DISCUS 5.03 has a new template available that will show you the red, green or yellow status for every result, so you will see immediately if it is out of spec, within spec or close to out of spec. Click File | Export to PDF and select Results Status Template from the drop-down. Export and see the result status right before your very eyes.
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In DISCUS 5.03, you can upload a CSV file and have all your spec data populate Form 2. Here’s how:
- Create a list of items in Excel and save as CSV file. The format is shown below: Column A: Material or Process Name. Column B is Spec Name, Column C is Spec revision. Column D is Supplier, Column E is Approval Yes, No or NA (case sensitive) and Column F is Cert number.
- Save this as a Comma Separated Value file (CSV).
- Click TDP and then Material Process.
- Click the icon on the far right to upload the Material Process data from the CSV file.
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As you enter the result values on the FAI, you can create a filter to view just the items that are Failing, Passing, or Caution (close to out of spec). Click the filter icon and create a new filter. For the attribute, select Status from the drop down and condition is the value of “ is” and the value is either, Pass, Fail, Caution or Empty. The value of Empty is ideal for accessing only the requirements that do not have result data.
Since the introduction of DISCUS Connect as the web-based portion of the DISCUS suite of tools, ‘DISCUS Basic’ has been re-named ‘’DISCUS Desktop.” In addition, to better reflect the use of DISCUS for producibility analysis during all stages of the product lifecycle, ‘‘DISCUS Design’’ has been renamed DISCUS DFM.