Automotive Electronics

Softing TDX – Tool Box for Designing and Managing individual Workshop Testers

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.

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


  • 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



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


Softing TDX.admin

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


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 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.admin 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.

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)

Compatible VCIs (Vehicle Communication Interfaces)

Softing VIN|ING Interfaces: Series 1000; Series 2000
Softing EDIC Interfaces: EDICusb,
Softing CAN Interfaces: CANpro USB,
Kvaser CAN Interfaces: Leaf Professional HS, Leaf Light HS, Leaf Light HS v2, Leaf Light HS v2 OBD
Peak Interfaces: PCAN-USB
…and more


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

Order Information

Order Numbers  
STDX2L+STUDIO-BASIC Softing v2 basic version (single user license)

Softing v2 (single user license)
Authoring tool for creating the user application TDX.workshop incl. user interface, diagnostic content and sequences (OTX)


Softing TDX.workshop v2 (single user license)
User application which supports (service) technicians with repairs and maintenance in repair shops and in the field


Softing TDX.admin v2
Application for the central management of the user and role database

STDXL+[*]-MSP Maintenance and support package individually for Softing, TDX.workshop and TDX.admin 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
CAN-PRO-USB CAN USB vehicle interface with USB cable
STDXL+[*]-UPG Upgrade of the relevant software Softing, TDX.workshop and TDX.admin to the current version
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!
STDXS-START 3-day introductory training in the Softing TDX tool suite

Technical Articles

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

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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.