RCM Desktop Short Videos
RCM Desktop software has many Facilitator productivity features.
This is a short overview video (5m 24s) of RCM Desktop to give you an idea of what it can do. For more information, watch the short videos below to see what makes RCM Desktop different from all other RCM software.
See also the long, full demonstration video of the software capabilities and features...
The table below contains a series of short videos to help you find out 'How to..' use RCM Desktop.
Click on the video link to see what to do...
How to:- Get Started!**
How to:- Open an Analysis
How to:- Navigate around an Analysis
How to:- Enter Data
How to:- Add Supporting Comments/An Audit Trail
How to:- Print an Analysis Report
How to:- Renumber an Analysis
How to:- Reorganise an Analysis
How to:- Check the Decision Logic Responses
How to:- Export Maintenance Tasks
How to:- Use Data Grids
How to:- Add an Asset Tree
How to:- View/Select the RCM Decision Logic
How to:- Backup & Restore your Data
How to:- Change the 'look & feel'
How to customize various aspects of RCM Desktop that control how it looks and how it behaves.
How to:- Use other Advanced Features
How to:- Copy Failure Mode Data to Clipboard
The table below contains a series of short videos arranged according to the Time Saving features available in RCM Desktop. Click on the video link to see how to use this feature. The star ratings against each feature show which are the best features for time-saving when facilitating....
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Special Advanced Facilitator View**
The Facilitate tab of the analysis editor window provides RCM facilitators with advanced productivity and ease-of-use features that enable facilitator to enter information "live" during analysis meetings.
The Facilitate view has many advanced features to permit rapid data entry and instant navigation within the RCM analysis. RCM Desktop provides the user with a great degree of control over how and what information is presented in the Facilitate tab.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "As 1A1" Copy: Alarms, Symptoms, Decision Responses, Redesigns, Maintenance Tasks
Easily copy failure effect text from another failure mode. The video to the shows "As 1A1" in action in the Advanced & Ultimate Editions:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Decision Logic: "Go to Target"
To save time (and many mouse clicks!), double-click on "Y" or "N" for any decision logic question and RCM Desktop automatically answers all preceding questions for you.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Live Spell Check & Auto Correction
Checks your spelling as you type with quick correction. Auto-correct spelling as you type is an extremely useful tool for defining time-saving shortcuts.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Drag & Drop" Moving & Copying
Using the buttons in the "Analysis Navigator" and a built-in 'drag & drop' facility any analysis functions, functional failures and failure modes (including everything below the level selected) can be instantly moved or copied within the analysis or to another analysis.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Worth Doing Calculator
RCM Desktop has an advanced calculator for economic worth-doing calculations. The calculator even works "in reverse" so that it can calculate break-even MTBFs if the actual figure is not known.
The calculator also produces a mini report automatically that can be pasted into the supporting comments.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "All-in-One" Audit Report
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Decision Logic: Display
RCM Desktop Advanced & Ultimate Editions allows you to display the decision logic and zoom into the relevant box quickly in full view of each group member. This allows the facilitator to instantly remind and focus the group on the decision logic questions.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Decision Logic: Validation
RCM Desktop automatically checks whether the Decision Logic Question Responses for each Failure Mode are valid (ie if they are consistent with the Decision Logic).
This means that the Facilitator can see instantly at any time which Failure Modes do not have Valid Responses
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Links to Photos & Drawings
Link photographs and drawings to the analysis. They can be viewed within RCM Desktop during meetings and can be included in the audit report.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Decision Logic Response Supporting Comments
Record full audit trail comments for each question in the task selection logic. The video shows how the supporting comments can build an audit trail in the Advanced & Ultimate Editions.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Export Maintenance Tasks
Easily export list of maintenance tasks for subsequent import into CMMS (in XLS, CSV, HTML and XML formats).
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Analysis Renumbering
Advanced renumbering of functions, functional failures and failure modes to remove any gaps etc
The video shows renumbering in action in the Advanced & Ultimate Editions:
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Data Grids
Much of the data in RCM Desktop is displayed using a powerful grid view. This is a very powerful way to 'slice & dice' the data in the RCM database and display it in a format that can be printed via user-definable WYSIWYG reports.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Full SQL Access to the RCM Database
RCM Desktop Ultimate Edition provides a form for entering and running SQL queries against the RCM database. SQL queries can be stored and retrieved for later use.
⭐⭐⭐ Failure-finding [FFI] Calculator
RCM Desktop has an advanced calculator for determining failure-finding task intervals for a range of scenarios (ie risk based and economic consequences).
The calculator also produces a mini report automatically that can be pasted into the supporting comments
⭐⭐⭐ User-definable RCM Decision Logic
Users can define their own RCM decision or task selection logic or algorithm. The software comes with several "standard" ones already to use and it is likely that one of them will meet your requirements
⭐⭐⭐ Functions & Failures
Function text and functional failure text can be entered quickly - the function and functional failure references are added automatically.
⭐⭐⭐ Database Backup and Restore*
An easy-to-use tool is provided to (manually or automatically) backup the RCM database to any device at any time without having to shut down the program or disconnect from the database. The user can manually restore from a backup if disaster strikes.
⭐⭐⭐ Search & Replace
Search for (and optionally replace) text in any part of an analysis.
The video shows search and replace in action in the Advanced & Ultimate Editions:
⭐⭐⭐ Spell Check
Check the spelling of text in any part of an analysis (in any language for which dictionaries are available).
The video shows spell checking in action in the Advanced & Ultimate Editions: