Get Empowered: QuickStart Interface | Tip #3

By February 8, 2017


Thank you for joining me to Get Empowered. In the last Empower tip-of-the-week blog for Empower Software, we learned how to use “Show Me” to get interactive help in Empower.  Now, for the third and final tip in this QuickStart Interface series, we will review working with multiple projects and systems.

Let’s review. ‎

Tip# 3: Working with Multiple Projects and Systems in QuickStart

When you log into Empower Chromatography Data Software (CDS) using the QuickStart interface, you select a project to work in and a chromatographic instrument to use for data acquisition.  How do you switch to a different project once you are logged in?  Can you have more than one project opened at a time?

From the Manage menu select the last item, Change Project/System (Figure 1).

Empower QuickStart Interface | Working with Multiple Projects and Systems | Figure 1

Figure 1

 

The Change Project/System dialog box opens (Figure 2).

Empower QuickStart Interface | Working with Multiple Projects and Systems | Figure 2

Figure 2

You have several options.

Let’s say you want to close the project you are currently working in and open a different project. In this case the default option of Switch Project/System in this window is appropriate.  Simply select the project you want to open from the list and click OK. QuickStart will reopen with the project you selected keeping the original chromatographic system.

Now, let’s say you want to keep the project you are currently working in open and open a second project. Instead, choose the second option, Open a new window with the Project/System selection.  Simply select the project you want to open and click OK.  QuickStart opens a second window with the project you selected keeping the original chromatography instrument.  Now you have 2 projects open, each in its own QuickStart window.

In both of these cases, you have the option to switch the chromatographic system in a similar fashion.

Figure 3 shows a second QuickStart window open with a different project and a different chromatographic system.

Empower QuickStart Interface | Working with Multiple Projects and Systems | Figure 3

Figure 3

It’s that easy!

Please join me next week as I will kick-off a new blog series on how to sort and find data in Browse Project in Empower CDS Software.

 

More resources

  • In case you missed it, you can catch up with the previous tips in the Empower QuickStart Interface series, Tip #1 and Tip#2.
  • If you plan on attending PITTCON 2017 in Chicago the week of March 5th, I will be presenting tips and techniques for Empower users. See our list of seminars.
  • Want more? Mark your calendar to attend our annual Waters Informatics Users’ Conference (Tampa, Florida, May 15-18). The conference features numerous Empower workshops and tutorials – including tips and tricks, what’s new, and future directions.

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