The new Release 9.1 of Softing’s Diagnostic Tool Set 8 contains numerous extensions and improvements. It now provides full support of Windows 8.1 and its delivery scope includes an SAE J1939-73 protocol template for heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
As an alternative to the full software package, there is now a considerably more compact Production and Aftersales Package available. Its scope of delivery is limited to DTS COS and DTS Automation. This makes it possible to select only those software components for test benches, service testers etc. which are actually needed. When using the full software package, users who work for different vehicle manufacturers can toggle the manufacturer-specific behavior now so that just one PC and a one-off software installation is required. The introduction of libraries makes it easier to reuse diagnostic functions and sequences between projects for different model ranges, vehicles and ECUs.
The completely revised and considerably extended workspace templates allow users of the all-in-one engineering tester DTS Monaco to reach their goals faster. On-board voltage and ignition status are displayed directly. In the HMI controls Bus Trace and Symbolic Trace for CAN identifiers the ECU names can be shown as plaintext. An additional display mode of the Bus Trace makes it possible to represent 29-bit CAN identifiers in “J1939 style”.
In the ODX authoring system DTS Venice, new databases can now be created as DTS projects from the outset to enable the immediate testing of data changes. It is also possible to derive new ECU variants from existing ones using an assistant. The detailed comparison of two elements (e.g. variants) with the Database Differ can be launched directly from the navigation area.
Registered users with a maintenance and service package will receive the upgrade free of charge.