Reliability HotWire

Issue 85, March 2008

Tool Tips

* Can I copy/paste more than one item in the System Hierarchy or FMEA Hierarchy in Xfmea or RCM++?

You will notice that only one item at a time can be selected in the System Hierarchy or FMEA Hierarchy. You can easily copy multiple items in either hierarchy, however, by selecting Copy Multiple System Tree Items or Copy Multiple FMEA Tree Items from the Project windows Edit menu. These commands open windows that allow you to select the items you want to copy. The Copy Multiple System Tree Items window is shown next.

Select the checkbox next to the item(s) that you want to copy in the system hierarchy. Please note that when an item is selected to be copied, all associated next level items, functions, failures, effects, causes, controls and actions will also be copied, along with any attachments. Click Select All to select all items in the system hierarchy or click Deselect All to clear all selected items.

The Copy Multiple FMEA Tree Items window, shown next, works in a similar way.

Select the type of record (functions, failures, effects or causes) that you want to copy in the drop-down menu, then select the checkbox next to the record(s) that you want to copy. Please note that when a record is selected to be copied, all associated next level functions, failures, effects, causes, controls and actions will also be copied, along with any attachments. Note also that you cannot copy records above the type you have selected in the drop-down menu (e.g. if you have selected to copy effects, as shown here, functions and failures will not be available for copying). Click Select All to select all records in the FMEA hierarchy or click Deselect All to clear all selected records.

Records that you copy in these windows can be pasted to the same project or to another project within the same database.

The Delete Multiple System Tree Items and Delete Multiple FMEA Tree Items commands in the Edit menu open similar windows that allow you to select multiple items for deletion.

* Where can I find examples to see how ReliaSoft software works?

ReliaSoft's software packages come with numerous example files to help you gain an understanding of how to use the software. These files are stored in the "Examples" folder in the application directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Weibull7\Examples). In most applications, you can access these files at any time by selecting Open Examples Folder from the Help menu. In addition, the initial window that appears in many of ReliaSoft's applications (titled What do you want to do?) provides an Open Examples Folder link at the lower left that takes you directly to the Examples folder, as shown next.

You may also find it useful to work through the examples provided in the training guide that is available for each application. Training guides are available for free download, in *.pdf format, at http://www.ReliaSoft.com/guides/index.htm.

Finally, case studies are available on the Web for many of ReliaSoft's products. For a complete list of available case studies, please visit http://www.weibull.com/knowledge/examples.htm.

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