December 1, 2018The new QA Assistant Studio MAX transcends our highly-acclaimed legacy software with superior performance, a plethora of new time-saving features, and an unmatched user interface.
This page is only the tip of the iceburg for what's new in QA Assistant Studio MAX.
In addition to an incredible boost in performance, QA Assistant Studio MAX contains many new features. We've listed some of them below:
12,000+ New Document TemplatesThousands of new document templates available, including new documents such as Work Instructions and additional fields such as GM Priority Zones, images, Poka Yoke, SxO and criticality for FMEA and Control Plans
Andon Color CodingAndon System allows you to highlight risk thresholds for Severity, Occurrence, Detection and RPN values within your FMEA document.
Approval WorkflowsApproval Workflows are now revision controlled, access controlled, and permit multiple signatures per approval field
AttachmentsUpload external files or specify native QA Assistant files as reference documents
Classification ImagesSelect from new high-resolution SVG images for clarity, or add information directly to the document. Re-order class fields as required.
CommentsEnter a comment/annotation to a document field to provide more information regarding the cell entry or to clarify the information entered
Correlated DocumentsAbility to build new document types from a document with embedded Build+Sync documents; The new documents will use the Build+Sync documents for the new document type(s) which correspond to the documents embedded in the original document
Custom Date FormatDate fields may be customized to a user-preferred or document-specified format
Custom Risk CriteriaSeverity, Occurrence, Detection, and Criticality Matrices are now revision controlled, access controlled, and completely customizable
DashboardA personalized dashboard displays important notices, overdue actions, recent documents, and other useful information.
Direct URLsCreate your own shortcuts or share your documents and workspaces with colleagues using a direct link URL
Document ContentFunctionality to fold/unfold document rows for hiding/displaying important document information; Embed images within the document content; And embed Build+Sync documents in-line with other document content.
Document PreferencesPreferences for individual documents are now found in one convenient location
Enhanced Build+Sync™Use documents as building blocks, embed a document as part of another document, and even 'nest' documents within other Build+Sync documents.
Expanded Lessons Learned LibraryExpanded library results with improved interface for easy results viewing and selection
Export OptionsChoose from several new file formats, use dynamic "Labels" to extract relevant document and project information into the document header, and convert image file types.
External File ManagementImport external file formats (i.e. CAD drawings, Word® documents, PowerPoint® presentations, etc) and use QA Assistant Studio MAX's control features to manage their revisions, access, and use as attachments or embedded in other QA Assistant Studio MAX documents. The imported files are stored using a robust AES-256 file encryption implementation.
Gantt ChartsGantt Charts may be created independently of projects, embedded, and nested within other Gantt Charts.
Guest / Scheduled AccessAbility to share full document content with colleagues or guests for a scheduled period of time.
Managing DocumentsAbility to open or recycle many documents at once. Also the ability to open documents in a 'minimized' view to quickly view large files
Multiple Open DocumentsQA Assistant Studio now supports "tabbed" views and multiple instances to allow you to view several documents simultaneously
Pareto Assistant7 new graphs with greater level of detail and color-coded per user-specified criteria
PPAP DocumentsCompile related documents in the AIAG PPAP Document format for customer submissions and review.
Redline ComparisonCompare two versions of a document using a redline document comparison to identify the changes
ReportingRefine the search criteria of your favorite standard document templates or use the improved Custom Reporting tool to create powerful reports
Risk Criteria Tables and Risk ResultsSeverity, Occurrence & Detection tables together with easy to read risk statistics are automatically displayed with a concise quick-reference menu and the full risk table
Special Symbols & CharactersSelect Mathematical, Greek, and other symbols to quickly insert them into a document field
SyncrhonizationImproved synchronization performance with same pane view. Additional tools for managing synchronization
WorkspacesOpening a saved workspace will recreate that workspace, including your window layout, which document is open, opened document tabs, and window's scroll positions within those documents