- In DISCUS 5.03, when you extract the text (Drawing | Extract Text) from the drawing Name and Number, the data shows up in the TDP tab.
- Highlight the data and right-click to send the info to the Name or Number information.
- Click Save Properties and the TDP is perfectly named, right from your drawing information and your typing has been nil.
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- After you capture balloon data, click Drawing and Snap Requirement Image Options.
- Then click Fill. The items are filled with color and any item without color is not a captured characteristic.
- To white out the data to show only what has not been ballooned click Drawing and Snap Requirement Image Options and this time select White Out.
- All captured data is virtually removed from the print and only data remaining shows what has not been ballooned.
If you are capturing data such as notes on the drawing and the data returned is nothing like what is on the print, then you have hidden PDF searchable text “behind” the PDF. It is as if a ghost is behind the real text. To capture the authentic data, be sure to select OCR and not PDF in the Tools |OCR Settings. Those odd ghosts will go away and the real data displays.
If you are using the same Form 2 data over and over again, you can reuse this information in DISCUS. Enter it once and reuse. Here’s how:
- Create a “shell TDP” that contains all of the specs you normally use. This means a one time effort to get this information into DISCUS.
- Once that is complete, you now can perform a Save TDP As to clone this TDP.
- Then add your drawings and other related part information including the parts list.
For a easy and fast introduction, check out the DISCUS Get Started Video which provides the basic “how to” create the AS9102 form and ballooned drawing. http://www.discussoftware.com/support/instructional_videos.html
In DISCUS 5.0 create a new report with the existing FAI requirements.
Once you have your TDP with or without results, click TDP Properties and Manage TDP. Click to create a new report, enter the new TDP Properties data and make it active. Previous Results from the former FAI are removed and you can reuse the characteristic data for a new report.
The measurement warning level is a user defined percentage that is applied to determine which passing results should be labeled with a warning status.
- Click Results and Results Settings.
- Under General you can enter the warning level. The lower the level the more likely the result data will be close to the limit.
The warning level represents the percentage of the tolerance band being used on one side from the nominal, target value (with 0% being at the nominal value and 100% being at the specification limit).
When a measurement result is entered that is within the specification limits but exceeds the warning level percentage, a warning status is issued. The default warning level is 50. If the warning level value is changed the result status of each measurement result is updated and may change as well.
- Ctrl+N -
Create new TDP
- Ctrl+O –Open existing TDP
- Ctrl+S –Save current TDP
- Ctrl+T– Open TDP Documents window
- Ctrl+A –Select all
- F2– Maximize Drawing Panel
- F3 –Maximize Specification Panel
- F4 –Maximize BoC Panel
- F5– Reset viewing panels and the BoC
- Ctrl+B– Add balloons
- Ctrl+L –Add leader lines
- Ctrl+I –Create requirement image
- Ctrl+F– Display Find Characteristic dialog box F1– Launch DISCUS help F1– Launch DISCUS help
- F1– Launch DISCUS help