Learn how to use Measurement Templates
A Measurement Template is a collection of Measurement Groups without final
measurement data. Therefore, a Template can have multiple Groups. A
Measurement Group is a collection of information and standard measurements
required each time the template is used. For more information on each of the
fields in the Template, see the Calibration Event help
By default, the 'Use Last Calibration as Template if No Template Linked' option
is checked. When this option in checked AND if there are no user-defined
Measurement Templates linked to an Equipment record, Calibration Control will use the most
recent Calibration Event record as a Measurement Template when creating
new Calibration Events.
User-Defined Measurement Templates
Measurement Templates can be created, edited, and managed by clicking on the Measure
Template icon in the Calibration tab of the menu ribbon. Templates can
also be created from existing Calibration Events by selecting the Create Measurement Template
option from the Group Actions combo box.
A Measurement Template needs to be linked to an Equipment record to be useful.
When linked, new Calibration Events will automatically contain the structure of
the linked Measurement Template so that only measurement data (As Found / Left)
needs to be entered and a Calibration Standard recorded. Also, Calibration
Worksheets will replicate the linked Template structure for consistent data collection.
Referring to the diagram below, a Measurement Template can be linked to an Equipment
record in four ways. It is even possible to link four different Templates
to an Equipment record although only one template will be used and in the following
Direct (blue line): Link a Template directly to an Equipment
record by selecting the Template in the Calibration tab of the Equipment
record. A Template directly connected to an Equipment record in this way supersedes all
other methods. Therefore, this direct link overrides all other
Equipment Type (red line): Link a Template to an Equipment
Type record and then link the Type to an Equipment record in the Equipment
dialog. This link overrides the two that follow.
Model Number (green line): Link a Template to a Model Number
record and then link the Model Number record to the Equipment record in the
Equipment Type – Model Number (yellow line): Link a Template
to an Equipment Type, which is linked to a Model Number, and then is finally
linked to an Equipment record. This is the lowest priority.
Multiple methods for links exist to provide the choice of how an organization chooses
to manage its measurement data. Therefore, choose the method that works
best for your team.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2017
Compatibility: Calibration Control versions 8.0 to current
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