Automotive

Softing TDX – Tool Box for Designing and Managing of an Individual Workshop Tester

Flexible Solution for Diagnostics and Flash Programming in After-Sales Service

Softing TDX is the ideal tool support for OEMs and component manufacturers for creating and maintaining an individual, modular repair shop tester with integrated role and user management. Manufacturers of vehicles, mobile working machinery as well as their ECUs can thus provide control-unit and problem-specific repair and maintenance procedures within their worldwide service network whilst taking security aspects into account. This makes it possible for technicians on site to carry out efficient maintenance and repairs. All necessary diagnostic functions for error localization, troubleshooting and the commissioning of individual components or entire vehicles are supported. The administration of the diagnostic content and the rollout are cloud-based.

Areas of Application

  • Service repair shops of vehicle manufacturers
  • Service repair shops of component manufacturers, also in the retrofit market
  • Repair shops in the engineering sector, e.g. in road tests
  • Mobile diagnostic systems for service technicians

Advantages

  • Lean diagnostic solution based on laptop or tablet, vehicle interface (VCI) and state-of-the-art software
  • Flexible diagnostic methodology (ECU-, symptom-, function-based)
  • Unlimited diagnostic functionality
  • Comprehensive report functionalities
  • Fully adaptable to individual requirements (diagnostic sequences, diagnostic content, operating logic, corporate design, languages)
  • Can be operated using a touchscreen
  • Future-proof due to the use of international standards (e.g. OTX, ODX, UDS)
  • Security thanks to the management of roles and user rights
  • Automated updates of the software and diagnostic content

Softing TDX Tool Family

 

Softing TDX.studio

Tool for creating the user application Softing TDX.workshop incl. designing the user interface, user guidance and diagnostic methodology

 

Softing TDX.server

Backend administrator tool for managing roles and user rights and for controlling updates
 

 

Softing TDX.workshop

Repair shop tester for supporting mechatronics engineers and service technicians in repairs and maintenance

Overview

Three Tools, One Goal: Fast, Efficient Diagnostics in After-Sales Service

With the aim of making diagnostics as efficient as possible and thus saving time, the Softing TDX toolbox enables optimal tool support for the independent creation and maintenance of a diagnostic tester in all phases of the DESIGN - MANAGE - WORK workflow.

The DESIGN component Softing TDX.studio is used for the independent creation of a repair shop tester. Novel operating concepts can be realized and user interfaces designed absolutely freely until a proprietary corporate design (CD) has been completely implemented. Underlying processes and diagnostic data are stored, additional information, such as repair instructions, exploded drawings, videos and web content, is integrated and languages are defined in the intuitive development environment.

MANAGE is the job of the administrator tool Softing TDX.server which is used to specify roles and user rights. Program and project functions can be activated and managed user-specifically via a central database. Role keys and certificates are distributed and maintained automatically. Updates of the software and diagnostic content can also be controlled from here. The possibility of cloud integration results in a single point of administration that controls everything from authentication and the release of information to roll-out.

WORK is the job of the actual repair shop tester Softing TDX.workshop. It provides optimal support for mechanics and service technicians on site when it comes to error localization, troubleshooting and the commissioning of individual components or entire vehicles and makes all the necessary diagnostic functions available from guided troubleshooting to ECU exchange/update. Depending on the error symptom, the approach to diagnostics can be ECU-, symptom- or function-based.

We would be happy to advise you on the development and implementation of your diagnostic concept. Or you can start independently and create your own diagnostic tester. Our intuitive tools support you throughout the process – from creation and testing to rollout and subsequent maintenance of the tester.

Integrated Security and User Rights Management

There is an incredible amount of expertise and potential to be protected from misuse in service applications – Softing TDX is ready to do just that. Licensing stops the software from being copied and user management prevents misuse. And the data on the hard disk is safe thanks to user-specific encryption. The integrated role concept offers functional limitations or approvals for different user groups, such as access to specific service functions exclusively for specially trained personnel.

Investment Protection thanks to International Standards

Softing TDX implements freely accessible, international diagnostic standards (ODX and OTX) and thus guarantees smooth interchangeability and distribution from engineering through to after-sales service as well as between several brands or manufacturers and suppliers.

Technical Information

Technical Data  
Standard Compliance

ISO 13209 (OTX) – Open Test sequence eXchange,
ISO 22901-1/ASAM MCD-2D, ODX V2.2.0 – Open Diagnostic Data eXchange,
ISO 22900-3/ASAM MCD-3D Application Programming Interface V3.0.0,
ISO 22900-2 (D-PDU API) via CAN, K-line and Ethernet (DoIP Collection/Entity/Group/Vehicle),
ISO 14229 (UDS)
SAE J2534 PhassThru

Compatible VCIs (Vehicle Communication Interfaces)

Softing VIN|ING Interfaces
Kvaser CAN Interfaces: Leaf Professional HS, Leaf Light HS, Leaf Light HS v2, Leaf Light HS v2 OBD
Peak Interfaces: PCAN-USB
…and more

Requirements

PC or notebook with at least 2 GHz and 6GB RAM, screen resolution ≥ 1280x1024 (XGA) recommended
Supported operating systems: Windows 10 and Windows 11 (version tested for each release)

Order Information

Products  
Softing TDX.studio

Integrated development environment (IDE) for creating and managing diagnostic tester content with editors for diagnostic data and diagnostic sequences.

Softing TDX.server

Central backend incl. web frontend for administration of the diagnostic tester content as well as user and license management. Also serves as a database for storage and further processing of data from Softing TDX.workshop. Also responsible for the connection to customer-specific databases and systems (IT infrastructure) via connectors. 

Softing TDX.workshop

Customer-specific configurable diagnostic tester for Windows, Android and iOS for use in workshops and at dealerships for the maintenance and repair of vehicles and components.

Supplementary Products and Services
Maintenance and service package
 
Includes telephone and e-mail support for installation, commissioning and operation, free minor, medium and discounted major software upgrades. (Already included in the rental model)
Consulting, Training We offer support in the subjects of diagnostics, ODX, OTX and on using Softing TDX – all available as general training sessions or alternatively specially adapted to suit customer requirements. Give us a challenge!
Introductory Training 3-day introductory training in the Softing TDX tool suite
VIN|ING 800 Softing TDX.workshop v3, single license in set with VINING 800 VCI interface (1x HS CAN/CAN FD)

Technical Articles

Success Story Bosch Rexroth: Intelligent Diagnostics for Mobile Electronics and Machines of the Future

BODAS-service 4.x – More than Maintenance & Repair powered by Softing TDX

Read our Bosch Rexroth success story and learn how Softing TDX, as a flexible and scalable diagnostic software, simplifies the maintenance and servicing of the entire solution at Bosch Rexroth.

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