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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.
There are two ways to connect the USC hardware to the PC.
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 192.168.10.1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If neither GP nor RB is selected, this slot is deactivated and will not show up in the DUTs-list.
With a double-click on a bold DUT name a new window opens. Here all parameters for this DUT can be set.
By double-clicking “Digital IOs” a new window opens to adjust inputs and outputs of the USC.
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.
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.
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.