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Extensions

There are special functions available for the single products of the Q-DAS software portfolio. You may add them as an extension to your product.

Graphical user interface and reports available in 22 languages

Q-DAS software products are available in 22 languages. One click is all it takes to switch the language of a specific view. Employees working in different plants all over the world may apply Q-DAS software in their own language.

Overview (PDF 176 kB)

Individual design of reports

Q-DAS Form Designer makes it easy to create and modify available report templates. You may apply these templates in any Q-DAS software product. The interaction with M-QIS helps you adapt reports to the specific requirements of your intended recipients. Select from a tool box of texts, statistics, parts data, characteristics data and additional data as well as graphics (qs-STAT graphics and image files in the BMP, JPG, EMF and WMF format) and add links and logical operation formulas. Use drag-and-drop functionalities to position these elements in a report.

Overview (PDF 158 kB)

Integration of 3-D CAD models

CAD models offer visual support in performing measuring tasks. The integrated reporting system illustrate test results and evaluation results based on a CAD model.

3D CAD providing the basis for test plans

With a test plan available in qs-STAT and measured values recorded, you may assign characteristics to the CAD model after selecting them.

Supporting data recording

Approved as tools for the real-time visualisation of results and SPC alarm control, the tool is now even designed to show characteristic-specific views in the CAD model. It guides the operator perfectly through the measuring task.

Reports including 3D CAD

The CAD models serve their purpose in many fields of statistical analysis; they can even be used in reports. Individual and customised reports refer to the respective CAD model. Since the features/characteristics are allocated to the drawing, the report automatically shows the relevant characteristics in the CAD model together with associated evaluation results.

Overview (PDF 149 kB)

Functionalities in a web browser

Web solution for Q-DAS software products do not have to be installed on a computer but run on an Internet browser.

qs-STAT Web

Similar to the classical qs-STAT software, it focuses on sample analysis functionalities for machine performance studies and the range of functions required for continuous process capability analysis. Users load the data to be analysed from the Q-DAS database by applying filters and selection criteria. They generate and use statistics, graphics and reports interactively in a web environment.

solara.MP Web

The web component of solara.MP is the perfect choice to perform measurement system analysis tasks. Just like solara.MP, the web application includes MSA studies and the calculation of statistics based on corporate guidelines. Users may look at already conducted studies and navigate interactively through the web interface. They open individuals and summary graphics and show, move or scale them as individual elements.

O-QIS Web

O-QIS Web gives priority to data visualisation. The respective measurement information is already available in the Q-DAS database. O-QIS Web visualises and updates it cyclically benefiting from some database functionalities. The configuration of the single levels and the visual design is very flexible to design in O-QIS Web.

M-QIS Web

M-QIS Web is the tool of choice for the display of statistics and graphics based on statistical analyses, e.g. compressed information (benchmarks, charts of statistics, etc.). A flexible structure allows for individual configurations based on additional data. The structure of an analysis is easy to define based on additional data.reflects reality as closely as possible. All defineable levels provide quality information also including the information of lower levels. Users navigate through the displayed graphics top down to identify appropriate measures and room for improvement. The M-QIS Web tool creates and extends the structure of the single websites and generates these sites dynamically according to the defined structure.

Overview (PDF 136 kB)

Connect portable measuring instruments and test boxes

You may use various Q-DAS software products to transfer measurement data directly via serial interface (RS-232). Here is an overview of available interface packages.

Overview Interface Package (PDF 185 kB)

Automated data transfer of files provided from third-party systems to the Q-DAS database

The Q-DAS database forms the basis for statistical evaluations in qs-STAT. Only the database makes it easy to compare different information (machines, orders, etc.) and evaluate them automatically in M-QIS Engine.

Transfer of data

Q-DM is typically installed on a server in your network, sometimes even as a service. It monitors directories cyclically storing Q-DAS files. As soon as you store a file in a directory you Q-DM monitors, the systems saves its contents to a Q-DAS database. This process is based on defined rules you adjusted in Q-DM; these rules ensure a clear allocation of measurement information in the database.

You may adjust a wide range of settings, e.g. how to respond to alarms occuring while loading files in the database and store specific information to be considered in subsequent evaluations. The tool is able to generate protocols when a problem occurs while transferring data, e.g. due to a missing network connection or erroneous files and sends them to system administrators by email. The major task of Q-DM Datamanagement is to guarantee a smooth data flow.

Converter

In case your data are not available in the Q-DAS data format, you may apply a converter in Q-DM. It converts the foreign format into Q-DAS files and loads them in the database.

Overview (PDF 113 kB)

Automated archiving for a high-performance database

Q-ARC is only an extension to M-QIS Engine.

Even in case of high-performance databases, there is the time when you have to consider whether it is reasonable to store all collected measured value information in a single database. Since you usually try not to just delete the data in order to raise the performance, you try to outsource the data, i.e. store them in different databases or save them as Q-DAS ASCII files.

Q-ARC is the perfect tool for an automated archiving of data. As an example, you want a database to keep data for 12 months. As soon as 12 months are over, you archive all the data that are older than 12 months. This is a job that Q-ARC is able to perform.

You manage Q-ARC jobs in M-QIS. After purchasing a Q-ARC licence, M-QIS Engine offers archiving jobs.

Overview (PDF 102 kB)

Test planning in SAP and retransfer of measured value information and usage decisions to SAP

The QM module of SAP R/3 offers the “inspection data interface” (QM-IDI) to external systems. This is how users transfer relevant data such as inspection lots, characteristics and measured values.

You use SAP for test planning purposes, i.e. you define when you measure which characteristic and where. This information is transferred to a local Q-DAS database in the form of an inspection lot. The operator is now able to open it in a Q-DAS software product.

This approach is frequently applied in the Q-DAS software products O-QIS or procella. procella is the perfect choice for the recording of test data whereas SAP is focused on test planning. You may thus benefit from a combination of both.

Overview (PDF 203 kB)

Analyse the measured value information available in SAP

The "Statistical Data Interface (QM-STI)“ of SAP R/3's QM module helps you evaluate data that have already been saved in the SAP system in Q-DAS statistical software products.

SAP transfers the data to be evaluated to Q-DAS via QM-STI interface. Now you use qs-STAT to start Q-DAS analyses.

Overview (PDF 340 kB)