How to Make a Cartesian Plot With Origin in Center in LabWindows™/CVI™

Updated Jul 5, 2019

Reported In


  • LabWindows/CVI

Issue Details

The default XY plot places the x-axis at the bottom of the plot and the y-axis at the left. How can I get it so my axes cross through the middle of the plot and set the origin in the center? 


To set the origin in the center, turn off Auto Scale in the Control settings for each axis. Set the Max to be a positive number and the Min to be negative. Set Divisions equal to 10 instead of auto. 

X-Axis settings

Resulting XY Plot Control