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Training

REGIONAL TRAINING IS BACK!
GAGEtrak 7 - November 12-13
Naperville, IL
Contact us for details and to register.


WEB TRAINING

GAGEtrak 7 Web Training Suites:
for anyone who uses GAGEtrak 7

October Suite
Session 1: Oct. 5 – Closed
Session 2: Oct. 8 – Closed
Session 3: Oct. 12Closed
Session 4: Oct. 15 – Available

November Suite
Session 1: Nov. 2 – Available
Session 2: Nov. 5 – Available
Session 3: Nov. 9 – Available
Session 4: Nov. 12 – Available


GAGEtrak Lite Web Training Suite
for anyone who uses GAGEtrak Lite

November Suite:
Session 1: Nov. 3 – Available
Session 2: Nov. 10 – Available


GAGEtrak Admin Web Training Suite
for GAGEtrak administrators

October Suite:
Session 1: Oct. 7 – Closed
Session 2: Oct. 14 – Available


See the full training schedule here.

To register for any of these trainings or for info about our custom training options, please contact our Training Specialist at 1-800-777-7020 ext. 134 or training@cybermetrics.com.
Free Webinars

October 22

November 5


See the full webinar schedule and descriptions here.


On-demand Podcast
Globalization Forces Calibration Software Providers to get their Heads in the Cloud (Quality Magazine)
Support Portal
Did you know that we have a GAGEtrak Support Portal?

The Portal includes a knowledge base for answers to common questions and explanations for any potential issues you may experience. The Portal is also the most efficient way to create a support ticket and engage the support team.

Click here for instructions on creating a Support Portal account and further info about learning resources.
Gauge Reliability Targets
Aim for Lower Calibration Costs with Gauge Reliability Targets

Gauge reliability is used to measure whether a gauge is calibrated too often or not often enough. Obviously, calibrating too often is a waste of money. Not calibrating often enough would mean that the gauges will have more frequent failures...

Read the full story here.
Tech Tip
Can I delete all of my retired gages at the same time?

GAGEtrak is designed to prevent record deletion, so if you need to delete more than one gage, you must delete them one at a time. Whenever you delete a gage record, you are also deleting all other information concerning that gage. You will lose all of the calibration history, all of the issue tracking (usage) history, association with calibration standards, attached documents, relationship with parts, any MSA studies, etc.

WARNING: Before you delete a gage record, it is wise to check your Quality Department's record retention requirements; you may be required to retain records for a certain number of years after you no longer use the gage. If you are planning to delete several gage records, it is a good idea to make a backup copy of the database using the current date as a part of the file name. That way, if you ever need to look up historical information about any of the gage records you deleted, you will be able to do so. Please keep in mind that if you did this and you decided later that you wanted these gage records brought into your current database, that it would be very difficult and time consuming to get this information back again.

CHANGE GAGE STATUS OR CREATE A NEW STATUS: It is not necessary to delete a gage to remove it from the calibration report or to make it inactive. All you have to do is change the gage's Status.

GAGEtrak comes with six status descriptions to get you started, only two of which are included on gage due listings by default (Active and Employee Owned). You can add as many more as you like and specify their inclusion in gage due listings. In the case of a retired gage, you could change the Status to 2-Inactive or create a new Status, such as 7-Retired.

To create a new Status in GAGEtrak 7:

  1. Navigate to Setup -> Status IDs.
  2. Below the six default records is an empty row of fields. In that row, type 7 in the Status ID field, type Retired in the Status Description field and leave the Include in lists of due gages checkbox unchecked. (You will notice that there is now another empty row of fields at the bottom of the list to continue adding new descriptions.)
  3. Save the new record by either clicking the pencil icon that appears to the left of that record or clicking Save in the Ribbon.
  4. Navigate to the Main Records -> Gages -> Information tab and the Status drop-down list will now contain 7-Retired.

We encourage you to explore the additional capabilities in your GAGEtrak software and as always, keep an eye out for future Tech Tips.