JSynoptic in four steps...
It operates in a simple way:
- Create and arrange the objects you need graphically on a sheet.
- Bring data values..
- Associate data to the various graphical objects in order to change their graphical aspect.
- Enjoy visualizing your synoptic.
- Once your sheet has been created, it can saved for a next utilisation. It is also possible to export or print it into various formats.
What does JSynoptic is composed of ?
Click here for a description of JSynoptic main parts !
How and where to launch JSynoptic ?
JSynoptic is a java selft-content application. It can be launched under following operating systems:
JSynoptic can be started into two modes:
- A graphical mode. This is the main application, where you can compose graphical sheets.
- A command-line("batch") mode which lets the user process commands in a shell (e.g., under UNIX). This mode is used for batch printing, and is controlled with the appropriate command-line options.
Extending JSynoptic with plugins
JSynoptic provides a "plug-in" extension system. They are fully operant parts of JSynoptic : they are Java classes, and can be user-defined or distributed with applications wishing to interact with JSynoptic. See development part to futher information about plugins
Plugins provide abilities concerning:
- File formats
- Sources (source templates, network connections, etc...)
- Mathematical functions
- GUI (menus, more tabs...)
Some shapes (yellow) and data sources (blue) JSynoptic plugins