The days when using SPC was optional, when it was something that might be worth investigating someday are long gone. Today, any company that wants to be competitive knows that SPC is the most useful processes control tool available. The all new DataPage+ program has been completely re-engineered from the ground up, taking the best features of DataPage and Dataview and rolling them into a completely new user interface, with a non-proprietary database and completely customizable monitoring and reporting tools.
Measurement data is often scattered throughout a manufacturing plant and gathered using a variety of devices such as CMMs, laser trackers, articulating arms, vision systems, theodolites, calipers, height gages, and so on. Results are created in differing formats, and often remain in isolation, stuck with the device. DataPage+ allows you collect all your measurement data from any EMS suite program such as PC-DMIS CMM, PC-DMIS Vision, and PC-DMIS Portable, plus import data in a variety of other formats and automatically build a Microsoft SQL Express* database with the results. With all data in a single location, large volumes of information gathered from various devices can be incorporated into a centralized depository. The DataPage+ software user can easily migrate and manage data, perform correlation studies, and customize output formats to satisfy many manufacturing applications. Since the SQL database is a standard format, data can be imported and exported from other programs and sources with access to the database, opening up a wealth of options for customization.
DataPage+ offers a variety of options for "Dashboard" viewing of data in real-time. Custom polling intervals for incoming data can be set, allowing monitoring of important processes on a real-time basis. Individual features of interest can be monitored on the "feature monitor" screen, showing shop floor operators at a glance if processes are running within control limits. Multiple types of charts, histograms and graphs can be organized for real-time viewing and monitoring, with drill-down capabilities for individual data points.
Supported Chart Types:
Run, Individual, Subgroup, Histogram, Cumulative Probability, ATT Test, Target, Individual, Target Group, Pareto Variable, Pareto 6 Sigma, Bar & Whisker, Multi, Multi Run, Process
The unique capabilities of DataView have been significantly expanded in DataPage+. A CAD file** of the part can be imported into DataPage+, and viewed "live" inside the program, or incorporated into a report output. Visualization of features of interest along with live data means it's easier than ever to visually associate the measurement data directly back to features on the part being made.
In a manufacturing environment, several people or departments may need real time measurement information for troubleshooting and resolving production issues quickly. An SPC report is only useful when it is quick to read, and easy to understand. Datapage+ has integrated many advancements in the area of visual reporting of statistical data. The software provides functionality to generate statistical plots that can be adjusted via a template builder to create completely customized layouts. Several types of statistical plots can be arranged on a single page.
The ability to show the part's CAD file embedded in the report with customized flags for specific features is especially powerful. SPC data has never been so visual! Quickly associate the data with a specific feature on a part to make interpretation fast and easy. Improvements to this feature now enable the CAD file to be rotated or zoomed with the leader lines and flags rearranged and customized during report creation. This is useful if you want to show different views of the model on different pages of the report or zoom in to specific areas on a large part. Different types of label formats allow you to show the data according to your preferences, with color coded tolerances.
Once the user sets up a report, the software automatically takes its information from the database, which eliminates all manual data entry… a laborious bottleneck for any quality assurance department. Subsequent versions of the report can be updated with new data sets, or appended to the existing data set.
Reports can be organized exactly as you want them with report editing tools. Pages can be rearranged, additional data and annotations added, and the results can be exported in a variety of formats including PDF and XPS. Individual data sets can be exported in XLS or CSV formats (including Data, Variable, ISIR or Excel spreadsheet).
DataPage+ is fully compliant with FDA CFR Part 11 for electronic records and records linking, electronic signature components and controls, and controls for identification codes and passwords.
Key features include:
When the user attempts to log into the database and the condition for needing a password change has been met, he or she will see a Change Password dialog box forcing the user to create a new password for that account.
Works with PC-DMIS version 3.7 and up
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
8 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 12 GB (64-bit)
Optical DVD drive
*DataPage+ comes with Microsoft SQL Express included, which allows databases up to 4GB in size.
Additional Requirement for DataView+ Module
DirectX 9 graphics processor
** Supported CAD files for Dataview: .cad, .igs, .iges and .xamlsolid
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