Softing DTS.venice

Powerful authoring system for ODX 2.2 and 2.0.1 for
diagnostic experts and developers of vehicle ECUs.

Softing DTS.venice enables the convenient creation, testing, management and maintenance of diagnostic specifications over the entire process chain for OEMs as well as system and ECU suppliers.


Areas of Application

  • Description and validation of diagnostic functions and ECU communication
  • Data interoperability test
  • Provision of test data for integration and system test
  • Data adaptation in production preparation and for use in repair shop testers


  • Efficient creation of the diagnostic specification thanks to assistant support
  • Greater data quality thanks to testing of both syntax and semantics
  • Data consistency over the entire process chain thanks to standard tool with central database (single source)
  • Considerable cost saving thanks to the possibility of importing existing data descriptions and early error detection
  • Shorter approval process as suppliers can test conformity with the OEM regulations themselves

Simple Creation of ODX Databases

DTS Venice is part of the Diagnostic Tool Set product family and is based on the DTS Base System. Venice stands for Vehicle Communication Database Editor. New databases can be created both on the basis of existing ODX/PDX files and on the basis of protocol templates. In the scope of delivery is a sample database containing three ECU including detailed documentation and a tutorial.

Convenient Editing of ODX Data

A start page enables simple and fast access to the functions required most frequently. The entire ODX data model can be processed in the editor’s Expert view. The ECU view enables a simplified view of the most important data of an individual ECU as well as of its variants. Diagnostic description inheritance is visualized graphically. Integrated assistants support data input. It is possible both to work with ECU shared data and to process several databases simultaneously. For documentation purposes, the diagnostic specifications created can be output as RTF files. In Demonstration mode, ODX databases can be viewed without a license.

Top Data Quality from the Outset

The ODX databases of modern vehicles are highly complex and become even more so during their lifetime due to additional variants, maintenance measures and function extensions. DTS Venice ensures the consistency and completeness of the database at all times. Formal checks ensure the basic compliance with the ODX standard and optionally with the ASAM ODX Recommended Style. Extensions by user-specific authoring guidelines are possible.

Technical Data 
Based on the DTS Base SystemSee separate data sheet: Diagnostic Tool Set – System Overview
Standard conformity/import formatsODX V2.2.0 and 2.0.1 (ISO 22901-1/ASAM MCD-2D)
Authoring Guidelines/ODX CheckerBasic rules (Softing),
ASAM ODX Recommended Style,
extensible by user-specific rules
Output or export formatsODX V2.2.0 and 2.0.1,
PDX (packed ODX),
DTS runtime data formats SOD, SRD and optionally SMR,
RTF (for the documentation of the diagnostic specification)
Special PC requirementsScreen resolution ≥ 1280x1024 (SXGA)
Order numbers 
DTS8L+VENICEPowerful authoring system DTS 8 Venice for ODX 2.2 and 2.0.1 for convenient creation, testing, management and maintenance of diagnostic functions of single ECUs or a complete vehicle
DTS8L-VEN-MSPMaintenance and Support Package incl. support by telephone and e-mail with regard to installation, setup and operation; minor and medium software upgrades free of charge
Supplementary Products and Services
S-DONGLEMicro USB license dongle as an alternative to licensing on a hardware interface
DTS8S-CRYPT-SETUPInitial setup for OEM-specific encryption of runtime data (one-off costs per OEM)
DTS8L-CRYPT-[OEM]Reading and writing OEM-specific encrypted runtime data (requires one-time DTS8S-CRYPT-SETUP)
DTS8S-COS-SMR-SETUPInitial process consulting regarding the usage of the modular ultra-compact runtime data format SMR and its creation with the transformer application (one-off costs per OEM)
DTS8L-COS-SMRGenerating the modular optimized runtime data format SMR
(requires one-time DTS8S-COS-SMR-SETUP)
DTS8L+COSCommunication server DTS 8 COS for vehicle diagnostics
DTS8L+AUTDTS 8 Automation provides for manufacturing and test bench applications particularly simple access to diagnostic communication via standard interfaces widely used in industrial automation: API for C and COM, LabVIEW VIs and OPC server
DTS8L+MONACOAll-in-one engineering tester DTS 8 Monaco for diagnostic and control functions of vehicle ECUs which comprehensively covers all tasks in the areas of engineering, testing and preparation of manufacturing tests
OTX1L+STUDIOOTX Studio is a complete OTX 1.0 workflow solution to create, validate and commission complex diagnostic sequences in accordance with ISO 13209 for ECU and vehicle testers
Technical Articles
Standardized Runtime System with ODX and OTX
Advantages of Using Current International Standards in Vehicle Diagnostics
Vehicle Diagnostics - From Nuisance to Necessity (Part 1+2)
Data SheetDTS 8 Venice - Powerful ODX 2.2 Authoring System for Diagnostic Experts and Developers of Vehicle ECUs

For your free trial version of Diagnostic Tool Set 8 and OTX Studio please contact us at info.automotive[at]softing[dot]com 


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