Asq Auto Minitab Tips And Tricks

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ASQ Automotive Division Free Webinar. Minitab tips and tricks.

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Asq Auto Minitab Tips And Tricks

  1. 1. ASQ Automotive Division Webinar Series Minitab Tips and Tricks April 20 8PM EDT
  2. 2. ASQ Automotive Division ASQ Automotive Division is part of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the world’s leading authority on quality issues since 1946. ASQ Automotive Division has more than 3400 members globally. Members include professionals from almost every discipline in the vehicle manufacturing and supplier business in the automotive, heavy-truck, off-highway, agricultural, industrial and construction equipment industries.
  3. 3. ASQ Automotive Division VISION • To be the worldwide leader on quality issues related to the automotive industry. MISSION • To provide member value by identifying, communicating, and promoting quality knowledge, professional development and networking opportunities.
  4. 4. ASQ Automotive Division OBJECTIVES: • Be a global provider of automotive quality knowledge and learning opportunities for advancing individual and organizational performance excellence. • Engage, grow and retain members through new and improved communities and cutting-edge technologies. • Develop and sustain a strong Council Leadership to support our members.
  5. 5. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Top 15 Pete Roy Minitab Sales Representative Phone (US & Canada): 1-866-740-1260 Phone (International): +1-303-248-0285 Access Code: 2383527 © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  6. 6. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 15 Importing Data © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  7. 7. Importing Excel Files In the File > Open Worksheet dialog, use Options and Preview before opening file © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  8. 8. Importing Data from a Database In Minitab, choose File > Query Database (ODBC), select Machine Data Source and then your database Note: Use File > New > Minitab Worksheet to import data into a blank worksheet © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  9. 9. Importing Data from a Database Select the tables and fields that you want to import Select Use rows… to specify a condition statement © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  10. 10. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 14 Extract from Date/Time Columns © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  11. 11. Extract from Date/Time Suppose we want to evaluate the variation across the different days of the week Use Data > Extract from Date/Time to record date or time components in a numeric or text column © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  12. 12. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 13 Formulas in Worksheet © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  13. 13. Formulas in the Worksheet Use Calc > Calculator to assign formulas to columns in the worksheet Columns update when data in the worksheet change © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  14. 14. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 12 Autofill and Zooming © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  15. 15. Autofill Use autofill to create patterned data Use the Control key to create repeated patterned data © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  16. 16. Worksheet Zooming Use the Control key and your mouse wheel to zoom in and out of the worksheet © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  17. 17. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 11 Graph Editing © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  18. 18. Graph Editing Double-click on the graph components to change fonts, colors, add a date/time stamp, etc. Right-click on the graph to add titles, gridlines, data labels, etc. Before Editing After Editing Boxplot of Weld Strength Bo xp lo t o f We ld Stre ng th 89.5 February 26 - March 30 1 89.0 Weld Strength Shift 2 88.5 88.0 3 1 2 3 88.0 88.5 89.0 89.5 Shift Weld Strength © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  19. 19. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 10 Make Similar Graph © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  20. 20. Make Similar Graph Use Editor > Make Similar Graph to create a similar graph using different variable(s) Bo x p lo t o f We ld Stre ng th Bo x p lo t o f We ld Stre ng th February 26 - March 30 February 26 - March 30 Sun 1 Mon Tue Weekday Shift 2 Wed Thu Fri 3 Sat 88.0 88.5 89.0 89.5 88.0 88.5 89.0 89.5 Weld Strength Weld Strength © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  21. 21. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 9 Brushing © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  22. 22. Brushing Options We see strength values that are lower than expected and want to do further investigation Right-click > Brush > right-click > Set ID Variables © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  23. 23. Brushing Options The Data Options button for any Graph or Control Chart allows you to include or exclude data based on brushed rows © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  24. 24. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 8 Splitting Graph © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  25. 25. Split Graph into Panels Right-click on a cluttered graph and choose Panel to reduce the clutter Time Series Plot of Weld Strength Time Series Plot of Weld Strength 89.5 89.5 89.0 88.5 Weld Strength 89.0 Weld Strength 88.0 1 10 20 30 40 50 88.5 89.5 89.0 88.5 88.0 88.0 1 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 60 70 80 90 Index Index Before paneling After paneling © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  26. 26. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 7 Updating Graphs © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  27. 27. Updating Graphs Available for core graphs and Control Charts Right-click on icon in upper left corner to update graph • Automatic Updates – sets graph to automatically update anytime data in worksheet change • Update Graph – performs one-time update Core Graphs and Control Charts All Other Graphs Graph is up-to-date Graph is up-to-date, but cannot be updated Data used to create graph have changed Data used to create graph have changed, and graph On-hold, some condition cannot be updated prevents auto-update © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  28. 28. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 6 Layout Tool © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  29. 29. Layout Tool To combine multiple graphs into one window, choose Editor > Layout Tool Bo x p lo t o f We ld S t re n g t h F e brua ry 26 - M a rch 30 1 Shift 2 3 88.0 88.5 89.0 89.5 We ld S tr e ng th S un M on T ue Weekday We d T hu F ri S at 88.0 88.5 89.0 89.5 We ld S tr e ng th © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  30. 30. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 5 ReportPad © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  31. 31. Saving and Exporting the ReportPad Save Report As saves the report as a .RTF or .HTML Move to Word Processor moves the ReportPad contents to your default word processor (i.e. cut and paste) Copy to Word Processor copies the ReportPad contents to your default word processor (i.e. copy and paste) © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  32. 32. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 4 Automating © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  33. 33. To save an Exec To save the commands as an Exec, right-click on the highlighted History commands and choose Save As… Save the *.MTB file to your hard-drive © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  34. 34. To run an Exec Run the Exec at any time using File > Other Files > Run an Exec > Select File and browse to your *.MTB © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  35. 35. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 3 Customizing © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  36. 36. Tools > Customize to create new toolbars To create a new toolbar, use the Toolbars tab > New To add functions to a new toolbar, use the items available under the Commands tab © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  37. 37. Tools > Customize to create new menus To create a new menu, use the Commands tab > New Menu To add items to a new menu, click and drag the items available under the Commands tab © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  38. 38. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 2 Documentation © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  39. 39. Help Pre-analysis Help Guide Includes a glossary, methods and formulas, and examples 1 2 3 © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  40. 40. StatGuide Post-Analysis Interpretation of Results StatGuide provides examples and their interpretation © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  41. 41. Technical Support Phone 1-814-231-2MTB (2682) Email techsupport@minitab.com Web http://customer.minitab.com/ © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  42. 42. Additional Resources Answers Knowledgebase www.minitab.com/answers Training • Public Training • On-site Training • Remote Training © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  43. 43. Minitab® 15 Tips and Tricks Number 1 ? © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  44. 44. Web-based, e-Learning MINITAB-based Exercises & Quizzes Online Progress Tracker Completion Certificates © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  45. 45. Contact Information Pete Roy 814.753.3527 proy@minitab.com © 2008 Minitab, Inc.
  46. 46. ASQ Automotive Division Win a free Minitab T-Shirt Winners will be chosen on April 25th. 1. Follow @ASQautomotive and @minitab 2. Post a comment about the Webinar. Tweet must include @ASQautomotive and @minitab. A random person will be chosen from the entries. 1. Become a fan of the ASQ Automotive Facebook page. 2. Post a comment about the Webinar on the wall. A random person will be chosen from the entries.
  47. 47. ASQ Automotive Division Webinar Series ASQ Automotive Division Verification of attendance – ASQ RU Date: April 20 8PM EDT Title: Minitab tips and tricks Presenter: Pete Roy - Minitab Electronic division meeting: 1 hour RU = 0.3 /rewarded under section E: Meetings
  48. 48. ASQ Automotive Division Webinar Series Thank you for attending the Webinar For video from this webinar please check our website: www.asq.org/auto Twitter: @ASQautomotive Facebook: ASQ Automotive division Slides will be posted at: http://www.slideshare.net/oldeck Comments & Questions: waltoldeck@gmail.com

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