GFritz34

02-09-2005, 07:38 AM

I have tubing material which is circular (360°) Every 4.5° (80 points) I get a reading of how thick the material is.

I want to create a circular diagram on my form to show all 80 points and their relative thickness to a setpoint thickness. So you would see a perfect circle representing the setpoint thickness, and around that circle you would see the 80 points showing the actual variance.

Where is the best place to start looking at how to piece this together?

**This is very similar to a Radar Chart in excel... however the radar chart is too limiting. I need to have the size of the chart relative to a setpoint value which is changing and allows for the setpoint circle of the chart to be a line always at 50% outward from the center of the circle, create the scale and have the circle always the same size.

ie: Setpoint thickness of 100microns. This creates a circle with a reference from 0-200 microns from the center to the outer edge. My 80 points of data are then placed around the setpoint line always in the same spot.

I want to create a circular diagram on my form to show all 80 points and their relative thickness to a setpoint thickness. So you would see a perfect circle representing the setpoint thickness, and around that circle you would see the 80 points showing the actual variance.

Where is the best place to start looking at how to piece this together?

**This is very similar to a Radar Chart in excel... however the radar chart is too limiting. I need to have the size of the chart relative to a setpoint value which is changing and allows for the setpoint circle of the chart to be a line always at 50% outward from the center of the circle, create the scale and have the circle always the same size.

ie: Setpoint thickness of 100microns. This creates a circle with a reference from 0-200 microns from the center to the outer edge. My 80 points of data are then placed around the setpoint line always in the same spot.