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DriveTest USC Tool


The DriveTest USC Tool reads information from the DriveTest USC hardware. It is also possible to create configuration backups or edit drive parameters.


A 14-day-trial license will be installed with this application. Please refer to the DriveTest Licensing manual for more information and contact DriveTest for a perpetual license.


The USC Tool needs the following software being installed on the PC. The installer contains all of these items.

  • LabVIEW 2013 Runtime Environment
  • Sentinel License Runtime

Hardware Setup

There are two ways to connect the USC hardware to the PC.

Direct Ethernet Connection

In order to communicate with the USC hardware via direct ethernet connection the PC's network adapter IPv4 settings need to be changed to use a fixed IP address in the same range as the USC's range. The USC's range is 192.168.10.X. DriveTest recommends to use

Connection using a network switch

If the USC is connected to the local network with a DHCP server there is no modification needed. Just make sure your network adapters IPv4 settings are set to receive the IP address automatically.

User Interface

Working with Configurations

At the top of the Window are buttons to handle USC configurations. It is possible to load the configuration from the device, save it back or create a backup directly from the device and save it to an XML-file. Besides on the right a configuration can be loaded from an XML-file, save changes back to a XML-file or write an XML-backup-file to the USC device.

USC Window

The left part of the user interface provides functionality to show and edit the USC's configuration. After reading the configuration from a device or XML-file, all information is available.

Select and Connect a Device

Ensure that a USC device is connected to the PC either via direct or indirect ethernet connection and is powered on. After clicking “Refresh” the software searches for connected and online USCs. Select the desired device and connect to establish a connection.

If the connection is successful some basic information of the connected USC is shown in the tree view below.

USC Information

When a USC device is connected some basic information appear in the tree view. It contains the devices IP address, its serial number, software version and the resistor value of the currently connected DUT cable. The different types of roofs are selected by this resistance inside the connector cable. If the connection to the USC is lost the green square turns to grey. If this happens please click “Refresh” and connect again.


After reading the configuration from a device or XML file all information stored on the USC is available. By double-clicking the “DUTs” element the slots for the different roof types can be set.

  • GP: Select if the roof type has a glass panel available
  • RB: Select if the roof type has a sun blind (roller blind) available
  • Name: Select a name of this slot

If neither GP nor RB is selected, this slot is deactivated and will not show up in the DUTs-list.

DUT Parameters

With a double-click on a bold DUT name a new window opens. Here all parameters for this DUT can be set.

  • ID min: The lower border for this slots ID resistor
  • ID max: The higher border for this slots ID resistor
  • GP/RB Positions: Positions for the glass panel/sun blind in Increments
    • Block: Block position after initialization
    • Open: Open position
    • Close: Close position
    • Tilt: Tilt position (only GP)
    • GoTo: Go to position
  • GoTo Position Divider: Only applicable for ContiBox SW Version 04 and above. Since this version the increment value of the goto command has to be divided by 4.

Digital IOs

By double-clicking “Digital IOs” a new window opens to adjust inputs and outputs of the USC.

  • Input Settings: Functions, started by pressing a button on the operator unit
    • Auto: If selected, the function is executed automatically after pressing the button, the movement is stopped by pressing the same button again. If not selected, the button has to be pressed during the whole movement, a release stops the movement.
    • Function: Select a function from the dropdown list
      • Not Active: Input is deactivated
      • Init GP: Initialization + Teach Run of the glass panel
      • Open GP: Opens the glass panel completely
      • Close GP: Closes the glass panel completely
      • Init RB: Initialization + Teach Run of the sun blind
      • Open RB: Opens the sun blind completely
      • Close RB: Closes the sun blind completely
      • Sequence: Starts a predefined schedule of different movements
      • GoTo: Moves the roof to the predefined position
      • USC enable: Enables controlling via USC. If disabled, it is not possible to move the DUT
    • Delay: Adds a delay time in ms between pressing the button and exectution of the function
  • Output Settings: Indicators of roof statuses
    • Event: Select an indication from the dropdown list
      • GP/RB Normalized: Indicates the normalization status of the glass panel/sun blind
      • GP/RB Closed: Indicates the closed status
      • GP/RB At Position: Indicates if the roof part is at the predefined position
      • GP/RB Opened: Indicates the opened status
      • GP/RB move: Indicates if the roof part is moving
      • GP/RB error: Indicates if the roof has an error
      • CAN EID active: Shows if the CAN EID signal is active
      • Sunroof disconnected: Shows if the roof is disconnected
      • GP/RB Sequence finished: Indicates if the sequence has finished
      • Sunroof connected: Shows if the roof is connected
      • GP Tilt: Indicates if the glass panel is in tilt position
      • Conti p-mode on: Indicates the status of the p-mode (ContiBox only)
      • Disabled: This output is deactivated
  • Enable E-Drive Selection: If active, IN1 and IN2 are used for e-drive selection with a rotary switch
  • Selection input in tipp mode: If active, e-drive selection inputs (IN1 and IN2 if option above is active) have to be pressed once to select (USCm). Otherwise the inputs have to be pressed and hold (rotary switch)

XML Window

If an XML backup-file is loaded it will be shown in the right tree view. Items can be viewed and edited the same as in the USC tree view. To transfer the XML file to a USC select the third button above the tree view.

Status Window

The status window mimics the connection terminals of the USC hardware itself. Inputs and Outputs will flash if a button is pressed (DI1-DI8) or an event matched to DO1-DO5 occurs. Below a live view of the current consumption is shown as well as the glass panel and sun blind live position in percent and increments.

Control Window

The Control Window provides some functionality to trigger events. The glass panel and sun blind can be initialized, opend or closed. This is helpful if the physical operator unit is not connected to the respective inputs.

usc_tool.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/19 11:23 by dennis