While you are converting, you can maintain a document where the modules that are converted to Composer are built from Composer, but the others still show their WinCAD ®or CADEWS® source.
DBDOC identifies many system issues, so you can clean them up and avoid copying them into the new system.
1. Capture a picture of the old system configuration.
2. Easily sort out issues that exist in the old system.
Identify and fix configuration issues before conversion, or directly afterward. Using DBDOC to tidy your system before conversion makes post-conversion clean-up much easier.
DBDOC checks for issues that will affect your conversion:
3. Reduce the amount of training necessary.
Modern configuration systems are very powerful - but it takes significant training to become a proficient and safe user. For many, the only application of this training is to be able to find problems and fix them. Using existing tools opens up the danger of logic being changed inadvertently. Why send people to costly training that is intended primarily for people who make configuration changes? The cost of installing DBDOC throughout your plant is about the cost of one week of training.
With DBDOC, you can significantly reduce the amount of training needed in order to accomplish faultfinding. Because DBDOC is strictly a read-only system, even inexperienced people can safely use DBDOC for troubleshooting, with no fear of accidentally changing something in the system.
4. Support the system more effectively while training.
If your experts have a copy of DBDOC on a laptop when they are away for training, they can assist people back at the plant much more easily. Because their access is read-only, they cannot make any changes, but can advise the plant.
5. Have a good picture of the old system while training on new techniques.
When people are trying to understand what they are being taught about Composer®, it is very useful to be able to relate the new knowledge being presented to what they know from the existing system.
DBDOC allows them to study Composer® while seeing the WinCAD® picture, helping make the training more effective, especially when training away from the plant.