Using TryOut mode to test your inspection routine or machine
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written: 11/05/2007
last modified: 03/15/2024

QC-CALC Real-Time 3.0 (any revision) installed.

Customers often ask us how they can test changes to their inspection routines without mixing their test data with their production data. The answer to this is to run QC-CALC in TryOut mode.

TryOut mode is a simple menu option that allows you to create a separate QCC file that contains junk or test data. When in TryOut mode, the same QCC files are generated as normal, but with "_TryOut" appended to the name of the QCC file. Therefore, "widget12.qcc" becomes "widget12_TryOut.qcc" when TryOut mode is on. All functionality within QC-CALC is the same, but the data is automatically separated simply because the filename of the QCC file is different.

When you need to test parts, flip on TryOut mode. When you're ready to run production parts, simply flip back to normal mode and measure parts.


  1. In QC-CALC Real-Time, choose Tools > TryOut Mode to turn on TryOut mode. A red bar will be displayed at the top of the real-time plots screen reminding you that you are looking at test data.
  2. To return to normal mode, choose Tools > TryOut Mode a second time.

Applies To

QC-CALC Enterprise v.3.00
QC-CALC Enterprise (Unicode) v.3.10
QC-CALC Enterprise for Gage v.3.00
QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.10
QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.00


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