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- Matching External Data Source Readings with Collection Plan Steps
Readings from an external data source must, in the end, be matched with the appropriate step in a collection plan. When the data source feeds only one step, this is assured. When the data source feeds multiple steps, however, ambiguity is introduced. The most common methods for resolving this ...
- How do I move the remote directory?
The WinSPC remote directory is a network share that stores common files used by all of the WinSPC stations. If you need to move the location of the WinSPC remote directory, there are specific steps you must follow: Locate the WinSPC remote directory. If you do not know the current location of ...
- What is the WinSPC Application Server?
The WinSPC application server, introduced in WinSPC 8.3.0, is a server-side component to the WinSPC system. It is a service that will speed up the rate at which WinSPC's analysis and reporting tools process data. Specifically, the application server will increase the performance of the followi ...
- What are the hardware requirements for WinSPC?
WinSPC Database Server WinSPC requires a back-end database to store configuration information and production data collected by WinSPC. Please refer to any hardware recommendations and minimums provided by the maker of the database server you will employ in your WinSPC deployment. For best perfo ...
- What is the difference between specification limits and control limits?
This is a crucial distinction that is frequently confused. Basically, specification limits have to do with the voice of the customer while control limits have to do with the voice of the process. First off, what are specifications? Specifications define the allowable deviation from target or no ...
- What is the difference between a Data Set List Filter and a Data Set Data Filter?
What is the difference between List Filters and Data Filters in a Data Set? Beginning with the introduction of Data Sets in WinSPC Version 8 and continuing thru to the current version of WinSPC, some of our customers have been asking the question, “What is the difference between a ...
- How do I activate my WinSPC licenses?
To activate your WinSPC licenses, you will need to do the following: Run WinSPC on any computer and login as the admin user. Select "Tools" > "License Manager" from the drop down menu at the top of the screen. This will cause the "License Manager" dialog box to appear. You will need to kee ...
- How are Variable Analyzer's visualizations related to Data Collection's visualizations and Variable Setup?
Variable Analyzer is an analysis tool. It is independent of your Data Collection view and your Varialbe's configuration settings. However, the Variable Analyzer will initially take the settings that you configure within your Variable as the defaults to set the Calculated Control Limits that are ...
- Why can't I see my annotation list (Notes, Assignable Causes, Corrective Actions)?
So, you have an annotation list, such as one or more from Notes, Assignable Causes and/or Corrective Actions. Either you are in Data Collection Mode and have a 'Prompt For Notes' trigger enabled, or you manually go to click on a data point to bring up the data browser in either a Data Collectio ...
- I've forgotten the WinSPC 'admin' password, what do I do?
The WinSPC 'admin' user is the pre-configured administrator account whose password is set when WinSPC is first installed. The password can be changed by logging into WinSPC as the 'admin' user, and then selecting "Tools" > "Change Password" from the drop down menu at the top of the screen. I ...
- What are Reasonable Limits and how are they used in WinSPC?
Introduction In addition to standard SPC limits such as Specifications Limits/Engineering Limits and Control Limit, WinSPC includes a set of limits that serves a different purpose. Reasonable Limits offer remedies to a variety of scenarios that are occasionally problematic -- in particular, two ...
- Can I use a batch file to generate WinSPC reports?
You can use batch files in conjunction with Command Line Switches to generate a single report, or even multiple reports, one after the other. Please see the following knowledgebase article for information on Command Line Switches: http://knowledgebase.winspc.com/questions/48/
- What is the difference between the various Attribute Collection Methods?
Introduction There are 4 different Collection Methods within an Attribute's Advanced Setup under the 'Settings' tab. The method selected determines the manner in which the Standard data entry pane in the Data Collection module functions. The options are: Totals Add Tally Up Tally Down Totals Th ...
- Can WinSPC automatically prompt a device for data on a timed basis?
Introduction Is it possible to automate data collection by having WinSPC be set to prompt a device. Procedure Set up the Device as you normally would. Set up a Collection Plan step to use the device. With that Collection Plan step selected, click the "Timed Data Collections" tab. On this t ...
- How can I export data in WinSPC to Excel, CSV or HTML format?
Introduction WinSPC supports exporting Variable data from within WinSPC into XLS (Microsoft Excel), CSV (Text) and HTML (Web) formats. This can be done from either the Variable Analyzer or The Data Set Builder. Procedure 1a. Right-click aon any of the following object(s) (or their related fol ...
- How do I move or copy items in WinSPC?
Moving Tree Items Items within the Navigation Tree, including folders and any entities they may contain, may be moved from one location in the tree to another by following the procedure listed below: Log in to WinSPC as the Admin user or a user that has Administration permissions to Create-Edi ...
- How do I submit a suggestion for a new knowledgebase article?
If you have an idea for a new knowledgebase article, we want to know! Click on the Contact link at the top of the page and just fill out the form. We will review your submission and let you know when we turn it into an article!
- What is the difference between linking and applying a control test template?
A control test template allows a user to easily configure the desired control tests and triggers to be used during data collection for multiple variables or attributes. Once a template is created and configured, it can either be applied or linked to have its associated tests and triggers used w ...
- How do I use the Equation Builder and Table function?
The Equation Builder is WinSPC's tool for creating equations. Equations are sometimes used to calculate values, limits and targets for a variable, and even can be used in user-defined tests and triggers. Displaying the Equation Builder You can use the Equation Builder to develop an equation for ...
- Is there a way to automatically capture and disseminate the raw data that caused a violation?
There certainly is. You simply set up either an e-mail trigger or a message box trigger for a selected control test template. To do this: Double-click the control test template. If you want to set up a collection plan step with such a trigger, double-click the collection plan containing the st ...
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