|New Spec Plan Wizard
have revamped our spec plan wizard to be easier to use and more
complete. As examples, you can now assign a button to the spec plan
while in the wizard, all screens now have a consistent look and feel
(list management with plus, pencil, and trash can), and fields that are
not necessary have been hidden to decrease distractions.
Factor Level Options
QC-Gage 3.0 where the options applied to all factors as a group, all
factor related flags are now at the individual factor level.
These include the "Visible" flag, the "Clear value on send" flag, the
"Required" flag, and the "Use first value for entire batch" flag (pictured at right). This
allows for better granularity when setting up your factors. In
addition, if you use a list for your factor there is the ability to
allow users to enter a value that is not a part of the list.
Save and Continue
plans can now be saved and continued at a later time. This is a useful
feature if you need to measure parts both before and after an
operation. All you need to do is measure the part, then save and close
the session. When the part is ready to be continued, simply resume the
previous session for that part. Parts can be selected based on
date/time or by a unique factor such as serial number.
External Work Instructions Link
can now optionally link your spec plan to an external document that
contains work instructions for measuring your part. When the inspector
clicks the link, it will automatically open the document.
| Data Collection Order
as to how you set up the features and factors, you can change the order
of their appearance during data collection. For instance, if you always
want the factors to be entered before the measurements, you can simply
move them to the top of the order.
Inspection Date Option
default, the inspection date that is sent to QC-CALC is the date/time
of the last measurement. This new option allows you to override this
date with any date you choose. Therefore, if you have a spec plan that
takes hours, you may want to use the date/time the measurements were
|QC-CALC Look Back Functionality
plans can now pull back measurements from QC-CALC that were already
committed and display them in the run plot as black read-only points.
This allows you to see the history of your features as you measure new