Waveform, picture, and document organization

Kevin Owner/Technician Kentucky Posted   Latest  

Just wondering what everyone is using to organize waveforms, documents, pictures, and tips and tricks for automotive repair

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Dmitriy Analyst
Ontario
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About waveforms — this video from TbT may be of help: youtu​.​be/QgKoVCwEQsk

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Brandon Diagnostician
Pennsylvania
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I build folders by VIN and save raw waveforms/scan data /pics/videos as well as manipulated screenshots. All is uploaded to DropBox and OneDrive.

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Kevin Owner/Technician
Kentucky
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nice that seems simple and economical I may justtry that and see how it works for me , what is the reason for both of the cloud storage?

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Brandon Diagnostician
Pennsylvania
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The ones saved for case studies I place in DropBox and for “busineas” , I place in OneDrive. No specific preference...it’s just how I do it . It’s been working out well and most importantly, it’s very easy to share/collaborate

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Samuel Technician
New Jersey
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Hmmm....aside from specific before and after for a customer, why by VIN? Wouldn't manufacturer and engine be a solid record of known goods and bad trends? Not debating Brandon, just curious as to your thought process.

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Chris Diagnostician
Pennsylvania
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I've been using a program called waveform manager currently for Pico files. It's great for quickly pulling up specific files. I have main folders under manufacturer's names and then break them down into model, then year, then VIN. Everything is backed up on Google Drive, DropBox, and an auxiliary hard drive. Generally, everything is then printed out, and organized by case (if it's an in-depth…

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Jeff Technical Support Specialist
New Mexico
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I use Microsoft One Note. It is free, portable, share between computer, phone and tablet. You can have your notebooks reside on OneDrive so it is accessible from anywhere. I do go a bit crazy though, I associate file extensions with applications. A good example is ... using Windows internal file association, I simply click on a waveform within OneNote and it opens my scope software. I do this to…

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Kevin Owner/Technician
Kentucky
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What type of scope software are you using?

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Scott Manager
California
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Excellent question Kevin, In my shop we recommend the following: For screenshots: - Save to the pictures folder by creating a new subfolder using the following pattern: customer last name, year, model. For the filename, (using Jing the program automatically names the file using time/date stamp) we append to the end a little more description of what's being saved. (This makes it pretty easy…

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Kevin Owner/Technician
Kentucky
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thanks scott for sharing this , everyday it seems that I find out about programs that I never knew existed I think I will explore this

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