How can I reuse my existing data in Lambda Predict 3?
Your existing data sets are valuable!
Lambda Predict 3
offers several ways to import data so that you don’t
have to waste time duplicating work you’ve already done.
You can import from:
- Other Lambda Predict 3 databases. You can import
predictions and stored plots from an existing Lambda
Predict 3 database into the current Lambda Predict 3
database. To do this, choose Project > Import
Prediction(s) and browse for your source database. You
can then choose one, some or all of the predictions and
stored plots to be imported.
- Lambda Predict 1 and 2 projects. You can import
data from projects created in earlier versions of Lambda
Predict using a simple two-part process. First, you
export the data from the existing project to a Microsoft
Excel® workbook. You then import the data from the Excel
workbook to a Lambda Predict 3 database by choosing
Project > Import from Lambda Predict 2. Browse for the
Excel workbook that you created from Lambda Predict 1 or
2 and, if you are importing any Bellcore or Telcordia
systems, specify the version of the standard that should
be used when the systems are created in Lambda Predict
that systems based on the China 299B and RDF 2000
reliability prediction standards cannot be imported
because those standards are not currently
supported in Version 3.)
- Microsoft Excel files and delimited text files. You can
import component data from a Microsoft Excel file or a
delimited text file via the Import Wizard. The Import Wizard uses import mapping
templates to allow you to identify the relevant
information in your source file and to specify exactly
how that information should be used in Lambda Predict 3.
You can create an import mapping template on the fly or
use one that you have previously defined. If desired,
you can compare the part numbers imported from an Excel
or text file with part numbers in one or more libraries,
in the current project and/or in the database maintained
by ReliaSoft at http://www.PartLibraries.org. Lambda Predict will
search for a matching part number in the specified
location(s) and any additional part
data not specified in the Excel or text file will be
taken from the first match found.
For more detailed instructions
on using the import capabilities of Lambda Predict 3,
please refer to the Lambda Predict 3 User’s Guide.
In Xfmea 5/RCM++ 5, if I need to change the options in a configurable drop-down list, is there an easy way to update the records that already exist in the project?
You can use the Find and Replace window in
5 to search for options in drop-down lists (e.g.
the Action Category list for actions) or rating scales (e.g.
the Initial Severity for effects). For example, suppose
have changed one of the options in the Action Category
drop-down list for a project, and you want to search for all
records that have been assigned to the old category ("Quality Assurance") and replace with the new category ("QA Testing").
To open the Find and Replace window, choose Edit >
Find and Replace.
In the Search area, first select the current
project, and then select the analysis type (FMEA
Analysis), record type (Actions) and record property
(Action Category). In the Find area, select the
old option (Quality Assurance) and in the Replace
With area, select the new option (QA Testing). Click
Find to display the results, as shown next.
To replace all matches, select the check box in the
table header and then click Replace.