Plots created with Profile Plotter can be saved and reloaded at a future time. The plots are saved as a simple XML file that contains all the settings needed to re-create the plot. Instead of re-loading multiple data files and customizing the display, the user simply reloads a previously saved XML plot file.
The XML plot file does not contain the plot data, but rather a link to the original ASCII data.
Saving a plot to an XML file allows for easy creation of multiple plot images with identical parameters (i. e. width, height, annotation). The example on the right shows a sequence of profiles across an ice scour. The profiles are all the same size (scale) allowing for easy comparison.