I am also a convert from Ninja and MultiCharts and I have never been happier than I am with Sierra. SC is extremely customizable and you can make it look just like your other workspaces but I admit there is a learning curve. If I have one complaint about SC its that the various settings are not always easy to find. It took me a week or two playing with it as well as several trips to the support board but I figured out what I needed.
As for your chartbook, that should be easy enough. Assuming you already have 2 chartbooks (based on your post) with 1 chart you want in each, simply click on the Chart drop down menu from either chart. Then select "Duplicate Chart To Chartbook". A list with your other chartbook will appear and you select the one to move it to. That chart will now be in the same chartbook as the first chart. You should see tabs for both charts at the bottom of the chartbook.
If you want to add a third chart to the same chartbook (or you haven't gotten any charts open yet) then just press the FS (Find Symbol) button on the toolbar or select it from the File menu. Browse your symbol list to the one you want and click the "Open Intraday Chart" button. It will open to whatever the default intraday settings are. Then simply press F5 (or right click on the chart and choose Chart Settings or choose Chart Settings from the Chart drop down menu). Now you can change the bar period to whatever you need. Just repeat these steps for each chart you need.
To get order entry you have several options. First off click on a chart and then choose the Trade dropdown menu. Select "Open Trade Window For Chart". This will give you the order entry box where you can set stops and targets, cancel orders, flatten or reverse a position. You can also choose "Attach Trade Window To Chart" if you prefer the window next to the chart. If you want to trade from the chart itself then choose "Chart Trade Mode On" from the same menu. You can also display the DOM on the chart if you prefer to buy and sell by clicking on the price scale. Lots of options here.
Hopefully that will get you started. If you need help with making it look the same as your old charts then you can post a picture of your old workspace and I can try to help you with those settings if you like.
The following user says Thank You to WarEagle for this post:
You can have an unlimited number of charts, including the Trading DOM, in a single chartbook.
Try this procedure for your setup:
1) Go to File >> New Chartbook
-go to File > Find Symbol
-click on Open Intraday Chart
-click on the Restore Down square of the chart window (the one between the Minimize dash and the Close X)
-close the Find Symbol window
2) Go to Chart >> Chart Settings >> Main Settings tab
-set the Bar Period to 0-5-0 for your 5 min chart
3) Go to Chart >> Duplicate Chart
-go to Chart Chart settings
-for your 'tick' chart, select' Number Of Trades Per Bar' from the Bar Period dropdown
-enter the number of trades per bar
4) Go to File >> Open Trading DOM
-click on Window in the Trading DOM
-click on Always On Top
5) Size and position the chart windows
Instead of the Trading DOM, you could use the Chart DOM.
-go to Trade >> Trading Chart DOM On
-go to Trade >> Attach Trade Window to Chart
I use these settings at Global Settings >> Chart DOM Settings:
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These settings will only allow the proper entry type above/below the current market price.
The following user says Thank You to tomgilb for this post:
Lets say I want to clear up the mess since I created so many chartbook thinking that I might get one of them right from trial and error, so do I delete them all and follow above instructions and start fresh.
You don't have to delete them all. You can keep one and then use the "Duplicate Chart to Chartbook" from the Chart menu to move charts you want to keep over to a single chartbook. Then you can delete all the extra chartbooks.
Tom is the SC expert so follow any advice he gives.