If you're just starting out with the software, consider taking the program's thirty minute tutorial:
These instructions suggest closing CONS so that a test project file can be created. Unfortunately, when the program closes, this page will close as well! Before proceeding, you may want to take a moment to print out the instructions (click on the Print button at the top of the help screen).
- Because the tutorial will change your project's configuration settings (e.g., measurement units, curve options, etc.) we'll begin the tutorial by creating a scratch project. To do this, select Test > Save and Exit, then (from the Data Manager screen) select Project > New and type in
Scratchwhen asked for the project name.
- When your new project is created, create a new source folder (Source > New), then type
B-4as the source name.
- Fill in the first data entry card with a sample number of
S-4, then click on CONS at the bottom of the card.
- When CONS has loaded, select Help > Tutorial. The program will begin displaying a series of yellow tutorial cards at the bottom of the data entry window.