What's new in past releases?

Some of the updates and new features in the 11 release include:

  • Global Wear Trend Analysis tool: Quickly analyzes previous calibration results to find gages that are predicted to fail in the near future, allowing users to stay one step ahead of their work and preventing costly failures.
  • 2D Barcode capabilities and design wizard: Expands the amount of information that can be stored within the barcode. Users can now print 2D barcodes for their Status and Location choice lists, the commands, gage information, and even a free form setting. GAGEpack now supports nine 2D barcode types.
  • "Save to file" for Batch Report destinations: Allows users to save their common reports as an .htm file which can be viewed in Excel or any browser, in addition to being able to print your reports, and email them to colleagues.
  • Enhanced calibration event settings: As calibration steps are completed, GAGEpack automatically updates the Overall result (Pass/Fail), reducing entry errors and saving countless mouse-clicks.
  • Improved features on the Chart Calibration history screens facilitate quick and easy navigation.
  • DivisionsDivisions: Allows users and gages to be added to Divisions in a GAGEpack database, enabling users to see only those gages relevant to their divisions, departments or facilities, and for multiple departments or facilities to be managed within a single GAGEpack database.
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  • Corporate Settings: Database-wide options which correspond with certain previously available local settings, providing an enterprise-wide consistency of critical settings.
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  • Corporate ReportsCorporate Reports: Similar to the corporate settings, this feature will allow the Supervisor to enable and configure the database’s Reports settings on the database level instead of in the local settings. Both corporate settings and corporate reports are designed to more easily deploy large scale installations of GAGEpack.
  • Translations: Enhanced language support for Italian, French, German, Spanish, and Spanish LA (Latin America), as well as newly-available translations in Mandarin and Portuguese. The default reports, labels, and management statistics are fully translated into the currently active language when they are viewed.
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  • Master Gages: Masters tab to store an unlimited number of master gages, along with relevant information about each master gage.
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  • Redesigned Gage Viewing windowSearch and Replace: New Search and Replace tools for calibration templates, master gages, and PM plans, to make mass changes to a database quicker than ever before.
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  • Redesigned Gage Viewing window: Wider gage viewing window to assure that all available tabs are displayed, with sleeker layouts for fields on each tab.
  • Default “Print after Saving” for Calibrations: A default “Print after Saving” for calibration labels and certificates, replacing manual commands, saving time and reducing steps.

Some of the updates and new features in the 10.0 release include:

  • Edit system labels using the label design wizard and easily customize the label with the information you need.Compliance: Option available to enforce the entry of corrective actions when a gage fails calibration or is out of tolerance. This feature provides compliance with ISO-9001, clause 7.6.

    Populate an optional uncertainty column on the gage calibration form and see results print in various reports that display this value when present. Capturing this information is part of the compliance requirements outlined in ISO/IEC 17025:2005, ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and ILAC P-14:12/2010.

    Define acceptable temperature and humidity ranges during calibration using a new page in the calibration settings. Information can be automatically recorded by connecting a Temperature Humidity USB Monitor (THUM) or manually entered.
  • Reports: Build a collection of batch reports that can be regularly distributed and shared easily with others. Using pre-determined prompts, reports can be executed with one click and printed or emailed to any person in the GAGEpack address book. >> Watch a video about this feature.
  • Edit system labels using the label design wizard and easily customize the label with the information you need.System labels: Edit system labels using the label design wizard and easily customize the label with the information you need. Examples of these labels include those printed out after completing a calibration, barcode labels, and inventory labels. >> Watch a video about this feature.
  • Event features: Capture gage data directly from a device connected to the computer's COM port or a USB configured as a virtual COM port. The automated data collection eliminates manual keystroke errors and saves time. Gage data can be captured from gage calibration events along with R&R, linearity, uncertainty, and stability studies.
  • Scheduling improvements: Select the option to move due dates for any scheduled monthly gage calibrations to the end of the month in which the traditional due date would fall. This system flexibility allows you to easily comply with your monthly calibration policy.
  • "To do" list improvements: Preview and print worksheets for calibration and maintenance directly from the "To do" list. Email messages sent from the to do list now contain the same gage information that appears on the to do list in a well formatted, easy to read email attachment. >> Watch a video about this feature.
  • New optional module - GAGEmail automated email gage alert system: Receive automated email gage alerts using the optional GAGEmail module. It operates as a Windows service that continuously scans your GAGEpack database to watch for upcoming events, overdue events, and failed calibrations. GAGEmail automatically generates an email when it finds these events. You determine who should receive the messages, what gage information is included in the email, how far in advance of an event the messages should be sent, and the frequency of the messages. >> Watch a video about this feature.

Some of the updates and new features in the 9.5 release include:

  • Create gage, calibration, and barcode labels with simple drag-and-drop actions using the new Label Wizard. Similar to the Report Wizard, the Label Wizard allows you to use sample labels or easily design your own. >> Watch a video about this feature.
  • Create a useful, custom, at-a-glance "To do" list by adding new columns (such as gage type, last calibration date, or gage status) or removing unneeded columns. >> Watch a video about this feature.
  • Choose from various color schemes in GAGEpack 9.5Import gages and their associated history from another GAGEpack 9.5 database to easily consolidate databases. 
  • Remove a column from the Gage List by simply dragging it off the grid. 
  • Choose a GAGEpack color scheme to suit your color palette. GAGEpack now includes a selection of preset styles so that you can select the look that you prefer (no can of paint needed). >> Watch a video about this feature.
  • Automatically record the temperature and humidity for a new calibration or verification event when a Temperature Humidity USB Monitor (THUM) is connected, providing critical information at your fingertips. >> Watch a video about this feature.

Some of the updates and new features in the 9.0 release include:

  • The new "To do" list replaces the old "Warning screen". It shows items that need attention for a selectable time period. The list can be filtered and ordered so that you can prioritize action items.
  • The E-mail button allows the To do list to be e-mailed to whomever you choose. This feature expands upon the functionality of the previous e-mail icon.
  • The Gage form has been vastly improved to streamline workflow.
  • The gage form allows you to edit Choice lists on the fly.
  • The History list can be sorted by any of the columns and you can also specify a range of dates.

Some of the updates and new features in the 8.5 release include:

  • Simplify the process of calibrating your gages with the new calibration wizard. The wizard guides you through the steps for calibrating gages and printing worksheets and reports.
  • Use GAGEpack Remote when calibrating gages away from your PC. GAGEpack remote is a utility that can be installed on a laptop to take with you to the shop floor--or wherever your gages are maintained. Enter results into GAGEpack Remote, then synchronize the results with the GAGEpack database when you return to your PC.
  • Use GAGEmail to manage email alerts 24/7, such as reminders to calibrate or friendly warnings of overdue calibrations, to individuals or groups.

Some of the updates and new features in the 8.0 release include:

  • Create up to 10 customized toolbars for calibration, inventory management, MSA, or even individual technicians, then quickly switch among them to personalize your main screen.
  • Perform a verification between calibrations to verify that a gage is still in calibration. The new Verification event is similar to a calibration event except that it does not affect the calibration due date. You can even add verification steps that are different from the calibration steps for the gage.
  • Track any number of individual maintenance actions per gage in the enhanced maintenance section. Define simple maintenance tasks, each with its own cycle time (due period), display these tasks on the new calendar option, and generate associated reports.
  • Record more detailed event information by adding up to two additional user-defined fields to event type (calibration, maintenance, etc). The fields can also have a user entered drop-down choice list attached to them.
  • An Upgrade Wizard allows you to transfer all of your settings from a previous GAGEpack installation for a seamless upgrade of both the gage and choice list databases.
  • Ensure consistency among events and save data entry time by using optional drop down choice lists for event names.
  • Tighten security measures by employing the new lockout function that can lock GAGEpack against intruders if a PC is to be left unattended.
  • Many new user-defined fields and customizable drop-down choice lists allow you to further customize GAGEpack for your specific application.