Can the Damper Analysis tool in Excel be used on a separate PC than the one Damper software was installed on?
If a report has been generated using the Damper Analysis macros, it is saved as a regular excel document (*.xlsx). This can be opened on any other PC as it is now independent of the macros and the MTS damper software. The caveat is that the macros are not saved with this excel document so further analysis cannot be done on the separate PC. The data analysis macros will need to be installed.
Having the macros on a separate PC does not give functionality to continue analysis without further work to transfer all necessary data files for analysis. One needs the exact same directories as the PC where the damper report was taken from; the test definition file *.DPT, the damper data files *.DPD, the damper batch files *.DPB, and possibly others.
There is an installation option to install the analysis macros and it brings along all its necessary files (Figure 1). This does not require a license key.
Figure 1 – Damper software offline data analysis macros installation option
Not all version of MTS damper have the same analysis macros. All systems should use the same macros so the same installation CD should be used to install the marcros.