Design-Expert® version 8
software for experiment design

December 30, 2011

ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE DELIVERY (ESD)

If you downloaded your Design-Expert 8 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 8?

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 8" you will find a section titled, "What's new in version 8 (the highlights)" with a section for version 8.

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 8," and you will find a sub-topic titled "Program Hints and Frequently Asked Questions."

INSTALLATION NOTES

Supported operating systems

Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7

System Requirements for single user and network clients:

Attribute Minimum Recommended
Display resolution 800x600 1024x768 or greater
Memory (XP/Vista or 7) 256/512 MB 1 GB/2 GB or greater
Processor Pentium IV Pentium Duo Core or greater
Operating system Windows XP Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or later
Disk space (program/free) 40 MB / 5GB Copious free space for virtual memory

Server requirements for LAN networks:

The version 8 server component requires a file server with at least 50 MB available disk space. There are no components or services that run on the server, but users must have read / write access to a control folder that you designate.

Math Kernel Library (MKL)

Design-Expert 8 uses Intel's Math Kernel Library (MKL) to optimize the computational speed. It is distributed as part of the installation. Starting with version 8.0.3, Design-Expert uses version 10.2* of the MKL. Earlier releases used version 7.2 of the library. Should your system be incompatible with this library, it can be disabled in the Math preferences tab from the main menu.

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 dx8HelpFile.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/Windows 7 workstations:

Windows Vista and Windows 7 do not allow HTML help to be used over the network. To have the help file available you must install the help file on your workstation. WrkSetup.exe provides an option to install help locally.

KNOWN ISSUES

If you are not able to activate your software via the internet, you may need to temporarily disable your firewall.

December 30, 2011 - released version 8.0.7.1

Release version built and tested.

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.7.1

December 12, 2011 - released version 8.0.7.0

Release version built and tested.

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.7.0

July 19 , 2011 - released version 8.0.6

Release version built and tested.

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.6

Multilevel Effects Selection

Intervals

Graphs

Miscellaneous

March 31, 2011 - released version 8.0.5

Release version built and tested.

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.5

New Features

User Interface

Graphs

Reports

Miscellaneous

September 15, 2010 - released version 8.0.4

Release version built and tested.

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.4

 New Features

Building a design

Graphs

Miscellaneous

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.3

New features

User Interface

Building a design

Analysis

Graphs

Optimization

Miscellaneous

April 12 , 2010 version 8.0.2

Release version built and tested.

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.2

New features

Increased robustness

Building a design

Transforms

U-Pseudo coding

Graphs

User Interface

Miscellaneous

Installation (All)

Installation (Single user only)

Installation (Network client only)

January 20, 2010 version 8.0.1

Release version built and tested.

Corrections and changes made in version 8.0.1

Building a design

Design Layout

Evaluation

Effects

ANOVA

Graphs

Optimization

XML

Miscellaneous

INTEL MKL 10.2

 

Here is the security bulletin:
   
  Intel® Math Kernel Library Insecure File Permission Local Privilege Escalation
   
Here is the relevant text:
   
  "This issue only affects the systems with IntelĀ® MKL development environment installed and the issue does not affect applications developed using the libraries from IntelĀ® MKL."
   
We do not ship the MKL development environment with version 8.

 

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

Support forum:

forum.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 © 2010. All rights reserved.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 1. 

Design-Expert 8 uses computational routines from LAPACK (Linear Algebra PACKage), Copyright © 1992-2008 The University of Tennessee. All rights reserved.

  LAPACK carries the following notice:
  THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.