Software Add-ons

These are optional software items. They can be enabled for a 30-day trial period if you are using the 30-day trial of Analyse-Plus or longer if have purchased Analyse-Plus. This can be done at any time because add-ons are included in the software but not enabled. When enabled, add-ons automatically appear in the menus.

Email sales at or use Get Information Sent To You and indicate whether you wish to try the add-on for 30 days or to purchase it. You should include your software serial number and key number from the About window. Sales will give you simple instructions on how to enable it.

Currently there are 3 add-ons available:
Import From Bailey CLS
Import From QMM
MatLab .m File For Importing to MatLab

Import From Bailey CLS is a tool for reading data from Bailey CLS Log files. Bailey CLS (Configuration Loading System) is a program for data collection and configuration from Bailey Canada (now ABB) for use with the DCS they manufacture. Communication is between a PC and a CIU over a serial line. The CLS program uses Templates (where the list of variables to be collected is stored so that re-entry is unnecessary) and stores the collected data in ASCII (text) format in a Log file. Analyse-Plus does not replace CLS. Instead, Analyse-Plus reads both the Log file and the template file to import the data in the Log files. If you do not need to import Bailey CLS Log files, this option is of no use to you.

When importing Bailey CLS Log files, you can specify exactly which columns of sampled data you want to import. Unlike many spreadsheet programs, the number of samples is limited only by available memory. After you import the file, you can use it like any .CSD file as if you had collected it with the DataLogger. Normally you would Save the .CSD file so that you don't need to import it again and delete the original Log file.

Naturally, you can also import Bailey CLS Log files using Import From ASCII. Using Import From Bailey CLS offers the following advantages:

  • Reads the Template file and finds the Tags, Descriptions and Units of all 24 variables. You may review and change any in one display during importation.*
  • Using these Tags and other information you specify, it suggests unique filenames for all 24 variables. You may review and change any in one display during importation.*
  • Reads the Log Start Date (& Time) and sets these as the Collection Date & Time for all 24 saved .CSD files.
  • Replaces all instances of the text "*** Error ***" with the previous value or with a constant you choose. This text signifies a communication error and in some cases there may be hundreds in a single Log file.
  • Warns you if the data logging has been stopped and restarted and automatically skips the 4 lines that CLS generates when this occurs. This also allows you to manually insert dummy values if you wish to avoid breaks in the time-line using your favourite editor.
  • Handles files from both the DOS & QNX versions of CLS.

  • * The Template file must be setup in the format specified in Tags, Descriptions & Units From Template File.

    In a word, Import From Bailey CLS is a major time-saver.

    Import From QMM This imports QMM .DAT files much like the Import From ASCII function. This is much quicker than exporting from QMM to ASCII and importing because, for multiple groups you have to "filter" by group each time. With Import From QMM, you simply click on the group name or number you want. In addition, the Tags (names of variables) are automatically found in the DAT file and saved in the Analyse-Plus .CSD file format. There's also a customizable "recipe" for creating default file names to save you time. If you have the original .CFG file, it will also find the Description and Units of each Tag (provided they were included in the .CFG file as comments). It calculates the average Sample Period and finds the date and time when the data collection started. These values are also saved in the .CSD files. You can override the Sample Period.

    QMM is a network data collection program made by Metso Automation Canada (formerly Valmet Automation Canada) for use with the Damatic DCS & QCS. Import From QMM is only useful if you have QMM. You must have QMM's data conversion utility QDACV.EXE on your hard drive. This software is not included with Analyse-Plus and cannot be provided by Givens Control Engineering Inc.

    MatLab .m File For Importing to MatLab This .m file can be executed from within MatLab and will import Analyse-Plus data files (.CSD) directly. Virtually all versions of MatLab and of Analyse-Plus have been tested.

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