There are several options that govern the general appearance of plotted compression curves (other settings control compression report plotting). To modify these settings, select Options > CONS Setup then click on Compression Curves in the left-hand navigation panel.
Start the compression curve at
You can choose between plotting your compression curves starting at the left edge of the chart (and ordinate equal to either e0, zero percent strain or zero deflection) or starting at the first test point.
ASTM D4546 compatibility
If this option is chosen, swell curves will include a right-hand scale indicating percent heave and the Heave % will be reported on selected compression curve chart reports instead of Swell %.
- See this for instructions on selecting between plotting a void ratio, percent change or deformation curve.