LINK Training Videos
Lumetics experts provide support and training to our global clients. We provide supplementary downloadable training videos for all advanced LINK functions. Each training video can be viewed on the Lumetics website or downloaded as a zip file to your PC. Versions of LINK in each video vary. To request a training video, please contact Lumetics!
Step-By-Step Basic Training Manual
Are you currently a LINK user? Download the self-guided LINK training manual and LINK overview video to learn the basic functions of LINK in Steps 1 though 9. The objective of LINK training, Fundamentals & Basic Operation, is to provide introductory training to the LINK software platform. Following this training, a user will be able to successfully import data, analyze data, create reports, and manage their projects/analysis templates.
The design of LINK’s Analysis UI is based on dashboards. Each dashboard is a set of configuration parameters defining a different “lens” through which to view the measurement data. Every dashboard contains a Chart, notes block, Stats Table, Tabular Summary and thumbnail images. To download the video, click here.
Thumbnail Image Options allow one to specify display preferences applicable to all thumbnail groups. Image Explorer is a view of all particle images available in for the image group, select specific images to be displayed, prevent specific images from being selected by LINK for display and other preferences. To download the video, click here.
Metadata is a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. LINK supports the creation of User LINKdb Fields for the purposes of adding metadata to measurements (e.g. formulation/sample attributes) that may in turn be utilized in analysis/processing/reports. To download the video, click here.
The peak fit algorithm can be defined to use only the points near the top of the peak to perform the Gaussian curve fit. For example, a value of 20% below will only consider the data points within 20% of the max value on either side of the selected series peak. To download the video, click here.
Chart Markers feature provides the ability to plot LINKdb field as markers with custom labels to the Line Chart series. The Chart Fill Regions feature provides the ability to define fill regions on the chart, specifically a new LINKdb field is dynamically created and calculated upon import. To download the video, click here.
The Line Chart supports ‘Curve Analysis’ where Custom Curve Parameters are calculated to compare two curves with different x-axis coordinates. A linear interpolation will be used to estimate the comparing series’ y-axis value with that of the reference series, for the given x-axis value of the reference curve. To download the video, click here.
This feature will apply a one-time filter to the current dashboard, to filter active measurements based on quantitative results. By selecting a common LINKdb Field value (e.g. based on matching Sample Names), one can specify criteria that span across multiple measurements and analytical techniques. To download the video, click here.
LINK dashboards are created within an analysis and applies user-configurable charts/tables/images data processing preferences to project measurements. LINK provides the ability to export a dashboard (including Filter Panel settings & Measurement Summary Tables) to a file that can be imported into another analysis template or instance of LINK. To download the video, click here.
Data Reporting / Export
LINK contains a variety of tools to export LINK-processed data. Any dashboard object, such as charts, tables, and particle images, can be exported as an image (i.e. copy to clipboard, for subsequent paste to Word to/from clipboard) or saved to a file. To download the video, click here.
Generate a custom Word Report Template to the LINK sever computer, where the custom Word Report Template includes Word Report Tags that instruct LINK to copy specific dashboard objects to specific locations in the Word Template. Apply a custom Word Report Template to the current analysis template/project for automated Word report generation. To download the video, click here.
LINKdb Fields are database fields containing values that apply to each individual measurement/LINK Record ID. There are two types of LINKdb fields: Instrument LINKdb Fields (imported from the instrument data) and User LINKdb Fields (generated by a user). To download the video, click here.
LINK provides the ability to permanently delete all measurements in the project that have been selected in the Filter Panel. Make sure only the measurements you would like to delete are selected. Navigate to the edit and select “Delete Measurements”. This will delete all measurements selected. To download the video, click here.
Instrument Specific Overview
The LINK software is a single platform utilized to import/analyze/report xSight data, along with 50+ other analytical instruments. LINK complements xSight’s ability to distinguish different distributions in multi-component suspensions by providing unique chart & tables to display your data. To download the video, click here.
The LINK software is a single platform utilized to import/analyze/report Hound data, along with 50+ other analytical instruments. LINK complements Hound’s ability to combine microscopy, Raman and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) to forensically identify particles by their chemical and elemental fingerprints. To download the video, click here.
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