Manual-FanTestic-How to Customize Generated Reports

Manual-FanTestic-How to Customize Generated Reports
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Operation Manual
How to Customize the Generated
Report
Software – FanTestic
and FanTestic Integrity
Retrotec Inc.
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Table of Contents
1
Getting Started...................................................................................................................................... 4
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
Customize the way your Report looks .................................................................................................. 8
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
3
Text Replacement tokens ........................................................................................................... 11
Paragraph Deletion Tokens ......................................................................................................... 29
Paragraph Set Deletion tokens ................................................................................................... 31
Photo Insertion tokens................................................................................................................ 31
Chart Insertion tokens ................................................................................................................ 32
Defined name columns for Excel data dump .............................................................................. 32
Replacement tokens for results in Excel ..................................................................................... 33
Tags for Integrity ................................................................................................................................. 34
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
5
Create a customized Template document .................................................................................... 8
Things not to change ..................................................................................................................... 9
Change layout and text surrounding tags ..................................................................................... 9
Example: Insert your company logo......................................................................................... 9
Insert header or footer ........................................................................................................... 10
Include or exclude a single paragraph or table ........................................................................... 10
Include or exclude a set of paragraphs ....................................................................................... 11
Use your new template when generating reports...................................................................... 11
Tags for FanTestic ............................................................................................................................... 11
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
4
Perform an air leakage test to get results for a report ................................................................. 4
Open a test file containing results (.exml or .fxml) ....................................................................... 5
Create a report from the Test results in MS Word ....................................................................... 5
Generate Report ....................................................................................................................... 5
View listing of reports ............................................................................................................... 6
Export Data to MS Excel from FanTestic only ............................................................................... 7
Text replacement tokens ............................................................................................................ 34
Paragraph deletion tokens .......................................................................................................... 43
Paragraph set deletion tokens .................................................................................................... 45
Photo insertion tokens ................................................................................................................ 45
Chart insertion tokens................................................................................................................. 45
Appendix ............................................................................................................................................. 46
5.1
Installing FanTestic or FanTestic Integrity Video training ........................................................... 46
Minimum system requirements.............................................................................................. 46
Download and install FanTestic .............................................................................................. 47
DM-2 users install a USB Driver manually............................................................................... 48
Start FanTestic......................................................................................................................... 49
Select a test standard to use for new tests............................................................................. 50
Enter license key when you receive one ................................................................................. 51
Change language to use for user interface and reports ......................................................... 52
Change parameters used for running the program – (advanced operation) ......................... 53
Basics tab for items applying to all tests ................................................................................. 54
Settings tab for items specific to each test Standard ............................................................. 55
Application tab for items specific to FanTestic behind the scenes ......................................... 56
Automatic Save ....................................................................................................................... 56
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5.2
5.3
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................... 56
Contact Tech Support ................................................................................................................. 59
The log file ............................................................................................................................... 60
The test file ............................................................................................................................. 60
Settings file.............................................................................................................................. 60
A screenshot............................................................................................................................ 60
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1 Getting Started
FanTestic is software designed to capture data and calculate results required for the analysis of building
energy leakage based on one of a number of published Test Standards.
Once you have test results, you can generate a report in MS Word or export your test readings into MS
Excel.
This document describes how to customize the .look of the report that will be generated so you can
produce a document with the layout you require to report results to your clients.
To generate a report, FanTestic creates a copy of the template with the report name chosen and then
goes through the new document, replacing any of the tags (words surrounded by {}) with specific test
results or words, or deleting whole paragraphs starting with certain tags.
For example, the first page has a tag {BuildingPicture} which is replaced by the picture selected in the
test as the “Building Image” in the report that is generated.
If a report was generated from the test pictured above, {BuildingPicture} in the report would be
replaced with the image
automatically.
For many of the tags that replicate the headers used in the FanTestic UI, translated words will be put
into the generated report.
For instance, since {Results} corresponds to a header used in the FanTestic UI, if it has been translated
for use in the FanTestic UI, the translated word for “Results” will appear in the generated report.
1.1 Perform an air leakage test to get results for a report
You can carry out the building leakage tests using a gauge, fan and door panel and capture the readings
on paper to later enter into FanTestic so the software can calculate compliance for you
Alternatively, you can use FanTestic to automatically control your gauge and fan to carry out the test by
stepping through the required induced pressure target points and capturing data according to the Test
Standard.
You must carry out a building air leakage test and enter results into, or capture the test results using,
FanTestic or Integrity software before you can generate a report from the test.
For reference you can look at the following Retrotec guides:
Door Fan Operation Manual
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Air Leakage Testing Procedures Manual
Multiple Fan Testing for Large Buildings Manual
1.2 Open a test file containing results (.exml or .fxml)
To open a previous test that has already been completed and saved, there are several options:



The main screen for FanTestic and Integrity can display previously completed tests in the “Test
History” pane on the left hand side (with a photo of the building, if it was included when the test
file was created). If you have this option turned on (“Test History”  “AutoHide“ not enabled),
the list will remain open on the left at all times. Click the name of the test file you would like to
open.
Go to menu item “File”  “Open” and a pop-up Windows Explorer window will display all tests
in the [MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Tests folder
o FanTestic tests will have the file extension “.exml”
o Integrity tests will have the file extension “.fxml”.
Go to menu item “Test History”  “Show“ – the left hand list of all saved tests will appear, the
same as the one displayed on the opening screen for FanTestic.
Old tests are listed as a history, below the “New test” option if you have the history list open. You can
click on any test name or picture to open that previously saved Test. Older tests are at the bottom of
the list.
1.3 Create a report from the Test results in MS Word
FanTestic includes a built-in template to generate reports for test results, each template specific to a
test standard (such as ASTM). Users can customize the templates, and can have several different
templates for each standard if they wish. Before generating a report, FanTestic will ask the user to
choose the template from which to generate the report.
The report generation function is only available if you have a valid, non-expired license for FanTestic. If
you do not have such a license, you will be limited to seeing results on the screen.
Generate Report
To generate a report, click on “File”  “Generate Report (docx file – MS Word)”.
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FanTestic will ask you to choose the template to use for the report, and then generate and automatically
open a Word document containing the data and results from your test. The generated report will be
saved in your [MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Reports folder with a name based on the name of the test file
the report is being generated from and the current date-time.
In the following example, the test file “ASTM 2014-05-29 0849.exml” contains the test results being
reported, so the report generated was named “ASTM 2014-05-29 0849 [yyyy-MM-dd]” and put into the
[MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Reports folder:
.
Once the Word document is open, you can edit and print it directly, or create a PDF using the functions
of MS Word.
View listing of reports
Click on “File”  “View Reports in directory”.
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Windows File Explorer will open on your [MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Reports folder.
You can then open any of the report (.docx) files that appear to see the report.
1.4 Export Data to MS Excel from FanTestic only
FanTestic includes a template for raw data to be exported to Microsoft Excel, in order to view all
readings that went into each averaged test point.
To export data, click “File”  “Export Data (Excel)”. This process takes a few minutes, especially for
large files, so allow it to process even if it appears to be frozen.
Once completed, an Excel spreadsheet document will open containing all data readings taken during the
test. These will be stored in the same location as the reports ([MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Reports), but
will have the file extension .xlsx.
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2 Customize the way your Report looks
Behind the scenes, reports are generated by copying a template which contains words surrounded by {}
known as “tags”, and then replacing tags in the copied template with the actual test data, reports
generated by FanTestic and Integrity are customizable in Microsoft Word by changing the template
document.
Change the layout and text surrounding the tags in the template to customize the way the test results
are presented.
Some tags are “paragraph deletion markers” and are used to remove whole sections of the template
when they are not necessary.
The report generation and template editing functions are only available if you have a valid, non-expired
license for FanTestic or Integrity. If you do not have such a license, you will be limited to seeing results
on the screen.
2.1 Create a customized Template document
To start customizing a template, click on menu item “File”  “Customize Report Template”.
FanTestic will then copy a clean default template for the standard (and language) you are using to a new
document called “xxxxxx_To_Customize [yyyy-MM-dd hhmm].docx” and open that for you to edit.
Test reports are generated from templates specific to the Test standard being used (ASTM, EN13829EU,
EN13829, EN13829FR, EN13829DE, EN13829BE, EN13829SE, CGSB, ATTMA, USACE for FanTestic or
NFPA, ISO, ISO2000, NFPA2004 for Integrity).
The templates can also be specific to the language of the report.
For example, ASTM test reports in English are generated using the template called “ASTM-en.docx”
which will be located in the [MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Templates folder after you have created at least
one report.
If you want to create a language specific template, to match the language you use in the user interface,
you can translate the template and call it “ASTM-xx.docx” where xx is replaced with the country
identifier.
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Some templates are already provided in translation, and if so, they will automatically be chosen for you
if you have changed the language to use in FanTestic.
2.2 Things not to change
Do not change any of the wording between curly braces: {}. In particular, do not translate these tags to
another language.
These are the tags FanTestic used to export results from the test into your report. If they are removed
the information will not show up in future reports.
For example, if you remove the tag {BuildingPicture} from the template, the image you select for the
building in the test will not show up anymore in the generated report.
If you move or edit the document, check all the tags afterwards to ensure that there are no spaces
between the curly brace and the first or last letter of the token within the curly braces.
2.3 Change layout and text surrounding tags
Users customize the report output by changing the text in the template file that is used to create the
Word document, and as long as the tags remain somewhere in the template, test data will be output to
the generated document, replacing those tags.
If you are editing an existing template, you will only need to change the layout and text surrounding the
existing tags. Be careful not to edit the tags themselves.
If you delete a tag, the test result corresponding to the tag will no longer be put into any reports
generated based on the template with the missing tag.
Tags are available for many items in the user interface.
Example: Insert your company logo
Edit the report template of interest. On the first page, the tag {TestCompanyLogo} and the grey “INSERT
COMPANY LOGO” can be replaced by an image with your company logo.
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Just paste the logo into the document and delete the paragraphs with {TestCompanyLogo} and “INSERT
COMPANY LOGO”, as shown in the following:
Save the template, and the next report you generate with this saved template will have your company
logo on the first page.
Insert header or footer
If you would like to customize your report further, you can create a footer that will appear on every
page. The default template includes some fields provided by MS Word – one showing the name and
location of the document, the page numbers, and the date of creation. These can be updated, and you
can add anything else you like into either the header or the footer.
2.4 Include or exclude a single paragraph or table
Some of the tags are “paragraph/table deletion marker” tags, and the entire paragraph following the tag
will be deleted under certain circumstances.
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These tags are used to include or exclude specific paragraphs or tables based on conditions of the test
being used to generate the report. See the list of these tags in table in section 3 or 4.
For example, there can be Test standard specific paragraphs:
If the Test standard in use by the test you are using to generate the report is NOT {EN13829SE}, then this
entire paragraph (from the start of the curly braces up until the
deleted.
paragraph end mark) will be
For a whole table to be retained (or deleted) the tag must be in the first cell of the table.
If the tag is a paragraph deletion tag and is in the first cell of a row, the entire row will be deleted.
If the tag is in an interior cell in a table, it will be treated as either a replacement tag or a single
paragraph deletion tag.
2.5 Include or exclude a set of paragraphs
FanTestic has some tags that can be used to surround a large set of paragraphs, and delete all the
material between the start and end tags. These are used in particular to exclude a data set that does
not exist in the test data, or to exclude sections that do not apply to a particular test standard.
For example: if there is only one data set in the test, all the paragraphs between {2-StartSetReport} and
{2-EndSetReport} will be removed.
For example: if ASTM is not the test standard in use, all the paragraphs between {StartASTMDisc} and
{EndASTMDisc} will be removed.
2.6 Use your new template when generating reports
To generate a report, click on “File”  “Generate Report (docx file – MS Word)”.
FanTestic will open a file chooser on the [MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Templates folder, and ask you to
choose the template to use for the report. At this point you can choose your newly created template or
any of the ones in this folder.
Once a template is chosen, FanTestic will generate and automatically open a Word document containing
the data and results from your test.
The generated report will be saved in your [MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Reports folder with the name you
choose.
3 Tags for FanTestic
Tags are created by putting the token from the table into curly braces.
3.1 Text Replacement tokens
If one of these tokens is found inside a report template document, surrounded with curly braces,
FanTestic will replace the tag (token inside curly braces) with the value from the test being used to
generate the report. The formatting of the value in the output report will be the same as the style of
the tag in the template document.

-n- means a numerical value is required (e.g. # of data set, # of door fan) - see notes for each
token for individual explanation.
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

-p- means a numerical value for point number is required, points within sets
For many of the items that are headers, some are the same as used in the FanTestic UI. If the
header has been translated for the FanTestic UI, these header tokens can be put into the
generated report in translated form (instead of english). User must have the language set in the
UI, and should be using a language specific template.
Replacement Token
Units
Includ
ed?
Standard(s) /
Application
Token replaced with:
Accuracy
Yes
EN13829 variants
% accuracy of measurements entered
AirChangesRefPa
no
ATTMA
reference pressure for air changes
AirChangesRefPa
no
EN13829 variants
reference pressure for air changes
AirFlow1RefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for main air flow
measurement
AirFlow2RefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for secondary air
flow measurement, if any
AirSealingNotes
N/A
ATTMA
air sealing notes
ApplicationVersion
N/A
All
FanTestic version used
ASTMRefPa1
no
ASTM
ASTM reference pressure
AvgAirChanges-Result
no
ASTM
used in the infiltration section if
heating/cooling cost not calculated
AvgCFM75-Low
no
USACE
average permeability, lower
confidence
AvgCFM75-Result
no
USACE
average permeability result
AvgCFM75-Up
no
USACE
average permeability, upper
confidence
AvgChanges50-Low
no
ATTMA
avg ach, lower confidence
AvgChanges50-Low
no
EN13829 variants
avg ach, lower confidence
AvgChanges50-Result
no
ATTMA
avg ach, /h
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AvgChanges50-Result
no
EN13829 variants
avg ach,/h
AvgChanges50-Unc
no
ATTMA
avg ach, uncertainty as %
AvgChanges50-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
avg ach, uncertainty as %
AvgChanges50-Up
no
ATTMA
avg ach, upper confidence
AvgChanges50-Up
no
EN13829 variants
avg ach, upper confidence
AvgChanges-Result
no
ASTM
average air changes per hour
AvgChanges-Unc
no
ASTM
average air changes per hour
uncertainty
AvgEFLA4B-Low
no
ATTMA
average secondary EFLA lower
confidence
AvgEFLA4B-Low
no
EN13829 variants
average secondary EFLA lower
confidence
AvgEFLA4B-Result
no
ATTMA
average secondary EFLA result
AvgEFLA4B-Result
no
EN13829 variants
average secondary EFLA result
AvgEFLA4B-Unc
no
ATTMA
average secondary EFLA, uncertainty
as %
AvgEFLA4B-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
average secondary EFLA, uncertainty
as %
AvgEFLA4B-Up
no
ATTMA
average secondary EFLA, upper
confidence
AvgEFLA4B-Up
no
EN13829 variants
average secondary EFLA, upper
confidence
AvgEFLA4-Low
no
ATTMA
average primary EFLA lower
confidence
AvgEFLA4-Low
no
EN13829 variants
average primary EFLA lower
confidence
AvgEFLA4-Result
no
ATTMA
average primary EFLA result
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AvgEFLA4-Result
no
EN13829 variants
average primary EFLA result
AvgEFLA4-Unc
no
ATTMA
average primary EFLA, uncertainty as
%
AvgEFLA4-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
average primary EFLA, uncertainty as
%
AvgEFLA4-Up
no
ATTMA
average primary EFLA, upper
confidence
AvgEFLA4-Up
no
EN13829 variants
average primary EFLA, upper
confidence
AvgEFLA-Result
no
ASTM
avg LBL effective leakage area
AvgEFLA-Unc
no
ASTM
uncertainty in avg LBL (%)
AvgEQLA75-Result
no
USACE
EQLA result, usually at 75 pa
AvgEQLAInchGap
no
ASTM
leakage in square inches
AvgEQLA-Result
no
ASTM
avg equivalent leakage area
AvgEQLA-Result
no
ATTMA
EQLA result
AvgEQLA-Unc
no
ASTM
avg EQLA uncertainty
AvgEQLA-Unc
no
ATTMA
EQLA uncertainty
AvgFlow1-Result
no
ASTM
avg ASTM avg flow
AvgFlow1-Unc
no
ASTM
avg ASTM flow uncertainty
AvgFlow4-Low
no
ATTMA
secondary flow, lower confidence
AvgFlow4-Low
no
EN13829 variants
secondary flow, lower confidence
AvgFlow4-Result
no
ATTMA
secondary avg flow result, usually at 4
pa
AvgFlow4-Result
no
EN13829 variants
secondary avg flow result, usually at 4
pa
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AvgFlow4-Unc
no
ATTMA
secondary flow, uncertainty as %
AvgFlow4-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
secondary flow, uncertainty as %
AvgFlow4-Up
no
ATTMA
secondary flow, upper confidence
AvgFlow4-Up
no
EN13829 variants
secondary flow, upper confidence
AvgFlow50-Low
no
ATTMA
avg flow, lower confidence
AvgFlow50-Low
no
EN13829 variants
avg flow, lower confidence
AvgFlow50-Result
no
ATTMA
main average flow result, usually at
50 pa
AvgFlow50-Result
no
EN13829 variants
main average flow result, usually at
50 pa
AvgFlow50-Unc
no
ATTMA
avg flow, uncertainty
AvgFlow50-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
avg flow, uncertainty
AvgFlow50-Up
no
ATTMA
avg flow, upper confidence
AvgFlow50-Up
no
EN13829 variants
avg flow, upper confidence
AvgFlow75-Result
no
USACE
air flow result, usually at 75 pa
AvgFlowPerArea-Result
no
ASTM
avg flow per unit floor area, result
AvgFlowPerArea-Unc
no
ASTM
avg flow per unit floor area,
uncertainty
AvgFlowPerEnv-Result
no
ASTM
avg flow per unit envelope area,
result
AvgFlowPerEnv-Unc
no
ASTM
avg flow per unit envelope area,
uncertainty
AvgPerm2-Low
no
EN13829 not FR
Specific leakage, lower confidence
AvgPerm2-Result
no
EN13829 not FR
Specific leakage result
AvgPerm2-Unc
no
EN13829 not FR
Specific leakage, uncertainty as %
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AvgPerm2-Up
no
EN13829 not FR
Specific leakage, upper confidence
AvgPerm4-Low
no
ATTMA
avg permeability, lower confidence
AvgPerm4-Low
no
EN13829 variants
avg permeability, lower confidence
AvgPerm4-Result
no
ATTMA
avg permeability result
AvgPerm4-Result
no
EN13829 variants
avg permeability result
AvgPerm4-Unc
no
ATTMA
avg permeability, uncertainty as %
AvgPerm4-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
avg permeability, uncertainty as %
AvgPerm4-Up
no
ATTMA
avg permeability, upper confidence
AvgPerm4-Up
no
EN13829 variants
avg permeability, upper confidence
AvgPerm-Low
no
EN13829 not FR
Permeability, lower confidence
AvgPerm-Result
no
ATTMA
Permeability result
AvgPerm-Result
no
EN13829 not FR
Permeability result
AvgPerm-Unc
no
ATTMA
Permeability uncertainty %
AvgPerm-Unc
no
EN13829 not FR
Permeability, uncertainty as %
AvgPerm-Up
no
EN13829 not FR
Permeability, upper confidence
BuildingAddress
N/A
All
Address of building provided
BuildingDescription
N/A
All
description of building provided
BuildingElevation
Yes
All except CGSB
Elevation of building entered
BuildingEnvelopeNotes
no
CGSB, ATTMA
notes on building envelope for testing
BuildingHeight
Yes
All except CGSB
Height of building above ground
BuildingPicture
N/A
All
insert picture of building, if any
BuildingSetupNotes
N/A
ATTMA
building/test set up notes
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BuildingSetupNotes
N/A
CGSB
notes on setting up the building for
the testing
BuildingVolume
Yes
All
Volume of building
ClimateName
N/A
ASTM
Climate location’s name
Combined-FlowChart
N/A
All
combined flows (depressurize and
pressurize tests)
Combined-PressureChart
N/A
All
combined pressures (depressurize
and pressurize tests)
CombinedResultsHeader
N/A
All
header for summary results – air
leakage reduction or combined
results
CompBiasPts
N/A
USACE
in compliance on bias points? "Yes" :
"No"
CompCorrSlope
N/A
USACE
in compliance on correlation and
slope? "Yes" : "No"
CompPressVar
N/A
USACE
in compliance on pressure variation?
"Yes" : "No"
CompTestPr
N/A
USACE
in compliance on test pressures?
"Yes" : "No"
CompTestPts
N/A
USACE
in compliance on test points? "Yes" :
"No"
ConfidenceInterval
N/A
most
header for results confidence interval
CoolingCost
no
ASTM
cost of cooling ($)
DeviationsNotes
N/A
ATTMA
deviations from standard notes
DeviationsNotes
no
CGSB
notes on deviations from standard
testing methods
EFLARefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for EFLA
measurement
EnvelopeAreaTotal
Yes
All
Envelope area
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EQLARefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for EQLA
measurement
EstimatedAnnualVentilationA
CH
no
ASTM
est annual infiltration, ACH
EstimatedAnnualVentilationC
FM
no
ASTM
est annual infiltration, CFM
EstimatedAnnualVentilationC
FMPerPerson
no
ASTM
est annual infiltration as CFM/person
EstimatedVentilationCFMPer
Person
no
ASTM
CFM/Person
FansLastCalibrated
no
CGSB
date fans last calibrated – only CGSB
has UI for this
FloorArea
Yes
All
Area of floor
GaugesLastCalibrated
no
CGSB
date gauges last calibrated – only
CGSB has UI for this
HeatingCost
no
ASTM
cost of heating ($)
HeightUnits
N/A
all
units data to be displayed in for
heights
HVACNotes
N/A
ATTMA
HVAC system testing notes
InputAreaUnits
N/A
all
units data to be displayed in for area
measurements
LeakageAreaUnits
N/A
all
units data to be displayed in for
leakage areas
LeakageConstantUnits
N/A
all
units data to be displayed in for the
constant (intercept C) in the flow
equation
MinutesPerFullAirChange
no
ASTM
air change length in minutes
n- ASTMCoefficient -Unc
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
intercept C for environmentally
corrected data, uncertainty
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n-AirChanges-Result
no
CGSB
data set n air changes per hour
n-AirChanges-Unc
no
CGSB
data set n air changes per hour
uncertainty
n-ASTMCoefficient-Result
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA,USACE
intercept C for environmentally
corrected data
n-ASTMHeightTempDiff
no
ASTM
height times temperature difference
in ft and fahrenheit
n-Barometric
no
all
Barometric pressure for data set n
n-BarometricMethod
no
All
measure of determining barometric
pressure (measured, standard,
elevation) for data set n, translated
n-BFAvg
No
All
Avg bias, final
n-BFNegAvg
No
All
Avg negative bias, final
n-BFPosAvg
No
All
Avg positive bias, final
n-BIAvg
No
All
Avg bias, initial
n-BINegAvg
No
All
Avg negative bias, initial
n-BIPosAvg
No
All
Avg positive bias, initial
n-CalibDate
N/A
All
Calibration date, door fan n
n-CalibK1-p
N/A
All
K1 coefficient, door fan n, range p
n-CalibK2-p
N/A
All
K2 coefficient, door fan n, range p
n-CalibK3-p
N/A
All
K3 coefficient, door fan n, range p
n-CalibK4-p
N/A
All
K4 coefficient, door fan n, range p
n-CalibK-p
N/A
All
K coefficient, door fan n, range p
n-CalibNotes
N/A
All
Calibration notes, door fan n
n-CalibN-p
N/A
All
N coefficient, door fan n, range p
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n-CalibRange-p
N/A
All
Range name, door fan n, range p
n-CalibUnits
N/A
All
Calibration units used, door fan n
n-CEnv-Low
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
intercept C for environmentally
corrected data, lower confidence
n-CEnv-Result
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA,USACE
intercept C for environmentally
corrected data
n-CEnv-Up
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
intercept C for environmentally
corrected data, upper confidence
n-CFM75-Low
no
USACE
data set n permeability, lower
confidence
n-CFM75-Result
no
USACE
data set n permeability result
n-CFM75-Up
no
USACE
data set n permeability, upper
confidence
n-Changes1-Result
no
ASTM
data set n air changes per hour
n-Changes1-Unc
no
ASTM
data set n air changes per hour
uncertainty
n-Changes50-Low
no
ATTMA
data set n ach, lower confidence
n-Changes50-Low
no
EN13829 variants
data set n ach, lower confidence
n-Changes50-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n ach, /h
n-Changes50-Result
no
EN13829 variants
data set n ach,/h
n-Changes50-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n ach, uncertainty as %
n-Changes50-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
data set n ach, uncertainty as %
n-Changes50-Up
no
ATTMA
data set n ach, upper confidence
n-Changes50-Up
no
EN13829 variants
data set n ach, upper confidence
n-CL-Low
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
intercept C for leakage data, lower
confidence
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n-CL-Result
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
intercept C for leakage data
n-CL-Up
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
intercept C for leakage data, upper
confidence
n-Coefficient-Result
N/A
CGSB
intercept C for environmentally
corrected data
n-Correlation
no
EN13829 variants,
CGSB, ASTM, USACE
r correlation in percent
n-Correlation
no
ATTMA
r correlation in 0-1
n-EFLA4B-Low
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary EFLA lower
confidence
n-EFLA4B-Low
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary EFLA lower
confidence
n-EFLA4B-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary EFLA result
n-EFLA4B-Result
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary EFLA result
n-EFLA4B-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary EFLA,
uncertainty as %
n-EFLA4B-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary EFLA,
uncertainty as %
n-EFLA4B-Up
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary EFLA, upper
confidence
n-EFLA4B-Up
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary EFLA, upper
confidence
n-EFLA4-Low
no
ATTMA
data set n primary EFLA lower
confidence
n-EFLA4-Low
no
EN13829 variants
data set n primary EFLA lower
confidence
n-EFLA4-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n primary EFLA result
n-EFLA4-Result
no
EN13829 variants
data set n primary EFLA result
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n-EFLA4-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n primary EFLA, uncertainty
as %
n-EFLA4-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
data set n primary EFLA, uncertainty
as %
n-EFLA4-Up
no
ATTMA
data set n primary EFLA, upper
confidence
n-EFLA4-Up
no
EN13829 variants
data set n primary EFLA, upper
confidence
n-EFLA-Error
no
CGSB
data set n EFLA error
n-EFLA-Result
no
CGSB
data set n EFLA
n-EQLA75-Result
no
USACE
data set n EQLA result, usually at 75
pa
n-EQLA-Error
no
CGSB
data set n EQLA error
n-EQLA-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n EQLA result
n-EQLA-Result
no
CGSB
data set n EQLA
n-EQLA-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n EQLA uncertainty
n-EquipRow
No
All
puts in Door fan number n, also used
as row marker to delete rows for
unused fans
n-FanFlowType
No
none
header: “Fan flow [units]” or “Fan
pressure [Pa}”
n-FanFlowUnitp
N/A
all
units used for fan flow, data set n, fan
pressure line p
n-FinishTime
no
All
end time for data set n
n-Flow1-Result
no
ASTM, CGSB
data set n avg flow
n-Flow1-Unc
no
ASTM, CGSB
data set n flow uncertainty
n-Flow2-Result
no
CGSB
data set n avg flow
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n-Flow2-Unc
no
CGSB
data set n flow uncertainty
n-Flow4-Low
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary flow, lower
confidence
n-Flow4-Low
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary flow, lower
confidence
n-Flow4-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary avg flow result,
usually at 4 pa
n-Flow4-Result
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary avg flow result,
usually at 4 pa
n-Flow4-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary flow, uncertainty
as %
n-Flow4-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary flow, uncertainty
as %
n-Flow4-Up
no
ATTMA
data set n secondary flow, upper
confidence
n-Flow4-Up
no
EN13829 variants
data set n secondary flow, upper
confidence
n-Flow50-Low
no
ATTMA
data set n flow, lower confidence
n-Flow50-Low
no
EN13829 variants
data set n flow, lower confidence
n-Flow50-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n flow result, usually at 50 pa
n-Flow50-Result
no
EN13829 variants
data set n flow result, usually at 50 pa
n-Flow50-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n flow, uncertainty
n-Flow50-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
data set n flow, uncertainty
n-Flow50-Up
no
ATTMA
data set n flow, upper confidence
n-Flow50-Up
no
EN13829 variants
data set n flow, upper confidence
n-Flow75-Result
no
USACE
data set n air flow result, usually at 75
pa
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n-FlowPerArea-Result
no
ASTM
data set n flow per unit floor area,
result
n-FlowPerArea-Unc
no
ASTM
data set n flow per unit floor area,
uncertainty
n-FlowPerEnv-Result
no
ASTM
data set n flow per unit envelope
area, result
n-FlowPerEnv-Unc
no
ASTM
data set n flow per unit envelope
area, uncertainty
n-FlowPointCount
no
All
the pressure readings include this
many points
n-FlowSecondsPerPoint
no
all
at each pressure point collect data for
this many seconds (or a minimum of
this many readings)
n-FPLDescription-p
no
all
Fan pressure line data set n, line for
particular range p, description of the
fan pressure line = fan #, range name
n-FPLpRowFF
no
all
Fan flow row for data set n, line for
particular range p, fan flow
corresponding to fan pressure for this
line
n-FPLpRowFP
no
all
Fan pressure row for data set n, line
for particular range p
n-FPp-q
no
all
Fan pressure value for data set n, fan
pressure line p,
n-FSPp
No
All
Final bias (static) pressure, data set n,
point p
n-GaugeModel
N/A
All
gauge type, door fan n
n-GaugeSN
N/A
All
gauge serial, door fan n
n-GreatestInitialBias
no
USACE
largest bias reading in initial bias
sampling for data set n
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n-ISPp
No
All
Initial bias (static) pressure, data set
n, point p
n-NLA-Error
no
CGSB
data set n NLA error
n-NLA-Result
no
CGSB
data set n NLA
n-N-Low
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
slope lower confidence
n-N-Result
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA, USACE,
ASTM, CGSB
slope
n-N-Unc
N/A
ASTM
slope uncertainty
n-N-Up
N/A
EN13829 variants,
ATTMA
slope, upper confidence
n-OperatorLocation
no
All
Operator inside or outside for data
set n
n-Perm2-Low
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Specific leakage, lower
confidence
n-Perm2-Result
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Specific leakage result
n-Perm2-Unc
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Specific leakage,
uncertainty as %
n-Perm2-Up
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Specific leakage, upper
confidence
n-Perm4-Low
no
ATTMA
data set n permeability, lower
confidence
n-Perm4-Low
no
EN13829 variants
data set n permeability, lower
confidence
n-Perm4-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n permeability result
n-Perm4-Result
no
EN13829 variants
data set n permeability result
n-Perm4-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n permeability, uncertainty
as %
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n-Perm4-Unc
no
EN13829 variants
data set n permeability, uncertainty
as %
n-Perm4-Up
no
ATTMA
data set n permeability, upper
confidence
n-Perm4-Up
no
EN13829 variants
data set n permeability, upper
confidence
n-Perm-Error
no
CGSB
data set n permeability error
n-Perm-Low
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Permeability, lower
confidence
n-Perm-Result
no
CGSB
data set n permeability
n-Perm-Result
no
ATTMA
data set n Permeability result
n-Perm-Result
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Permeability result
n-Perm-Unc
no
ATTMA
data set n Permeability uncertainty %
n-Perm-Unc
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Permeability, uncertainty
as %
n-Perm-Up
no
EN13829 not FR
data set n Permeability, upper
confidence
n-Rangep
no
all
range name, data set n, fan pessure
line p
n-RPp
No
All
Induced (room) pressure, data set n,
point p
n-Rsp
No
All
Range(s) used for this point.
Example: {1-Rs3} lists the range(s)
used in point #3 of data set 1
n-SampleNotes
no
All
sample notes for data set n
n-SLR-Error
no
CGSB
data set n SLR error
n-SLR-Result
no
CGSB
data set n SLR
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n-StartDate
no
All
start date for data set n
n-StartTime
no
All
start time for data set n
n-StaticPointCount
no
all
number of bias data points to take
n-StaticSecondsPerPoint
no
All
in each bias data point take collect
data for this many seconds
n-TempFinalIn
no
all
final temperature inside for data set n
n-TempFinalOut
no
All
final temperature outside for data set
n
n-TempInitialIn
no
All
initial temperature inside for data set
n
n-TempInitialOut
no
all
initial temperature outside for data
set n
n-TestDirection
no
All
test direction for data set n (in local
language)
n-TestingMethod
no
ATTMA
tsl1 or tsl2 test method
n-TFp
No
All
Total flow, data set n, point p
n-TFPp
No
All
Total fan pressure, data set n, point p,
single fan test only
n-TimePerFlowMeasured
no
USACE
the actual number of seconds per
induced pressure point measurement
achieved in the nth set
n-TimePerStaticMeasured
no
USACE
the actual number of seconds per
static pressure point measurement
achieved in the nth set
n-WindDirection
no
ASTM
wind direction for data set n
n-WindDirection
no
ATTMA
wind direction for data set n
n-WindDirection
no
CGSB
wind direction for data set n
n-WindDirection
no
USACE
wind direction for data set n
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n-WindSpeed
no
ASTM
AverageWindSpeed for data set n
n-WindSpeed
no
ASTM
AverageWindSpeed for data set n
n-WindSpeed
no
CGSB
AverageWindSpeed for data set n
n-WindSpeed
no
EN13829 variants
wind speed for data set n
n-WindSpeed
no
USACE
AverageWindSpeed for data set n
n-WindVariability
no
CGSB
wind variability for data set n,
translated
PermeabilityRefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for permeability
measurement
RequiredVentilation24
no
ASTM
required 24 hour ventilation rate
RequiredVentilation6
no
ASTM
required 6 hour ventilation rate
RequiredVentilationCFM
no
ASTM
required total ventilation, CFM
RequiredVentilationHours
no
ASTM
required ventilation, hours
ResultCompliant
N/A
USACE
“test compliant” / “test NOT
compliant”
ResultPass
N/A
USACE
results in a passed test? “Passes” /
“Does NOT Pass”
Results
N/A
all
header, either “Change” or “Results”
SummerDesignACH
no
ASTM
Summer design ACH
SummerDesignCFM
no
ASTM
Summer design CFM
tempUnits
N/A
all
units data to be displayed in for
temperatures
TestDate
N/A
all
date test was performed
TesterNotes
N/A
ATTMA
additional notes by tester
TestFileName
N/A
All
name of test exml file
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TestNotes
N/A
ATTMA, EN13829
variantsl
Overall test notes
TestOperator
N/A
All
Name of tester
TestReportPathFilename
N/A
all
name of report file
TotalFlowUnits
N/A
all
units data to be displayed in for flows
Uncertainty
yes
all
header for Uncertainty results
VentilationSufficientOrNot
N/A
ASTM
natural ventilation “not
sufficient”/”sufficient»
VolumeUnits
N/A
all
units data to be displayed in for
volumes
WindExposure
N/A
EN13829 variants
Beaufort scale name for wind
exposure
WinterDesignACH
no
ASTM
Winter design ACH
WinterDesignCFM
no
ASTM
Winter design CFM
3.2 Paragraph Deletion Tokens
Placed at the beginning of a paragraph inside the report template surrounded by curly braces, FanTestic
will delete the entire paragraph with the deletion token at the beginning. The entire paragraph
including the token will be deleted if the condition isn’t met.
FanTestic does a pass through the document based on the Standard in use first, and checks for
paragraphs marked to be kept based on the Standard.
If the token is in the first cell of a table, the table will be deleted/kept based on the condition as well.
Deletion Token
Standard(s) /
Application
Notes
ASTM
ASTM
keep paragraph if ASTM used
ATTMA
ATTMA
keep paragraph if ATTMA used
BuildingPictureTable
all
keep if there is a building image
CGSB
CGSB
keep paragraph if CGSB used
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EN13829BE
EN13829BE
keep paragraph if EN13829BE used
EN13829DE
EN13829DE
keep paragraph if EN13829DE used
EN13829EU
EN13829EU
keep paragraph if EN13829EU used
EN13829FR
EN13829FR
keep paragraph if EN13829FR used
EN13829SE
EN13829SE
keep paragraph if EN13829SE used
Equip
all
marks equipment table, never
deleted, but unused rows within this
table are automatically deleted
InfiltrationReport
ASTM
keep tables with this in first cell if
infiltration heat/cool cost is calculated
n-CalibTable
all
keep calibration tables for door fan n
if it is used in test
n-FPLpRow
all
keep Fan pressure line data set n, line
for particular range p if there is data
n-FPLpRowFF
all
Fan flow row for data set n, line for
particular range p, fan flow
corresponding to fan pressure for this
line
n-FPLpRowFP
all
Fan pressure row for data set n, line
for particular range p
n-FSP-All
any
indicates need for dump of all
readings used for final static pressure
averages
n-ISP-All
any
indicates need for dump of all
readings used for initial static
pressure averages
NoMechVentilation
ASTM
keep if don’t need mech ventilation
NotUSACE
not USACE
keep paragraph for any except USACE
(delete for USACE)
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n-SetReport
all
keep tables with this in first cell if
there is an data set number n
USACE
USACE
keep paragraph if USACE used
YesMechVentilation
ASTM
keep if need mech ventilation
3.3 Paragraph Set Deletion tokens
FanTestic will delete all the paragraphs between the start and end tokens showing as tags in the
template.
If a table token is shown in the list with the start and end tokens, FanTestic will also remove any tables
which fall between the start and end tags and have the table token as a tag in the first cell.
Start and End, table Tokens
Standard(s) /
Application
Notes
n-StartSetReport, n-EndSetReport
all
keep paragraphs between these tags
if there is an data set number n
StartCostReport, EndCostReport
ASTM
only ASTM has UI
StartInfiltrationReport,
EndInfiltrationReport,
InfiltrationReport
ASTM
only ASTM has UI
StartASTMDisc, EndASTMDisc
ASTM
keep if ASTM, discussion
StartATTMAMethod,
EndATTMAMethod
ATTMA
keep if ATTMA, method
StartUSACEMethod,
EndUSACEMethod
USACE
keep if USACE, method
StartUSACECompliance,
USACE
EndUSACECompliance,USACEComplian
ce
keep if USACE, Compliance
StartCGSBMethod, EndCGSBMethod
keep if CGSB, method
3.4 Photo Insertion tokens
Replace the tag with the photo.
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Photo Insertion Token
Standard(s) /
Application
Notes
BuildingPicture
All
image of building selected for test
FanCalibrationImage
All
flow equation CFM
INSERT_RoomConstruction
All
not implemented
INSERT_RoomPhoto
All
not implemented
INSERT_RoomSchematic
All
not implemented
TestCompanyLogo
not implemented
3.5 Chart Insertion tokens
Replace the tag with the chart/graph image generated from the test data.
Chart Insertion Token
Standard(s) /
Application
Notes
Combined-PressureChart
All
pressure chart from results summary
Combined-FlowChart
All
flow vs pressure chart, from results summary
n-PressureChart
All
pressure chart for data set n
n-FlowChart
All
flows vs pressure chart for data set n
3.6 Defined name columns for Excel data dump
The data collected for a test can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet template if the template has
columns with the defined names in the following table.
If you have exported a test to Excel, then you will have a spreadsheet template in your
[MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Templates folder which contains these defined column names in the Raw
Data worksheet. You can modify that worksheet or create another to include other results (see section
3.7).
Defined Name Column
Direction
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PointFlow
TotalFlow for point in step
PointPrA
AverageRoomPressure for point in
step
PointCR
CorrectedRoomPressure for point in
step
PointPrB
TotalFanPressure for point in step,
only valid if one fan is used
RangeUsed
not filled out
PointTarget
“bias0” for before step, “bias1” for
after step, otherwise TargetPressure
value for point in flow step
ReadingGauge
GaugeSerialNumber for this reading
fan pressure line
ReadingFlow
Flow for this reading fan pressure line
ReadingPrA
RoomPressure for this reading fan
pressure line
RangeUsed
“(bias)” or range name for this
reading fan pressure line
ReadingPrB
FanPressure for this reading fan
pressure line
TimeStamp
datetime for this reading fan pressure
line
3.7 Replacement tokens for results in Excel
Any result from a test can be included in the Excel spreadsheet template by modifying the Excel
template to include a defined range name with the same name as the Replacement Token for that
result.
Excel defined names cannot start with numbers, and cannot contain dashes.
If the replacement token starts with a digit, put an underscore in front of the replacement token to
create the defined name to put into the Excel template document.
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If the replacement token includes any dashes, replace these with underscores to create the defined
name to put into the Excel template document.
4 Tags for Integrity
4.1 Text replacement tokens
If one of these tokens is found inside a report template document, surrounded with curly braces,
Integrity will replace the tag (token inside curly braces) with the value from the test being used to
generate the report. The formatting of the value in the output report will be the same as the style of
the tag in the template document.
-n- means a numerical value is required (e.g. # of data set, # of door fan) - see notes for each token
for individual explanation.
-p- means a numerical value for point number is required, points within sets
For many of the items that are headers, some are the same as used in the Integrity UI. If the header
has been translated for the Integrity UI, these header tokens can be put into the generated
report in translated form (instead of english). User must have the language set in the UI, and
should be using a language specific template.
Replacement Token
Uni
ts
Incl
ude
d?
Standar Notes
d(s) /
Applicat
ion
AgentDesignConcentration
yes
All
%
AgentInitialConcentration
yes
All
%
AgentMinimumConcentration
yes
All
%
AgentName
N/A All
AgentQuantity
no
All
Such as lb, % or cu ft
AgentType
no
All
Halocarbon or Inert
AirFlow1RefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for main air flow
measurement, Pa
AirFlow2RefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for secondary air flow
measurement, if any, Pa
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ApplicationVersion
N/A All
FanTestic Integrity version used
BCLAMeasured
N/A All
BCLA ELA is “measured” or “estimated”
BCLAText
N/A All
Below Ceiling Leakage
BuildingAddress
N/A All
Address of building provided
BuildingDescription
N/A All
description of building provided
BuildingElevation
No
All
Elevation of building entered
BuildingElevationCorrectionFactor
no
ISO
BuildingEnvelopeNotes
N/A all
Notes entered about the enclosure
envelope
BuildingFloodedHeight
no
All
Height of nozzles
BuildingHeight
No
All
Height of building off ground
BuildingOperatingPressure
no
All
BuildingProtectedHeight
no
All
Minimum Protected Height of equipment
BuildingVolume
no
All
Volume of building
CalculatedExtendedDischargeRate
no
All
ColumnPressure
no
All
CustomerInfo
N/A All
Info on customer test is performed for
DischargeRateUnits
N/A
such as lb/min
DischargeTimeResult
no
All
Retention time result in minutes
EFLARefPa
no
ISO
Reference pressure for EFLA measurement,
Pa
EfLARefPa
no
all
Such as 4
EnclosureDescription
N/A All
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EnclosurePressureLimit
no
All
Always Pa
EnvelopeAreaTotal
Yes
All
Envelope area
EQLARefPa
no
All
Reference pressure for EQLA measurement
EqLARefPa
no
All
Such as 10
FansLastCalibrated
N/A All
FireBCLANotes
N/A
Notes from BCLA set
FireTestNotes
N/A All
Overall test notes
FireVentingNotes
N/A All
Notes from Venting Test set
FloorArea
no
Area of floor in area units specified
GaugesLastCalibrated
N/A All
HeightUnits
N/A
HoldTimeContinualMixing
no
All
Same as DischargeTimeResult
HoldTimeDescendingInterface
no
All
Same as DischargeTimeResult
HoldTimeLessGreater
N/A All
ISOText
All
such as ft
ISO
Lower Leakage
LeakageAreaUnits
N/A All
Such as sq in
LeakageConstantUnits
N/A All
Such as CFM/Pan
LVRNeg
no
All
LVRNeg
no
All
LVRPos
no
All
LVRPos
no
All
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VentLeakToVolumeRatio positive pressure
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LVRUnits
N/A
Such as sq in/cu ft
MeasurementOrEstimateBCLA
N/A All
BCLA values are “measurement” or
“estimate”?
MeasurementOrEstimateTotal
N/A All
Total leakage values are “measurement” or
“estimate”?
MeasurementOrEstimateUpper
N/A All
Upper leaks values are “measurement” or
“estimate”?
MinimumRetentionTime
no
All
In minutes
All
Yes or No
MixingDuringHold
n-Barometric
no
all
Barometric pressure for sample n
n-BarometricMethod
no
All
measure of determining barometric
pressure (measured, standard, elevation)
for direction/sample n
n-BFAvg
No
All
Avg bias, final always Pa
n-BIAvg
No
All
Avg bias, initial always Pa
n-BINegAvg
No
All
Always Pa
n-BIPosAvg
No
All
Always Pa
n-CalibDate
N/A All
Calibration date, door fan n
n-CalibNotes
N/A All
Calibration notes, door fan n
n-CalibUnits
N/A All
Calibration units used, door fan n
n-CFp
No
ISO
Total corrected flow, sample n, point p
(value in units appropriate to the standard)
NegativePeakLessGreater
All
Add
NegativePeakPassFail
All
Add
ISO
Point error, sample n, point p, in %
n-ERRp
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n-FanFlowUnitx
no
All
for direction/sample n, FPL x, if direct entry
what are the units?
n-FFp-x
no
All
Fan Flow for direction/sample n, point p on
equipment x
n-FinishTime
no
All
end time for direction/sample n
n-FlowPointCount
no
ISO
the number of induced pressures
n-FlowSecondsPerPoint
no
ISO
at each induced pressure collect data for
this many seconds (or a minimum of this
many readings)
n-FPLDescription-x
No
All
For direction/sample n, FPL x: Description
of fan/range used, example “Fan #2, Range
C4”
(Integrity and in English only currently)
n-FPp-x
no
All
Fan Pressure for direction/sample n, point
p on equipment x
n-FSPp
No
ISO
Final bias (static) pressure,
direction/sample n, point p
n-ISPp
No
ISO
Initial bias (static) pressure,
direction/sample n, point p
n-OperatorLocation
no
All
Operator inside or outside for
direction/sample n
n-RPp
no
All
induced pressure direction/sample n, point
p
n-Rsp
No
ISO
Range(s) used for direction/sample n, point
p
example: {1-Rs3} lists the range(s) used in
point #3 of direction 1
n-StartDate
no
All
start date for direction/sample n
n-StartTime
no
All
start time for direction/sample n
n-StaticPointCount
no
ISO
number of bias data points to take
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n-StaticSecondsPerPoint
no
ISO
in each bias data point take collect data for
this many seconds (or a minimum of this
many readings)
n-TempFinalIn
no
all
final temperature inside for sample n
n-TempFinalOut
no
All
final temperature outside for sample n
n-TempInitialIn
no
All
initial temperature inside for sample n
n-TempInitialOut
no
all
initial temperature outside for sample n
n-TestDirection
no
All
test direction/sample n (in local language)
n-TFp
no
All
total flow for direction/sample n, point p
(only include if more than one equipment
or FPL)
n-TFPp
No
All
Total fan pressure, direction n, point p –
only valid if one fan being used
OperatingTemperature
no
All
PeakDischargeTime
no
All
Estimated time for agent to discharge
before calculating hold time - seconds
PeakPressureNegative
no
All
Based on agent used and enclosure
conditions
PeakPressurePositive
no
All
PeakVentType
no
All
Damper actuation
PermeabilityRefPa
no
ISO
Reference pressure for permeability
measurement
PPMaxHumidity
no
All
peak pressure UI max humidity value
PPMinHumidity
no
All
peak pressure UI min humidity value
QuantUnits
N/A
RetentionCanCannot
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RetentionELA1
no
All
ELA from test #1 (whole room), The nonintentional openings provide
{RetentionELA1}
RetentionELA2
no
All
ELA from test #2 (lower leaks/BCLA)
RetentionELA3
no
All
ELA from test #3 (upper leaks)
RetentionGreaterOrLess
Test.FireTestPasses ? "greater" : "less"
RetentionK1
no
All
K value of whole room test
RetentionLastF
no
All
F value of last test done
RetentionN1
no
All
N value of whole room test, second set?
All
Test.FireTestPasses ? "PASSES" : "FAILS"
RetentionPassesOrFails
tempUnits
N/A
Temperature units such as C
TestCompany
N/A All
Name of licensed company using the
software
TestDate
N/A All
TestFileName
N/A All
name of test fxml file
TestNotes
N/A All
Overall test notes
TestOperator
N/A All
Name of tester
TestOperatorCert
N/A All
Certification level of tester
TotalEnclosureTestNotes
N/A All
Notes from Total Enclosure test set
TotalFlowUnits
N/A All
Such as CFM
TotalMeasured
N/A All
Total ELA is “measured” or “estimated”
UpperMeasured
N/A All
Upper leaks ELA is “measured” or
“estimated”
UserExtendedDischargeRate
no
planned rate of discharge
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VentAdditionalNegative
no
All
Vent area above leakage required for
structural integrity
VentAdditionalPositive
no
All
Vent area above leakage required for
structural integrity
VentAreaRequiredNegative
no
All
Total vent area required for structural
integrity.
VentAreaRequiredPositive
no
All
Total vent area required for structural
integrity
VentAreaUnits
N/A
VentAreaUsedNegative
no
All
free vent area during discharge
VentAreaUsedPositive
no
All
free vent area during discharge
VentLeakageMeasuring
N/A all
such as sq in
VentLeakageMeasuringNegative
Total leakage values come from either
“measuring” or “estimating”
If vent negative dataset entered, values
come from either “measuring” or
“estimating
VentLeakageMeasuringPositive
N/A all
If vent positive dataset entered, values
come from either “measuring” or
“estimating
VentMeasuring
no
All
Peak Pressure will be relieved using the
leakage of the {VentMeasuring}
VentTesting
no
All
results were obtained by determining the
Total Leakage Area of the {VentTesting}
VentType
no
All
Damper actuation
Vn-BIAvg
no
All
Venting data, n=direction number bias
initial average
Vn-CEnv-Result
NFPA
Venting Leakage constant, k for direction n
(flow unit per hour per Pa exp n)
Vn-EQLA-Result
NFPA
Leakage area at refP, for direction n
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Vn-FanFlowUnitx
Vn-FFp-x
no
Vn-FPLDescriptionx
Vn-FPp-x
no
Vn-N-Result
All
Units used for flow for direction n,
equipment FPL x (range name)
All
Venting Fan Flow for direction n, point p on
equipment x
All
Fan Pressure Line description for flow for
direction n, equipment x
All
Venting Fan Pressure for direction n, point
p on equipment x
NFPA
Venting Leakage exponent (n) for direction
n
Vn-RPp
no
All
Venting induced pressure direction n, point
p
Vn-TestDirection
no
All
Venting data, n=direction number, counts
up by venting samples taken at each
induced pressure
Vn-TFp
no
All
Venting total flow for direction n, point p
(only include if more than one equipment
or FPL)
VolumeUnits
such as cu ft
WindExposure
Yes
All
Beaufort scale name for wind exposure
WitnessName
no
All
name of witness to the test
WitnessPhone
no
All
phone number for witness to the test
x-DeviceModel
N/A All
device name, door fan x
x-DeviceSN
N/A All
serial of device, door fan x
x-GaugeModel
N/A All
gauge type for equipment x
x-GaugeSN
N/A All
gauge serial for equipment x
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4.2 Paragraph deletion tokens
Placed at the beginning of a paragraph inside the report template surrounded by curly braces, Integrity
will delete the entire paragraph with the deletion token at the beginning. The entire paragraph
including the token will be deleted if the condition isn’t met.
Integrity does a pass through the document based on the Standard in use first, and checks for
paragraphs marked to be kept based on the Standard.
If the token is in the first cell of a table, the table will be deleted/kept based on the condition as well.
Deletion Token
Standard(s) /
Application
Notes
BCLAOnly
Deleted if NFPA and there is not a
BCLA test
DesIntNoBCLA
keep if descending interface and
there is no BCLA/lower leaks data set
DesIntYesBCLA
keep if descending interface and
there is a BCLA/lower leaks data set
ExtDischrg
Deleted if not extended discharge
ExtDschgNoBCLA
keep if extended discharge and there
is no BCLA/lower leaks data set
ExtDschgYesBCLA
keep if extended discharge and there
is a BCLA/lower leaks data set
FIA
Deleted if using FSSA or VdS venting
equations
FireTestqTable
For Test Data set q, up to 3 in
template (add table for NFPA Upper
Leaks, samples/directions 5 and 6)
FSSA
Deleted if using FIA or VdS venting
equations
Halo
All
Paragraphs applicable to Halogen
only, deleted if any other
Agent/Extinguishant is being used
IG
All
Paragraphs applicable to Inert Gas
only, deleted if Halogen is being used
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ISO
Deleted if using NFPA
MixingNoBCLA
keep if mixing and there is no
BCLA/lower leaks data set
MixingYesBCLA
keep if mixing and there is a
BCLA/lower leaks data set
NFPA
Deleted if using ISO
NotBCLA
Deleted if is BCLA
NotDescInt
Deleted if is descending interface
NotExtDischrg
Deleted if is extended discharge
NotMixing
Deleted if is mixing
PeakCalculated
Deleted if Peak Pressure has not been
calculated
VdS
Deleted if using FSSA or FIA venting
equations
VentAboveLeakNeeded
Deleted if venting above leakage is
not needed
VentAboveLeakNotNeeded
Deleted if venting above leakage is
needed
VentingCalculated
Deleted if Venting has not been
calculated
VentingTestTableq
For Venting set q, up to two in
template
Vn-FPLxRow
Whole table row for direction n,
equipment x, up to 4 are in table
Vn-FPLxRow
Whole Venting table row for direction
n, equipment x, up to 4 are in table
Vn-FPLxRowFF
table row for Fan Flow in direction n,
equipment x, up to 4 are in table
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Vn-FPLxRowFF
Venting table row for Fan Flow in
direction n, equipment x, up to 4 are
in table
Vn-FPLxRowFP
table row for Fan Pressure in direction
n, equipment x, up to 4 are in table
Vn-FPLxRowFP
Venting table row for Fan Pressure in
direction n, equipment x, up to 4 are
in table
x-EquipRow
device x table row
4.3 Paragraph set deletion tokens
none
4.4 Photo insertion tokens
Not implemented yet
4.5 Chart insertion tokens
Replace the tag with the chart/graph image generated from the test data.
Photo Insertion Token
Standard(s) /
Application
Notes
Combined-PressureChart
All
result summary pressures
Combined-FlowChart
All
result summary flows vs pressure
FireChart
All
hold time chart
FireChartBCLA
All
Included if there are BCLA/lower leaks
samples
CombinedBCLA-PressureChart
Included if there are BCLA/lower leaks
samples
CombinedBCLA-FlowChart
Included if there are BCLA/lower leaks
samples
FireChartUpperLeaks
Included if there are upper leaks
samples
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CombinedUpperLeaks-PressureChart
Included if there are upper leaks
samples
CombinedUpperLeaks-FlowChart
Included if there are upper leaks
samples
5 Appendix
5.1 Installing FanTestic or FanTestic Integrity Video training
The following videos explain the steps to be taken:

Webinar for FanTestic Operation including demo of Virtual Gauge software for DM32
The following videos are for older versions of the software but you may find them valuable in general,
since many of the steps required to use the software have remained the same.

How to enter data from a Manual Test (ASTM)

How to use FanTestic to capture data automatically (ASTM)

Graphing and Saving Test Data
For more Retrotec videos and webinars on other topics, visit
http://www.youtube.com/user/RetrotecEnergy
Minimum system requirements
Microsoft Windows O/S: XP (SP2 or greater) or newer (Vista/7/8) –current with all updates
Processor: 1 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Disk space: 600MB (32-bit) or 1.5 GB (64-bit)
Microsoft Word: 2007/2010+ (or Word 2003 with 2007 support add-in)
Internet connection (for automatic software updates)
.NET 4.0 framework (will update automatically with the FanTestic installation)
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Download and install FanTestic
Go to: http://retrotec.com/support/software-downloads
When the webpage opens, click on the “Download” button beside “FanTestic (Lite/Pro/6/24)”
Click the “Install” button on the window that opens.
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When prompted with “Do you want to run or save setup.exe?” click on the “Run” button.
If not prompted, go to the Downloads menu option on your web browser and double-click on the
file you have just downloaded (which is called “setup.exe”).
The “Application Install – Security Warning” window will open:
click on the “Install” button.
If the User Account Control (UAC) asks for permission, you must give administrator permission for
the software to install the DM32 USB driver automatically.
The program will install, and try to start FanTestic for you.
If you have been running a previous version of FanTestic and have been using “Run As
Administrator” mode, you will receive the following non-fatal message indicating that the
installer cannot launch the software because FanTestic must run in Administrator mode:
Just click ok and launch FanTestic as described in section 5.1.4.
DM-2 users install a USB Driver manually
If you want to run automatic tests with a DM-2 gauge, you must download and manually install a driver
for the USB port.
DM32 users will have the driver automatically installed when they install FanTestic or the DM32
Software Suite, and should only use USB connection to update the firmware through the DM32
Configurator, not for automatic control of the gauge.
DM32 users should use Ethernet to connect to the gauges for auto-testing, since that will provide the
longest cable option and most reliability. WiFi can also be used depending on the distance between the
gauge and the computer and the type of building construction.
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a) Go to: http://retrotec.com/support/software-downloads
b) Download by clicking on the “Download button and when prompted to Run or Save, choose
“Save”
c) To install the Retrotec DM2 driver (DM2deviceinstaller32.exe or DM2DeviceInstaller64.exe), do
not double click the file when the download has completed. Instead, right click the downloaded
“DM2deviceinstaller” file, and select Run as administrator to start the installation. This will give
permission to install the required system files.
Start FanTestic
After installation, click the Start Menu  All Programs Retrotec  FanTestic.
OR use the
icon on your desktop to start the program. FanTestic will open!
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FanTestic will run in demo mode with full functionality for 30 days after you first install. Once the demo
version expires, you will not be able to change the test standard being used, generate the MS Word
reports or export your test data to MS Excel. You will still be able to enter test data and see the results
on-screen, and open tests generated using any of the test standards.
Obtain a license and instructions for activating the software with the license before your demo expires
by contacting sales@retrotec.com. The license will be valid for the period of time specified for the
license, and with a valid license you will be able to generate the MS Word reports and export your test
data to MS Excel.
If your demo or license has expired you will see a dialog window similar to the following when you start
FanTestic:
Click “OK” to start the limited version.
The main FanTestic menu bar is at the top, to provide access to functions needed pre and post test.
The first time you run FanTestic, you need to make some choices about how you will use FanTestic–
access from the “Settings” menu as described in the next sections.
Select a test standard to use for new tests
FanTestic is based on national and international standards which specify how the Air Leakage Tests are
to be performed to be valid. Choices of test standard are available “Settings”  “Change Standard used
for new tests”. The number of Test standards available to be chosen in the list depends on the license
purchased.
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The dialog opens for you to choose the standard by clicking on the button beside the name of the
standard:
Enter license key when you receive one
Start FanTestic, if not already running.
Once in the program click “Settings”  “Enter license details”.
Click on the “Install License Key” button in the dialog window that opens, and a text entry area
opens:
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Copy the license key from the email you received and paste it into the text entry area that appeared,
being sure to include the “===START_KEY===” and “===END_KEY===” portion of the key. If
selecting from an email, be sure that the email has not inserted any odd items into the string,
such as an “emailto” link. The email containing the key that is sent out from Retrotec will be a
“Text only” email, not HTML based, in order to try to minimize license corruption.
Click on the “Install License” button below the text box.
Test Standard may be automatically selected based on the license- if not, choose one from the list.
Next, fill in the user’s name and email address (corresponds to the technician doing tests with the
software). “Software user’s company” will be filled in automatically from the license that was
entered:
Then click “OK”.
Change language to use for user interface and reports
Start FanTestic if it is not already running.
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Click on “Settings”  “Advanced - view or change default program parameters”
The Settings dialog will open, and the “Language to use” drop-down is at the bottom:
Choose the language from the language drop-down:
Change parameters used for running the program – (advanced
operation)
Changes can be made any time, but a new test file must be opened for any changes to take effect. If
changes are made to settings, FanTestic will save and close any open test file (user can skip this) and
create and open a new Test file.
Start FanTestic if it is not already running.
Click on “Settings”  “Advanced - view or change default program parameters”
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Basics tab for items applying to all tests
Start FanTestic if it is not already running.
Click on “Settings”  “Advanced - view or change default program parameters”
Click on “Basics” tab
5.1.9.1
Cover fans before taking bias readings?
Selecting "Yes" will cause the software to stop after the initial bias pressure readings have been taken in
order for the user to uncover the fan(s). Select “No” for a nonstop test in which test pressure will be
taken immediately following initial bias pressure readings.
5.1.9.2
Show calculation warning?
Warnings will appear when the “Calculate” button is clicked if insufficient building information is
provided (i.e. no building volume was entered, therefore ACH50 cannot be calculated). Choose Yes to
view the calculation warnings.
5.1.9.3
Data to show On Graphs
This selection allows you to choose whether the graphs will show all readings, or only show the single
point that is the average of all readings at any particular Test Fan pressure.
5.1.9.4
Individual Control
The Gauge Control function allows a user choose the method that the FanTestic will use to seek a target
pressure when multiple fans are being used. The Gauge Control function sets whether a number of fans
are controlled with the same signal (from one primary gauge) so all fans run at the same speed or
whether each fan is controlled individually and will run at different speeds.
With Gauge Control set to “Common”, all fans will be controlled by the induced pressure reading on the
primary gauge, and the non-primary gauges will be set to the speed of the primary fan.
With Gauge Control set to “Individual”, each fan is controlled by the induced pressure on its own gauge.
Controlling this way may result in “dueling” fans, where one takes over and runs up to a speed of 100%,
while the other fans decrease to 0% speed. If this happens during your test, change to Common
Control.
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Each gauge must be connected to FanTestic for automatic control, and each gauge must be connected
using the yellow speed control cable to its own fan. For details about setting up multiple fan tests, see
the Multiple Fan Testing for Large Buildings Manual.
Gauge Control: “Common”
To control the speed of multiple fans based on the speed of the primary gauge, choose “Common”.
When attempting to create a pressure, FanTestic will set the target pressure on a single (primary) gauge.
FanTestic tells the primary gauge to seek that target pressure, and then reads the %speed from the
primary gauge, and tells all other gauges to go to that speed. This effectively turns all fans into one big
fan that is controlled by the induced pressure on channel A of the primary gauge.
The first gauge in the list in the Equipment tab is the “primary gauge”. The primary gauge can be
switched by the user.
Gauge Control: “Individual”
For each fan to be controlled only by their own gauge, choose “Individual”. When attempting to create
a pressure, FanTestic will set the target pressure or speed on each of the gauges. FanTestic tells each
gauge to seek that pressure target simultaneously. This would be the same as a human operator using
the Set Pressure function on each gauge individually.
Settings tab for items specific to each test Standard
Start FanTestic if it is not already running.
Click on “Settings”  “Advanced - view or change default program parameters”
Click on “Settings” tab.
Many of the settings can be changed to accommodate user-defined testing procedures.
However, you usually want to run a test according to the default protocol rules. If so, click the
button to run a test according to the default protocol rules.
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Application tab for items specific to FanTestic behind the scenes
Start FanTestic if it is not already running.
Click on “Settings”  “Advanced - view or change default program parameters”
Click on “Application” tab
Automatic Save
Test data can be automatically saved at periodic intervals by turning the Auto Save function on (“File” 
“Auto save?”).
Test files are normally saved on your local C: drive under [MyDocuments]\Retrotec\Tests.
If you change the location of the test file to a remote drive, and then remove the remote drive with
FanTestic running and AutoSave on, the software will not be able to save the file to the remote drive
anymore, and may report an error.
Turn AutoSave Off if you wish to double click to launch test files attached to emails. If you double click
on a file with extension .exml attached to an email in MS Outlook with AutoSave on, FanTestic will start
up and open the test file, but when AutoSave tries to save to the inaccessible MS Outlook temporary
location, FanTestic may report an error.
5.2 Troubleshooting
Problem
Tags are left in generated report, which means
report generator code cannot find the tag, but
the tag appears to be in the template
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

make sure you are using the template in
which the tag appears
make sure there are no spaces between
the curly brace and the first or last letter
of the token within the curly braces
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
make sure the token in the tag has the
exact capitalization shown in the table

Make sure you are using the most recent
version of Microsoft Word (2007 or
greater)
If you are using an earlier version (2003 or
earlier), please download a free
compatibility pack here that will allow you
to open/edit/save Word 2007 documents.
If this does not fix the problem, contact
us.


Cannot find gauges with DM-2 connected –
DM-2-to-computer connection is not functional




You must download the DM-2 USB driver
from Retrotec’s website in order to get
the computer to recognize the DM2
gauge. You can access this driver here.
Make sure to first right click
“DM2deviceinstaller” exe and select Run
as administrator to install it, instead of
double-clicking the file.
If the driver is downloaded and
functional, unplug the DM-2 from the
computer, power it off, turn it back on
after 10 seconds, and re-plug it back in.
Try the
button once
more.
Try plugging the DM-2 into an active
powered USB hub (with hub plugged into
mains power)
Cannot find gauges using DM-2 with firmware
older than version 3.0 (The version is displayed
when you turn on the DM-2 gauge, and on the
top line when you push [Setup].)

Any DM-2 gauge that is older than
Firmware Version 3.0 requires an Active
Powered USB HUB, with hub plugged into
mains power.
Find Gauges with DM-2 gauges results in a
message containing the phrase “Error 5: Access
Denied”


You must run FanTestic as Administrator
See the document: Solve DM-2 Access
Denied Errors
Intermittent DM-2 connection over USB

Try plugging the DM-2 into an active
powered USB hub (with hub plugged into
mains power)
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If after doing an update or install, you get the
following notification:
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Try running both the laptop and the DM-2
from batteries, not plugged into any
external power source
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Click ok on the error, delete the old
ADMIN shortcut and
create a new shortcut as described in the
Solve DM-2 Access Denied Errors if you
need to control DM-2 gauges
use the newly created shortcut if you are
not using DM-2 gauges
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This means that you had a previous version of
FanTestic that was set up to “Run as
Administrator”, likely to allow connection to the
DM-2 gauges for automatic control over the USB
port.
Unable to find gauges with DM32 connected to
USB port of laptop
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Try plugging the DM32 into an active
powered USB hub (with hub plugged into
mains power). Some new laptops do not
provide enough power on the USB port.
Use the Ethernet port on the DM32 for
automatic control instead of the USB
If you experience a problem that you cannot fix by troubleshooting, make sure you have the latest
version of FanTestic software installed, and that your Microsoft Windows has all the service packs and
updates installed (including .NET 4).
To install the latest automatically, connect to the internet and restart FanTestic – if there has been an
update since your current version, you will be prompted to download the latest updates.
However, if you have been using FanTestic running in Administrator mode, the “Check for Updates” may
not work correctly. To be sure you have the latest, you should go to the Retrotec website:
http://retrotec.com/support/software-downloads:
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Then click on the Download button beside FanTestic. That will open a webpage which will show that
latest version. If this version is different than what you have installed, you should use Control Panel to
uninstall FanTestic from your computer and proceed to install the new version as described in section
5.1.2.
5.3 Contact Tech Support
If you are still having problems even after updating to the latest software version and updating your
Windows with all patches, follow these steps:
For Technical Support or to send suggestions, create an email to support@retrotec.com
If you have encountered a bug which makes FanTestic crash, create an email to: bugs@retrotec.com
In your email, describe the problem and when it occurs, and attach the following:
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The standard are you using ( click “Settings”  “Change Standard” to check)
Log file from [My Documents]\Retrotec\Logs
Test file you are using, file extension .exml or .fxml
Settings.xml file [My Documents]\Retrotec\AppData
A screenshot of the software running or having the error
the version of Microsoft Office you are using
The version of Microsoft Windows you are using
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The log file
Each test has an associated log file that is saved on your C: drive, in the Retrotec folder. These logs will
help Retrotec to determine where the problem occurred. You can access the log files in your local drive,
in [My Documents]\Retrotec\Logs.
A new log file is created for each day, named Log_yyyy-MM-dd.txt. If you leave FanTestic running over
the course of multiple days, the log file will have the date of the day when FanTestic was initially started.
The correct log file to send will be named with the date you began the test (even if changes were made
over several days).
The test file
Test files with extension .exml or .fxml can be found in the My Documents\Retrotec\Tests folder, and
are saved in the same fashion as log files. The name of the test file usually has the date you began the
test. Send the test file with the same name/date as the log file.
Settings file
The Settings.xml file is found in your [My Documents]\Retrotec\AppData folder, and contains
information troubleshooting personnel can use to diagnose the problem.
A screenshot
Screenshots are a way to show our tech support staff what your error looks like on your screen. This will
help us, along with the background information (log and .exml files), to determine the best approach to
fix the problem.
Current versions of Microsoft Windows include the “Snipping Tool” which can be used to make a screen
snip of the window or of an area of a window on the screen. The image will be on the Windows
clipboard as if it has been “copied” so you can just “paste” it into an email.
In older versions you may need to create a document and then capture an image of the screen you are
currently looking at, by pressing the [Print Scrn] button on your keyboard. In order to attach this image
as a file for us to view, you must paste it into a document.
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To do this, in the open Microsoft Word or Paint document, right click on your mouse and select Paste (or
Edit  Paste). The captured image of your screen should appear in the document. You can now save
this document and include it as an attachment when you submit your information to us.
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