Step 5.3. Add a new Defect Category

Once you have created a Defect folder, add the defect quality characteristics that will appear together, by creating a defect category for each. A bar on the Pareto Chart represents each Defect Category.

Use the Defect Properties dialog box to create and define defects as follows:

General characteristics: Includes the name of the characteristic, and an optional description

Collection characteristics: Describes how the data will be collected. The type of data collection used is determined by the collection method you select for the Defect folder.

 To add a new Defect Category in a Defect folder:

Do one of the following.

Method 1. File menu

  1. Select the Defect folder.

  2. Click File on the menu bar.

  3. Select New.

  4. Select Defect Category from the extended menu.

Method 2. Popup menu

  1. Navigate to the Defect folder in the directory.

  2. Select the folder and right-click on it.

  3. Select New Defect Category from the popup menu.

Result: Using either method, the Defect Category Properties dialog box opens defaulted to the General tab.

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Step 5. Add and configure defect categories.