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Analyze Your Data Files From Home


Current
Andor Spinning Disk Confocal
Aramis Confocal Raman Microscope
Bruker Catalyst Bioscope AFM
Bruker D8 Discovery Diffractometer
Bruker Multimode 8 AFM
Cameca Atom Probe
Contact Angle
DMA
DSC
Ellipsometer
FEI Titan TEM
GPC
Hysitron Nanoindenter
IR-VASE Ellipsometer
Labram Aramis Raman
LEO 1530-2 FESEM/EDS
LEO 1530-1 FESEM/EDS/EBSD
LEO SEM 1550VP
Phillips CM200 Ultra Twin TEM
Raman Imaging Microscope
Rheometer
Tecnai TF-12 Cryo TEM
Tecnai TF-30
TGA
Thermo Scientific K-Alpha XPS
V-VASE Ellipsometer
Zeiss Auriga FIB
Zetasizer
Zygo Interferometer


Current
Avantage
DiffracEVA with COD
ImageJ (free download)
IMOD ( free download)


red question mark Ever wish you could process and analyze your MSC instrument results from the comfort of your living room?

Wish your data was stored in a private, secure location?

Wish you didn’t have to wait for the person ahead of you to finish their analysis before you could use the instrument?

Well, your wishes are about to be granted

MSC is putting in place a new process by which your instrument results will be stored on a CAE server in a directory that is private to you. We are also putting some of the analysis software on that same server, and making it available remotely via XenApp. Come back to this page to see when new analysis software is added to this process.

Here’s how it will work:

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  1. The location you should use to save your files will depend on the instrument you are using. Here is a chart.
    Instrument Location to use
    Andor Spinning Disk Confocal
    Aramis Confocal Raman Microscope
    Bruker Catalyst Bioscope AFM
    Bruker D8 Discover Diffractometer
    Cameca 3000X Si Atom Probe
    Contact Angle
    DMA
    DSC
    GPC
    Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenter
    IR-VASE Ellipsometer
    LEO SEM 1550VP
    Phillips CM200 Ultra Twin TEM
    Raman Imaging Microscope
    Rheometer
    TGA
    Thermo Scientific k-alpha XPS
    V-VASE Ellipsometer
    Zygo Interferometer
    C:\Data\[your CAE username]
    Zeiss Auriga FIB
    LEO 1530-1
    and LEO 1530-2
    D:\Data\[your CAE username]
    Bruker Multimode 8 AFM E:\Data\[your CAE username]
    FEI TITAN Z:\[your CAE username]
  2. Be sure the resulting data and/or image files are saved to the appropriate location for the instrument you are using. You can have as many subfolders as you need, organized in any way you like, so long as they are inside the appropriate location.
  3. When you are finished with data acquisition, and the files are in the appropriate location on the local computer, click on the Copy Files to MSC Network Drive.bat icon on the control computer’s desktop.
  4. A command prompt will appear. Enter your CAE username and password.

That’s it! At that point, any files created or modified within the last two days that are in the appropriate location on the local computer will automatically be copied over to your private directory on a CAE server at \\mscrmn.cae.wisc.edu\mscrmn\mscusers\[your CAE username]. You then can access your files from anywhere on campus by mapping a drive to your private directory. If you are off-campus, you can use VPN.

For those analysis packages that are free to download, you are encouraged to install on your laptop/desktop.

When you are ready to analyze your data:

If you have downloaded the analysis software to your laptop/desktop,

If you want to use the analysis software through XenApp, whether you are on or off campus, go to http://remote.engr.wisc.edu/. This will bring up the Citrix Receiver, a component of XenApp. If you have not already installed the Citrix Receiver, you will be prompted to do so. This one-time installation will take about 15 minutes. You will log in using your CAE username and password, and you will see the software titles that have been added so far. Interaction between the software and data is fast because both reside on the same server, and the server has plenty of processing power.

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3(v1) Step 3(v2)
Save instrument-generated files to
the appropriate location which is dependent on the instrument
Click on Copy Files to MSC Network Drive icon on the control computer's desktop. Log in to http://remote.engr.wisc.edu, using your CAE username and password, to use the analysis software. OR use the software on your laptop/desktop and access the data/image files via the mapped network drive.
File save icon File copy icon Login icon File directory image

Contact Jerry Hunter at jerry.hunter(AT)wisc.edu for more information or to provide feedback or recommendations on the process.