Integration with 16-bit and 32-bit Windows applications
These modules work together. For example, a report generated by BASIC and printed in
the report generator can include workbook calculations. There are numerous benefits:
Entire coating design catalogs can be printed automatically.
Macros can be run during optimization. As an example, it is possible to design
CIE color coatings where the specification includes two illuminants incident from opposite
Users can select measured data files with industry-standard SQL commands and
automatically run programs to examine spectral yields over a period of time.
Users can evaluate and optimize spectral functions not originally in the
Engineers with moderate programming skills can set up one-button processes for coating
technicians. This is especially crucial in quality-control.
Supplementing its built-in programmability, FilmStar is highly integrated with other
Windows applications via DDE (dynamic data exchange) and 32-bit Automation
(ActiveX). Many data
types can be imported and exported. DESIGN and MEASURE can receive commands from
Labview and many other Windows applications.
A feature in all programs is the FilmStar
Administrator. This makes it possible to protect designs and spectral
data as well as assure auditors that quality assurance procedures are being followed.
As shown here, the MEASURE FilmStar Administrator can set a
computer so that technicians can't change scan settings or other critical
parameters. Copies of DESIGN installed in coating areas can be locked
against unwanted design changes.
A four page printable summary of
FilmStar features can be obtained by