Checking and Viewing ShapeArray (SAA) Data

Frequently asked questions concerning checking and viewing data.

How do I check data collected using a data logger to make sure it is good?
Use the SAACR_DataChecker utility in SAASuite to verify the raw data files collected using a data logger are good. SAACR_DataChecker provides colour coded...
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 at 11:20 AM
How do I check my ShapeArray for twist?
ShapeArrays (SAAs) are delivered on a reel, with dots on the ShapeArray facing out from the reel. This is assurance that the ShapeArray is properly reeled...
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 at 11:23 AM
I just saved 3 samples of data. Why does SAAView only show one frame?
SAAView has a default filter which will average several readings together and present these in the ‘Filtered View’ presented at the right hand side of the ...
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 1:21 PM
My ShapeArray has stopped responding and is no longer providing data, or all of my data logger samples are full of zeros. What should I do?
Please check to make sure that: The sample interval being used in the logger program allows a sufficient length of time for all ShapeArrays (SAAs) to ...
Fri, 4 Aug, 2017 at 1:29 PM
I have one or more magnetometers in my ShapeArrays. I did not apply any azimuth corrections to my data in SAACR_raw2data or SAAView. So what “real-world” directions are the X and Y data in?
If you have one or more magnetometers, and did not apply any additional azimuth corrections in SAACR_raw2data or SAAView (i.e. azimuth = 0) then the X-axis...
Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Can you explain the ShapeArray X, Y, Z axes? How are they aligned with the markings on the SAA itself and with the real world? Do they differ between SAAView and SAARecorder?
For ShapeArrays (SAAs) without magnetometers that are used in vertical (3D) mode, in either SAAView or SAACR_raw2data , the X-axis in the software is in t...
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 at 12:28 PM
What is the difference between the filtered view and the unfiltered view in SAAView? Which one should I use?
The Filtered View of SAAView is available to reduce the number of samples being processed and increase the speed and responsiveness of the software. When ...
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017 at 9:57 AM
How do I check my magnetometers to make sure they are working properly?
NOTE: The information provided in this section only applies to ShapeArrays (SAAs) for which optional magnetometers were ordered.   Checking magnetome...
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017 at 8:55 AM
Why does it look like my entire vertical ShapeArray is undergoing a significant amount of deformation?
If the deformation of your ShapeArray (SAA) is quite significant and appears to originate and grow from a point near the bottom of the ShapeArray (see for...
Wed, 24 May, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Why Does the ShapeArray Data Show the Soil or Structure Moving in an Unexpected Direction?
There can be a few different causes for movement of a ShapeArray (SAA) in an unexpected direction: 1. The azimuth offset of the X-mark on a vertical...
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 at 12:30 PM