The Synodical Lines tool is a variation of the Gann Planetary Lines indicator. The main differences that where the GPL uses a single planets longitude angle to convert to a price plot, the Synodical lines use the angle separation between two planets to convert to a price plot.
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To apply the Synodical Lines tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.
From the Astro tools, select Synodical Lines.
Left-click on the chart and the Synodical Lines will display on the chart.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Synodical Lines to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Synodical Lines tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool – such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Synodical Lines tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Synodical Lines, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the lines of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the lines view to the background.
Move to Front: If the lines of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the lines to the forefront.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Synodical Lines, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Synodical Lines Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Synodical Lines to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Delete: Delete the Synodical Lines tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Use Chart’s Price Unit: By default, the Price Unit for the Synodical Lines is calculated automatically. Ticking this check box will use the price unit of the chart in the tool calculation.
Price Unit Style: By default the Price Unit is automatically calculated, changing the setting to Defined allows the price unit to be manually set.
Price Unit: When the Price Unit Style is set to Defined you are then able to manually enter the desired price unit value.
Planet 1: Sets the 1st planet/planetary body that will be used in the calculation of the Synodical Lines.
Planet 2: Sets the 2nd planet/planetary body that will be used in the calculation of the Synodical Lines.
Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Synodical Lines setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric, and Sidereal.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Synodical Lines time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the Synodical Lines will automatically update.
Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).
Harmonics: Allows you to set the number of Harmonics that are displayed.
Direction: By default, only the Forward direction is displayed, but can be changed to display only the Reverse or Both directions.
Planetary Line Style: Expands to display the plot properties for the Synodical Lines. The following properties can be adjusted:
Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of Synodical Lines displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
Line Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the line for the Synodical Lines. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
Line Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Synodical Lines.
Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Synodical Lines. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
Harmonic Line Style: Expands to display the plot properties for the Harmonic Lines. The properties are identical to those list for the Planetary Line Style.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.