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Fixed a reported problem

3.4.11512/4/2017
Run Screen - Improved the functionality of the Frozen Rows feature to be more consistent.

General - Improved the File > Copy process of Spec Plans in the .SP2 format.

General - An issue updating the software using the PLS program has been resolved.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue that caused the Metric to Inch calculation to be incorrect.

General - Resolved an error that would occur when clicking on the desktop icon several times before the software launched.


3.4.11410/13/2017
General - Added support for the Turkish language.


3.4.11310/4/2017
Added the ability to generate a new part file by sending a blank record to QC-CALC Real-Time from the Finish screen of the Spec Plan Wizard.

Added support for the Turkish language.

A Gage Definition can no longer disable the Channel setting in the Feature Setup (within the Spec Plan Editor).

Issue resolved where setting a Numeric Factor to not be Visible caused the factor to not appear in Pre-Filled Entries.

Fixed issue where in some cases redirecting data over an unstable network using Override QC-CALC Database Location would send data to the default database location instead.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue where the Cell Color would not correctly update when a reading was Out of Control.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue where changing the Feature Order would not be reflected correctly on the run screen.

Run Screen - Fixed issue where inputing a carriage return into a Text Factor cell would result in an error when pressing Finish.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue where an error would occur in rare cases when running a Spec Plan.


3.4.1128/23/2017
Gage Definitions that handle continuous readings (Min, Max, TIR, Avg, and Last Reading) now support complete a script rather than just expecting a single number.
Run Screen - Fixed an issue where a spec plan in .SP2 format would not correctly recall values when using the Remember Value between sessions option.
Run Screen - Fixed an issue where editing a cell that had already received data was failing.

3.4.1118/16/2017
Run Screen - Stopped the prompt for an Inspection Group when clicking the Finish button on the Run Screen was clicked and the Close Run Screen after Finish button is pressed option is enabled.
  
Bulk Spec Plan Editor - The Tools > Bulk Spec Plan Editor has been updated so it can now be used to edit .SP2 files.
  
Run Screen - When using the Same feature on each part, then next feature option in the Process of Inspection screen of the Spec Plan Wizard, the data will now be placed in the first available cell for each feature when running the Spec Plan instead of based on which cell was being used for the previous feature. This will all be done based on the COM Port that received the value.
  

3.4.1108/8/2017
The method of writing to the INI configuration files was improved to match QC-CALC.
 
Admin Tool - The Menu System Manager now allows checking and unchecking of all items within a menu with a single click.
 
Admin Tools - The Session User > Prompt for User Name and Password option in the Part 11 section of the Admin Tools now exits the program if the user clicks the Cancel button.
 
Made a change so that a new Spec Plans will contain the COM Port properties of the gages used within it. Previously default values were being used and that could cause an error to appear when running the Spec Plan for the first time.
 

3.4.1097/25/2017
Bulk Spec Plan Editor - The Bulk Spec Plan Editor was changed so it can now be used to convert multiple SPL files to the new SP2 format.

InspectionXpert & Discus Imports - Improved the screens used during the InspectionXpert and Discus imports to reflect the correct options available for each type.

InspectionXpert Import - Fixed the InspectionXpert import so the Factors are saved into the correct locations when multiple spec plans are created from a single XML file. Also, Pass/Fail features marked as "other" in the XML file are now being used with the Import Type Other as a Pass Fail dimension option.


3.4.1087/12/2017
Created an importer to create Spec Plans from PE-Inspect.

Made improvements to licensing and activation.

Increased the maximum Channel and Field numbers to 99.


3.4.1076/29/2017
Improved the Tools > Options > Update and Help > License Configuration screens to better handle improperly formatted server and port information when connecting to Prolink License Server.

Users will now be notified before deactivating a license when the Prolink License Server cannot be contacted.

Added a progress bar during the File > Import processes.

Fixed an issue that caused Factors with Default Values to be sent to QC-CALC Real-Time as blanks when they were not Visible on the Run Screen.

Admin Tool - Explorer View now correctly displays the Spec Plan Default Location path when joining a User Group.

GagePort - Fixed an issue that prevented Mastering information from being passed back into the main spec plan when Mastering had completed.

Inspection Groups - Fixed an issue that caused rows/columns to not be visible when combining Frozen Columns and Inspection Groups.

Run Screen - Fixed an error that occurred when the date format coming into QC-Gage did not match the expected format.

Fixed an issue that caused backslashes to be added to Feature Labels when using the .sp2 format for Spec Plans.


3.4.1065/31/2017
Run Screen - Improved messages on the Run Screen when QC-Gage is running in Limited Use Mode.
Updated our encryption to be compatible with Windows Platform FIPS on Windows 10.
Discus Import - Fixed an issue that could cause spec plans to be saved with improperly rounded values.
Run Screen - Fixed a number of issues that could lead to temporary files not being properly deleted.

3.4.1055/24/2017
Added the Feature Editor to the Spec Plan Editor for easier ordering of features.
Improved the Gage Script screen to make script creation for simple scripts easier.
Increased the maximum value for Define Values as Percentage Outside of Spec to 1000.
Made improvements to licensing and activation.
Fixed an issue where shortcut buttons could disappear when using the SP2 file format.

3.4.1045/5/2017
Admin Tool - The Session User name is now displayed in the titlebar if that option is being used in the Part 11 area of the Admin Tool.

Run Screen - Improved the handling of 6-digit decimals that computers have problems representing due to floating point rounding issues.

Fixed a problem that happened when an incorrect value was saved into the Channel setting of a Spec Plan.

Fixed an error that happened when the Spec Plan Wizard > Welcome > Advanced > Override QC-CALC Database Path value entered did not have a slash at the end of the path.


3.4.1034/26/2017
InspectionXpert Import - Improved the import for Inspection Xpert so it now will collect old data and send it over to QC-CALC Real-Time.

A new option was added to the Group Assignment area so the Inspection Group dialog will only be shown when the Spec Plan is first opened and not when the Finish button is clicked and the screen resets automatically.

Run Screen - Changed the operation of running a spec plan so that the copy of the spec plan that was brought into a local directory for speed purposes no longer overwrites the original Spec Plan on the server once it is finished running.

Run Screen - The Notes, Assignable Causes, and Corrective Actions windows are now displayed if the value is out of specification in a Calculated Dimension or when using a gage.
Run Screen - Fixed the operation of the Run Screen so you are no longer asked to enter the number of parts when you are Continuing a previously saved session.

When creating an SP2 file the SPL file is no longer created. Also, the shortcut buttons have been straightened out so they are now for the SP2 file where needed.

When editing a Spec Plan, the Group Type list on the Group Assignment page was not working in languages other than English.

Run Screen - Pass/Fail features were not working correctly in languages other than English.

Run Screen - Made some improvements to speed up loading or editing a Spec Plan.


3.4.1023/15/2017
A new format of Spec Plan was added (.SP2 extension) to help speed up the loading and editing processes.

Admin Tool - Options were added to the Part 11 > Users > Session User area and a new Admin Tool > Switch User menu was also added to enable different Users to log in to the Admin Tool.

Changed the default value that is used for the RTS/DTR Values setting so older spec plans being used in this version of QC-Gage will behave the way they did in the older version before that setting existed.

Run Screen - The Remember value between sessions setting was not working correctly for Numeric or Text Factors if the Spec Plan was using the Variable > Number of Parts option.

Changed the order of operations when the programs load so a new copy of the language file is used every time. This will stop corrupt language files from causing errors to happen.

Run Screen - Improved the testing so the colors displayed for values being in or out of specification should behave better than they did previously.


3.4.1012/16/2017
Run Screen - Removing the first value for a Factor that is using the Use first value for entire batch option now removes all values for that factor.

Fixed a problem where UNC paths with a computer name that contained a period were being considered invalid unless an IP addresses was being used.

Run Screen - The Tile with QC-CALC link was removed since it was not working correctly and current Windows versions do a much better job at the form sizing than QC-Gage did.

Run Screen - Improved the Screen Compact View button display so the button icon appears correctly now.


3.4.1001/26/2017
Admin Tool - Fixed a problem where options in the Admin Tool area were not locking and unlocking correctly.


3.4.991/20/2017
Run Screen - Added the ability to freeze the first rows or columns (depending on Vertical or Horizontal Orientation) of information so they do not scroll off the screen.
Increased the maximum number of Variable parts to 9999 to match the maximum allowed when using the Fixed option.

Run Screen - The expand/contract button now appears correctly in the center of the Run Screen.

3.4.9812/12/2016
Support was added for dynamic gages so multiple readings can be collected and Min, Max, TIR, Average, and/or the Last Reading calculated to be used as dimensions.

Values to be used in lookup tables can now be any size number.

Run Screen - Fixed a confusing message that appeared the first time running a Spec Plan with Inspection Groups being used.

The Tools - Options - Spec Plan Defaults - Miscellaneous - Default Units value now defaults to blank to make the units work the way they did previously.


3.4.9711/22/2016
Improved the Help - Gather QC-Gage Information screen.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue that was caused by the expansion of the form in the previous revision where the Instructions for dimensions were appearing behind the Dimension Picture or the Dimension Picture was not appearing at all.

The Factor Setup screen now works correctly in all languages and most screens in the Spec Plan Wizard now display text better in other languages too.


3.4.9611/11/2016
Run Screen - The Run Screen was improved by adding expansion buttons to show/hide the feedback portion of the screen.


3.4.9511/4/2016
Solartron - Added a new Reverse Polarity option within the Solartron Module Properties screen. Reverse Polarity = Full Stroke - Probe Reading.

Run Screen - Fixed a problem with the values of calculations appearing as deleted when the calculation is invalid and remaining deleted even after the calculation is valid again.

Run Screen - Starting in revision 85 operators without Read/Write access were getting an error after running a Spec Plan. This has been changed so that operators with Read Only access to the Spec Plan location can run the spec plans again.

InspectionXpert Import - Fixed a error that was happening after importing a Spec Plan from InspectionXpert, then deleting some features. Fixed a problem where blank features were being created by the import process when CMM or VCMM inspection method items were found and skipped. Lastly, the import process now sets the Spec Plan Description so it can be run immediately after it is created instead of having to edit the Spec Plan first.

Run Screen - The Run Screen position is now being saved to the correct location again so each time a spec plan is opened the Run Screen will appear in the same place on the screen.


3.4.9410/10/2016
Added ability to parse dates from Gage Script

Run Screen - Factor Name now appears in title bar of editor

Adding a new Quick Launch now overwrites existing Line when choosing the same Spec Plan

Solartron - Numerous enhancements added

Optimized load speed when using Spec Plan Explorer View

Added optimizations for editting and creating new Features and Factors

Fixed issue when using High Resolution settings that could cause display issues

Run Screen - Fixed issue where Factor values that were set to be remembered got cut off in subsequent runs

Run Screen - Fixed a problem where QC-CALC Feedback was not always displaying last points or Control Limits

Fixed issue when saving notes if blank lines were present

Run Screen - Fixed issue where Calculated dimensions could get calculation "re-applied"


3.4.939/22/2016
An option was added so prompting for Corrective Actions can now be shut off and the prompting for Assignable Causes can remain enabled.

Added the ability to parse the measure date when using a Gage Script.

The Default Units and Default Precision settings were moved into the Tools - Options - Spec Plan Defaults - Miscellaneous screen since they are used when creating a new Spec Plan.

Fixed a couple issues with the Mastering functionality that is available for regular gages and for Solartron gages.

Fixed an error in the Collection Order screen that appeared when using the Display Editor option.

Admin Tool - Fixed an issue where the Auditing option in the Part 11 area could not be enabled if there wasn't a copy of QC-CALC Real-Time linked in that QC-Gage installation.

3.4.929/7/2016
You can now continue to run after the evaluation time has expired which enables you to write Spec Plans offline.

It is no longer possible to choose the Remember value between sessions option when using the "Pre-fill with entries from List" Entry Option for Factors.

Run Screen - Added an option to warn the user when the channel value received does not match the current feature instead of automatically finding a feature with the matching channel number.

Admin Tool - You are now asked to confirm before a User Group will be deleted.

The Gage Prep Command option is now available for Factors too instead of only for Features.

Spec Plan Explorer View will now remember the sorting that was previously applied on the list of spec plans in the grid.

Run Screen - Added a manual trigger to collect the next reading from the gage. If this is a gage that continually sends readings, the values already collected will be discarded and the next reading to arrive will be the one to use.

The ability to lock down the right-click menu on the main QC-Gage screen was added to the Admin Tools - Menu System Manager area.

The error that appeared when attempting to connect to a Marposs USB gage without the USB driver installed is now handled better.

Improved the error handling for Mastering Offset Values so letters are handled better when numbers are expected.

Fixed the screen sizing when using Spec Plan Explorer View so the last spec plan and the down arrow of the scroll bar are both visible.

The Adjustable QC-CALC Database Location setting now defaults to the same location where QC-CALC saves the .qcc files.

Global Gages were not using the RTS and DTR settings for the COM Ports as they should have been.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue where numbers being received in a file and saved into a Text Factor were being cut off.

Run Screen - Fixed a problem where multi-channel inputs were being removed from the buffer before they were processed which caused some data to not be collected.

The Choose Gages screen in the Spec Plan Wizard now follows the Tools - Options - Set Paths - Gage Definition Location setting when adding or editing a gage.

The Unique Record ID is no longer sent to the Inspection Sheet that is created on the Finish screen of the Spec Plan Wizard.

You can now choose a file to read data from that doesn't exist yet. No data will be collected until the file does exist though.

Fixed a problem where the original Spec Plan was being overwritten by an empty spec plan after running.

Run Screen - Fixed an error that happened when launching a Spec Plan due to new functionality being added.

Run Screen - Fixed an error that would appear in rare cases when clicking the Update Calculation link.

Run Screen - Fixed an error that appeared when using the same File source for Features and Factors. Factors were not being collected at all and the Features were only being collected if they were first in the Collection Order.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue where answering "No" to the Warning for Unreasonable Values warning would cause the value to be saved anyway.


3.4.918/3/2016
Run Screen - Added an option to manually tell QC-Gage when to collect the next value.

It is now possible to use an unlicensed copy of QC-Gage to write and edit Spec Plans. Running a Spec Plan is not allowed.

Run Screen - An option was added to the Tools - Options - Run Screen area that will control the default setting of the Assign Note to: area on the Run Screen.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue where some numbers were not being shown correctly as Out of Spec or not due to binary rounding problems.

Improved the communication files being sent to QC-CALC so commas in Feature Labels, file names, and Text Factors are now handled better.

Fixed an issue where the Assignable Cause and Corrective Action files were not being found because the QC-CALC copy associated with those files was not where the Tools - Options - QC-CALC Communication - QC-CALC Real-Time Executable setting was pointing.

Run Screen - When choosing the Mark Record as Deleted option from the Assign a Cause window, the entire record is now marked as deleted instead of just the single point being marked.


3.4.907/20/2016
Run Screen - Improved the speed of saving data to and retrieving data from the temporary files that are used when the Save and Continue functionality is enabled.

Added an option that allows keyboard entry for Pass/Fail features but still prevents keyboard entry on gage specified features.

You can now set the Default Units to use when adding new Features in a Spec Plan.

Solartron - Improved the Mastering functionality for Solartron gages.

Fixed a problem with the Functions in the Calculation Editor that was caused in revision 3.4.88.

GagePort - Fixed a problem that was causing the COM Ports to remain open after using the GagePort Mastering.

Fixed an issue where the Remember value between sessions option was not being changed when the Replace Factors with default values link was used. This was only happening to Factor locations above the default 30 Factor locations.

Run Screen - Stopped an error from appearing when using the Time first measurement is taken (unique per part) option and entering a Feature value before a Factor value.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue that was causing the website specified in the External Documents area to not appear when the Spec Plan was run.

Proficy Shop Floor Import - The Spec Plans created by the Proficy Shop Floor Import process are now saved to the Tools - Options - Set Paths - Spec Plan Default Location.

Run Screen - The External Documents - Description field is no longer editable on the Run Screen.

Fixed an error that appeared when launching a Spec Plan and the number of invisible Factors was equal to or more than the number of Features in that Spec Plan.

GagePort - You are no longer able to create two GagePort configurations with the same name. This was causing an error previously.

Fixed a problem where hiding the Toolbar on the main QC-Gage screen also hid all rows of tabs in Shortcut Button view except one.

Run Screen - Duplicate Feature Labels are now detected and the operator is warned that the feedback graph cannot be loaded for those features.
Improved the error handling so the calculations will not end up in a divide by zero situation.

Run Screen - Decimal precision is now maintained after the Save & Continue process even when all numbers to the right of the decimal point are zeros. Previously nothing was being shown to the right of the decimal point when Continuing the data collection process.

Inspection Groups - Fixed a problem that caused the wrong Inspection Group to be used the first time when using the Assign groups based on a sequence method.
Fixed a problem where slashes in notes in files being imported into a Spec Plan were not being handled correctly.


3.4.897/1/2016
Nothing was changed with this version. A new revision number was required to register that an external file was updated.

3.4.886/28/2016
Functions for the basic trignometric and inverse functions, and "Degrees to Radians" were all added to the Calculation Editor.

Fixed an issue caused by the Always center the tolerances option that was added in the last revision.

Reordering on the Defects screen of the Spec Plan Wizard was not working correctly.

Run Screen - Calculated Dimensions that do not receive a value directly (calculation is based on other dimensions only) are no longer validated for Unreasonable Values. Also, if the Unreasonable Value warning appears for a regular dimension, the cursor will return to the same cell if the operator answered "No" so the value can be re-entered.

Run Screen - Precision was not being followed correctly for defects in the Run Screen when using Attribute Data.


3.4.876/22/2016
Run Screen - The right-click - Clear All Values option now asks "Are you sure?" before clearing the grid.

A new option was added that will always make all dimensions have a Nominal value exactly in the middle of the Spec Limits when shown on the Run Screen and received in QC-CALC.

The Tools - Options - Update area has been improved to give control over automatically updating on a schedule and also notify the operator when a new revision of the software is available.

GagePort - A GagePort will now be automatically detected even if no cable is plugged in at the time.

Run Screen - The Notes and Assignable Cause/Corrective Actions validation prompts were appearing before the final value was calculated on calculated dimensions.

Creation entries for all Numeric and Text Factor values are now sent to QC-CALC when in Part 11 mode.

QC-CALC now receives the Override QC-CALC Database Path even the Overrides QC-CALC Database Name option is not being used.

The Tools - Options - Set Paths - Incomplete Inspection Location - Use Spec Plan Location option now follows the location of the currently running spec plan.

Run Screen - Assignable Causes and Corrective Actions weren't being saved correctly when using the Save & Continue functionality.


3.4.865/20/2016
Made some general Part 11 improvements for saving deleted points/records, Assignable Causes, Corrective Actions, and inspection date changes.

Inspection Groups - Fixed a problem that caused all features and factors to be displayed even though the Inspection Groups created did not have all the features and factors included in them.
The Tools - Options - Update functionality was returned to the way it was before the previous revision.


3.4.855/19/2016
New functionality was added so you can now save gage script/COM Port combinations by name on the QC-Gage level and choose the name in multiple Spec Plans. This is handy when you need to move a gage from one COM Port to another or replace one gage with another. You can now just change the Global Gage setting in one place and all Spec Plans using that Global Gage get the change automatically.

The Tools - Options - Update functionality was improved so there is a clear choice between looking to the website directly or using Prolink License Server to contact the website. Also, you can now set the actual name of the update file when the Local File Server option is used.

Added the ability to capture the contents of the COM Port and save it to a file to be used by the support team to help debug issues.

The COM Port Tester screen was changed so different configurations can now be saved and used again later.

Run Screen - Improved the loading time of a Spec Plan with a lot of dimensions that is saved across the network.

Run Screen - Fixed a problem that caused text values to not be collected for Text Factors through a gage interface.

Run Screen - Fixed a problem where using the Tab key would cause values being received via the COM Port to not be entered into the correct location.

Solartron - Fixed an issue with using a Mastering Spec Plan with Solartron digital probes where the offset value from the mastering spec plan was displayed instead of the value the gage was mastered to.


3.4.845/2/2016
Inspection Groups - Added the ability to organize the list of Inspection Groups to make them easier to find.
Run Screen - Fixed the Lower Spec Limit being displayed incorrectly on the Run Screen in some cases due to rouding issues.

Inspection Groups - Fixed a problem that caused no Features or Factors to appear in the new Inspection Group when using the Copy Group button in the Inspection Groups area of the Spec Plan Wizard and choosing the All Features and Factors group.

3.4.833/31/2016
Fixed an issue with barcode scanning when editing a Spec Plan that was caused by the previous revision.

3.4.823/30/2016
A backup copy of all data sent to QC-CALC is now made.
The Synchronize QC-CALC with the currently running spec plan option was moved from the general Tools - Options area and made into a Spec Plan Default instead. this means it is now possible to have different sync rules for different spec plans.

Fixed a problem with the Barcode Lookup functionality caused by a new feature added in the previous version.

When using the File - Create Spec Plan from Import - Import from Prolink Standard Format menu, the new Spec Plan is created in the Default Spec Plan location that was set when QC-Gage was installed instead of the current Default Spec Plan location.

Run Screen - It is now possible to use the Pre-fill with entries from List option and still have that Factor not visible in the Run Screen.

Fixed an error that happened when using the Tools - Options - Update - Local File Server option.


3.4.813/4/2016
Run Screen - Calculated Dimensions that should trigger automatically without any input were not triggering at all. This has been fixed.


3.4.803/2/2016
Proficy Shop Floor Import - Inspection Groups are now automatically created for each individual feature.

Proficy Shop Floor Import - Fixed an issue where Features in automatically created Inspection Groups were blank.

Run Screen - Calculated Features were not being calculated until the following feature was collected. They will now be calculated as soon as the supporting features have been collected.

The old method of connecting to QC-CALC Real-Time to determine if Auditing should be enabled has now been disconnected. The Admin Tool within QC-Gage must now be used to enable Auditing.

Run Screen - Fixed a few issues where clicking on the screen in certain areas caused events to happen unexpectedly.


3.4.792/3/2016
QC-Gage can now receive a deleted point from a gage.
InspectionXpert Import - Options were added to choose where to save the Spec Plan and pictures after the import process is finished.

Inspection Groups - The Inspection Group functionality was improved to allow for sequences to be set to cover a variable number of parts being inspected.

InspectionXpert Import - It is now possible to create multiple features from a single item received in the XML file from InspectionXpert.

Run Screen - The ability to fill in dimensions in any order based on the Channel used to receive the value was fixed.

The gage definition settings used for a Spec Plan are now being set correctly based on the original gage definition.
Revision 77 caused the columns in the grid to no longer resize correctly to show the entire Feature Label for each column. This has been fixed.

QC-Gage being shut down (power outage) in the middle of running a Spec Plan when also using the Save and Continue option was causing loss of data. Now the values that had been entered but not Saved will be recovered when the Spec Plan runs the next time (after power is restored and QC-Gage is restarted).

InspectionXpert Import - Extra information included in the Nominal field is now being ignored so accidental Nominal values of 0 will no longer be created.


3.4.781/22/2016
Run Screen - Improved some logic in the Run Screen to speed up operation when there are Calculated Dimensions being used.

Added the ability to sort the values in a Factor list so the list that appears for the users is alphabetical.
Inspection Groups - The Inspection Group functionality was expanded to allow for a variable number of parts and also to allow for the repeat of a sequence if more parts are entered.

Added the ability to use multiple bar codes to identify the Spec Plan to run instead of being limited to a single bar code.

The maximum number of parts to inspect in a single session was increased from 500 to 1000.
GagePort - Viewing the GagePort Live Data screen is now an option that is off by default. This should speed up operation overall.

Proficy Shop Floor Import - An option was added to not import the factors from Proficy and instead use the default factors from within QC-Gage.

The Instructions for each Feature now stay attached to the correct Feature when one of the previous features is deleted.

The Tools - Password Protection menu option was no longer working.
Run Screen - There were times with the Save & Continue option that the previous run of a Spec Plan was not being closed out correctly. This has been fixed.

The default Factors are now used each time a new Spec Plan is created.

3.4.7712/16/2015
A new View - Zoom menu was added to the main QC-Gage screen to control the font sizes used on that screen.
Non-US date formats were causing the Help - Run Update menu operation to fail. This has been fixed.
Changing to a different language will now show the new language after a single restart of the program. Previously it took two restarts.

3.4.7612/8/2015
Inspection Groups - A warning was added if someone attempts to use an Inspection Group that no longer has any Features.
Improved the interface for creating a Factor List.
Run Screen - Fixed a rare problem that was caused by there not being any selectable cells in the grid.
You are now prompted for a password when connecting to or disconnecting from the Admin Tool. This will happen even if the Keep me logged in option had been checked on the Log In screen.


3.4.7511/25/2015
Run Screen - The ability to zoom in on the Run Screen was improved.
Improved the response time when editing or running a large Spec Plan.
Run Screen - The Control Chart now displays correctly when a circular .qcc file is in use.
The Spec Plan created by the File - Import process no longer has additional file extensions added to the name.
The "Unique Record ID" is now sent to QC-CALC when the Send partial data to QC-CALC on Finish option is used, regardless of any other settings.

Run Screen - Fixed an error that happened if there was an invisible Factor value in a Spec Plan and that Spec Plan was run.


3.4.7411/10/2015
Added the ability to sort, rearrange, and insert items in a Factor List.
Run Screen - Fixed an error that was caused with the previous revision when a list of Factor values is used.

3.4.7310/23/2015
Explorer View was improved so hitting the enter key after typing a part name will now run the highlighted Spec Plan immediately.

It is now possible to create Spec Plans from Proficy without a button automatically being created on the front QC-Gage screen.

The validation of External Documents was improved to handle web addresses better.
Run Screen - Factors that were populated automatically because of the Remember value between sessions option no longer have focus when the Run Screen appears again.

Run Screen - "0" is no longer used as a default value for Numeric Factors. The makes the cursor act properly when moving from column to column.


3.4.7210/8/2015
The Part 11 functionality was improved.
Discus or InspectionXpert Import -The error messages that appear if a Discus or InspectionXpert import fail were improved.
It is now possible to delete a User Group in the Administrative Tools area.
Default Values that had been assigned to a Factor were not saved when using the Next Factor button. Also made it so the Default Value moves with the Factor if you change the Type (Text Factor 2 to Text Factor 3 for example).

Fixed a bug that was causing the View to change when leaving the Tools - Options screen. If you were in Shortcut Buttons view it would change to Spec Plan Explorer view for example.

Swedish is now being displayed in the list of available languages again.
Run Screen - The Close Run Screen After Finish button is pressed option was not being obeyed if the Number of Parts was set to Variable.

Starting in revision 69, commas were no longer recognized as a decimal delimiter for any Plus or Minus Tolerances. This has been fixed.

Changed the default button to "No" when the Unreasonable Values option is triggered.
"None" is no longer the starting text in the Calculation Editor.
Run Screen - When the Run Screen loads for a new run the a remembered Factor value cell will no longer have focus.

Importing a spec plan using the Prolink Standard Format was only importing 15 of each type of factor. This has been fixed.

Fixed an error that appeared when trying to close QC-Gage from the Windows Task Bar when a Spec Plan was still running.


3.4.718/28/2015
Inspection Groups - You can now use Inspection Groups with the Variable Number of Parts option.
When using the Explorer View and typing the Spec Plan name, you can now use keyboard commands to select and Edit or Run that Spec Plan.

Fixed an issue in revision 3.4.70 that caused an error to appear on a few Spec Plans when they were run.
Improved the Save and Continue - Send partial data to QC-CALC on Finish functionality so that will work and the MultiSource method of Text Factor having the following name will also still work. Previously the MultiSource method in QC-CALC was broken when making this QC-Gage functionality work.

Inspection Groups - You can now change the order of Factors and Features when using an Inspection Group.
Added the ability to switch the direction the grid is filled part way through the collection process.
Proficy Shop Floor Import - Fixed the Collection Order that was being created by using the Proficy Shop Floor Spec Plan import operation along with a few other issues that were found with the import process.

When Notes are send from the RunScreen they are now saved with the correct feature in QC-CALC Real-Time.

Fixed an issue where some settings for features were not saved correctly as the Feature Order was changed.

Fixed a problem where the button file was being replaced by the button file that is shipped with a brand new copy of QC-Gage.

The Prompt for Notes option now applies to non-manually entered data and works with Pass/Fail features too.


3.4.708/13/2015
A menu was added to quickly launch the Bulk Spec Plan Editor program and the program itself now has options for Factors for converting Spec Plans from 3.3 to 3.4.

Solatron - Added the ability to read values in millimeters and also added trigger groups.
Run Screen - Added the ability to send a Gage Prep commmand when switching to a cell in Run Screen that specifies a command to send.

Double-clicking a .spl file will now launch QC-Gage and run that Spec Plan.
A command line interface was added to enable Spec Plans to be run from a batch file.
Solartron - A+B Differential readings now work with Solatron gages. Also improved many of the interface areas with the Orbit configuration.

Fixed an issue where the values were not clearing correctly in the Collection Order Editor screen.
Run Screen - The different cells for Fixture Groups are now refreshing correctly.

3.4.697/28/2015
Bulk Spec Plan Editor - A new section was added to give the ability to change some of the Factor settings for multiple Spec Plans.

Run Screen - Added the ability to trigger the data collection for streaming values.
Run Screen - The option for Factors for Reset to default on restart of spec plan is now working correctly. It was previously backwards and saving when it should have been using the default value instead.

Proficy Shop Floor Import - When importing spec plans from Proficy Shop Floor the Precision value is now applied to the tolerances as they are read in. Also, the equations for calculated dimensions are now being imported.

Run Screen - The calculation for a Calculated Dimension will no longer appear automatically since it was hiding the contents of other cells. There is now a link on the screen that can be used to see the calculation.

Run Screen - The message that appears when the result of a Calculated Dimension is out of spec has been improved so the operator now has the option to use the out of spec value or enter a new value.

Inspection Groups - It is now possible to select and delete multiple Inspection Groups at one time.
Fixed some issues that happened when trying to change the Collection Order by entering a New Position with a value of 1. Another issue was happening when there were Dimensions and Factors that would not be displayed on the Run Screen.

Fixed an error that appeared when changing the Date/Time value on the Collection Order Editor to "Time first measurement is taken (unique per part)" and clicking OK.

Fixed a problem that happened when choosing to delete the last dimension from a Spec Plan, then answering "No" on the confirmation message.

Validation was improved so commas are no longer allowed in the Spec Plan Names. Previously anything following the comma was being removed because the file used to communicate with QC-CALC is a .csv file.

Fixed a problem where rows of tabs were disappearing when there were more than two rows of tabs.
Run Screen - Fixed a problem that happened when trying to Cancel out of the Run Screen and a Text Factor value had been entered.


3.4.686/26/2015
An interface was added so updates can now be downloaded by using the connection to Prolink License Server or the Prolink website. The new functionality also shows a link when a new update is available and shows you a list of the changes between the revision currently in use and the new revision.

GagePort - The Allow flag is now being set correctly for the GagePort gages that are running in "Allow Reading" and "Force and Allow Modes."

Run Screen - Previous changes made to control saving the column widths were causing problems when starting some Spec Plans. This has been fixed.

When a Spec Plan is deleted the corresponding shortcut buttons are now removed too.

Fixed a problem that happened after copying a Spec Plan, creating a button, and renaming that Spec Plan.

Run Screen - Fixed a problem with the Close Run Screen After Finish Is Pressed option.

Inspection Groups - The Allow manual selection of group assignment option now works when using the Assign Groups based on a sequence option for Inspection Groups.
Run Screen - The Prompt for notes on out of control option now works when the value is out of control and also out of spec.

Run Screen - Fixed a problem that happened when using the Auto Finish option and the last value would remain on the screen for the next run instead of being cleared out.

Run Screen - When using the File method to collect data, the data read would be discarded if the wrong dimension had focus.


3.4.676/17/2015
GagePort - Fixed an issue that happened when using the Proficy Spec Plan importer to collect old data and the lower tolerances QC-CALC Real-Time received were not negative as they should have been.

GagePort - Improved the Proficy Spec Plan importer so the amount of old data being retrieved and sent to QC-CALC Real-Time can be limited.

GagePort - Improved reading GagePort data that is coming from multiple buffers by appending the buffer location to the name of the GagePort gage.

GagePort - Improved displaying the names of devices connected to GagePort.

3.4.666/11/2015
The option to automatically run the Spec Plan again after clicking the Finish button is now offered in the Tools - Options - Spec Plan Defaults area.

Improved the Assignable Cause/Corrective Action functionality so "None" can no longer be entered as a Reference value. "None" is a reserved word and causes major issues the next time the program starts if it is entered.

Run Screen - More improvements were made to the adjusting and saving of column widths in the Run Screen.
GagePort - More improvements were made to the RS-232 connections for GagePort.
Fixed an error that happened when QC-CALC Real-Time was not installed on the same computer and the Tools - Options screen was launched.


3.4.656/8/2015
GagePort - Updated the auto-detect functionality, the ability to handle multiple buffers on RS232 gages, and the programming of flash cables.

InspectionXpert Import - Fixed the InspectionXpert import for geometric tolerances, improved the import so you can now import multiple times without duplicating the list of factors, and also added the images from the xml file.
Run Screen - Some improvements were made to the adjusting and saving of column widths in the Run Screen.
Run Screen - The data entry grid will now scroll automatically when the next cell to be used is located outside the currently shown cells.

Run Screen - The operator can now be prompted to assign an Assignable Cause or Corrective Action based on the latest value being Out of Spec or Control.

Fixed an error that happened in Switzerland that was caused by number format differences.
Fixed an error that happened when going into Tools - Options in QC-Gage if QC-CALC was not installed on the computer as well.

Fixed a problem where it wasn't possible to assign Assignable Causes or Corrective Actions if the .qcc file corresponding to the Spec Plan didn't exist yet.


3.4.645/26/2015
The option to automatically run the Spec Plan again after clicking the Finish button is now saved with each Spec Plan instead of being a general QC-Gage setting.

The interface for a zoomed picture has been changed so it is easy to un-zoom without cancelling the Spec Plan.
Improved the Help - Gather QC-Gage Information menu so it no longer references the Registry areas that are not used anymore. Also, the Assignable Cause and Corrective Action files are now gathered along with all INI files.

The Help - Run Update menu that was broken with the 3.4.62 revision has now been fixed.
Fixed an error that appeared when running a Spec Plan that used 2 separate scripts to collect data from a single serial port.
GagePort - Added a delay when collecting the first reading when a Spec Plan is opened. This was done so that first reading comes through correctly even if the GagePort gage is set to 'Allow Reading' and an auto send button is used.


3.4.635/5/2015
You can now remove a picture that has been assigned to a feature.
Text Factors are now shown before Numeric Factors in the list in the Factor Setup screen of the Spec Plan Wizard.
Run Screen - There is now a thicker outline around the active cell to more easily spot where the next value is to be entered.
Run Screen - The green and red indicator lights were removed from the top of the Run Screen.
Run Screen - You can now use the Save & Continue functionality when only Factors have been entered into the Run Screen. Previously this would only work if at least one feature had been entered.

The File - New operation is now faster to use.

3.4.624/16/2015
InspectionXpert Import - Adjusted the InspectionXpert import so it will now handle version 2 files.
Added the ability to link a picture to a Factor like you can with a Feature.
Quick Launch now accepts both letters and symbols like it did in the 3.3 version. Previously it was only accepting numbers.

Deleting multiple Features at the same time in the Spec Plan Wizard was taking too long to process and the program would appear to be not responding. This has been fixed.

Fixed an error that appeared when using the Attribute Data Type and attempting to make a copy of a Feature.

3.4.613/30/2015
Run Screen - An option to show Scientific Notation within the Run Screen was added.
QC-Gage has been fully translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.
Improved the messages when attempting to use Part 11 mode so it is clear why that mode is not in use.
Using the Save and Continue option with default values set was causing the previously entered value to be replaced by the default value.

Run Screen - Just clicking the enter key is no longer allowed for a Note. Additional characters must be typed.
Fixed an error that appeared when trying to edit a Lookup table by using the ... button from the Number of Parts screen of the Spec Plan Wizard.

The Enable collection of Measurements in random order checkbox was no longer used, so it was removed.

3.4.603/4/2015
Fixed an issue where QC-Gage was not remembering a mapped drive in the Spec Plan Explorer view.
Changes were made to handle the Windows XP operating system differently than Windows 7 or 8. This should fix many issues that XP users were seeing.


3.4.592/13/2015
Run Screen - Added the option for an audible signal for a good or bad part being received.
Changed some areas of the code to make sure the Chinese, Russian, and Polish characters are displayed correctly.

3.4.582/10/2015
Run Screen - A new option was added for a Stop and Send Command that is used after the Get Command String is sent. To use this the Pull Data From Gage button would be used twice. The first time would send the Get Command String to the gage and the second time would send the Stop and Send Command string.

Added the ability to sort tabs the same way you can sort buttons.
Run Screen - Fixed a problem where the Save and Continue option was actually saving the file, but was reporting that the file could not be saved.

The Delete Incomplete Inspection Sessions menu was not being controlled correctly via the Menu System Manager area.

Fixed an issue where Factors may not be collected if that same source wasn't being used for a Feature also.
Improved the error handling in the when collecting data from a gage.

3.4.572/4/2015
More messages were changed through out the program.
Run Screen - Fixed an error that appeared if you had a Theme applied and you maximized the Run Screen, minimized the Run Screen, and then selected the spec plan again to make the Run Screen reappear.

Editing a Spec Plan that had a partial data run saved after the Save and Continue option was shut off will no long show the warning about losing your partial data.

Fixed an issue where checking the Tools - Options - QC-CALC Communication - Auditing - Enable Auto Fill User Name option made it impossible to leave that screen.

It now takes a single restart of QC-Gage to change the language being displayed instead of needing two restarts for the change to occur.

3.4.561/14/2015
Run Screen - An error was appearing when trying to send data to QC-CALC Real-Time if the Assignable Cause or Corrective Action file didn't exist. This is no longer an issue.

Fixed a problem that was causing an error to appear on some computers when the Help - Run Update menu was used.

3.4.551/6/2015
Run Screen - You can now Assign a Cause or a Corrective Action from the right-click menu on the Run Screen.
Changed the files used for all languages so the same files can be used for all Prolink products.
The Spec Plan Explorer view now allows UNC paths to be used by clicking the Network button and typing the network path.

Run Screen - The ability to prompt the user to enter notes has been expanded so they can be prompted when the value is out of spec or out of control.

Fixed an issue where the Tools - Options - Validation - Require Prompt option was being checked when you unchecked Prompt for notes on out of spec.

Fixed an error that happened when running the first time after installation if the Prolink.xml file ended up empty.

3.4.5412/8/2014
A Filter box has been added on the main QC-Gage screen when using Spec Plan Explorer View. With this box you can start typing your Spec Plan names and the list of Spec Plans shown will be narrowed down to only show items that match what has been typed.

You can now use more than 30 Text and Numeric Factors within QC-Gage.
You can now use the Open File Location... right-click menu on a Spec Plan when using Spec Plan Explorer View and Windows Explorer will be opened to the folder where that Spec Plan is located.

Run Screen - The Part 11 challenge now happens when the Run Screen is initially shown.

3.4.5311/19/2014
Fixed a problem where the Launch QC-CALC Real-Time automatically options were failing when the folder the QC-CALC Real-Time executible was stored in was visible in a Windows Explorer.


3.4.5211/18/2014
The output path QC-Gage uses to communicate with QC-CALC can now be set during the silent install process.

3.4.5111/6/2014
Removed the checkboxes for Retain COM Port availability and Enable collection of Measurements in random order in the Spec Plan Wizard - Choose Gages screen since they were no longer used and just causing confusion.

Run Screen - The cursor now appears in the correct location in the data entry grid even if a Pre-fill with entries from list factor is being used.

Inspection Groups - Pass/Fail features with a Default value set were being sent to QC-CALC even if they were not included in the Inspection Group.
Run Screen - The Out of Control color (yellow) was not being applied correctly when continuing a saved Spec Plan.
Fixed a problem where the main QC-Gage screen did not refresh to show the new buttons after changing the button file.
Improved the handling of the resizing of the main QC-Gage screen when there were a lot of buttons to display.

3.4.5011/6/2014
Changes were made to the install process only. No changes were made in this revision to QC-Gage directly.

3.4.4910/13/2014
Fixed a problem where using a # as the first character in the spec plan file name caused Save & Continue not to work.
Run Screen - Fixed a problem that happened when using a Variable Number of Parts and increasing the number from one run to the next.

Run Screen - When calculated values were being based on a number received from a gage, the correct calculated number was not being displayed.


3.4.4810/6/2014
Fixed a problem that happened when using the Save and Continue functionality and the partial run is saved based on a Unique Factor value. If you changed the Unique Factor value when continuing the inspection session and chose to Save and Continue again, the data was still saved under the previous Factor value instead of the changed one.

Fixed a problem with the new Themes when the screen was maximized, minimized, and then maximized again.
Run Screen - Fixed a problem when entering Attribute data into the Run Screen.

3.4.4710/1/2014
Added the ability to Synchronize which dimensions QC-CALC Real-Time should display once it receives the data.
GagePort - A new option was added to the GagePort Feature Setup screen to control the precision of the labels on the Scale Indicator.

Fixed the Help - Run Update menu functionality so it works correctly in Windows 8.
Discus Import - The Discus Import was changed so balloon numbers are always stored in the Dimension Information field for each dimension.

Run Screen - Fixed an issue where Numeric and Text Factors were displaying decimal points if numbers were entered. Also, when a date value was entered into a Text Factor the value was being changed to the corresponding decimal value for that date.


3.4.469/19/2014
The RTS and DTR settings for COM Ports now have "ON", "OFF", and "Default" states instead of just "ON" and "OFF".
Inspection Groups - The list of Numeric and Text Factors to choose from when creating an Inspection Group was not complete if the available factors were not contiguous.

Fixed an issue where the Launch External Documents at Run would not work if a UNC path was used to access the files across the network. Now both UNC paths and mapped drives can be used.


3.4.459/9/2014
The new Themes (Tools - Options - Global area) functionality was added to change the look and feel of the screens.
A Refresh button was added to the main Spec Plan Explorer screen in order to refresh the list of drives after a mapped drive has been reconnected.

Made a change to improve the speed when editing a Spec Plan stored on a network drive.
Fixed an error that happened when QC-Gage was started after a reboot of the computer and the Gage Definitions were stored on a network drive.

Run Screen - When an Unreasonable Value is entered and the user chooses to NOT save that value, the previous value is now restored to the grid so it can be easily changed to a reasonable value.

Discus Import - Updated the single value options for Discus to be single-sided. This was an incorrect interpretation previously and they are now zero based as a boundary.

When attempting to connect to the Gage Definitions folder located on a mapped drive, the corresponding UNC path will be attempted if the mapped drive doesn't work.

Fixed an issue with licensing when using the silent install.

3.4.448/26/2014
The [Use_Picture_Location] variable is now available within Spec Plans instead of only being available when editing buttons.

Pass/Fail dimensions can now have an "N/A" choice in the list.
The Fixed Position option in the Gage Definition Wizard was not creating the correct script. This has been fixed.
Fixed a problem when deleting and adding External Documents to a Spec Plan.
Improved the Kill License button functionality in the Help - License Configuration screen so it now matches what QC-CALC does.

GagePort - Fixed an error that appeared in the Gageport configuration screen when deleting a gage then editing another gage.

Enhanced the error handling during QC-Gage startup to try to detect when scripts located on a mapped drive are not available.

Fixed a problem that occasionally happened when the Notes that were entered into the Run Screen were long.
The Tools - Options - Validation - Unreasonable Values option now applies to Calculated Dimensions too.


3.4.438/15/2014
The Help - Gather QC-Gage Information menu operation was improved.
Discus Import - Fixed an issue in the Discus import for situations where there is no tolerance. It now explicitly sets the specs to zero since nothing is passed from Discus.

Inspection Groups - Fixed an issue where the Save Input Buffer for Next Feature option was not working correctly with Inspection Groups.
Fixed some visual issues when using the Explorer View on the main QC-Gage screen.
Fixed the Previous Factor and Next Factor buttons so they are show at the correct times on the Factor Setup screen of the Spec Plan Wizard.

Improved the screen sizing when starting QC-Gage so the screen can no longer be made too small to be displayed correctly.
When making a copy of a Spec Plan the original Spec Plan name was being displayed when running the copy. This has been fixed.
The Precision specified for a dimension is now followed anywhere numbers are displayed in QC-Gage. When editing a value in the Run Screen the full value is shown, then the Precision will be applied again once editing has finished.


3.4.427/11/2014
Inspection Groups - Inspection Groups are now available when the number of parts is variable or a lookup table is used to determine the number of parts to measure for that session.

The option to Synchronize QC-CALC with currently running spec plan was not working unless the dimensions were also being synchronized.

GagePort - Fixed a problem that caused the live data screen used with GagePort to stop displaying the current readings.
A Text Factor using the Use Part 11 User Name as source option now receives the value after the first run when the Spec Plan is run multiple times.

Factor Labels are now limited to 32 characters and duplicate names are no longer allowed.
Fixed a problem where QC-Gage was not able to collect data from the serial ports after the computer was restarted.

3.4.416/12/2014
Made a change so computers that require FIPS compatible encryption are now able to run QC-CALC without errors.
Fixed an issue in the previous revision that was caused by having a non-period decimal delimiter on the computer.

3.4.406/5/2014
Read/Write access to the Registry is no longer required for this application to run.
An interface was added for the Default Picture Folder and the [Use_Picture_Location] variable can now be used in the buttons to reference that picture location.

Double-clicking the upper-left grid cell in the Run Screen will now auto-adjust all Feature column widths based on the label at the top of the column.

An option was added to automatically display External Documents when a Spec Plan is launched.
The grid cells in the Run Screen are now empty where values haven't previously been entered when the data recovery functionality is triggered.

Fixed a problem with reading both Factors and Actuals from a file. Previously only the first item found in the file was being saved.


3.4.395/13/2014
GagePort - Added the ability to switch between Column and Radial gages on the GagePort mastering screen.
Added new functionality that creates a unique factor to be used to keep data synced when using the Save and Continue option and sending the data to QC-CALC Real-Time before the final reading is taken.

GagePort - Improved entering values manually into the RunScreen screen so the values being typed are visible immediately.
Inspection Groups - Fixed an issue so that the Save and Continue functionality now takes Inspection Groups into account.

3.4.385/5/2014
Improved the installation process so running the first time when not logged in as an Admin will no longer have issues.
Discus Import - Added handling at the characteristic level so Discus files can now include this.
Discus Import - Added intelligence in feature labeling (shortening of names as well as tolerance information).
Discus Import - Added the tag search for new functionality in Discus.
Added options for turning on DTS and RTS signals for the RS232 Port connections.
GagePort - Increased the timeout value for receiving the GagePort commands.
Fixed a problem that happened when clicking the Finish button on a Spec Plan that had Notes assigned due to the Prompt for notes on out of spec and Require Prompt options being used.

3.4.373/28/2014
The interface for the Prolink License Server was added.
New functionality was added so that COM port are no longer associated with a specific Spec Plan. COM ports are now controlled by QC-Gage and the information being received is passed to all open Spec Plans.

The ability to select and delete multiple Features and Factors in the Spec Plan Wizard was added.
Fixed a problem that caused the collection order to be out of order if you deleted a feature.
The barcode scanning for automatically launching a Spec Plan has been fixed.
The automatic creation of scripts for new gages has been fixed so values will be received from the very first delimited field. At the same time an option was added so the Field Number can be specified at run time by passing in a Channel Number value instead.

The Prompt for notes on out of spec option now works for Pass/Fail feature types.
Inspection Groups - The option added in 3.4.34 to automatically show the same dimensions in QC-CALC Real-Time that you have in your Inspection Group can now be turned off.

The widths of the columns in the Run Screen are now remembered after they are adjusted.

3.4.362/28/2014
Added the ability to remove a Note that had been assigned to all parts or all features in a part.
Improved the look of the Tools - Options - Global screen to make it a little easier to find the options.
Using the X to close the main QC-Gage window when the Run Screen has some data entered now prompts the user to send that data to QC-CALC.

Inspection Groups - When continuing after a Save & Continue the Inspection Group used to collect the data originally will be applied automatically.

Fixed an error that happened if the very last feature to be inspected had the Save Input Buffer for Next Feature option enabled.

Fixed the area that builds gage scripts automatically. If you have either Delimited or Fixed Position output and the value to be collected is in the very first position, the script will now be created.


3.4.352/26/2014
Fixed a problem where Factor values were occasionally not being saved correctly with the Save & Continue functionality.
The option to resize the text on the Run Screen now works on all items.
Fixed an error that happened when the height of the grid was too small and you clicked in a cell with a calculation applied.
When using the Menu Management Disabler in the Admin Tool area disabling an upper level item now disables all items below it.


3.4.341/31/2014
Inspection Groups - When using an Inspection Group, a Dimension Filter showing the same dimensions within that Inspection Group will automatically be applied within QC-CALC Real-Time.

You can now use the Part 11 functionality to prompt the user as they launch a Spec Plan, but not track the changes made.
Inspection Groups - A new option was added enabling operators to cycle through a list of Inspection Groups in the order assigned.
GagePort - Typing "gageport" and hitting the Enter key on the main QC-Gage screen brings up a new GagePort Debugger screen which allows you to see all the values sent to and received from GagePort.

Inspection Groups - When using Inspection Groups, Factor columns that aren't used are now hidden instead of just being grayed out.
When making a copy of a Feature on the Features screen of the Spec Plan Wizard the new name created will now be unique.
The cursor is now placed in the first cell needing a value to be entered when continuously running a Spec Plan with the option to Remember Factor values between sessions enabled.

GagePort - Additional settings were added to the GagePort Configuration - Advanced screen to control the timing of sending, receiving, and parsing values from the GagePort. This enables users to adjust for older computers when needed.

Fixed the 'Time first measurement is taken' option for the Date/Time setting on the Collection Order screen of the Spec Plan Wizard.

Fixed the Remember value between sessions option so it will save the Factor values and display them the next time the spec plan is run.

Fixed the 'Time spec plan is launched' option for the Date/Time setting on the Collection Order screen of the Spec Plan Wizard so it now works correctly when you are using the Save and Continue functionality too.

Fixed an error that happened if you were using the Auto Finish option and a Spec Plan in the background received all the data it needed to finish while another Spec Plan was being edited.

GagePort - The Auto-Detect button in the GagePort Configuration screen now uses "NONE" as the Flow Control setting instead of 'Hardware' as it did previously.

Fixed an issue that happened when saving incomplete spec plan sessions to a network location.
Factor values are now sent over with deleted records in order to make the data collection process in QC-CALC Real-Time work the way it did with QC-Gage 3.3.

GagePort - Fixed a problem with the Auto-Detect button not detecting a GagePort if another RS232 device was also plugged into the same computer.

The Tools - Options - Set Paths - adjustable QC-CALC Database Location setting now allows non-mapped network locations.

The Replace factors with default values link on the Factors screen of the Spec Plan Wizard no longer works if you do not have any default factors assigned.

Fixed an issue that happened very infrequently when there was a large number of buttons on a tab and the main QC-Gage screen was resized.

GagePort - Fixed a problem on the GagePort Activity Monitor screen where not all values were being displayed when a smart (flash) cable was in use. This was not an issue in the RunScreen or during the data collection process.


3.4.3312/10/2013
Fixed an issue with the new option to remember the factor values entered from one session to the next.

3.4.3212/2/2013
Added a Description field to the Advanced area of the Welcome screen of the Spec Plan Wizard. This makes it possible to have the .qcc file name different than the Description saved within the .qcc file.

Values stored in Numeric Factors can now be used in the calculations for Calculated Dimensions.
An option was added to remember the factor values entered from one session to the next.
Discus Import - Pass/Fail Dimensions were added to the Discus import.
Inspection Groups - When an Inspection Group is displayed the grid only contains cells that are active now.
The Enter Inspection Date option was expanded to allow additional features and clarify what it previous did.
You are now able to Cancel when using the Editing Sample Size Lookup Tables screen. Previously each change made was automatically saved and there was no way to go back to the previous contents.

The Gage Definition Wizard screens now have more validation for all items shown and at the same time a problem was fixed where the Parity, Flow Control, and Input Delimiter values are now being saved correctly.

Fixed an issue on the Run Screen where the graph and the Feature Information area did not match up correctly with the cursor location in the grid. This only happened immediately following a calculated dimension.

The Tile with QC-CALC link now takes the current size of the Run Screen into account and sizes QC-CALC Real-Time in the remaining space.

Fixed a problem where it was possible to edit previously saved values when the Enable editing of previously saved values option was off.

GagePort - Fixed an error that appeared if you add a GagePort NT in the Choose Gage screen but did not add any gages. The error appeared on the Features page when you chose that GagePort as the Feature Source.

Inspection Groups - Fixed an issue where old Inspection Groups remained in the Spec Plan after the number of parts was decreased.
Moving between Factors with Lists being used on the Factor Setup screen no longer causes an error.
Assign groups based on defect rate now works with Pass/Fail Dimensions.
GagePort - The Gage Number in the GagePort setup can no longer be changed when a Flash cable is in use.
Inspection Groups - Inspection Groups can now handle more than 10 Dimensions.
Fixed an issue where Calculated Dimensions were being displayed in scientific notation.

3.4.3110/11/2013
Inspection Groups - The ability to choose the Inspection Group to use as the Run Screen is opened or to change the Inspection Group in use from within the Run Screen has now been added.

Changed the messages that appear when an error happens so they are easier to understand and email.

3.4.3010/8/2013
The top button on the Live Data Collection screen used with Heidenhain and Gage Port would not work unless the second button had been clicked previously.

Fixed a problem where the Launch QC-CALC Real-Time with Gage option was no longer working.
The right-click Edit Spec Plan menu is now disabled if the File - Edit Spec Plan menu is disabled.

3.4.2910/7/2013
Added Next and Previous buttons on the Feature and Factor Setup screens for easy navigation without having to close the screen.

Heindenhain - Added differential readings and dynamic data collection (start/stop) using a footswitch.
Added a Welcome Screen to the program that gives the option to evaluate or license the software. This is consistent with other Prolink products.

Added validation so that paths throughout the spec plan are now checked to make sure they are valid.
Inspection Groups - For Inspection Groups where the group selection is determined by good/bad parts, a setting was added to allow the user to define what constitutes a bad part (Out of Specification or Control).

The option to change the words on the Finish as Incomplete checkbox was brought forward from QC-Gage 3.3.
Inspection Groups - Fixed a bug where clicking the Copy for Inspection Groups would create two copies.
Inspection Groups - When the selected Inspection Group did not include a factor and it was first in the list, it would correctly be disabled, but would still receive the focus.

Color coding in the Run Screen grid was not working correctly for calculated dimensions.
Inspection Groups - For Inspection Group assignment based on good/bad parts, when determining whether the last x parts were good the parts already saved were being counted, but not the parts that were just submitted. This was fixed.

When determining the number of parts to measure based on lookup values, the input prompt asking for the number of parts was appearing when the Finish button was clicked and the option to Close the Run Screen after clicking Finish was enabled.

The validation was improved for the input prompt for determining the number of parts for both lookup and variable spec plans. It keeps asking until a valid number is entered or Cancel is clicked.

When deleting a part on the Run Screen the first time, the gold background color was opaque causing the values to be invisible. This has been fixed.

Setting the User Group for the Admin Tool was not saving correctly and was only saving if you edited the group.
Menu disabling within the Admin Tool was not updating correctly when menus were disabled by the administrator.
In the Spec Plan Wizard, an error was showing if the number of records to retrieve on the Feedback screen was invalid.


3.4.289/3/2013
Discus Import - A few improvements were made to the Discus import process.
The sizing of the Spec Plan buttons was improved to handle all operating systems.

3.4.268/6/2013
GagePort - Added the ability to import spec plans and GagePort configurations from Proficy ShopFloor SQL Server version and create the Spec Plans QC-Gage needs automatically.

Discus Import - Added the ability to import settings from Discus and create Spec Plans from them.

3.4.257/23/2013
Heindenhain - Made improvements to the Heindenhain EnDat and 1 VPP Module interfaces.
Fixed an issue in the Admin Tool when joined to the "None" User Group and editing the options for a different group. The issue was that the items shown in the Menu System Manager were actually from the "None" group instead of the User Group being edited.

3.4.247/17/2013
When part of the "None" User Group and editing settings for a different User Group some of the settings being shown in the Menu System Manager area are incorrect.

3.4.227/2/2013
Removed references to a new gage type that was causing an error when launching any Spec Plan.
Fixed an issue where the QC-CALC Feedback option was not working if the Override QC-CALC Database Name option was used in the Advanced section of the Spec Plan Wizard - Welcome screen.

3.4.216/28/2013
The Administrative Tool area was changed so that joining a User Group for the first time will save your current settings and it will also leave your current settings alone unless they conflict with a setting within that User Group. Changing from one User Group to another will remove the lock from the settings and merge the settings from the new User Group into the current settings. Disconnecting from the Admin Tool will now prompt to reset back to the settings in use before the User Group was joined or will just remove the lock from the current settings.

Fixed an issue where QC-Gage needed to be restarted for the changing of User Groups to take effect.
Fixed an issue where tabs of buttons were being replaced by the default buttons when switching User Groups.
Fixed an error that appeared when launching QC-Gage if the main screen was minimized when it was closed down previously.

3.4.206/19/2013
Additional licensing changes were made.

3.4.196/14/2013
Heindenhain - Added support for the Heindenhain EnDat Module.
Licensing changes were made.

3.4.185/23/2013
The prompt to enter User information when using Auditing mode now displays the list of users in alphabetical order and allows you to type the first letter to skip to that section of the alphabet.

GagePort - Stopped the GagePort live data screen from adding duplicate gages.
Fixed an issue that was making it impossible to run the program in Windows XP SP3.

3.4.175/2/2013
Changed the GageStation install so all files included in the QC-Gage install are now included in the GageStation install.

3.4.164/26/2013
Changed the licensing so a license for GageStation entered from either QC-Gage 3.4 or QC-CALC Real-Time 3.4 will work.

3.4.154/26/2013
Changed the licensing so a 3.3 license for QC-Gage would no longer work for the 3.4 version.

3.4.144/8/2013
The ability to validate a factor value currently being entered against a factor value previously entered was added.
Changed the option for Kill License so it returns the Kill Code like QC-CALC does and a message is now shown after the validating the Activation Code.

A few wording changes were made in screens throughout the program.
The Clear Value on Send option for Factors is now enabled by default.
The Toolbar is now shown by default.

3.4.133/28/2013
An option was added that will prompt the operator to enter a note when an individual reading is out of spec. This can also be required so the operator cannot continue until the note has been entered.


3.4.123/22/2013
Non-visible changes were made with the .NET environment.

3.4.113/18/2013
The Tools - Options - Global - Select language list has been fixed to show all languages.

3.4.103/1/2013
Any pictures assigned to Dimensions within QC-Gage are now passed along to QC-CALC Real-Time so they can be displayed there too.

Proficy Shop Floor Import - The ability to Import Spec Plans from VisualSPC/Proficy was added.
The Tile with QC-CALC functionality was changed so QC-Gage and QC-CALC Real-Time each get half of the screen.
The functionality for Save and Continue was improved to speed up the process of writing the temporary file.
InspectionXpert Import - The File - Create Spec Plan from Import - Import from InspectionXpert menu was added back in.

3.4.91/28/2013
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