A Directory of QW5 Modules

You may be wondering what all those extra programs are for that are in the QW50 directory.  Typically you would only use the QW.EXE and QWAdmin modules.  The additional modules were created to accomplish specific tasks.  They can be used to create custom interfaces for QW 5 applicatio... [More]

Why would You use Quality Window 5?

What would you use Quality Window 5 for [More]

How to Protect a Quality Window Variable

Setting the Required field to Protected is very useful for data that is brought into Quality Window automatically from a PLC, via RS232 or by using the Input File feature. To protected a Quality Window variable set the Required field to Protected in QWAdmin. This will prevent users ... [More]

Using QWBackup

 QWBackup is a utility program that can be used to archive Quality Window application templates. Backup Files From     The fully qualified path to the Quality Window application(s). Applications from multiple folders are allowed.  The wildcard... [More]

Runtime Error on Summary Screen

For Quality Window 5.0 builds prior to 767, the Summary screen will display a "runtime error 9: subscript out of range" error message if the template has the X-Axis field set to zero (0). This error has been resolved in Quality Window 5.0 build 767. To correct the error: Edit the template a... [More]

Using QWVersion

QWVersion collects and displays information on the files that are installed and used by Quality Window. The information displayed is very helpful to the technical support staff at Busitech by letting them know what version of the Quality Window modules have been installed on your computer. QWVer... [More]

Using the Sampling Plan feature in QW 5

The Variable Reference number, to the right of the variable name on the Add Screen, is a customizable method of indicating when data can or should be entered for each individual variable on the Add Screen.  This is a very useful feature to allow for an application to contain data with vary sam... [More]

Language Options for Quality Window 5

The base language for Quality Window is English but there are ways to tailor Quality Window Applications to better meet local language requirements.  The three main areas are: Base or support files Quality Window Application – Variable names Individual Variable Help files Let&rsqu... [More]

Running Quality Window on a 64-bit Operating System

Quality Window is a 32-bit application but runs just fine on Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, 64-bit architecture, assuming you are installing from one of our most recent builds (ie QW 5.0 Build 765 or higher). Quality Window components that would normally be installed in the System32 folder, are no... [More]

Capturing data from multiple RS232 devices

Our utility program QWRS232 has the ability to connect to an RS232 enabled device and collect the data into a Quality Window application. But what if you have more than one device that you would like to collect data from? The only practical way of doing this is through scripting. When a user presses... [More]