The software has a couple of settings that govern time-rate curves in general (other settings control time-rate chart plotting). To modify these settings, select Options > CONS Setup then click on Time-Rate Curves in the left-hand navigation panel.
CONS needs at least four data points to calculate Cv results for a loading increment, but you can enforce your own data standard by changing this option.
Default time-rate plotting method
Given enough data points for a loading increment CONS displays either a √time or log10(time) chart in the bottom-left of the screen. The Default time-rate plotting method setting determines which graph is shown.
- Once CONS makes its initial selection for an increment you can still swap between the two chart types by clicking on the button in the time-rate chart display's top-right corner.