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D.1.2 Executing CASRE

We will explain how to execute CASRE, using a realistic set of failure data. The best way to understand this section is to actually execute CASRE, following the section step by step. The data we will use comes from an actual project; we are going to alter it for instructional purposes. The result is similar to data experienced for Fone Follower. Text relating to the example is distinguished from the generic procedure by a different font.

1. To launch CASRE, double click on the CASRE application file C:\Casrev3\casre.exe in Windows Explorer. Alternatively, you can double click on the icon on your desktop (if you have installed it). A CASRE window will appear.

2. In the CASRE window, click on File, then Open. The Open dialog box will appear. Navigate to the folder in which the failure data file you want to use is located. Double click on [..] if you need to move upwards from the default folder before you can reach the target folder. When you have the correct folder, double click on the file you want to use from the list of file names for that folder. The list of failure data will appear in the CASRE window, and a plot window will appear on the right.

For the example, open the file C:\Casrev3\Data\s1.dat. This file will have been installed with the program. To alter the file for our problem, click on Filters and then on Scaling and offset. The Transform Failure Data dialog box will appear. Enter 12 in the Scaling Factor A box and click OK. This will alter the data to make it approximate Fone Follower.

3. If you have interval or grouped data…