Software Installation & Set Up

Software Installation & Set Up

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Software Installation

You can find the Tascus installers at this link:

https://www.metisautomation.co.uk/kbarticle/download-installers/

Once you’re on the page, click on the grey box icon to download the Tascus installer.

Extract Files and Run the Installer

When the installer has finished downloading, you will find a zip file on your computer. Right click on this to extract all files in the installer.

  • Open the folder until you find Tascus Assembly Installer > Volume > setup.
  • Double click on setup to start the installer.

The installer will then guide you through the process of installing Tascus into your computer. Press Next at each prompt of the installer.

Accept license agreements at each prompt…

The installer will notify you of what files are being installed, press Next at this stage…

It will then update you with the installation progress…

When the installation is complete, you will be prompted with the option of Restarting your computer. You will need to Restart before you can use Tascus.

 

After your computer has restarted, you will find shortcuts for Tascus on the Start Menu and on the Desktop.

Database Connection

When Tascus runs the first time, you will need to set up the database connection. A Production Data Setup screen will open prompting you to do this.

Database Name – This is the database that we have created for you, refer to your startup email for name details, then enter your database name here.

You will only need to edit the following settings if you are using a local database installation:

Server – This is where the Tascus database is located, for Metis cloud databases, this address is metisautomation.database.windows.net

Use Windows Login – This defines whether to use a default Windows login or a username and password.

User Name – This is the user name to connect to the database. For Metis cloud databases, this should be metis.

Password – This is the SQL Server password to access your database.

Media Viewers

Displaying video and pdf work instructions requires some additional software. When Tascus starts, it will check if these are present on your computer.

If they are not found, the following windows will display:

To enable PDF’s or videos, follow the links to each website and download each application. Restart Tascus after installation is complete.

Customisation

When Tascus will now load to the main dashboard screen.

To log in, click the Login button. Initially, there are two usernames ‘User’ and ‘Admin’. To be able to setup Tascus correctly, log in with username ‘Admin’ and a blank password.

UsernamePassword
User
Admin
After logging in as Admin, the full dashboard will be activated.

To customise system setting, click on the Settings button. This will open up the main settings window.

Tascus site wide settings are configured here – under the Customisation section.

Media Directory: This specifies the folder in which all media files for work instructions are located. By specifying this location here, when building production sequences, all media files will be located in this folder. If you need to change the location of media files, it can be done once here and all production sequences will be updated immediately.

Logo: This will load a transparant png in the top left banner of the Tascus display. Maximum image size should be 225px x 50px.

Colour 1 & 2: These colour define the colours of buttons and banners in Tascus. You can customise this to your corporate brand.

Adding Users

Whilst in the Settings window, you can add Users to the Tascus database. You can define login roles and permissions for each user.

User fields:

Username -This is the user’s username.

Password -This is each users password.

Authority -User, Tech or Admin. (See Default permissions for user authority below).

Email Address -Emails can be sent with reports and alerts.

Position -This is used when generating reports.

Permissions:

Run Production Sequences -Allows an operator to run production sequences (subject to User Permissions).

Override Results -If a step fails a test, allows an operator to override the result so that production can continue with this failed result. Be cautious with this permission as it will enable a failed product to be completed.

Approve Inspection Steps -Approval steps can be added to a production sequence, this permission will allow an operator to give their approval during this step.

Load Serial Numbers / Work Orders -This enables an operator to load serial numbers into Tascus along with their Due Date for production scheduling.

View Reports -Enables the user to view all production reports.

Edit Production Sequences -Enables the user to create and edit Draft production sequences.

Edit System Settings -Enables the User to edit the ‘Settings’ window.

Release Production Sequences -Enables the user to release production sequences from Draft to Released. Caution – generally this should not be the same person who creates and edits sequences.

Default permissions for user authorities:

PermissionUserTechAdmin
Run Production Sequences
Override Results
Approve Inspection Steps
Load Serial Numbers / Work Orders
View Reports
Edit Production Sequnces
Edit System Settings
Release Production Sequences

User Permissions

For each user that runs production sequences, you can edit which production operations they are permitted to run. This can be used in conjunction with a training matrix to only allow trained users to perform operations they are trained to complete.

The User Permissions section of the Settings window has a matrix for Usernames against production operations. You can toggle a User’s permission for that operation – on or off.

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