The Import function of the legacy RIAC 217Plus™ software tool can be a tremendous time-saver to any user of 217Plus™ Software. Quanterion offers several (free) 217Plus™ Application Notes that provide step-by-step guidance for error-free Importing of Bills of Materials (BOMs) into the 217Plus™ Software. One of the Application Notes also addresses Importing data into the 217Plus™ Component Library. It should also be noted that the legacy RIAC 217Plus™ Software does not include the new and updated models from Quanterion’s 217Plus™:2015 Handbook.
Quanterion Solutions has created (4) Application Notes files that are available, for free download.
- 217Plus™ Application Note 1: Importing a BOM – This Application Note provides a step-by-step procedure that can be followed in order to successfully import a Bill of Material into 217Plus™ for a Parts Count Analysis. This Application Note also introduces the user to 217Plus_BOM-Tool-Rev2.xls, a low-cost Excel®-based tool designed by Quanterion Solutions to facilitate importing of BOM and/or Component data into the RIAC’s 217Plus™ Software Application.
- 217Plus™ Application Note 2: Working with Multiple Bills of Material – Performing a Parts Count Analysis of a system usually requires evaluating multiple Bills of Materials. Application Note 2 outlines a proven procedure for combining multiple BOMs into one spreadsheet file, such as 217Plus_BOM_Tool-Rev2.xls, allowing all of the BOMs to be imported at once. It can save time and help eliminate the potential for errors by ensuring BOM data is of a common format.
- 217Plus™ Application Note 3: Preparing Bills of Materials for Stress Analysis – A 217Plus™ Reliability Prediction using the Stress Analysis method requires the entry of component and design parameters in order to determine how electrical and thermal stresses affect failure rates. Application Note 3 identifies how component rating and stress parameters can be imported along with a BOM (or BOMs) through the construction of a spreadsheet, or through the use of the Quanterion 217Plus_BOM_Tool-Rev2.xls spreadsheet. Application Note 3 also identifies the acceptable data formats and data ranges for each of the 217Plus component parameters.
- 217Plus™ Application Note 4: Importing Component Data into 217Plus – The 217Plus™ software application can maintain a library of components. Along with basic component information, the library can also maintain the component rating data as used in a stress analyses. Although component data can be added to the library one at a time, or on a BOM-by-BOM basis through the 217Plus™ user interface, one may Import an entire listing of electronic components (and, optionally the component rating data) to the 217Plus™ library by following the procedure in Application Note 4,. This capability is most advantageous when 217Plus™ is first installed.
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