Data Analysis PAK Video Tips

There are many ways to do both quick yet in depth analyses of your data in the PAK software suite. This page of tutorials and video tips was hand selected to show those relating to the PAK Graphical Analysis. The Quickstart Tutorial is an in depth tutorial that is for beginners or those needing a refresher in how to analyze data using the PAK Graphical Analysis tools. The PAK Video Tips listed are shorter, single topic focused videos for users with a little more experience using PAK.

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PAK Quickstart: Graphical Data Analysis:

With this PAK Quickstart Tutorial Video we explain how to set up a Graphic Definition for PAK data analysis. Some of the topics covered in this video:

              • Plot time histories (throughput data)
              • Setup and plot an FFT analysis
              • Plot Tacho Channels
              • Create diagram links
              • Compare several types of data in one plot
              • Save diagram settings for easy application
              • Create multiple pages in your graphic definition

 

Graphical Analysis Tips

 

Creating Graphical Layouts

Creating Graphical Layouts: Variable Layout:

PAK Graphical Layouts enable a user to create customized, repeatable report layouts. Easy to use tools allow you to link the layout to your data sets for automatic updating of test information. You can customize the layout to incorporate pictures, text, and other aesthetic features. In this PAK video tip you will learn how to create a PAK variable graphical layout and apply it to any graphic definition you create. You will also learn how a variable layout is different from fixed.

 
 

Creating Graphical Layouts

Creating Graphical Layouts: Fixed Layout:

PAK Graphical Layouts enable a user to create customized, repeatable report layouts. Easy to use tools allow you to link the layout to your data sets for automatic updating of test information. You can customize the layout to incorporate pictures, text, and other aesthetic features. In this PAK video tip you will learn how to create a PAK fixed graphical layout and apply it to any graphic definition you create.

 
 
Arithmetic: Introduction Tutorial

Arithmetic: Introduction Tutorial:

This PAK Video Tip is a beginner tutorial for how to use the PAK Arithmetic. In the video we go through setting up an example analysis and examine how the arithmetic provides you more freedom to perform unique calculations.

 
 

FreeFormulaParametersArithmetic: Free Formula Parameters:

If you are utilizing the same arithmetic formula with many varying settings or using the same formula with several data sets then you will have noticed how it requires you to re-save your arithmetic files over and over or create many duplicates with small variances. Instead you can utilize the free formula parameters and make changes to your formulas and variables using only the data definition! This short PAK Video Tip explains in detail how to use the free formula parameters and demonstrates one example where you can use the parameters for trouble shooting.

 
 

Creating Target Curves

Arithmetic: Create Target Curves in PAK Graphics:

This PAK Tip Video will explain how to create a target curve using the PAK Arithmetic function. You will learn how to apply target curves of your own design to multiple plots in the Graphic Definition.

 
 

Copy Items ToolsGraphic Definition: Copy and Copy Items Tools:

Setting up multiple lines of the graphic definition isn’t too difficult… unless you have subtle differences between the analyses in each line. Using the Copy and Copy Items tools in the data definition you can copy large or small parts of each data definition to user specified lines of the data definition, making setting up or adjusting your graphic definition a breeze.

 

 

Post Processing

Post Processing Recorded or Imported Data in PAK:

Whether the data was imported or recorded using the PAK – MKII system, it can be reanalyzed in a multitude of ways. With this short 6 minute tutorial you will learn how to post process PAK or imported data, analyze sections of data, use a variety of PAK tools to save analyses, and perform several consecutive post processing analyses with separate settings.

 
 

Exporting Data from PAK

Export Data from the PAK Graphic Viewer:

This video tip describes how to quickly export data from the PAK Graphic Viewer into multiple data formats.

 

 

Quickly Setting Up Multiple Lines

Quickly Setting Up Multiple Lines in a Graphic Definition:

Through the use of tools like copy items and serialization, you can quickly set up multiple rows of the graphic definition.

 

 

Create Average Max and Min

Create Average, Maximum, and Minumum Plots:

This step by step video quickly describes how to create average, maximum, and minimum plots using PAK’s Graphical Analysis tools.

 

 

PAK Percentile analysis

Percentile Analysis:

Learn how to perform a percentile analysis to determine what percentage of test time (or of your track quantity) is above or below certain values.

 

 

Vector Sum

Vector Sum of Sensor Channels:

Use the PAK Graphical Analysis tools to calculate a vector sum for channels of multi-directional sensors.

 

 

Frequency Spectrum Comparison

Frequency Spectrum Comparison Tutorial:

This tutorial shows how to compare APS (frequency spectra) using PAK’s graphical analysis tools.

 

 

Generate RPM

Generate RPM Channel From APS Data:

Using APS data you can generate and save an RPM channel even if you didn’t record one during your test.

 

 

Optimize APS ResolutionOptimization of APS Resolution:

A few tips are described for optimizing the APS resolution to fully see frequency content (like orders) when doing a Graphical Analysis in PAK.

 

 

Angle Domain

Basic Angle Domain Graphical Analysis:

This tutorial describes how to setup a basic crank angle analysis using the PAK Graphical Analysis software.

 

 

Copying Cursor Data

Copying Cursor Data:

This video tip explains how to copy and paste data that between cursors in a diagram.

 

 

Averaging Separate

Averaging Separate Data Sets Into One Graphic:

Using PAK Arithmetic you can average multiple data sets together to get one plot of your overall average.

 

 

Creating a Graphic Sequence

Creating a Graphic Sequence:

You can export data from several tests all at once using a Graphic Sequence. This video quickly explains how to setup and use a Graphic Sequence.

 

 

Channel Overview

Channel Overview:

You can compare a large amount of channels quickly and easily in one diagram using a channel overview in the PAK graphical analysis.

 

 

Using Plot Connections

Using Plot Connections to Examine Data:

Learn how to use separate plots to quickly zoom in and out of a data set in PAK’s Graphical Analysis.

 

 

Link Cursors

Link Cursor Labels Between Plots:

This video describes how to link cursor labels between separate plots using PAK’s Graphical Analysis tools.

 

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts in PAK:

Several keyboard shortcuts are demonstrated to provide you with a quicker and easier interaction with PAK.

 

 

Enveloped Spectrum

Enveloped Spectrum Analysis:

Using PAK’s Graphical Analysis software you can create an enveloped spectrum of a modulated sine signal.

 

 

Loudness Analysis

Loudness Analysis:

When comparing sounds graphically it can be hard to differentiate numerically even if they sound quite different. In this short video we show you how to use pyschoacoustics and loudness to truly differentiate sounds numerically.