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    Running PC-DMIS 2013 MR1
    Hello! The boss wants a pretty colored report for dimensions. Essentially, if the dimension is in, green for good, red if its out, but they also want the dimensions to be colored yellow if they are almost out. I understand this is easy with the Graphic Display Window, but they want the actual print out Text-Only dimensions to have three colors. I can do this where IN is green and OUT is red, but how do I add the "almost out" functionality?"
    I would assume I would have to use variables to check if the tolerance - deviation (using absolute value) is X, set dim color yellow, but I can't find any examples

    Your assistance is appreciated

  • #2
    My report got 3 colors, RED, Green and Blue... Blue is for what you saying

    Edit--> Graphic Display Window-->Dimention Color
    Last edited by WolfMan; 07-27-2017, 12:58 PM.
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    • #3
      Like this?
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      • #4
        Guys I think he's referring to the "Text only" mode (hyphens with a sharp symbol to graphically display the tolerance band).
        Not sure if the solutions posted would apply (I have an older version)
        Last edited by Roberto; 07-27-2017, 02:24 PM.
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        • #5
          Like 2013 shows

          Set # of zones and edit their color.

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          • 2013_junkie
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            I tried to set it up exactly how I figured he wanted it...

        • #6
          Does it work in "text only" mode? I tried to set it up before (like 2013_junkie post) but it never worked out for me so haven't tried again. it could be useful

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          • Mikeg
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            In "text only" it shows ---#----------, depending on how many zones. I have taught the operators to use this as a quick reference to scan the reports (since I cant get them to read the whole report).

          • KIRBSTER269
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            Maybe buy some different color highlighters

          • Mikeg
            Mikeg commented
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            I don't think I could train my monkeys how to use them

        • #7
          Here is what ours look like.
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          • #8
            The chart on the right of the dimension will change color based on how much the measurement deviates from nominal, however I want the whole dimension bar (thing?) to change. Big bright flashy colors to let any Joe Schmoe read the report and know what's what

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            • WolfMan
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              ahhhh the WHOLE BOX you want to change, ok ok, cant be done

            • WolfMan
              WolfMan commented
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              Just joking, no idea

            • Mikeg
              Mikeg commented
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              you are probably right
              feels good doesnt it

          • #9
            ok,,,,,, I dont get it
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            • #10
              I'm assuming I would need a vbs solution, or just built in backgrounds, but imagine thus:
              The dimension box (.lbl file) has a "bg color" or similar variable, that I can change, e.g.:
              Code:
              lbl.bg="red"
              If CurrentDim.Dev>=(abs(CurrentDim.Tol)*0.8)
              then lbl.bg="yellow"
              and so on

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              • 2013_junkie
                2013_junkie commented
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                The bright a** colors on the dimension aren't good enough as they are?

              • InspectorJester
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                I suppose not. It would be nice to know the names of some variables I can mess around with to change the color of the dimension background (cyan to red/yellow/green, depending)

              • Mikeg
                Mikeg commented
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                I think this is the way it would have to be done

            • #11
              I haven't actually done this, I'm just thinking out loud.

              Could you edit FEATURE.LBL to have two or three, REDFEAT.LBL, YELFEAT.LBL, FEATURE.LBL, then load the one you want each time via IF statements?

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              • InspectorJester
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                This seems like a viable option, certainly.

            • #12
              I havent been able to do this within PC DMIS...but I did set this up with outputting my dimensions to excel and setting up a formula. You may have to go that route
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              • #13
                I'm just looking to make a nice pretty report because that's what the boss wants. Anyone got any ideas outside of PC-DMIS' native reporting software? I hear DataPage is good...

                If I can get a solution that works natively with PC-DMIS that would be appreciated, however I'll take what I can get to make it work
                Last edited by InspectorJester; 08-01-2017, 10:06 AM. Reason: Added Footnote

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                • #14
                  Originally posted by InspectorJester View Post
                  I'm just looking to make a nice pretty report because that's what the boss wants. Anyone got any ideas outside of PC-DMIS' native reporting software? I hear DataPage is good...

                  If I can get a solution that works natively with PC-DMIS that would be appreciated, however I'll take what I can get to make it work
                  DataPage is good for what it does, but I haven't seen it produce "nice pretty" reports.
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                  • #15
                    Originally posted by 2013_junkie View Post
                    like this?
                    yes
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