The end goal of the Reaction Plan Manager is to create a document with instructions on how to fix the process. This is done by taking an existing graphical document and inserting command blocks. Command blocks are simply placeholders for text that will be placed into the document when the plan is run and presented to the user.
The editor has 3 major areas used to create a reaction plan (color coded at right for clarity):
- Command Editor window
- Reaction Plan Document
- Data window
Command Editor Window
The Command Editor Window gives the engineer tools to edit and debug command blocks.
Reaction Plan Document
This is the window showing the layout of the final document including the command blocks and their physical placement.
This is the window showing the actual part data that was imported from QC-CALC. The Data Window holds both the live data and offers additional data sheets to perform calculations similar to Excel.
Your engineer will use the Reaction Plan Editor to build a Reaction Plan containing the instructions the operator needs based on the various changing conditions in your process.
Convenient wizards lead you through the steps to build typical command sequences. Buttons exist for the hole pattern analysis, dimension information, and statistics information.
A convenient debugging tool allows you to step through your logic one command at a time. By doing this, you can easily tell how values are being calculated and where they are being placed.
Dimension Information Tools
These tools allow you to evaluate a dimension with a handful of commands, show the correction amount, and customize the operator instructions based on dimension acceptability.
The Editor contains a library of powerful program tools to analyze and manipulate the data, create custom algorithms, or use canned tools. The final result is a Reaction Plan explaining the necessary adjustments with text, calculations, and plots.
Pattern Fitting Tools
These comprehensive tools evaluate hole patterns (shown at right) using data from multiple parts. Perform “Best-Fits” to accurately pinpoint pattern adjustments. Do “what if” simulations to experiment with different pattern adjustment values.