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QuestSuite Professional II (QSP-II)

Quick overview of QSP-II using NoisePro studies

Contents

Welcome to QuestSuite Professional II .......................................................................................................... 2

A brief introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 2

Functionality ..................................................................................................................................................... 2

License...............................................................................................................................................................................................2

Understanding Start-up screen....................................................................................................................... 3

My Instruments................................................................................................................................................. 3

My Data............................................................................................................................................................ 3

Working and managing your meter’s set-up parameters ............................................................................... 4

NoisePro set-up parameters.................................................................................................................................... 4

Retrieving your data ....................................................................................................................................... 6

Downloaded Data ........................................................................................................................................... 7

Downloaded Node.................................................................................................................................................. 7

Organizing your studies .................................................................................................................................. 8

Creating a new folder structure (node) and moving studies.................................................................................. 8

Renaming Sessions and Studies ......................................................................................................................... 8

Viewing your studies in panels (charts and tables) ........................................................................................ 9

Adding panels (charts/graphs) ................................................................................................................ 10

Saving your customized layout (charts/graphs)...................................................................................................... 10

Creating Reports................................................................................................................................................... 11

NoisePro - Sample report………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….11

Sharing reports…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…12

Backing-up your noise studies/Export a node …………………………………………………………………………………………………….12

Figures

Figure 1-A: QSP-II is designed with a bi-pane view ..................................................................................................... 2

Figure 1-B: Explaining “My Instruments” screen .......................................................................................................... 3

Figure 1-C: NoisePro Set-up screen ............................................................................................................................ 4

Figure 1-D: General Screen during setup .................................................................................................................... 5

Figure 1-E: User Settings ........................................................................................................................................... 5

Figure 1-F: Example of retrieving data from NoisePro .................................................................................................. 6

Figure 1-G: Tests are stored in “Downloaded” node...................................................................................................... 7

Figure 1-H: Example of organizing your studies........................................................................................................... 8

Figure 1-I: Example of Graphs and Charts (Panels) .................................................................................................... 9

Figure 1-J: Saving a customized layout (charts/graphs) ............................................................................................ 10

Figure 1-K: Sample NoisePro Report in QSP-II........................................................................................................... 11

Figure 1-L: Saving reports as .pdf file ....................................................................................................................... 12

Figure 1-M: Exporting a noise study for back-up or sharing of data ............................................................................ 12

Welcome to QuestSuite Professional II

Data Pane:

Tree Nodes

My Instruments Pane

Family of Devices

Family of Instruments:

(Acoustics, Vibration, Heat, etc..)

Working and

Managing dosimeter’s functionality

Specific instrument (i.e., NoisePro)

Figure 1-A: QSP-II is designed with a bi-pane view

A brief introduction

QuestSuite Professional II (QSP-II) is a software application from Quest

Technologies that runs under the Windows operating system which includes the following instruments: Acoustic meters (i.e., SoundPro, SoundPro DLX, NoisePro,

Q300, Q400, Q500), Vibration meters (i.e., HAVPro, VI-400Pro), and Heat Stress

(i.e., QT34/QT36).

Functionality

You can use QSP-II for a variety of functions including the ability to display and manipulate data after it is uploaded to the computer. Additionally, QSP-II is used to download information to the instrument, including configuration files, as well as updating the instrument’s parameter settings, clock, and storing calibration and serial number information.

License

QSP-II is available with a single user-license, a 10-use license and an unlimited license. Please contact Quest at www.questtechnologies.com or your Quest dealer for ordering information.

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Understanding Start-up screen

The user interface in QuestSuite Professional II uses the tree view and file menu concept used by most file browsers.

The main window is divided into (2) sections (or window “panes”): “My Instruments” and “My Data”.

My Instruments

My Instruments enables you to manage multiple instruments in one program which encompasses the following functions:

Selecting your setup parameters and saving these setups as templates in the software.

Store calibration certification information

Set Date and Time on the instrument

Retrieve data (or “download” data) from the meter into QSP-II

My Data

A section of the screen (called

“pane”) used to view your saved sessions.

My Data

In the “My Data” pane (also referred to as “control pane”), you will find your saved sessions. This tree view section is also used to manage your studies by naming them, grouping them, and exporting/importing the studies. When

QuestSuite Professional II is opened, "My Data” pane will always be to the far left.

My Instruments

Select a meter and then use it to retrieve data, setup parameters, and set date and time.

Meter Functionality

Retrieve Data, Setup,

Clear Memory, and set

Date-Time, etc.

Select instrument (i.e., NoisePro)

Figure 1-B: Explaining “My Instruments” screen

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Setting up your meter

As you are setting up your instrument, QuestSuite Professional II is designed in easy to use setup screens with an index tab structure. All meters can be customized with industry standard set-up parameters which can then be saved incase you wish to create a couple or several customized setups (i.e., xxx city ordinance 1, xxx city ordinance 2, etc..) Once the setups are saved, you can then send (or retrieve) these settings from your pc to the instrument.

NoisePro set-up parameters

The following example outlines how to manipulate and customize your set-up parameters with the NoisePro.

Customizing set-up parameters and saving the configuration

Tabs

Dosimeter tab

Select appropriate settings from drop down list. To customize click on the “User Settings tab”

1. In QSP-II, select the NoisePro from the acoustic family.

2. Select the Setup button (See Figure 1-B above) and the following screen will appear.

Saved Settings

To apply click on the appropriate setting. If you saved a new setup, it will be stored here.

Save As button

Click to save a customized setup parameters. It will save in

“Saved Setups”

Figure 1-C: NoisePro Set-up screen

3. You have the following options: a. Dosimeter tab: i. Select the appropriate Model you are using (i.e., NoisePro DL) (Note: on the back of the meter, the model type and serial number are labeled towards the bottom of the meter.) ii. Select the appropriate settings from the drop down list or click on the User Settings tab and create your own. Click back on the dosimeter tab and those new settings will display. Lastly, select the new “user settings” displayed in the listing.

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b. General tab: Select the appropriate data logging options (only available on DLX and DLX-1).

General tab

Logging options

Available only on DLX and DLX- models

Figure 1-D: General Screen during setup c. Auto-on tab: If you want to automatically run your studies at a specific date, days of week, or timed run, set these parameters in this screen. d. Security tab: If you want to lock or secure the meter during run mode so it does not change (i.e., no one can accidentally stop your study), set this feature. e. Print tab: If you wish to print out your study results, select this option to customize your print outs (or reports). f. User Settings tab: This tab is used to customize and/or assign personalized set-up parameters. Depending on which model you ordered, you may have up to 4 dosimeters in one meter and can then customize each dosimeter to simultaneously capture your study information with different parameter settings. Each field is editable by either a drop down list or you can type in the field with limited characters.

User Settings Tab

Setup Name:

Type in a customized setting name.

Figure 1-E: User Settings

4. To save your customized settings as a template (to use in the future), click the Save

As button and name Set-up screen (refer to Figure 1-C). a. It will display in the Saved Settings section.

5. To send the set-up from the software to the pc click on the send setup to the pc.

(Ensure the meter and the pc are setup to communicate. See Figure 1-F below).

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Retrieving your data

Whether you’re working with a meter from the family of acoustics, vibration, and/or heat stress, the

“Retrieve Data” function performs a similar process of pulling (or “retrieving”) your logged data from the meter to the software. ( Note: please reference your user manual for specific communication details.)

Example of retrieving data from the NoisePro meter. (1) Ensure your meter is powered on and setup to communicate to the software (see “1” below). (2) In QSP-II, select Acoustic family from “My Instruments”, select NoisePro, and click on “Retrieve Data” button (see “2” below). (3)

In QSP-II, the Retrieve data screen will prompt you to press “ID” from the meter (refer to “5”, “A”). (4)

On the meter, press the “COMM” softkey and then press “ID” softkey (refer to “3” and “4” below). (5)

In the Retrieve Data screen of QSP-II, select “Download” once the meter appears in the display (see “5” below).

1 2

Acoustics

NoisePro

Retrieve Data

3 4

From start screen of meter, press

COMM” softkey

ID

Press “ID” softkey

5

Retrieve Data screen

A. QSP-II message explains that it is ready for you to press

“ID” from NoisePro meter (refer to 3 & 4) above.

B. NoisePro meter will appear under “instrument” when communication occurs.

C. Download button

Figure 1-F: Example of retrieving data from NoisePro

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Downloaded Data

Where your studies are Stored

Downloaded Node

When you sync the meter to the software and upload the files into QSP-II, these sessions are automatically stored in the “Downloaded” node and a generic name is assigned to the sessions.

Analogy: The concept of storing files is similar to how your inbox works in Microsoft Outlook.

In Outlook, the files are automatically sent to a general inbox and it is up to you to organize your mail into subfolders. Likewise, with QSP-II, once the files are imported, they are stored in a general inbox called “Downloaded” node. With a simple right-click, you can quickly rename the file and create a user-friendly filing system to manage your sessions.

Downloaded node/folder

 Click on the “+” to

 expand the tree view.

It will reveal the

Session, Meter configuration (same as your set-up parameters), and

Study data

Figure 1-G: Tests are stored in “Downloaded” node

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Organizing your folders (nodes)

As explained previously, imported instrument data is automatically stored in a folder system called

“Downloaded” (node). Leaving all your data in one huge list under the Downloaded node is confusing and can be inefficient since generic names are assigned to nodes and studies. In order to categorize your data, use the “Create Organizer” menu option and assign descriptive names. A quick drag and drop of the data will enable you to organize and manage your nodes.

Un-organized folder/node

Example 1: Displays a generic name assignment for a

NoisePro DL study that is currently stored under

“Downloaded” node/folder.

Organized into a node with renamed studies

From example 1, we assigned a new node (main folder) and renamed NoisePro DL study to “Quad Graphics

Noise study”. Also we renamed the Session, Study 1, and Study 2 as indicated above by the book icon

Figure 1-H: Example of organizing your studies

Creating and moving a new folder structure (node)

1. Right-click any existing node or “my data” . a. If you want it under the root of “My Data”, right–click on “My Data”.

2. Select Add Organizer Node from the right-click Node menu. An Add

Organizer Node dialog appears.

3. Type a name for the node.

4. Click OK. The new node is added below the node you clicked in Step 1.

5. To move the node, click, drag, and drop the node to another node.

Note: if allowed the following icon will appear: . If it is disallowed, the following icon will appear: .

Renaming Nodes, Sessions, and/or Studies

1. Right-click on the node, session, or study you wish to rename and select

Rename.

Rename Session

2. Type in a specific name and click Ok. The new name will appear.

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Layout

Viewing your studies in panels

(charts and tables)

You can add, edit, print, and export data in QSP-II. The following diagram illustrates the main features and menu bars in QSP-II.

Layout icon toolbar D

Used to customize your panels.

C Panel (or chart/graph) icons

Used to customize

A

B

Panel

Also referred to as

“Charts and Graphs”

Figure 1-I: Example of Graphs and Charts (Panels)

Graphs & Charts

layout view

A. Layout

B. Panel

Explanation

QSP-II is divided into two panes (or sections). One is the layout view and the second pane is the “control pane”. The layout is divided into panels which contain charts, graphs, calculator, etc. You can add charts and/or graphs (by adding panels), move them in the appropriate position, and/or customize the data values.

The standard layout (or default template) has four panels on each screen has 3 icons.

 Expand or Collapse the panel (graph/chart)

 Edit (edit the parameters of the selected screen).

 Delete (closes the window)

C. Chart & Graph icons Used to enlarge or hide the chart or graph (also called panel), Edit the data, or close the view.

D. Layout icon toolbar This toolbar is used to add tables and/or charts, arrange tables or charts, manage the layout view, lock it, print reports and access to the help files.

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Adding panels (charts/graphs)

1. Ensure you selected the appropriate study and are viewing panels

(graphs/charts) on the right-hand side of your screen. (See Figure 1-G above, page 7 for details.)

2. Click on the Add icon (see layout icon toolbar in Figure 1-I).

3. Select a chart or graph. An edit screen may appear. Select the appropriate settings and click Ok. It will display on your screen.

Saving your customized layout (charts/graphs)

You may have spent some time organizing your study data by adding new charts and/or graphs, rearranging the panes (left-click on a graph/chart heading and drag and drop to a specific spot), and/or editing the logged data values. With the save template button, you can save your customized layout so every time you open a study the appropriate charts and graphs are displayed.

How to save and apply a layout

1. Ensure you selected the appropriate study and are viewing panels

(graphs/charts) on the right-hand side of your screen. (See Figure 1-G above, page Error! Bookmark not defined. for details.)

2. Click on the Manage Templates icon (see layout icon toolbar in

Figure 1-I). a. The Manage Session Templates screen will appear.

3. To create a new template, type a name in the Template Name field.

4. Click the Save Template button.

5. Select the appropriate template name in the “available templates field” and

Click the Set Default Template.

Note: If you want to share the template with other users (i.e., create a corporate template and share the template with your co-workers), use the export/import buttons.

Template Name field a. Save Template button b. Apply Template button c. Import d. Export

Figure 1-J: Saving a customized layout (charts/graphs)

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Creating Reports

QSP-II reports are saved in Adobe® PDF format for easy viewing and printing.

Note: The report will print in the order that the panels (charts/graphs) appear on your computer screen. To rearrange, click on the title of a chart or table, drag, and drop a chart/table on the title bar of a panel.

:

If your cursor displays this icon,

, it indicates the panel cannot be dropped into the current position of your cursor.

:

If your cursor displays this icon,

, it indicates the panel can be inserted into the current position of your cursor.

Generating a Session or Study Report

1. Left-click on desired session. (It will expand the session and the views will appear in the window.)

2. Right-click a Session or Study Node and select Print Session from the menu.

The report will dock under the study node.

To remove, right-click the report and click Delete Report.

To save the report in an alternative folder/directory (i.e., on your desktop and then you can email it and share the information.), select Save As and add it to a directory or folder on your pc (or network).

3. Alternatively, select the Printer Icon when the Session or Study data is displayed in the chart and tables panels.

When the Generate Reports Icon is selected, the following screen will appear.

Figure 1-K: Sample NoisePro Report in QSP-II

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Sharing reports

Once reports are created, you have the option of saving the data as an Acrobat

Adobe file incase you want to back up the data and/or share the information with others via email. The following steps outline this process.

1. Right-click on the study report and select Save As.

2. Type in a file name, select the appropriate folder/file directory, and click Save. a. If emailing, you will want to locate the file and attach it in a new memo.

Study Report

Save As

Figure 1-L: Saving reports as .pdf file

Backing-up your noise studies/Exporting a Node

QSP-II enables you to back-up your noise data; and at the same time, you can share this information with someone who also has QSP-II software through your network or email system.

Back-up and/or sharing data

1. Right-click on the node you wish to share (left-hand side of screen.)

2. Click Export. Type in a name and place it in an appropriate folder.

 If you want to email the noise data, attach this as a file. The person receiving the file, would then follow step 3 below.

Export

Figure 1-M: Exporting a noise study for back-up or sharing of data

3. To view this data, right-click on “My Data” and select Import. Select the file from the location you saved it to. (If it is in an email, first save the folder in one of your folders and then follow this step).

 The noise study will be stored (or filed) under “Downloaded” node.

Import

Figure 1-N: Importing a noise study once it is exported

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