CHASSIS ANIMATION
display shows a 3-D representation
of the “Chassis Plane”. This screen shows the reference plane (green) and
moving plane (red) as solids. (the example on the opposite page uses the
“wireframe” option. As you move the cursor around the map of the track or
across a x-y plot, the chassis and all the bar graphs update or “animate“
Moving the cursor can be done manually point by point, or can be run
automatically at 3 selectable speeds. This screen also demonstrates that
you can easily have more than 1 chassis animation showing several views of
1 set of data, or even view several data sets side by side.
THE PRIME BENEFIT
of the Chassis Animation is that it lets you
watch actual action of your chassis on the track, rather than trying to
visualize it yourself while looking at graphs. Of course you can also look
at the graphs in TM
2000 if you like. The small graph in the
lower right of this screen might not seem useful until you realize that
any graph, no matter how small, can be instantly zoomed to full screen
with 1 keystroke.
displaying all the common chassis
parameters have been added to this screen. This illustrates that in TM
2000 you can “layer” displays on top of each other to create screens as
you want them to appear rather than being constrained by someone else’s
idea of how to show the data.