Altium Designer Documentation


Created: March 9, 2022 | Updated: March 11, 2022

Parent page: SimView Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to add a new waveform to the active wave plot of the current chart.


This command can be accessed from the SimData Editor in the following ways:

  • Choose Wave » Add Wave from the main menus.
  • Click the  button on the SimView toolbar.
  • Right-click within the active plot then choose the Add Wave To Plot command from the context menu.


First, ensure that the wave plot to which you want to add the new waveform is active in the Waveform Analysis window. This is achieved by clicking anywhere within the area of the wave plot.

Launch the command. The Add Wave to Plot dialog opens in which you can choose a waveform from the list of all available simulation waveforms for which data has been collected. If required, you can also create a mathematical expression that manipulates one or more base waveforms to create a new waveform.

After clicking Create, the waveform will be added to the active wave plot.


  • If the Number of Plots Visible option is set to All in the Document Options dialog (Tools » Document Options), the active wave plot is distinguished by a black solid line around the waveform name section. If the Number of Plots Visible option is set to 1, 2, 3, or 4, the active wave plot is distinguished by a black arrow at the left-hand side of the display area.
  • If you want to move a waveform from one wave plot to another, click on the waveform name and drag it to the name area of the required wave plot. If you want to view a waveform in its own wave plot, click on the waveform name and drag it to either an existing blank wave plot or to a point beyond the last wave plot in the chart where a new wave plot will be created.
  • The SimData Editor's Waveform Analysis window comprises one or more tabs that correspond to the different simulation analyses performed. Each tab contains a chart that can contain multiple wave plots. A wave plot can have multiple waveforms, and a waveform represents simulation data collected from a specific point, or node, in a design.


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