If the design is a fractional factorial, then you can select which fraction to use. You can estimate the same terms with any fraction. Usually, you specify a different fraction from the default because one or more combinations of factor levels that are in the principal fraction are impractical to run. For example, the principal fraction always includes the run where all of the factors are at their high setting. The other fractions do not. If setting all of the factors at their high levels is expensive or difficult, you can change the fraction number. For more information on selecting a fraction, go to Factorial and fractional factorial designs.
Select whether Minitab randomizes the run order within each whole plot. Also, the order of the whole plots is randomized. Randomization reduces the chances of confounding between the effects of factors in your study with the effects of factors that are not in the study, particularly effects that are time-dependent.
After the design is in the worksheet, you can change how you view the design and re-randomize the design. To view a design in standard order or random order, use Display Design. To randomize or re-randomize a design, use Modify Design. For more information, go to Overview for Display Design and Modify Design.
To see the number of runs, the alias table, and the other properties of a design without storing the design in a worksheet, deselect Store design in worksheet.
If you want to see the properties of various designs (such as alias tables) before selecting the one design you want to store, deselect this option. If you want to analyze a design, you must store it in the worksheet.