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Softing TDX – Universal garage tool

The Flexible Solution for Diagnostics and Flash Programming in the Repair Shop and in Road Tests.

Softing TDX is the universal repair shop tool creation framework to be used by vehicle and component manufacturers. It supports all necessary diagnostic functions in troubleshooting, repair and in the setup of entire vehicles or individual components.

Areas of Application

  • Service repair shops of vehicle manufacturers
  • Service repair shops of system manufacturers, e.g. retrofit market
  • Mobile diagnostic systems for service technicians
  • R&D departments, e.g. road tests
  • Creators of diagnostic sequences for vehicle tests and in sales organization


  • Lean diagnostic solution based on laptop/tablet, VCI and state-of-the-art software
  • Flexible with regard to diagnostic methodology (symptom-/ECUbased)
  • Unlimited diagnostic functionality
  • Comprehensive report functionalities
  • Fully adaptable to individual requirements (processes, CI, language)
  • Future-proof due to the use of international standards (e.g. OTX, ODX, UDS)
  • Can be operated in the traditional manner using a mouse and keyboard or alternatively using a touchscreen


The flexible tool for hard use in service

It is easy to create a service tester with Softing TDX: Just install the software on a “ruggedized” laptop and connect to a(n) – ideally wireless – VCI (Vehicle Communication Interface) and you’re done! The full system can now be used in the repair shop or in the field (in/next to/under the vehicle) as well as in almost all climatic conditions. It is virtually impossible to have more diagnostic freedom.

Completely adaptable

The Softing TDX user interface does not depend on the diagnostic methodology used. Regardless of whether traditional ECU-based diagnostics is used, whether work is based on symptoms or AI is the measure of all things: TDX presents no obstacles. The sequences are generated in the authoring system and linked to appropriate displays and repair aids (instructions or circuit diagrams as PDF files, but also as images, videos). The user interface can be adapted to suit the particular corporate design and individual area of application. Softing TDX has already been translated into more than 20 languages and can be easily translated into more languages.

With integrated security and user right management

There is an incredible amount of expertise and potential to be protected in service applications and Softing TDX is ready to do just that. It protects your software from being illegally copied in licensing and the user management facility means malpractice can be prevented. And the data on the hard disk is also safe: It is custom-encrypted. The integrated role concept offers functional limitations or approvals for different user groups, such as, for example, specific service functions exclusively for specially trained personnel.

Supporting standards safeguards investments

For diagnostic sequences, Softing TDX is based on the OTX standard; for ECU communication and data interpretation on the ODX standard. OTX and ODX data already used in the company can thus be reused or can continue to be used with Softing TDX.

Two tools – one goal: the simple definition of fast repair tips

Softing TDX consists of two tools. Softing is the authoring system with which diagnostic trees, sequences and the representation are generated. The input of communication data also takes place using Softing There are templates and wizards to ensure that standard tasks can be carried out in next to no time. The diagnoses created can then be compiled to form a distribution – either as a whole or in parts. This is made available to service technicians and/or test engineers online or on data carriers.

Softing TDX.workshop is designed for use in the field. It is used as a sequence environment for the diagnostic sequences created beforehand with Softing These can be updated and/or modified at any time later on with the update mechanism. Diagnostic results can be saved as a report – all activities thus always remain transparent. Furthermore, all data is available for additional analyses. 

Technical Information

Technical Data 
Based on DTS Diagnostic SystemSee separate data sheet: Diagnostic Tool Set 8 – System Overview
Compliance with StandardsISO 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)
Compatible VCI InterfacesSofting EDIC Interfaces : EDICusb, EDICblue, EDICpci, EDICwlan;
Softing VIN|ING Interfaces : Series 1000;
Softing CAN Interfaces : CANpro USB, CAN-PRO2-PCIE, CAN-AC2;
Kvaser CAN Interfaces : Leaf Professional HS, Leaf Light HS, Leaf Light HS v2, Leaf Light HS v2 OBD
System RequirementsPC or notebook with at least 2 GHz and 2GB RAM, screen resolution ≥ 1280x1024 (XGA) recommended
Supported operating systems: Windows 7, other Windows versions on request

Order Information

Order Numbers 
STDXL+STUDIOSofting single license
STDXL+WSSofting TDX.workshop single license
STDXL-ST-MSPMaintenance and support package for Softing incl. support by telephone and e-mail with regard to installation, setup and operation as well as minor and medium software upgrades free of charge
STDXL-WS-MSPMaintenance and support package for Softing TDX.workshop incl. support by telephone and e-mail with regard to installation, setup and operation as well as minor and medium software upgrades free of charge
Supplementary Products and Services
DTS8L+MONACOUniversal engineering tester for diagnostic and control functions of vehicle ECUs with OTX Runtime
HSCHSC multibus interface for CAN, ISO 9141-2 and Ethernet with WLAN/LAN/USB interface and D-PDU API – other VCIs in accordance with “DTS System Overview” data sheet possible
Consulting, TrainingWe provide support on the subjects of diagnostics, ODX, OTX and on the use of Softing TDX – all as general training sessions or specially tailored to suit customer requirements. Challenge us!


Data SheetSofting TDX - ODX and OTX based Diagnostic System FrameworkInterface for Vehicle Electronics