Can I customize the template
for importing data into Xfmea 5 or RCM++ 5?
Yes. The Import Templates feature
in Xfmea 5 and
RCM++ 5 allows you to create and manage
your own custom templates for importing and exporting data via Excel. You no
longer have to modify your data files to fit one of the predefined import templates
that are shipped with the software.
To create a custom template, do the following:
- Choose Tools > Templates Manager and then click the
Import/Export Templates tab. Click Add to open the Select Import
Template Type window. Choose the data type (e.g. Items, FMEA Spreadsheet,
Control Plan Spreadsheet, etc.) then click OK to open the Import Template
window. For example, the following window shows the default selections for creating a
template that imports/exports System Hierarchy data and FMEA data together from the
same Excel file (the FMEA Spreadsheet with Items option):
- Enter a name for the template, then select the applicable columns
in the Available Fields area and move them to the Selected Fields area.
You can use drag/drop or the up/down arrow buttons to place the fields in the
order that matches how your data sheet is organized.
- Once you have defined the import/export template to suit your needs,
click OK. Your new template will now be available in the list of
available templates in the Import from Excel and Export to Excel windows.
Note that if a Standard database (*.rx5) is currently open, you will be managing the
templates in the Standard templates file (*.xrt5) that is currently active for your
computer. If an Enterprise database (SQL Server or Oracle) is currently open, you will
be managing the templates stored within the Enterprise database itself. For Standard
databases, you can also share your custom templates with other users.
For more information about how to do so, refer to your User's Guide.
In Lambda Predict 3, can I
define a system or a block to be in a parallel configuration?
Yes. By default, systems and blocks in Lambda
Predict 3 are assumed to be in a series configuration (i.e. the
Redundancy property is False). However, by setting the Redundancy
property to True, the system/block is considered to be in a parallel
configuration. You can then define the number of parallel systems/blocks in the
Quantity field and specify how many of the total number of units must be
functioning at any given time in the Quantity Required field.