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  1. questionHow do I setup WinSPC to get data on a timed basis?
    WinSPC has the ability to prompt a device to send a reading, or prompt the operator that a reading is required, at certain intervals or at specific times during Data Collection. This can free up the operator from having to prompting a device at scheduled times, or it can remind the operator th ...

  2. questionHow can I create a control test to count the number of samples in a subgroup that are out of spec?
    In WinSPC 8.3.4, a new subgroup level control test type has been added that allows a user to setup a custom control test that counts the number of readings in a subgroup that meet a certain criteria (such as the number of readings outside the spec limits). Using this new subgroup level control ...

  3. questionWhat is Station Aliasing (Station Selection)?
    Introduction New to WinSPC version 8.2 is the ability for Station Selection (or Station Aliasing) for Collection Plans. In previous versions of WinSPC (earlier than 8.2), Collection Plans only displayed the data that was collected for that specific station. This means that a user collecting d ...

  4. questionWhat is the difference between subgroup size, subrange size, and sample size?
    Subgroup Size/Subrange Size: The term subgroup size applies to a variable characteristic and controls how many samples (also called data values or individual readings) make up a single plotted point on a control chart (called a 'subgroup'). The subgroup size can be any whole number (integer) gr ...

  5. questionI’m getting an “Out of Order Reading Rejected” message during data collection. What does this mean?
    This error occurs when the current collection plan step variable receives data that is intended for a different collection plan step variable. The data being collected is in a different order other than what the collection plan was expecting. This error usually occurs when you are using Devi ...

  6. questionHow do I configure WinSPC to send external E-Mail?
    We would recomend SMTP configuration for best results when using WinSPC with external E-Mail for the following features: *E-Mail Triggers for Control Test rule violations in Data Collection mode *E-Mail Notifications for failures to collect data using Timed Data Collection *E-Mail PDF reports ...

  7. questionHow do I configure WinSPC to prompt the operator for information when a subgroup is out of control?
    A Control Test trigger can be setup to prompt the operator for information when a subgroup is out of control. When the trigger fires you can have it prompt the operator for Assignable Causes, Corrective Actions, Notes or any combination listed. Method 1 (Legacy Method) – Collection Plan ...

  8. questionCan 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 ...

  9. questionHow can I see the changes or events that have occurred for a specific WinSPC item?
    WinSPC can be configured to track and record changes to objects in WinSPC, such as when items are created, modified, or deleted. This information is stored in the WinSPC Event Log (also called the Audit Trail) and is accessible to an administrator. In order for WinSPC to record any item changes ...

  10. questionHow 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 ...

  11. questionHow do I setup an ODBC device to pull from multiple fields in my database?
    In WinSPC 8.0 or later, you can use a single ODBC (database) device to collect data from multiple fields in your database and store those values into separate variables. The configuration of the ODBC Device to do this is done almost exactly as you would have configured an ODBC device in previou ...

  12. questionTip: Easy access to the properties of a control test template from a control test template link
    Did you know you can access the properties of a control test template from anywhere you see a control test template link? If you double click on any control test template link (or right click on the link and select "Properties"), it will display the properties of the source control test template ...

  13. questionWhy would I need to reset a collection plan (and how do I do this)?
    When a collection plan is actively collecting data on a WinSPC client, a flag is set in the WinSPC database reflecting this state. This flag is cleared when the collection plan is unloaded (or exited) on the client machine. If the collection plan fails to unload properly (for example, due to a ...

  14. questionHow do I create, setup and use a blueprint in WinSPC?
    Introduction A Blueprint is a pictorial way to relay information to the operator. Blueprints can make data collection more intuitive to operators collecting data in WinSPC. The most common uses for Blueprints are to graphically define a variable's location(s) or specification(s) for the dat ...


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