What is the difference between Quick Reports and Customized
Reports in DOE++?
Beginning with version 1.0.2,
DOE++ offers the
option of creating customized reports in addition to the basic,
or "quick," reporting functionality that was already available.
To create a report, choose Data > Create Report from the
Data menu to open the Select Responses window, which allows you
to choose whether you want to create a quick report based on a
standard template or a customized report containing the
information that you specify.
- Quick reports may include
information for one or more user-selected calculated
responses in the current Standard Folio. The information for
each response appears on a separate sheet within the
Spreadsheet and includes:
- All information from
the Design Summary, which may include:
- Initial Design:
Displays the design profile upon creation.
- Initial Alias
Structure: Shows the alias structure for the design upon
creation. This is displayed only if the initial design
- Current Settings:
Displays the design profile as it currently stands,
including any modifications you may have made.
- All information from
the Analysis tab Data Sheet.
- The regression
equation, in terms of actual factor values, from the
Analysis Summary. Note that the equation uses
the actual values of quantitative factors and the coded values
of any qualitative factors.
- A selection of plots,
as listed next. Note that only the plots that apply to
the current design type will appear.
- Effect Probability
- Pareto chart
- Interaction Matrix
- Residual vs.
- Residual vs. Order
All plots use the settings specified in
the Folio, with the exception that all plots use automatic scaling. In
addition, all factors are selected in the Interaction Matrix.
- Customized reports include
information for only one user-selected calculated response
and are created using the Report Generator window, as shown
The Report Generator window
allows you to select the information you want to display in the
report by selecting items in the Available Report Items
area and moving them to the Selected Item Sequence area,
where you can specify the order in which the items appear in the
report. Items available for inclusion in the report include all
information from the Design Summary, the Analysis tab and the
Analysis Summary as well as all plots that apply to the design.
The properties area on the right side of the Report Generator
window displays properties and settings associated with the item
currently selected in the Selected Item Sequence area.
For plots, the Plot tab Control Panel options that control the
content and appearance of the plot will be available in the
When importing FMEA data from Microsoft Excel into Xfmea/RCM++,
does my data have to be in a specific format?
When importing FMEA data from
Excel into Xfmea
or RCM++, the data
in the Excel file must fit one of the four pre-defined templates
created by ReliaSoft.
You set which template you will
use on the Settings (2) page of the User Setup in the FMEA
Import Template list.
Click the View Selected
Template button to view the template file or to save a copy of it for your own
use. These templates are also installed with the software in the "Examples"
folder in your application directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\ReliaSoft\Xfmea4\Examples
or C:\Program Files\ReliaSoft\RCM4\Examples).
The templates are:
- Standard: This
template is based on the Standard profile used in
Xfmea or RCM++ and contains a general set of columns that appear
in FMEAs. Use it when you are not following the AIAG or J1739 standards
exactly. (Note that if you have a lot of user-defined fields, then
you must use the Comprehensive template.)
- Comprehensive: This
template is based on the Comprehensive profile used in
RCM++. That profile enables every field in the
system. Use this template when you want to make sure you are
importing all possible data.
- AIAG: This template
is based on the AIAG FMEA-3 profile. Use it when you are
importing analysis information that conforms to that standard. (Please note that
there are some restrictions when importing data from the
Responsibility and Completion Date column into the
Responsibility: Display in Worksheet field in Xfmea
or RCM++. For more information, refer to the Xfmea
Users Guide or the RCM++ Users Guide.)
- J1739: This
template is based on the SAE J1739 profile. Use it when you
are importing analysis information that conforms to that standard. (Please
note that when using the J1739 template, the Control Type
will not be imported. In addition, note that there are some
restrictions when importing data from the Responsibility and
Completion Date column into the Responsibility: Display
in Worksheet field in Xfmea or RCM++. For more
information, refer to the Xfmea Users Guide or the
RCM++ Users Guide.)