How to Use Flukeview Forms Basic 30 to Download and Report Measurement Data
Flukeview Forms Basic 30 is a software application that allows you to download measurement data from Fluke test tools and create reports that can be saved and printed. Flukeview Forms Basic 30 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, and supports a wide range of Fluke instruments, including the Fluke FC 3000 family, the Fluke CNX 3000 family, the Fluke 289/287, the Fluke 568, the Fluke 975 and the Fluke 983[^1^] [^2^].
In this article, we will show you how to use Flukeview Forms Basic 30 to download measurement data from a Fluke test tool and create a report using an existing form. You will need a Fluke test tool with measurement data stored in its memory, a USB or serial cable to connect the test tool to your computer, and Flukeview Forms Basic 30 installed on your computer.
Step 1: Connect the test tool to your computer
Connect the test tool to your computer using the USB or serial cable that came with your test tool. Turn on the test tool and make sure it is in communication mode. You can check the user manual of your test tool for more details on how to enter communication mode.
Step 2: Launch Flukeview Forms Basic 30
Launch Flukeview Forms Basic 30 from your computer's Start menu or desktop shortcut. The software will automatically detect the connected test tool and display its model name and serial number in the status bar at the bottom of the window.
Step 3: Download measurement data from the test tool
To download measurement data from the test tool, click on the Download button on the toolbar or select File > Download Data from Instrument from the menu. A dialog box will appear showing the progress of the download. When the download is complete, a new database will be created with the name of the test tool and the date and time of the download. The database will contain one or more sessions of measurement data depending on how many sessions are stored in the test tool's memory.
Step 4: Select a session of measurement data
To select a session of measurement data, click on the database name in the left pane of the window. A list of sessions will appear in the right pane. Each session will have a name, a date and time, and a number of readings. Click on the session that you want to use for your report.
Step 5: Select a form for your report
To select a form for your report, click on the Form button on the toolbar or select View > Form View from the menu. A list of available forms will appear in a drop-down menu. You can choose from standard forms that are included with Flukeview Forms Basic 30 or custom forms that you have created or imported using Flukeview Forms plus Designer[^1^]. A form is a template that defines how your measurement data will be displayed and formatted in your report. Select a form that suits your needs and preferences.
Step 6: Preview and edit your report
To preview and edit your report, click on the Preview button on the toolbar or select File > Print Preview from the menu. A preview window will open showing how your report will look like when printed. You can zoom in or out, scroll up or down, or change the page orientation using the buttons on the toolbar. You can also edit some elements of your report, such as adding a title, a logo, a signature, or comments using the buttons on
the left side of the window.
Step 7: Save and print your report
To save and print your report, click on the Save button on the toolbar or select File > Save As from
the menu. A dialog box will appear asking you to choose a file name and location for your report. You can save your report as an FVF file (Flukeview Forms file) or as an HTML file (web page file). To print your report, click on 061ffe29dd