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  1. questionWhat 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 ...

  2. questionCustomize your WinSPC launch using command line switches
    Command-line switches may be used to launch WinSPC or when accessing WinSPC via OLE Automation. These commands allow you to program a station to open WinSPC showing a specific window, in a certain mode, limited to a specific user and/or password, and more. To use a command-line switch: Left cl ...

  3. questionHow can I see statistics other than Cpk and Ppk on the status bar in Data Collection ?
    By default, WinSPC will show two statistics in the status bar at the bottom of the Data Collection screen: Cpk and Ppk. The user, however, can configure the statistics displayed by right-clicking the status bar and choosing "Properties". This will display the "Statistic Bar Setup" window which ...

  4. questionHow do I change a user password in WinSPC?
    This procedure is mainly used when a user cannot remember their password and needs a new one created. The administrators account cannot determine what a user’s password was, but can change it to a new password. User who knows their password would not need to have an administrator change ...

  5. questionHow can I determine the maximum or minimum value in a set of variables?
    There are many scenarios in which it is helpful to know which variable in a set of variables contains the largest value. Similarly, there are many scenarios in which it is helpful to know which variable in a set of variables contains the smallest value. These scenarios can all be addressed by u ...

  6. questionWhat 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. questionGetting Started with WinSPC 8.0 Video Series
    This is a list of the videos relating to the new features in the WinSPC 8.0 release: "Getting Started with WinSPC 8.0" series: Using Individual Note, Assignable Cause, and Corrective Action Lists Using Control Test Template Links Using the Variable Analyzer Using Report Templates Using Report B ...

  9. questionHow do I edit data after it is collected?
    Introduction You may want to edit a sample or subgroup of data in WinSPC after that data has already been collected. Assuming you use a login with sufficient permission to do so, you can edit data for previously collected data. How to Edit Previously Collected Data To edit data, you need acce ...

  10. questionWhat is the proper procedure for archiving WinSPC data ?
    Data can be archived from the WinSPC database. Some possible uses are to keep historical records; to keep data in an organized manageable format; reduce the overall size; or to improve database performance. Regardless of the reason, this procedure details the method for archiving WinSPC data. ...

  11. questionIf database connectivity becomes severed, can I still collect data in WinSPC?
    Yes. If connectivity to your database is lost, WinSPC has a setting which allows users to log into a station in an Offline mode and continue to collect data. This is a valuable feature to use if your server goes down. This functionality is provided so that data collection activities can continu ...

  12. questionHow can I quickly search or find an item in WinSPC?
    Introduced in WinSPC 8.3.3, you can use the WinSPC "Search" functionality to easily find a WinSPC object that you are looking for based on its name. The search functionality can be accessed from within the WinSPC Administrator screen, the WinSPC Navigator screen, or the WinSPC Data Collection s ...

  13. questionHow can I customize a trigger e-mail notification?
    Not only can you have an e-mail automatically sent to whomever you want when a trigger fires, you can customize the content of the e-mail so that it contains all the relevant information. In the Administrator window of WinSPC, double-click the Collection Plan containing the Collection Plan ste ...

  14. questionHow to choose the right edition of Microsoft SQL Server to use with WinSPC
    Many customers that choose to deploy WinSPC using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or above frequently ask us to recommend a specific edition of the software. DataNet certifies WinSPC on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition. Additionally, the Standard Edition is used throughout the DataNet custo ...

  15. questionEnhanced WinSPC security options ensure validity of collected data and uphold FDA 21 CFR Part 11 reg
    Since Version 7.1 WinSPC has offered users a variety of password and audit trail settings to meet even the most stringent procedural requirements. Below are examples of controls in WinSPC to ensure system and data integrity. Password and audit trail security options defined: WinSPC centralizes ...

  16. questionIs there a way to display multiple charts on one screen ?
    Yes. In fact, there is an easy-to-use tab in WinSPC devoted entirely to chart layouts. There are eight available chart layouts in WinSPC, seven of which include multiple charts on one screen. Each attribute and variable in a Collection Plan can use a different one of these layouts if desired. T ...


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