FAQ: Passing non-measurement data to QC-CALC? (v.3.0 and higher)
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written: 10/16/2006
last modified: 03/26/2024


How do I get information such as part identifiers into QC-CALC if my machine does not provide the data?


The answer is factors. Factors can be entered either manually into QC-CALC, sent from an inspection machine, or sent via a text file called FACTORn.txt.

In this case, since your machine isn't sending the data, the next most automated possibility is to send the factors via a FACTORn.txt text file.

Many of our customers will place a bar code reader or other device just upstream from inspection to scan a part just prior to entering inspection. A small bar code reader is cheap and can usually be configured to output a small text file that is picked up and processed by QC-CALC when data is collected.


Please see a related article for information on how to set up a FACTORn.txt file in QC-CALC.

Applies To

QC-CALC Enterprise v.4.00
QC-CALC Enterprise v.3.40
QC-CALC Enterprise v.3.00
QC-CALC Enterprise for Gage v.3.00
QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.10
QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.00
QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.40
QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.00


Factors/Non-Measurement Data
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