Relyence Analysis Diagram
Analysis Diagrams can be used to create a visual representation of your product or system in Relyence FMEA, Relyence FRACAS, Relyence Reliability Prediction, and Relyence Maintainability Prediction. In Relyence Process FMEA (PFMEA), the Process Flow Diagram (PFD) is used to create a visual representation of your process. Creating and editing of analysis diagrams and PFDs are done using the same diagramming interface and functions.
The leftmost pane in the Relyence interface in Relyence FMEA, Relyence FRACAS, Relyence Reliability Prediction, and Relyence Maintainability Prediction can display one of two views: the Analysis Tree or the Analysis Diagram. Either one or both views can be used to create a representation of your product or system.
In Relyence Process FMEA, the PFD appears in the first of the three Process FMEA tabs.
Analysis Tree and Analysis Diagram
The Analysis Tree and Analysis Diagram are used to represent the items in your product, or the components of your system, as well as the hierarchical relationships between them. The breakdown can be a high-level overview, or as granular as you would like.
You can use the Analysis Tree to model your product or system in a hierarchical tree format. This is a familiar interface, similar to that used in Windows Explorer, Apple Finder, or any expandable/collapsible folder interface.
You can use the Analysis Diagram to model your product or system in a graphical fashion. Blocks represent components or items. Connections are used to define the associations between elements of your diagram.
Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
In Relyence Process FMEA, the Process Flow Diagram (PFD) or Process Flow Table (PFT) defines the detailed steps of your process. The PFD and PFT are used for the same purpose: to describe the process steps. If you prefer to view and maintain this information in a graphical format, use a PFD. If you prefer a worksheet format, use the PFT. Or, you can use them both. Relyence FMEA will make sure the process information is kept in sync between your PFD and PFT.
In the PFD, blocks represent steps in your process and the connections are used to define the process flow.
Using Relyence Analysis Diagram
For an overview of using analysis diagrams in Relyence, review Getting Started with Relyence Analysis Diagram. This will guide you through the essential operations of using Relyence Analysis Diagram. For details on the Analysis Diagram Editor capabilities, review The Analysis Diagram Editor.