FlexPro 2017 – Description


FlexPro takes advantage of the latest multi-core processors and is a benchmark for productivity, performance and interactivity when analyzing technical and scientific data. Learn how switching to FlexPro can benefit you.

The New FlexPro 2017:
Find the hidden gems in your data archive!


Since its introduction 25 years ago, FlexPro has impressed scientists, engineers and others all over the world who work with technical data due to its speed, ease of use and overall performance.
Use the new FlexPro 2017 to extract key information from your measurement data archives. The FlexPro 2017 server-based indexing feature scans all your data, calculates quantities defined by you and stores all of the aggregated data in a SQL database.
This index database allows your entire team to quickly run data queries based on data attributes such as statistics, quantities, units, test objects or test numbers. This is measurement technology big data!


Easy to organize and share...

  • Import your data in all popular formats (such as Excel, ASCII, database and measurement system/acquisition software binary file formats).
  • Clearly and reliably manage your data and analyses in the centralized project database.
  • Speed up the exchange of information and share your templates with your team.

Easy to analyze...

  • Start analyzing your data at the click of a button.
  • Create dynamic analyses for multichannel measurements and test series.

Easy to visualize...

  • Create custom templates for analysis and presentation.
  • Combine measurement data with map displays and videos.
  • Take advantage of the new layout features in FlexPro 2017.

FlexPro 2017 with a redesigned user interface

The new Microsoft Office-like ribbon makes FlexPro 2017 extremely easy to use. It highlights important commands and provides the ability to dynamically insert optional tools improve the software's layout and ease of use.

New features in FlexPro 2017:

  • New intuitive interface with the look and feel of MS Office
  • Diagram and table format templates
  • Conditional formatting of tables
  • Dynamic diagrams and tables
  • Intelligent text import
  • File indexing in client/server mode (optional feature)

FlexPro 2017 presentation and analysis examples


presentation and analysis examples FlexPro 2017


FlexPro as fast as your dynamic processes

A popular phrase quoted in technical textbooks is "measuring means comparing". Experts in the field know that everything's fine as long as the objects aren't moving.
When it comes to industrial manufacturing processes and test setups in research and development, however, scientists frequently deal with dynamic processes. For instance, when a car crashes into a wall during a crash test, signals are produced with millions of measuring points and that's where FlexPro comes in.
As opposed to spreadsheet programs, which are not designed for these types of applications, FlexPro can easily read, display and analyze dynamic measurement data using data cursors and spectral analysis at the click of a button.
Since FlexPro is interactive, it provides considerably more convenience and flexibility than a pure programming environment.

The advantages are obvious:

  • Access large amounts of data quickly through the use of data queries
  • Process your data " even millions of measuring points " with ease and within seconds.
  • Centralized core application available to you and your entire team for processing your data.
  • Process large volumes of data, limited only by the size of your hard disk.


FlexPro helps to speed up your analysis procedures, gain additional knowledge and streamline your enterprise's processes an advantage for you and your customers.

  • Automotive industry: test benches, test runs/test drives, service life of parts
  • Aviation: develop and maintain of turbines, analyze acceleration signals (vibrations)
  • Rail: Test runs, vibrations, acoustics and rotating machines
  • Mechanical engineering: development, testing
  • Electronics: analyze of electrical signals
  • Defense: shock response spectra
  • Energy producers: grid quality (harmonic analysis)
  • Oil and gas: monitor the condition of compressors and pumps
  • Coal and steel industry: record quality parameters (statistical process control), quality reporting
  • General use: develop and test vehicles and construction equipment

Visualization and analysis at the click of a button


Visualisierung & Analyse auf Knopfdruck


Speed up your data analyses

FlexPro and all of its features have been designed to make your work easier: from importing your data to interactive analysis using data cursors all the way through to sharing analysis templates with a team.
Discover the new level of speed and ease at which you can organize, analyze and present your measurement data. These are the criteria by which you may measure us.

Just one click and you'll know

The powerful FlexPro data cursors help you see immediately what you measured and extract key information from your data without using mathematics.

The FlexPro project database lets you conveniently and clearly organize your data, analyses and presentation in the familiar Explorer environment.

FlexPro offers you something unique: once you have created your analyses and presentations, you can use them on any number of data sets without the need for programming!

This is what makes FlexPro the perfect tool for engineers, scientists, and anyone who works with technical data.

FlexPro is designed to make your work easier.

  • Redesigned interface with the look and feel of MS Office
  • User-friendly project database
  • Powerful data cursors
  • Easy Excel and database data analysis
  • Data search and import for all popular binary formats from measurement systems and data acquisition programs
  • Wide selection of pre-defined analyses
  • Macro recordings and playback to make your work easier
  • Efficient exchange of data due to the variety of export options
  • Interface module for LabVIEW and other data acquisition programs


The right edition for your application

FlexPro VIEW - The perfect solution for presenting data


FlexPro VIEW Datenpräsentation


Create persuasive graphics and documents using FlexPro View.

  • The optimized, user-friendly interface makes it easy to design, scale and position your diagrams, tables and text.
  • Choose from over 100 types of diagrams, or use drag-and-drop to insert curves and axes.
  • An extensive array of cursor functions provide for easy inspection and marking of data.
Data visualization has never been easier! Discover FlexPro now.

FlexPro STANDARD - The powerful combination of analysis and presentation



    Die leistungsstarke Kombination
von Analyse und Präsentation


FlexPro Standard combines impressive presentation features with a basic set of mathematical analysis functions.

  • Use the pre-designed analyses to obtain your data analysis results faster and more reliably at the click of a button.
  • Customize the analysis procedure and immediately view its effect on the results.
  • Develop your own analysis algorithms in FPScript:
    Over 200 functions and a variety of operators are available to you.

FlexPro PROFESSIONAL - The perfect platform for team collaboration


    The perfect platform for
team collaboration


FlexPro Professional offers you the performance, team functions and scalability you need for professional use:

  • Shared template databases to speed up the exchange of information
  • Hardware graphics acceleration, multicore processor support with the ability to run computing operations concurrently to save you valuable time.
  • Use the integrated VBA* or a programming language of your choice to automate analyses.
  • The scalable FlexPro Professional grows with your tasks thanks to several add-on options.

FlexPro DEVELOPER SUITE - The total solution for your enterprise.

Take advantage of all of FlexPro's features and options at an attractive price.

FlexPro Features

Discover the new features in FlexPro 2017! To ensure that you obtain results even faster and easier than before we have enhanced our successful analysis software to include several new intelligent functions.

Superior performance and user convenience


FlexPro - Superior performance and user


FlexPro offers you the all the power of technical software with the convenience of an application similar to MS Office.

  • Take advantage of all the conveniences offered by the redesigned user interface in in FlexPro 2017
  • Keep track of your data with FlexPro's practical Preview function.
  • FlexPro Professional lets you take full advantage of the power of your multicore CPU.
  • Go about your regular work while FlexPro works in the background calculating your analyses.

Analysis und presentation at the click of a button


FlexPro - Analysis und presentation at the
click of a button


When using FlexPro to perform analyses, not only are you creating new data from existing data, but you are also building a network extending from the raw data up to the finished report.

  • Choose from a variety of pre-defined analyses for all common procedures.
  • Modify the analysis procedure and immediately see the effect on the results.
  • Program your own analysis procedures in FPScript.
  • Work directly with physical quantities composed of a value and unit when carrying out calculations. The FlexPro SI Unit Manager provides correct interpretation and adjustment of units.
  • Create diagrams, tables or entire analyses just once  store them as templates and share them with colleagues.

Centralized data management application


FlexPro - Centralized data management


No matter which measuring device, measurement hardware or acquisition software you use, FlexPro 2017 makes organizing data extremely easy.

  • You can import the binary data of your measurement system directly. FlexPro supports over 60 formats.
  • Create schemas for your own custom text data formats using the sophisticated Text Data Wizard.
  • Store large volumes of data in the FlexPro project database, limited only by the space on your hard disk.
  • Export your results in a variety of different binary and graphic formats.


Present impressive results

FlexPro - Present impressive results


Use FlexPro's wide range of presentation and style options to highlight key information in your analyses.

  • Choose from a variety of diagram and table styles in the clearly arranged galleries.
  • Improve the readability of tables by using highlighting and data bar options.
  • Combine measurement data with map displays and videos for the best way to present your road test results, for instance.


Big Data in Test and Measurement

FlexPro - Big Data in Test & Measurement


The FlexPro Data Explorer option indexes measurement data archives on the server or your hard disk. Use configurable queries to search for data attributes and quickly find the data sets you want to analyze.

  • Calculate key quantities during indexing and use them for subsequent queries.
  • Use attributes and data to search in FlexPro projects on the hard disk or server.
  • View statistical information, calculations and a preview of the data immediately without having to import the data first.
  • Analyze the identified data directly without having to import it.
  • Set up an index server and grant your entire team access to your company's measurement data archives (Microsoft SQL Server license required).


Dynamic data analysis & presentation

FlexPro - Dynamic data analysis &


When analyzing test series, the number of data sets to evaluate and results to present vary. The dynamic analysis and presentation features provided by FlexPro make it easy for you to analyze this type of data.

  • Instead of creating one analysis per data set, you can create a single analysis that will process all data sets simultaneously.
  • Create analyses that are designed for varying numbers of data sets.
  • Present your results in diagrams and tables, which can be adjusted dynamically to the number of data sets you want to display.

The right solution for any task


Every measurement is different. The measurement method, device, object and a large number of other parameters depend on your technical objective. FlexPro lets you choose and combine the particular software Options that you need for your application.

All Options at a glance

  • ASAM ODS File Import
  • Data Explorer
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Counting Procedures
  • Spectral Analysis
  • Order Tracking
  • Digital Filters
  • Acoustics
  • Human Body Vibrations
And if you don't see what you need, contact us to discuss your options. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop the right solution to fit your needs.


ASAM ODS File Import

ASAM ODS is a standard used in the automotive industry for managing test data in a database.

FlexPro's integrated ASAM ODS Browser features convenient access to the ASAM ODS server and to ATF/ATFX data exchange formats.

At the click of a button:

  • Display your data clearly in a window.
  • Find specific attributes and data quickly and easily.
  • Set up your own views of the data pool.
  • Import files in ATF/ATFX format.


Data Explorer

The new Data Explorer option indexes the measurement data on your hard disk and provides the data to you for import. View statistical information, calculated quantities, and and a preview of the data immediately without having to import the data first.

Use configurable queries to search for data attributes and quickly find the data sets you want to analyze.

At the click of a button:

  • Find data sets with particular attributes and statistical properties in your data collection.
  • View previews and statistics even before importing your data.
  • Define reusable search filters.
  • Import data using drag-and-drop.
  • Create queries for data in the project, on the hard disk, or on the server for immediate analysis.
  • NEW: Calculate key quantities during indexing and use them for subsequent queries.
  • NEW: Set up an index server and grant your entire team access to your company's measurement data archive (Microsoft SQL Server license required).
  • NEW: Import long-term measurements that span many files as gapless time series.


Advanced Statistics

The Advanced Statistics option offers you a variety of statistical tests and the ability to calculate theoretical distributions. The inductive statistics testing and estimating procedures offer the possibility through the use of samples to classify the population from which these samples originate. An important application for inductive statistics is Statistical Process Control (SPC).

At the click of a button:

  • Goodness-of-fit tests
    Chi-Square test with adjustable number of classes and Kolmogoroff- Smirnov test for normal and exponential distribution. The error probability can always be adjusted. The parameters for the distributions can be estimated or specified.
  • Outlier correction and outlier tests
    David-Hartley-Pearson test und Grubbs-Beck test with adjustable error probability.
    Square Sum Of Treatments and Mean Square Sum Of Treatments (SST and MST), Square Sum Of Errors (SSE), Mean Square Sum Of Errors (MSE), Total Square Sum (TSS). The error probability can be specified.
  • Variance tests
    Bartlett test and F test with adjustable error probability.
  • Distributions
    Continuous distributions: normal, log-normal, exponential and Weibull. Test distributions: Chi-square, student-t and F. Discrete distributions: binomial and Poisson.
  • Confidence intervals
    For the variance and mean value parameters of the normal distribution for a given confidence level.


Counting Procedures

Counting procedures have proved to be an invaluable analysis tool, in particular for studying load-time functions. Counting is based on a search for specific events in the load-time function, e.g. a certain load level being exceeded or a load alternation of a certain amplitude. For this purpose, the range of values of the load-time function is divided into discrete intervals, or classes. Each event found is assigned to a class and counted in this class.

You have access to a wide range of counting procedures.

At the click of a button:

  • Matrices
    Markov matrix and Rainflow matrix in range-mean format as well as symmetrical and symmetrical from/ to format. The residual of the Rainflow count can optionally be included in the result.
  • Range filter
    Suppresses small load changes.
  • Class divisions
    Automatic, via start and width of class, begin and end, symmetrical or via external data set.
  • Derived collectives
    Peaks and troughs, positive and negative ranges and range pairs, positive and negative level crossings.
  • Frequencies
    Absolute, relative, percentage and cumulative.
  • Counting procedures according to DIN 45667
    Sampling, maximum value and timeat- level.
  • Compound counting procedures according to DIN 45667
    Sampling, maximum value and time-at-level from two input data sets with separate class division for each data set.

FlexPro - Counting Procedures Example of a Rainflow analysis for counting peaks as part of a fatigue analysis



Spectral Analysis

Enter a new world of software engineering and digital signal analysis and save valuable time: The FlexPro Analysis Wizard offers visual feedback at the click of a button when changing algorithms, algorithm parameters, and spectral formats using real time 2D and 3D spectral graphs.

At the click of a button:

  • Quickly locate your signal components
    Identify the components of complex signals in fractions of a second using: FFT, AR, ARMA and much more.
  • Identify frequency and power using the Fourier spectrum analysis
    Obtain a complete picture of the frequency signature of a signal using up to five different Fourier spectrum methods.
  • Effortlessly analyze nonstationary data
    Simultaneously find the time and frequency localization components of a non-stationary periodic signal with Short-Time Fourier Transform or Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT) methods.
  • Principal component modeling
    Take advantage of state-of-the art methods for isolating the spectra of the principal components of a signal.
  • Shock Response Spectrum (SRS)
    Use the Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) to estimate the damage potential of mechanical impulses or stationary random vibrations.
  • Harmonic analysis and cepstral analysis
    Advanced parametric sinusoidal modeling is offered with your choice of frequency estimation methods. Take advantage of state-of-the-art speech analysis and echo detection technology.
  • NEW: Instantaneous Quantities
    Use the Hilbert transform to calculate the instantaneous amplitude, instantaneous frequency and phase.


FlexPro - Spectral Analysis



Order Tracking

Quickly and easily carry out order tracking for speed-dependent oscillations. During order tracking the oscillation signals measured at a certain speed are subjected to a Fourier transformation (FFT). FlexPro takes the individual spectral lines from the spectrum where the frequency corresponds to a multiple of the base frequency as determined by the speed.

Process data in different data structures: You can either enter multiple individual signals measured at specified revolutions or one ramp-up signal and the synchronously measured speed signal.

The result of the your order tracking analysis is a 3D data set with the amplitudes across the order and frequency or speed, respectively. With the Split Orders Analysis Object, you can divide the result into several 2D data sets, one for each order. You can use the Acceleration Hyperbola Family to compute a 3D data set of acceleration hyperbolas to be displayed in the results diagram.

At the click of a button:

  • Source data may be based on time or angle.
  • Factor for transforming time into RMS can be specified.
  • Speed can be specified as an impulse signal. The number of impulses per revolution can be specified.
  • When analyzing ramp-up signals, the speeds can be specified or read from an external data set.
  • When analyzing individual measurements, the associated speeds can be specified either directly or can be computed from additional signals by averaging.
  • Adjustable FFT length, various optional FFT spectra.
  • Order, speed, and frequency can be freely assigned to the X and Z components of the data set result. An external data set can act as the source for the X component.
  • Splitting of order tracking into multiple individual signals, one for each order.
  • Computing of a 3D data set to display a family of acceleration hyperbolas.


FlexPro - Order Tracking



Digital Filters

Discover the latest design techniques for easiest operation. The FlexPro Analysis Wizard merges steps for filter design, filtering and presentation into a simple sequential process. Using real-time 2D and 3D graphics, FlexPro offers you immediate visual feedback whenever any change is made to the filter specification.

Enhanced IIR filters
IIR filters include internal feedback (recursive filters) and provide a high degree of steepness with a short filter length, making it possible to design low pass, high pass, bandpass and bandstop filters.

FIR filter design
FIR filters avoid feedback and are therefore always stable. FlexPro offers you two procedures for calculating phase-linear filters with a minimum filter length.

At the click of a button:

  • FIR filter design using the window method
    Use the Kaiser or Chebyshev windows to specify the filter's length, attenuation and transition width more precisely. You only have to provide two parameters. The third parameter is calculated automatically.
  • FIR filter design using the equiripple method
    In addition to the standard low pass, high pass, bandpass and bandstop filters, you can use this method to design any type of multiband filter.
  • Smoothing filter
    Use this filter to smooth signals whose peaks are to be preserved as accurately as possible.
  • CFC filter
    CFC stands for Channel Frequency Class, a 4-pole phaseless Butterworth filter used primarily for crash tests and implemented in accordance with ISO 6487.


FlexPro - Digital Filters




Determine the sound level and sound power in one easy, automatic step. Analyze multiple channels of sound data and their sound level at the same time and calculate the sound power. FlexPro's Analysis Wizard presents the results in tables and diagrams while you are parameterizing the analysis.
Acoustic analysis has never been this easy!

Calibrations made easy
Calibration must be performed to obtain accurate sound levels. You may either specify a fixed calibration value or let FlexPro calculate the calibration value from a calibration signal recorded with the calibrator attached to the microphone.

You may carry out automatic calibration by attaching a calibrator to the microphone prior to the measurement for a few seconds, and then continue with your measurement.

At the click of a button:

  • Accurate time domain octave analysis
    Octave analysis via time domain filters is required for most acoustics applications. Simply use FlexPro's Analysis Wizard to select the frequency resolution and frequency domain. With a few mouse clicks the wizard produces a complete evaluation.
  • Loudness and loudness level
    The perceived loudness is a psychoacoustic factor and depends not only on the sound pressure level, but also on the frequency spectrum and time response.
    FlexPro assists you when applying the Zwicker and Stevens standards.
  • FlexPro includes standardized acoustic methods:
    • Sound power computation
    • Sound level evaluation
    • Loudness computation
    • Octave analysis using time domain filters


FlexPro - Acoustics



Human Body Vibrations

Analyze the effects of vibrations on the human body. For instance, whole-body and hand-transmitted vibrations caused by machine, tool and vehicle vibrations transmitted through the seat or the feet or through the palms and fingers.

Prepare a complete analysis based on the measured acceleration signals with daily exposure�the times until the exposure action value and the exposure limit value are reached�and then click a button to determine whether immediate action should be taken.

At the click of a button:

  • Analyze whole-body and handtransmitted vibrations.
  • Evaluate single and triple axis acceleration signals.
  • Use pre-defined weighting filters and k-factors for health assessment, comfort, buildings and railway vehicles.
  • Create custom weighting filters and k-factors.
  • Calculate 12 parameters, including aw, peak value, crest factor, MTVV VDV, eVDV, VDVexp, A(8), duration of exposure action value and exposure limit value.


FlexPro - Human Body Vibrations


FlexPro offers you distinct advantages:

  • Easy rollout and administration
    Major installations of FlexPro are easy thanks to the automated setup process.
  • Seamless integration into your enterprise's IT systems
    FlexPro features a wide range of interfaces and full automation capabilities.
  • High user productivity and low training costs
    Thanks to interactivity and the latest command methods.
  • Results that can be validated
    The methods implemented are based on international science and technology standards and are carefully documented.
  • Cost-effective deployment of FlexPro throughout entire departments
    We offer flexible license packages as well as network licenses.


System Requirements
To run FlexPro 2017, the system must meet the following minimum requirements: Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2012 Server, Windows Vista Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system, 1024 MB (2048 MB recommended) RAM and 500 MB of available hard disk space (1 GB recommended).
For users working with very large amounts of data, such as for spectral analysis of acceleration signals, we recommend using FlexPro Professional or Developer Suite Edition on a quad-core or multicore system with 8 GB of RAM, the 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating system and a solid state drive (SSD).

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