Total Vu SoftwareUsers Guide1/20/2016LaserLinc, IncMarc WaldronSoftware Version 5.x.x.xNOTES:LaserLinc offers remote and lifetime software support. Call us for support. Betteryet, connect your PC to the internet and then give us a call. We’ll take it fromthere!Several video tutorials are available here.This document contains limited information and may be somewhat customized to your specific softwareconfiguration. Please refer to the Total Vu manual or Gauge manuals on the installation CD or in theTotal Vu installation directory for more detailed explanations. Obviously, any changes you make to thesystem will not be reflected in this document! If you cannot find the Total Vu Manual, please call us fora link to download it.Some screens may look different, depending on your configuration and software version.Always back up your software with the “Back Up” feature.This will makeit easy to “fix” the system or to get a new system up and running quickly. When you get yoursystem set up and running in a way you like, BACK IT UP!!!LaserLinc,

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016Table of ContentsAn Installation Overview . 6A General Overview of Total Vu. 9Getting into Full Configuration . 9The Full Configuration Window . 10Security & Password Protection . 12Laser Micrometer Calibration . 13Calibration V.S. Calibration Verification . 13Calibrating a Micrometer . 14Working with Recipes . 17Creating a new Recipe . 17Working with Recipes in Full Configuration . 17Working with Recipes via the “Select Recipe” or “Recipe Load” button . 20Working with Recipes via a “Recipe” tab in the main interface . 22Notes on Recipes . 23The fastest, and easiest way, to create a recipe . 23Modifying recipe permissions (delete, copy, create, etc ) . 23Templates. 23Subfolders . 23Remote Recipe Storage. 23Backing Up and Restoring Configurations . 26Overview . 26Backing Up a Configuration. 26Restoring a Configuration . 28IMPORTANT: after the restore process . 30Maintenance . 31Keeping the Windows Clean . 31Calibration Verification . 31Calibration . 31Putting a different, new or serviced scanner back on line . 312An Installation Overview LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016Installing a replacement/temporary scanner: . 32Reinstalling a repaired scanner . 32Adding an additional Scanner . 32Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution . 33First Steps . 33What next . 33Frequently Asked Questions . 34Installation, Restoring, & Backing Up. 34How do I set or change the IP addresses for my PC or LaserLinc devices that connect via thenetwork port? . 34How do I put a new PC in place of an existing PC running Total Vu? . 35Where is the Total Vu installation directory? . 35How can I save all my settings, in case something happens to the system? . 35Something happened to my system and it’s all screwed up . 35Can I use my existing system to help get a second system up and running quickly? . 35How do I upgrade my version of Total Vu software? . 35How do I upgrade my version of Instacal software? . 36Reports and Data . 36Where’s my saved data? . 36How do I change how much data I’m collecting? . 37How do I create or modify a Custom Report? . 37Inputs, Outputs, and Alarms . 39Why isn’t the I/O working? . 39Debouncing a foot pedal . 39Triggering a Digital Input with a dry contact relay. 39Modifying the Appearance and Functionality of your Custom Configuration. 40Custom Displays . 40Buttons . 40How do I know exactly what a button does? . 40How do I add a button or change what a button does? . 403An Installation Overview LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016How do I add an Action and associate it to a button? . 40Trend charts aren’t quite right? . 41How can I add a window? . 41How can I change the appearance of windows (charts, measurement windows, etc ) . 42Measurements . 43Why aren’t the measurements accurate? . 43How accurate are the measurements? . 43How can I measure in both Metric and English units? . 46How can I change the resolution of my measurements? . 48How can I change the scan averaging for my measurements? . 49Micrometer Scan Rates: . 49How do I put an offset on the measurements? . 51General FAQ’s . 55My scanner serial number is not recognized by Total Vu. . 55Why are my Speed and Length values wrong? . 55A Typical Bench Top Measurement Interface without a Custom Window . 56The Main Program Window . 57What the Buttons Do . 57Operator Sequence of Events: . 59Specifics. 60Memo . 60Scan Rates . 60Measurements . 60A Typical Bench Top Measurement Interface with a Custom Window . 62The buttons at the bottom of the window . 62The Basic Tab . 65The Max/Min Tab. 66About the Measurements . 67The Spec Entry/Recipe Creation Tab . 68Notes . 694An Installation Overview LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016A Typical Extrusion Line Measurement & Control Interface . 70The Main Program Window . 71What the Buttons Do . 71Operator Sequence of Events: . 73An Ultrasonic ID/OD/Wall Measurement System with Sorting capabilities . 74Creating a Recipe . 75Method 1. 75Method 2. 75Notes . 82Measurements . 825An Installation Overview LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016An Installation OverviewThe following outlines the steps required to set up a new system. For more detailed instructions, seethe “Quick Start” guides that came with the system, the Total Vu manual, or contact LaserLinc directly.Guides and the Manual can be found on the install CD under “Documentation”. The “Quick Start”guides can also be found in the package of printed information delivered with new systems.1. Insure that you have Administrative Rights on the windows account you log into to install thesoftware. Admin Rights can be removed after installation.2. For Windows 7 & 10 installations, disable UAC (user account controls) by typing in UAC in the"Search programs & files" or “Cortana” field above or next to the windows start button. Set it to"Never Notify". This can be turned on again after installation. Reboot.3. Install Total Vu. Use the corresponding Setup32 or setup64 for 32-bit/64-bit systems. Thedefault installation settings will work in almost all situations.4. If you’ve purchased the digital I/O or Auto Control options/hardware before 2014, also install“Instacal”. Instacal can be found on the Total Vu install CD, possibly in a Drivers folder or“Measurement & Computing” folder. The digital I/O drivers will be installed automaticallyduring the Total Vu software installation for systems purchased after January of 2014.5. All users that will run Total Vu must have full access to the files in the LaserLinc directory inorder for the software to work correctly under multiple accounts. In Windows 7/10, after TotalVu installation, right click on the “LaserLinc” folder, select “Properties” and then the “Security”tab. Click “Edit”, highlight a “Group or user name” in the top box and check the “Allow” boxnext to “Full Control” for each of the groups/users and then click “Apply”. This will allow anyuser to log into this computer and use Total Vu. Do the same for “Instacal” (Measurement &Computing folder”) for systems purchased before 2014 that have digital I/O.6. Plug in the micrometera. For PCI & PCIe micrometer interfaces shut down the PC, unplug the PC, open it up,install the PCI and/or PCIe card (or cards), close up the PC, plug it back in, and boot up.Windows will either automatically install the drives for the PCI/PCIe cards, or it may giveyou the “Found new Hardware” dialog. Do not choose to search the internet for thedrivers; DO let windows install the drivers automatically. Windows should look to theinstall CD or the install folder in the drive to install the drivers. The drivers are alsolocated in the Total Vu installation directory in the “Drivers” folder. You can tellwindows where to look for the drivers or manually install them via the Windows “DeviceManager”.b. For NetLinc gauge interfaces you’ll need to define the PCs IP address under TCP/IP V4properties.i. Open up “Network & Sharing” from the control panel (Win7) orSettings/Ethernet (Win10).6An Installation Overview LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 20167. Click on the “Local Area Connection” that the gauge (or network switch if youhave more than one of NetLinc Gauges, NetI/O, and DSP for wall measurement)is plugged into. You’ll use the PCs network port to plug in the LaserLincequipment. You can use a USB to network adaptor to plug the PC into your plantnetwork/internet. It is easiest to keep these separate.iii. Select Propertiesiv. Double Click on Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)v. Click the button next to “Use the following IP address”vi. Type in the following:1. IP Address: Subnet Mask: Click OK, OK, Close and close all of the network settings windows.Plug in the laser micrometerIf you’ve purchased the “Encoder” option, plug it in.a. For NetLinc gauges the Encoder plugs into the micrometer or the external NetLinc.b. For PCI or PCIe systems the encoder plugs into the back panel on the PC that isconnected to channel 4 on the PCI/PCIe card.If you’ve purchased the NetI/O device or a DSP (for UltraGauge ID/OD/Wall systems), plug theminto the network port of the PC or the Network Switch that is plugged into the PC. All networkdevices must plug into the same port in the PC, the use of a network switch makes this easy.Simply plug the network switch into power, then plug one of the ports into the PC, use the restof the ports to connect any LaserLinc gear requiring a network port.If you’ve purchased the PCIe I/O device, plug it into the PCIe card via the back panel of the PC.If you’ve purchased other devices like analog I/O, etc This hardware may require theMeasurement & Computing software mentioned in step 4 even if you have purchased it after2014. Plug in the hardware. Windows will automatically see the I/O device and install “HumanInterface Device Drivers”. For systems purchased before 2014, or systems utilizing"Measurement & Computing" I/O hardware, run Instacal. Instacal will pop up a window thatsays it found the hardware. Click OK and then close Instacal. You should not have to runInstacal again unless I/O devices are added, moved, or removed IMPORTANT – If you are usingdevices that plug into the USB port: in the device manager of windows, under “Universal SerialBus Controllers”, right click on each of the “USB Root Hub” and select “Properties”. Under the“Power Management” tab make sure the options “Allow the computer to turn off this device tosave power” is NOT checked. Otherwise, Windows will sporadically disconnect the I/O Devicesconnected to USB ports In more recent versions of Total Vu the Power Management willautomatically be set correctly during the installation process.Start Total Vu. With some older versions of software, when started for the first time, you will beprompted for a license code. You must call LaserLinc at 888-707-4852 for this code or a morerecent version of software that does not require the license code.7An Installation Overview LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 201613. If your install CD came with a predefined configuration you’re good to go! If not, you can either“Restore” a configuration to get up and running quickly (See “Restoring a Configuration” andcontact your LaserLinc sales person for existing configurations to start with) or design your owninterface. We are available to help with this process, just give us a call. Continue on with Step14 for a brief outline of the process to design your own interface.14. The main program window should be visible. Under the Total Vu drop down menu, select “FullConfiguration”. This is where most set up options are performed.15. Under “Scanners”, add your scanner if it is not already there. Make sure the serial number iscorrectly entered. Calibrate the micrometer under the “Calibration” tab.16. Under “Measurements”, Add Scanner Measurements. You can also adjust resolution and scanaveraging on the measurements. If you highlight several measurements, then Right click on anyone of them, you can select “General Properties” and change certain parameters for all themeasurements at once.17. Exit out of full configuration. In the main program window, select “Window” and “NewWindow”. You can now create live trend charts, measurement displays, etc 18. To record data Back in Full Configuration, under “Data Logging”, select “file” - New. Create anew data log.19. Under Display, create buttons you want to use.20. Under Actions, create the actions the buttons will execute. Then assign the actions to thebuttons.21. Add control loops, Alarms, digital inputs, SPC plans, Etc 8An Installation Overview LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016A General Overview of Total VuTotal Vu is a fully customizable display and interface to your measurement and control system. Whenfirst started up, you will either be looking at a canned/basic interface or almost nothing at all. Contactyour LaserLinc sales person or LaserLinc directly for canned interfaces, or review the Total Vu manualand continue to work with what you have.Getting into Full Configuration“Full Configuration” is where all of the components of the LaserLinc System can be configured.Start Total Vu. The main program window may look different than the pictured screen (bottom leftwindow). Enter “Full Configuration” via the “Total Vu” drop down menu or Ctrl C via the main programwindow, or click a preconfigured “Engineering” button that may also be labeled “System Settings” or“System Configuration” in one of the displays.9A General Overview of Total Vu LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016The Full Configuration Window“TLAser400” – information on the TLAser400 PCI/PCIe card installed in the PC, if there is one. LaserMicrometers and Encoders plug into this card. Information under this icon is rarely used with theexception of troubleshooting.“Scanners” – Information pertaining to the laser micrometers associated with the system. Items ofinterest are gauge serial number, calibration, glass logic, and “scans to ignore”.“Measurements” – Set up measurements, adjust scans to average, resolution, etc.“Recipes” – Add, remove, delete, modify, and copy recipes or recipe templates. Set remote folderlocations.“Actions” – The guts of the system. Buttons on the main screen or digital inputs (if the I/O option hasbeen purchased) execute actions. Actions can be items like start logging, reset the encoder, load arecipe, etc. Macro actions may also be created, so that executing one action results in the execution ofall actions within. The custom interface you are using is built on actions, and buttons executing thoseactions.“Attributes” – Other pieces of information like Lot Number, Operator, Spool Number, Spec Limits, etc.They can be drop down lists, radio buttons, off line measurements, etc. Typically, the operator will selector enter these values. These values can be logged along with other process data, or used to create filenames. Two attributes come standard on all systems, more can be purchased. You can create anunlimited number of “Spec Attributes”.“Display” – Buttons are on the main screen, where they are located, and what actions they execute.Lock the interface in place. Allow only some recipe activities. Security items, etc.“Data Logging” – Define what gets logged, how often, where it goes, file name, etc.10A General Overview of Total Vu LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016“Serial I/O” – Output data from Total Vu via RS232, or communicate with another device via RS232.“Alarms” – If the Digital I/O option is installed on the system, you can define how relays act, whatmeasurements trigger alarms, delays, how alarms are cleared, Etc.“SPC Plans” – Define your SPC plan.“Charts” – Add new charts to the screen and/or define how they behave, what measurements aretrended, etc. X-Bar & R, Histograms, and live Trend Charts. Histograms and X-Bar & R charts are part ofthe “Advanced SPC” package, an optional item.“Password” – Set/remove your password. (Old or Master Password 400X22, this password alwaysworks an cannot be changed!)Other icons that may appear, depending on Options purchased with the system:“UltraGauge DSP’s” - Information pertaining to the UG DSP, e.g., IP address. (ID/OD/Wall Systems Only)“UltraGauges” - Information pertaining to the Wall Sensors, e.g., Number of sensors, sensor frequency,etc. (ID/OD/Wall Systems Only)“OPC Server” & “OPC Client” - Appear if OPC communications was purchased with the system. Used toconfigure the OPC communications.“Digital Inputs” – If the Digital I/O option is installed on the system, you may define how an input isused, what action it executes, etc (purchased option)“NetIO” – If a NetI/O device was purchased you’ll add it to the system and configure it here.“Encoder” – When the Encoder option has been purchased with the system, the “Encoder” icon is theplace to set the pulses/foot, resolution, units, etc for speed and length.“Control” – Add/Edit control loops and control settings like gain, delay, etc (Purchased option)“Process Tracker” – Track events in Total Vu. (Purchased option)“Part Profile” – Used to configure “zones” if the Part Profiling option was purchased, usually as part ofthe “Taper Tube” software option or for the Linear Profile Vu systems.“FFT/SRL” – Used to configure the FFT & SRL settings when these options are purchased“Event Characterization” – Used to capture data around an event, like a flaw.“Analog” – Configure the analog devices purchased with the system.11A General Overview of Total Vu LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016Security & Password ProtectionIn Total Vu, you can set a System password via the “Password” icon in Full Configuration (use 400X22 asthe old password, and then enter your new password which must be at least 5 characters long). This willstop users from entering full configuration and Right clicking on windows to change their appearance.You can further protect the integrity of the system by going into the “Display” icon in “FullConfiguration”; under the “Options” tab check the following: closing displaysPrevent moving displaysPrevent minimizing displaysPrevent resizing displaysThere are several other options you can check here that further prevent users from changing particularsettings.As an added level of security, any action created may have a password applied to it. It can either be thesystem password or another user defined password. Any button that executes that action will requirethe password.In any case, if the system password is forgotten, the password 400X22 will always work, and can NOT bechanged. If you forget your password and call LaserLinc, 400X22 is the password we give you that willget you into the system.TO REMOVE THE PASSWORD, go into “Full Configuration” and double click on the “Password” icon.Simply enter the old or master password in the top field, and nothing in the bottom two fields, and thenclick OK.The last level of security is Windows itself, applying a password to log in.12A General Overview of Total Vu LaserLinc, Inc

[TOTAL VU SOFTWARE] January 20, 2016Laser Micrometer CalibrationCalibration V.S. Calibration VerificationLaser micrometers need to be calibrated when they are first set up, if they've been moved around,connected to a new system, etc. Once installed however, the frequency of calibration will depend onthe type of laser micrometer, the environment in which it is installed, and the specific applicationsaccuracy requirements. Calibration frequency can be as short as every couple months, or as long asevery 5 or more years. In any case, a “calibration verification” can be done on a daily, weekly, monthly,or yearly schedule simply by placing a calibration standard in the gauge to “verify” that the gauge ismea

Some screens may look different, depending on your configuration and software version. Always back up your software with the "Back Up" feature. This will make it easy to "fix" the system or to get a new system up and running quickly. When you get your system set up and running in a way you like, BACK IT UP!!! LaserLinc, Inc. 888-707-4852