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!
LINK General Overview
LINK Platform Overview
With Lumetics LINK™, scientists easily import, store, manipulate, visualize, and analyze data from multiple instruments, all with three simple steps. See the complete overview in this video
LINK User Interface (UI)
The design of LINK’s Analysis UI is based on dashboard, where each dashboard displays data differently. A set of dashboards is stored in an Analysis Template, which can be saved and shared with other LINK users and applied to any LINK project.
Manual Data Import
LINK’s unique import engine parses data directly from over 50 different analytical instruments. The data import function is used to transcribe all useful information from instrument data files to the LINKdb.
Import Excel Workbook Data
Using the Excel Measurement Import Template worksheet, data in an Excel workbook can be imported into LINK. Measurements are considered unique based on the file name, Excel row number, sample name, and analysis date.
Sub-Populations for Particle Analysis Systems
For some Particle Analysis techniques/instruments, LINK will allow calculation and reporting of particle sub-populations based on particle characteristics.
Custom Particle Parameters (CPP)
CPPs are mathematical combinations of existing particle parameters. A value is calculated for each particle detected by a given particle counting technique. CPPs will be calculated automatically on import.
MFI Specific Import Method
Import Method options can be defined and calculated each measurement during import if it is first created/defined and then requested within an Import Method.
Analysis Template Themes
An analysis template theme is visualization preferences that supersede the styles found in all dashboards in that specific analysis template. Once created, the analysis template theme can be applied to any projects/analysis templates. Learn how to create and apply analysis template themes with this training video.
Tabular Summaries Guide
Measurement Summary Tables are highly flexible user-configurable tabular summaries that may contain instrument/user LINKdb fields, statistical calculations, and even columns calculated as a function of other columns in the table.
Series Display Options
Define series display preferences (style, color, size, weight, etc…) for all series on a given chart. The option to apply the new display preferences to a single dashboard or all dashboards is available.
Thumbnail Image Options & Image Explorer
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…
Metadata Import & Analysis
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.
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.
MFI Particle Removal
MFI permits removal of particles from the dataset that are visualized as bubbles, or particulate nestled within the air bubbles. Once the job is complete, all selected images will be removed from the dataset.
The LINK Column Chart supports the application of Multi-Layer X-Axis Categories in which a user can optionally apply split field values as x-axis labels.
Line Chart Markers & Fill Regions
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.
Dashboard Import & Export
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.
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.
Produce an exact replica of all measurements in the project that have been selected in the Filter Panel. Measurements that are a clone, may be identified by the LNK_Clone and LNK_Clone_Date LINKdb Field values that are populated.
Data Reporting / Export
Export Dashboard Elements
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.
Custom Word Report
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.
Measurement Search scans all Projects for measurements meeting specified search criteria. Measurements found can then be copied to an existing project or to a new project.
Project Merge is the ability to merge multiple projects into one new larger project. When selecting projects to merge, if the same measurement exists in two or more projects, only one (and its metadata) may be transferred to the new project.
LINK must run under Windows credentials that possess read access to network locations from which users wish to import data. To configure the account LINK runs under, follow the video instructions…
Analysts may import data, analyze data (create/apply fields/templates), export data/reports. There are three cases explained in the support video to address any import error issues…
Configure Apache Tomcat with Java
This video demonstrates how to correctly configure the Apache Tomcat service to point to a valid version of Java. As java is updated frequently, occasionally the LINK updater will automatically remove earlier versions of Java…
Resolving a Port Conflict
This video demonstrates how to change the default port for Apache Tomcat in case of a port conflict…
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