Support & FAQ
General Support Questions
Is support included with my purchase?
Yes. Email support, updates and upgrades are available for as long as your Cloud Access has not expired.
What are the system requirements to run Simutech's Troubleshooting Skills Training System?
The following are the base requirements to run Simutech’s Troubleshooting System Training System:
- Windows 7/8.1/10
- Video Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater
- Sound Card
If I purchase a new computer or my computer crashes, can I reinstall the software again?
How many computers can I install the troubleshooting skills training system software on?
If you have purchased the Personal Edition (for individuals) of the software then you can install the software on up to three computers at a time. Your data and progress is synced with the cloud, therefore you can login to your account from any of the computers you have the software installed on.
Can I move the troubleshooting skills training system software from one computer to another?
Yes, you can install the software onto more than one computer and log in to continue your progress from either place.
You can also download the software from one computer and then install it on another computer, but an Internet connection is still required to log in the program.
Can I change my user name once my account has been created?
What does this mean: filename is not a valid win32 application ?
This problem could be caused if you are trying to install an older version of a demo, which can still be found on some third party download websites. Any demos released before September 2009 are no longer supported.
After I download the setup files, I get an error when trying to install the program(s). How do I fix this?
Using The Software
How can I improve my score for the skill testing faults?
The Troubleshooting Core Skills Bundle was developed to be used as a series. Make sure that you begin with Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits and then move on to Troubleshooting Control Circuits and Troubleshooting Motor Circuits.
The Troubleshooting Advanced Skills Bundle, which includes the Troubleshooting Industrial Controls, Troubleshooting Industrial Controls 2 and Troubleshooting PLC Circuits programs, will enable you to apply all of the skills you learned and practiced in the Troubleshooting Core Skills programs.
Improving your score means being an efficient troubleshooter. To help improve your troubleshooting process, take the time to fully understand the troubleshooting concepts and techniques taught in the learning modules in Troubleshooting Electrical Circuits, as well as the other Troubleshooting Skills Series programs. Repeating the Guided Faults a few times will also help you to understand the correct troubleshooting process.
Can I print out my progress and scores?
Yes, you can print out your progress and scores at any time in a Progress Report.
To print your Progress Report:
- From the Main Menu, click the Resources button. The Resources window will appear.
- Select the Reports tab at the top.
- Click the Print Progress Report button.
- Select your printer and click the Print button.
The Progress Report shows your progress through the program, your Skill Rating for each difficulty level, as well as your Overall Skill Rating for the program. It also displays the results of all your fault attempts, as well as any errors you committed.
I had a poor score on the meter readings scale. I can take as many meter readings as I want on real equipment, so why am I penalized in the simulator?
If you are having problems keeping your number of meter readings to the par value, it shows that there is room for improvement in your process. While it is true that you are not penalized in real life for taking more readings, the idea of this software is to help you develop the most efficient and effective process possible.
Note that the number of meter readings you take does not affect your score for that fault or your Overall Rating. The Meter Readings scale just shows how efficient you are being. There is more information about the evaluation and scoring in the Help system within the simulator.
How do I view/print my certificate of completion?
To view/print your Certificate of Completion you must first successfully finish all of the Skill test faults in the program. Once these are complete, a Print Certificate button can be found in the top right corner of the Summary page.
The Summary page will be accessible in the same area as the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced tabs for troubleshooting the circuit.
Can the faults be retried once completed?
Yes, you can retry the faults once they are completed. Guided and Practice faults can be tried an unlimited number of times.
You can also retry the Skill Test faults, once they are all successfully completed, in the Skill Maintenance section. Here you can choose to retry the faults from any of the difficulty levels randomly or sequentially. The program will track your Skill Rating and let you compare your retry results with your results from the Skill Test attempts.
We’re here to help!
Please call us, email us, or fill out the form to the right and someone from our support team will get back to you soon.
Email support: [email protected]
Toll Free: 1-866-942-9082
Support office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm ET