Fixed Range (setting)
Activating the switch "Fixed Range" (here referenced in the context ColorBar by example) allows to override (fix) the current value range of the active evaluation function.
If "Fixed Range" is turned OFF (default) the overall
value range, calculated out of the domain of current values set of the active evaluation function, is displayed at the top and bottom of
the panel and is customizable. This domain is subject to automatic adjustment whenever the different
active function is chosen,
boundary conditions or
time point of evaluation are changed or the project itself has been modified.
When the "Fixed Range" is ON the
domain range is entered manually (overridden) and remains invariant,
independent of currently evaluated data set or the project.
Remark: With any new boundary conditions the "Min/Max" interval boundaries will not change (the domain range will eventually be extended but never it will shrunk).
For example this can keep the setting of colour bar used for evaluation of temperature field independent of the project or boundary conditions always in -10/20°C and for the purpose of pressure difference in -5/5hPa. In the combination with function specific choice of colour table this leads to optimal and comparable visualization of results, even for different projects.
See also: Colorbar (control panel), Isolines / Isotherms (control panel), General (control panel)