Enact Free Subscription—Edit a Data Collection

Greg Matranga
By Greg Matranga | July 19, 2022
Vice President of Global Marketing

Fact checked by Stephen O'Reilly

During the Enact Quick Setup, new users were able to quickly create a data collection and start using Enact right away. Quick Setup is designed to ease the burden of jumping into something new by asking for a few straightforward pieces of information that allow Enact to configure the data collection for you.
When your data collection configuration is complete, you may want to tweak it a bit to suit your company’s needs. It’s reassuring to know that editing a data collection in Enact is just as easy as it was to create in Quick Setup.
Enact on the Plant Floor 
For this quick-hit, instructional blog, we’re going to look at a few tasks you can perform on your new data collection quickly and easily in Enact:
  • Add or remove parts
  • Add, remove, or rearrange features and change the number of pieces to be measured
  • Add or remove processes
  • Add manufacturing limits for any new part-feature combinations that were added above

Jump Right in and Edit Your Data Collection

You can edit an existing data collection by selecting Quick Setup either from the data collection tile or from the access menu. In the image below, you’re using the access menu:
Edit a Data Collection 
The Quick Setup Configuration Guide screen displays. Click Edit under the Data Collection heading:
Quick Setup - Configuration Guide screen 
The Basic Information screen displays. You start by selecting the data collection you want to edit:
Basic Information screen 
And click Save & Continue. The Parts screen then displays:
Parts screen 
You can easily remove a part from the list by clicking the corresponding X, as illustrated in the image above.
For the sake of this exercise, let’s say you want to add a new feature to your data collection. Click Save & Continue to move on to the next screen, Features:
Features screen 
Click the + sign at the bottom to access a new Feature field, into which you can type the name of the new feature. Then click Save & Continue.
Add a Feature 
Note that on this screen, you can also increase or decrease the sample size in the text field located just above the Features.
For this example, there are no changes in your process selections, so you continue on by clicking Save & Continue on the Processes screen. The next screen you see is Manufacturing Limits:
Manufacturing Limits screen 
It’s pretty evident by now how this works. Just click the + sign to add manufacturing limits.
A new row displays, for which you add the specification limits for the new Feature you added.
Add Manufacturing Limits 
Click Save to complete the setup.
Now when an operator performs this data collection, the new feature and the increased sample size will appear:
Changes display for the Operator 
Note that some changes cannot be made using Quick Setup. You can’t change the name of an existing part, feature, or process. Also, can’t change an existing specification limit record.  These changes must be made directly to the respective records via the access menu.
That’s it! I’m always amazed at how easy it is to make changes in Enact…and to find your way around in this powerful software.
To learn more about the Enact Free Subscription: please see the blog series. To immerse yourself even further into Enact, we offer the Guided Learning video library.
I encourage you to take advantage of the technology at your fingertips today: contact one of our account managers (1.800.772.7978 or via our website) for more information about a free subscription to Enact.

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