HOW TO: Changing the order of dimensions in a QCC file
How to change the dimension order in a part file
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written: 01/06/2010
last modified: 03/22/2024


By default, QC-CALC Real-Time displays all features in the order they were sent from the CMM or gage. However, from time to time customers want to change the order of these plots according to their preference.

WARNING: This should only be done if you are using Always Adapt mode in the Actions of QC-CALC Real-Time. Always Adapt uses feature name matching during data collection in order to figure out where to insert the measured values. All other modes use ordinal position. As such, if you to collect data without Always Adapt, then your values will end up under the wrong features. To make sure this is set, please go to Tools > Options > Data Collection > Actions. At the top of the screen, choose Always Adapt from the drop down that says "If number of machine dimensions in part does not match those in file..." and click OK.


  1. In QC-CALC Real-Time, go to File > Modify Database Structure and navigate to the Database Properties tab.

  2. Check the Dimensions checkbox and click OK. The Dimensions window will appear with all Dimensions in the list on the left.

NOTE: You can also re-order Text or Numeric Factors this way.

  1. Move the dimensions across to the right side in the correct order. To change the order in the list on the right you can also choose dimensions and click the Up/Down arrows to move them within the list.
  2. When finished, click OK. To Cancel at any time, click Cancel

Applies To

QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.10
QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.20


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