# Getting started¶

Source code is hosted at Github.

## How to use the GUI¶

First of all a GUI is a Graphical User Interface.

• Run the following Matlab script :
demo.m

• Answer ‘y’ or ‘yes’ (or press ‘Enter’) to add path to the Matlab search paths, using this script:
path_management.m

• The following window opens:

Figure 3 Screenshot of the main window of the TriDiMap toolbox

## Main GUI for the indentation mapping¶

The following window opens for indentation mapping:

Figure 4 Screenshot of the detailed main window of the TriDiMap toolbox

• Set your type of equipment and units for length and mechanical property. Set ‘Agilent’ in case of .xls file generated using the TriDiMap GUI.
• Set the number of indents along the X and the Y directions.
• Import your (nano)indentation results, by clicking on the button ‘Select file’. Click here to have more details about valid format of data.
• Distance between indents (along X and Y axis) should be automatically calculated, but it is sometimes wrong. In this case, the user has to set carefully (i.e. checking the length unit, it is in micron by default) by himself these 2 distances.
1. Plot settings:
• Set your type of equipment and units for length and mechanical property. Set ‘Agilent’ in case of .xls file generated using the TriDiMap GUI.
• Hardness map is plotted by default.
• It is possible to modify (to crop, to smooth, to set other colorbar…) this map and to plot other 2D or 3D maps, and to obtain the statistical distribution of mechanical properties:
1. Average, minimum and maximum values are calculated.
1. Plot options:
• Set the colormap
• Set the colorbar (number of steps, log scale, normalization…)
1. Get values from the map by clicking on a pixel.
1. Buttons to save data (screenshots, .xls file…), to open the 2nd GUI (maps correlation) or to quit…

Check the different file format possible to import in the TriDiMap toolbox: File formats

Note

X-Y axis is given on the top right of the GUI as a reference, to indicate the user how maps are read and plotted…

Warning

Only square or rectangular indentation grids can be loaded into the Matlab toolbox.

## Second GUI for the maps correlation (ICBTI)¶

A second window opens for maps correlation, when user click on the ‘BINARIZATION’:

Figure 6 Screenshot of the second window of the TriDiMap toolbox

It is always possible to go back to the main GUI, by clicking on the ‘MAPPING’ button.

Figure 7 Screenshot of the detailed second window of the TriDiMap toolbox