DOE++: Software Tool for Experiment Design and Analysis (DOE)

DOE software designed with reliability in mindTM

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Click to see a picture of the software interface...ReliaSoft’s DOE++ software tool facilitates traditional Design of Experiments ( DOE ) techniques for studying the factors that may affect a product or process in order to identify significant factors and optimize designs. The software also expands upon standard methods to provide the proper analysis treatment for interval and right censored data — offering a major breakthrough for reliability-related analyses!

Software Features

DOE++ guides you through the designs and analyses necessary for all phases of the experiment design and analysis strategy (DOE strategy), from screening for significant factors, through in-depth analysis of the targeted factors and factorial interactions, to selecting input levels for optimal performance. The software supports a variety of experiment design types, including factorial designs, fractional factorial designs, Taguchi robust designs, response surface method designs and reliability DOE.

Synthesis Integration

With integration into the Synthesis Platform, analyses are now stored in a centralized database that supports simultaneous access by multiple users and shares relevant reliability information between Synthesis-enabled software tools. For enterprise-level repositories, both Microsoft SQL Server® and Oracle® are supported.

Available Training

ReliaSoft offers a comprehensive three-day training course that begins with the fundamentals of experiment design and analysis and continues with advanced DOE concepts such as factorial design, fractional factorial design, robust design, response surface methodology and mixture design. The course also provides hands-on application examples using the DOE++ software tool.

Applications and Benefits

The DOE++ software provides an extensive array of tools to help you design experiments that are effective for studying the factors that may affect a product or process and analyze the results of such experiments. Some of the many useful applications include the ability to:

  • Identify the significant factors that affect a product or process.
  • Evaluate ways to improve and optimize the design.
  • Go beyond traditional Design of Experiment ( DOE ) techniques in order to apply the proper analysis treatment for product lifetime data — the response information that is often of interest to reliability engineers.
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Software Capability Highlights

Design Types

  • One Factor Designs
  • Factorial Designs
    • Two Level Full Factorial
    • Two Level Fractional Factorial
    • Plackett-Burman
    • General Full Factorial
    • Taguchi Orthogonal Array
  • Response Surface Method Designs
    • Central Composite
    • Box-Behnken
  • Taguchi Robust Designs
  • Reliability DOE
  • (with any of the above design types)

Distributions for Reliability DOE

  • Weibull
  • Lognormal
  • Exponential

Design Modification

  • Include/exclude effects
  • Include/exclude responses
  • Add, modify or delete factors
  • Add, modify or delete responses
  • Add, remove or re-order runs
  • Add replicates
  • Fold the design
  • Add center points
  • Change design type
  • Alter reliability data type
  • Create custom optimal design

Design Evaluation

  • Detection Power
  • Orthogonality
  • Alias Structure

Calculated Results
(depends on the design type)

  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Regression Model Results
  • Fit Metrics to Assess Model Validity
  • Alias Structures for Factorial Designs
  • Factor Level Output and Comparisons
  • Likelihood Ratio Test Results

Plots
(depends on the design type)

  • Level Plots
    • Response vs. Level
    • Level Mean
    • Life Characteristic
    • Box Plot
    • Mean pdfs
    • Comparison Chart
  • Effect Plots
    • Effect Probability
    • Pareto Chart
    • Main Effects
    • Interactions
    • Interactions Matrix
    • Term Effect
    • Cube Plot
    • Scatter Plot
    • Contour Plot
  • Residual Plots
  • Diagnostic Plots
    • Leverage
    • Cook's Distance
    • Box-Cox Transformation

Related Analyses

  • Variability Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Free Form Analysis and Multiple Linear Regression (for data not in an established design type)

Measurement Systems Analysis

  • Bias & Linearity Study
  • Reproducibility & Repeatability Study
  • Gage Agreement Study

Advanced Plotting Tools

  • Overlay Plots and Side-by-Side Plots
  • 3-D Surface Plots
  • RS Draw® Metafile Graphics Editor

Other Utilities

  • Analysis history
  • Response prediction for untested treatments
  • Response transformations for improved ANOVA
  • Spreadsheets and Function Wizard
  • Quick Statistical Reference

Synthesis Integration

  • Obtain simulated response data via BlockSim/RENO
  • Publish models based on reliability DOE analyses

Documentation and Training

Integration into the Synthesis Platform

Centralized Data Storage

  • Standard Repository (*.rsrp or *.rsr9)
  • Microsoft SQL Server® or Oracle®
  • Shared Analysis Settings and Data
  • Automatic Backups

Integration Between Synthesis Applications

  • Facilitate effective collaboration
  • Leverage overlap of reliability activities
  • Encapsulate reusable information
  • Create/share statistical models based on analysis results
  • Update multiple analyses simultaneously
  • View action items from any application

Project Management

  • Project Categories
  • Locked/Private Projects
  • Restore Points and History Log
  • Attachments

Messages and Actions Management

  • Create/track action items
  • Send/receive messages within the software
  • Create automated e-mail notifications

Simultaneous Access by Multiple Users

  • Single-user, multi-user and enterprise deployments
  • Flexible user access levels
  • Check projects in/out

Third-Party Connectivity and Data Sharing

  • The Synthesis API
    • Transfer data and analyses between systems
    • Leverage the analysis and plotting engines used in Synthesis
  • Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP)
    • Share key analysis information using any web-enabled device
    • Track, manage and update progress

Available Services

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