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Maxwell Helpful Hints

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Here are some very useful hints that can help you save time in Maxwell.


Navigate along the rail

Click and drag a title bar in order to move back and forth.

To move the panes back and forth on the Maxwell Rail, simply grab a title bar by clicking and dragging with the mouse cursor. As you drag to the left or the right, the panes will slide back and forth on the rail - allowing you to move back or forward very quickly.

Modes are "sticky"

It is helpful to keep in mind that the editing "mode" for a particular object type (like a Track or a Device) is sticky for other objects of that type. So when editing a track (in edit mode), if you open a second track, it will automatically open into the same mode (editing). This is true for Maxwell browsing within a single browser tab or window.

Double-Click to Edit

Double click on any field label
Double click on any field label

A very easy way to change between edit and non-edit modes is to double click on any field label. In other words, any of the gray headings in a pane can be double-clicked to move the entire pane into Edit mode or out of Edit mode. This is much faster than using the Edit button / Done button at the bottom of the panes.

Note that the label name must be double-clicked. This will not work upon the data or contents of the pane.

Duplicate Reference Sets

Highlight the set and choose Duplicate Object.

If your reference sets are often setup using the same metrics, it is much easier to create a new reference set by duplicating an existing one. Find the list of Reference Sets, highlight the one you wish to duplicate, choose the gear menu at the bottom of the pane, and select "Duplicate Object."

Graphs can also be duplicated in a similar manner.

Look to the Results Summary

Order the dE column to show results in order from worst to best.

When diagnosing color problems in a measurement, be sure to check out the Results Summary for that measurement. The Patch-to-patch comparison can quickly isolate where the color differs from the reference. Click the dE column twice to order all measurements starting with the worst (the highest deltaE).

Multiple-file downloads

Some advanced users have the rights to download measurements from Maxwell. These can be downloaded one-at-a-time using a download link in the Color Set Details pane.

Multiple files can be downloaded together in one compressed group.

A new pane appears allowing the downloading of the items in a zipped file.

Video showing how to setup Maxwell


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