Program Options

Modify Application Settings

You can modify Calibration Control (our Calibration Management Software) program options by going to the File menu and selecting Options or access the Options dialog in the Utilities tab of the ribbon menu.

Calibration Control Options File Menu Utilities

General Tab

  • First Day of Week:  By default, Calibration Control uses the System defined first day of the week. Otherwise, you can define the first day of the week using the dropdown. This setting determines the due date for calibrations using the 'Week of' Frequency
  • Due Date 'Week/Month of' Offset:  When calculating Due Date with either 'Week of' and 'Month of' Frequencies, this is calculated by adding the Week of/Month of Units to the Last Calibration, then selects the first day of the Current OR Next Week/Month.
  • Check for Program Updates:  Calibration Control can notify you of available software updates on a Daily, Weekly, or Monthly cycle when the application is opened.  By default, you will receive daily updates.
  • Measurement System:  Use the drop-down to switch the default measurement system between U.S. and Metric. 
  • Equipment ID of Default Template:  Enter the Equipment ID of an existing Equipment record to be used as a template when creating new Equipment records.
  • Unique Alternate Equipment ID:  Determine whether Alternate Equipment ID's should be unique or not, or be unique within a given Site.  Note that Equipment ID's are required to be unique.
  • Language:  Select the language displayed.  Changing the language requires a program restart.  Alternatively, you may select a language for each specific User.
  • Label Printer:  When multiple label printers are installed on a single computer, identify the default label printer in this setting to print your asset tags and/or due date labels in Calibration Control.
  • Start Screen:  Select your default start screen when opening Calibration Control.  By default and when no selection is made, the Equipment grid will be the start screen.  To have no start screen, select "None" from the drop-down.
  • Do Not Copy Default Labels, Reports & Emails on Start (checkbox):  If there are missing templates of default labels or reports, Calibration Control will re-add the missing files to your Files Folders upon application launch.   Check the box to prevent this automatic action.
  • Use Active Equipment as Default for Asset Transfer (checkbox):  When this setting is checked, selecting Asset Transfer from any record in the Equipment grid will automatically populate the data fields within the Asset Transfer dialog.
  • Dialog Font Size:  Define the size of all dialogs with 0 being the default. You can also use negative values to shrink the dialog size.
Program Options - General

Advanced Tab

The Advanced tab contains checkboxes described below.  The setting buttons in the Advanced Tab are split up into separate dialogs for each category.  Click each link below to learn more about each tab:

* In the sample database, this button label will display "Refresh Dates in Sample DB", which will update the sample due dates to be more current.

  • Allow Multiple Equipment Browse Grids: When this option is selected, you have the ability to open Equipment grid more than once.
  • Remember Grid Layouts: When this option is selected, your layouts for all grids are saved and stored as a layout file.  When you sign back in to Calibration Control on the machine, grids will open and display the same layout (and filters) as they were left.   Uncheck this setting to make grid layouts reset to default each time.
  • Show and Hide Fields in Grids: When this option is selected, you can right click any grid and select the Show Fields dialog which allows you to show or hide fields in the specified grid.   Otherwise, the Show Fields menu item will be greyed out and inactive.
Program Options - Advanced

Last Updated:  29 November 2021