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Design-Expert version 7.1
software for experiment design

November 10, 2008

ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE DELIVERY (ESD)

If you downloaded your Design-Expert 7.1 purchase via ESD, please read these installation notes before installing it: www.statease.com/files/InstallESD.htm.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

If you purchased the full version of Design-Expert (single user or network license) and haven't registered, you may do so on-line at www.statease.com/dx_register.html.

WHAT IS NEW IN VERSION 7.1?

A description of what's new can be found in the help system. In the program, choose Help/Contents from the menu bar. Under the topic, "Welcome to Design-Expert 7," you will find a section titled, "What's new in version 7 (the highlights)" with a section for version 7.1.

Also check out the frequently ask questions (FAQs)
in the help system for common questions on using the program.

INSTALLATION NOTES

Supported operating systems

Windows 98 2nd Edition
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista (tested
, but not certified as Vista compliant)

System Requirements

Attribute Minimum Recommended
Display resolution 800x600 1024x768 or greater
Memory (NT,98SE,ME)/(2000,XP) 128/256 MB 256/512 MB or greater
Processor Pentium Pro Pentium IV or later
Operating system Windows 98 SE Windows XP or later (Vista)

Math Kernel Library (MKL)

Version 7.x of Design-Expert uses Intel's Math Kernel Library (MKL) to optimize the computational speed. It is distributed as part of the installation.

Help file on network

Windows XP workstations:

A security change in XP prevents it from opening HTML help files that reside on a LAN or the Internet. If the dx7HelpFile.chm file doesn't work from your network drive see the Microsoft support document, http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=896054

To permit LAN access follow the instructions in Example 2 and set the MaxAllowedZone value to 1.

If you use WrkSetup.exe to set up Design-Expert on you workstation, it will set the MaxAllowedZone for you.

Windows Vista workstations:

Windows Vista does not allow HTML help to be used over the network. To have the help file available you must install it on your workstation. WrkSetup.exe provides an option to install help locally.

New tool for identifying effects

If you are analyzing a two-level factorial, you can now identify unselected effects (and their values) on the normal/half-normal plots by holding the the Ctrl key and right-clicking on the point on the graph.

KNOWN ISSUES

1. If you have difficulty activating, you may need to temporarily disable you firewall.

2. Large network installations may experience delays in acquiring an available seat. If you have this problem, please contact Stat-Ease technical support..

MISSING FUNCTIONALITY / KNOWN BUGS:

November 10, 2008

BUGS FIXED IN VERSION 7.1.6

BUGS FIXED IN VERSION 7.1.5

OTHER CHANGES IN VERSION 7.1.5

BUGS FIXED IN VERSION 7.1.4

OTHER CHANGES IN VERSION 7.1.4

BUGS FIXED IN VERSION 7.1.3

OTHER CHANGES IN VERSION 7.1.3

BUGS FIXED IN VERSION 7.1.2

OTHER CHANGES IN VERSION 7.1.2

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These can be found in the Help system. From the Design-Expert program, choose Help/Contents from the menu bar. Expand the topic node, "Welcome to Design-Expert 7," and you will find a sub-topic titled "Program Hints and Frequently Asked Questions."

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

For Technical Support or other information contact:

Phone:

612.378.9449

Fax:

612.746.2069

E-mail:

support_at_statease.com *

Web site:

www.statease.com

Other info:

info_at_statease.com *

* replace _at_ with @ to use the e-mail address.

Design-Expert is a registered trademark of

Stat-Ease, Inc.
2021 East Hennepin Avenue
Suite 480
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.