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    Tutorial Contents
  1. Introduction

  2. Samples & Instructions
  3. A Simple Example
  4. ABS Brake Example
  5. A Business Example
  6. Conclusions

Introduction to the Tutorial
PSM32 and DSM Tutorial

Set up the PSM32 program so you can flip back and forth between this tutorial and the PSM32 program. You can use Alt-Tab. Then you can do the exercises using the PSM32 program as you go through the instructions. If you have our database (downloaded from our site), the examples are preloaded. If not you can click on the link to the left and follow the instructions to download and install the samples.

Take some comfort in the fact that the program will do a lot for you, but it takes some learning to use it fully.


  • Develop & Edit Matrix by:

    Typing names of items

    Putting marks in cells chosen by:

    Entering numbers into the cells by clicking on cell and typing number to go into cell, or
    Selecting from list of items to be used as predecessors or successors

  • Rearrange row/column order arbitrarily
  • Make notes on rows or in cells
  • Number and restore row numbering
  • Analysis:

    Partition - What is done in sequence, parallel, or within a block
    Tear - Choose where to use assumptions, Offers advice, Allows ‘playing around’ with where to use assumptions.

  • Tools

    Notify - show what’s ready to be done
    Impact - show what’s affected by a change

  • View

    Zoom in or out, or to a marquee area

  • Input/Output - Microsoft Office Products such as


  • Options to change:

    Symbols and colors to be used in matrix cells

  • On-Line HTML Help

Next: A Simple Example

Updated: 7/07/2004

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