Welcome to the Spartan Quickstart Guide
Use this reference document as a guide to learning how to use Spartan's many features. Let's get started!
Default User Account
Browse to your Spartan server and login using an account with administrator privilages (the default user account is User: Administrator Password: Welcome1).
After you login for the first time, you will be presented with an authorization screen. Here you will be presented with a Site Code which is unique to your Spartan machine
- Please Contact Summitek Instruments (firstname.lastname@example.org) by sending us your Site Code to receive an Authorization Code.
- Enter the Authorization Code and press the Authorize button. When completed, the screen will refresh and display your Authorization Summary.
Configuring Your User ProfileAfter Spartan has been authorized, it is highly recommended that you set a secure password for your Administrator user account.
Click the Administrator username to jump straight to the profile editor (the username is located in the upper right hand corner of the screen)
Use the following password selection guidlines to create a secure password.
- Create a passphrase instead of a password. Choose something that is at least 7 characters long, and add a few of the following attributes in:
- Use Uppercase Letters
- Use Lowercase Letters
- Use Numbers
- Use Special Characters ( ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * )
Managing Spartan Users
Allow your users access to Spartan by creating unique user accounts. These accounts provide an easy way to identify whether users are logged into the system, and what items have been tested by a particular user.
Manage user accounts through the Spartan Users panel, which can be found by clicking the Configure button from your Spartan toolbar, then select Users.
- From the Users panel, click on the + Add New User... link at the bottom of the users table to create a new user account.
- The Spartan User Editor will appear filled with default values for the new user account. You must create a unique username for each user, then modify the user account preferences and privilages.
Only Administrator user accounts can grant a user Administrator privilages.
Configuring a Spartan Test Station
In order to communicate with Spartan, test stations must be properly configured. The following steps will guide you through configuration of a test station.
Did you notice the Available Instruments table shown below? This table will show you any orphaned instruments which have been abandoned by test stations, and released for use with another test station.
Note: To check whether your test station is visible, press the button to check whether the Spartan Client is running on this machine.
Managing Test Station Instruments
Once your test station has been configured, you will be ready to start adding instruments which will be used to run test sequences on this station.
Please Note: The Spartan Client must be running on your machine to perform this step (unless you are running a stand-alone configuration of Spartan).
Creating a Test Sequence
Sequences are a collection of test steps each of which is designed to perform a measurement using one of the instruments available within Spartan. Test sequences can be designed to meet engineering specifications, authorized for use within a production environment, and shared with facilities around the world.
- Test sequence operations are all performed from the Testing panel (See the Testing button on the Spartan toolbar). From here sequences can be searched and listed in order to edit or run a test sequence.
- For this tutorial, we will be creating a sequence
- From the Testing panel, type a new sequence name into the search box, then press the new button ( ).
- The test sequence editor will appear with the default settings applied. From here you can define a description for your sequence, set sequence options, and configure fields and steps which will be included in your sequence.
- The fields table listed here contains the list of data fields which will be captured at test time. From this pane, field values may be customized for this test sequence to be pre-populated, user populated (at test time), utilize auto-incrementing, and whether or not field values are retained between test runs.
- Press the Steps button to begin configuration of the test steps which will be in your sequence.
- Press the + Add Step... button and select the Prompt step to be added to the screen. The prompt step configuration panel will appear beneath the steps table. Use this step editor pane to configure your test step to meet your specifications.
- From the Steps table, you can create new steps, assign descriptive Tags to each step (to easily identify them during test and data retrieval), and include datasheet templates that should be automatically printed after a step has completed.