Category RSS FeedPosts by category Tips & Tricksenhttps://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/category/tips-tricks.html?type=210&tx_blog_category%5Bformat%5D=rss&cHash=4aff3b99239ddbaedcf00e49bea57eabThu, 01 Oct 2020 02:15:10 +0200Online Training Sessions in October – Register now!Dates & Information on Online Trainings in October 2020 | In spite of standardization and user-friendly tools, the complexity of vehicle diagnostics basically demands more or less sound know-how, depending on the area of application and requirements. Whether beginner or advanced, of course we are happy to support you with your daily challenges and offer a wide range of basic and specialist training sessions and workshops on the topics of vehicle diagnostics, the ODX and OTX standard and the use of our tools. https://automotive.softing.com/service/automotive-blog/online-training-sessions-in-october-register-now.htmlMon, 28 Sep 2020 16:17:03 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/automotive-blog/online-training-sessions-in-october-register-now.htmlSofting envisions secure, reliable predictive maintenanceModern heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and buses but also forestry and agricultural machines or construction equipment, are packed with E/E components that support selfdiagnostic functions and increase the quality of maintenance, service, and repair processes. In service workshops, “right the first try” reduces expensive downtime and saves a lot of money.
This objective is supported by a process that captures the already generated in-vehicle data and sends it to a cloud server for analysis and the creation of vehicle- and/or fleet-specific predictive maintenance sequences. The sequences support the service technician in the predictive maintenance processhttps://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/softing-envisions-secure-reliable-predictive-maintenance.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2020 15:25:53 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/softing-envisions-secure-reliable-predictive-maintenance.htmlConfiguration Tool for Central Role and User Management from the Softing TDX ToolkitThe large number of diagnostic tester installations (Softing TDX.workshop) all over the world makes the efficient management of role and user authorizations particularly important. In addition, ensuring consistent, automated and centrally controlled updates of software and its diagnostic content, such as repair instructions and diagnostic trees, is of particular importance for the use of the diagnostic tester in the repair shop area. We meet these challenges with Softing TDX.admin, a backend administrator tool from the Softing TDX toolkit.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/configuration-tool-for-central-role-and-user-management-from-the-softing-tdx-toolkit.htmlMon, 08 Jun 2020 09:32:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/configuration-tool-for-central-role-and-user-management-from-the-softing-tdx-toolkit.htmlDesign Options in Softing DTS.monaco – Interactively and Individually Designable User InterfacesWith the new generation of the Diagnostic Tool Set – Softing DTS 9 – the integration of OTX sequences in the Monaco workspaces now makes it possible for entire release sequences, continuous operation controls as well as certifications to be safely integrated into the working environment to prevent operating errors. OTX allows you to freely define both the user interfaces and the stored diagnostic sequence. https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/design-options-in-softing-dtsmonaco-interactively-and-individually-designable-user-interfaces.htmlFri, 05 Jun 2020 14:12:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/design-options-in-softing-dtsmonaco-interactively-and-individually-designable-user-interfaces.htmlAutomotive Training Sessions in April – Register now!In spite of standardization and user-friendly tools, the complexity of vehicle diagnostics basically demands more or less sound know-how, depending on the area of application and requirements. Whether beginner or advanced, of course we are happy to support you with your daily challenges and offer a wide range of basic and specialist training sessions and workshops on the topics of vehicle diagnostics, the ODX and OTX standard and the use of our tools. https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-training-sessions-in-april-register-now.htmlThu, 06 Feb 2020 08:59:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-training-sessions-in-april-register-now.htmlFunctional Safety | ISO 26262Software is the most important driver of automotive innovations. And this is why software must be developed to an appropriate level of safety to ensure that, in the case of a fault or error, neither the driver of a particular vehicle or other road users should suffer any harm.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/functional-safety-iso-26262.htmlMon, 13 Jan 2020 15:19:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/functional-safety-iso-26262.htmlNEW: Softing TDX Release 2.3 with automated & centralized Software UpdatesThe new release 2.3 of the repair shop tester Softing TDX is now available, featuring automated and centralized software updates. This saves time and considerably reduces the effort involved in maintenance.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/new-softing-tdx-release-23-with-automated-centralized-software-updates.htmlTue, 07 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/new-softing-tdx-release-23-with-automated-centralized-software-updates.htmlDiagnostics and Security: Brave new worldDiagnostics and Security: Gateways for hackers and how to close them – As long as diagnostics takes place locally, in other words using a cable connection between the diagnostic tester and the diagnostic interface or the vehicle, it is safe to assume that the diagnostic system is basically secure as far as unauthorized access is concerned. But the picture changes as soon as there is a remote data connection over the Internet.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostics-and-security.htmlMon, 28 Oct 2019 09:59:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostics-and-security.htmlNEW: Softing TDX Release 2.2 Enables the Dynamic Loading & Supplementing of Diagnostic ProjectsA frequent challenge for diagnostics in the field, particularly in the machine environment, is that the ECU configuration of the machine is not known in advance and that a diagnostic project may have to be adapted or supplemented dynamically during runtime. With the new version 2.2. of the repair shop tool Softing TDX, it is possible to load and even supplement diagnostic projects dynamically, depending on the machine configuration.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/new-softing-tdx-release-22-enables-the-dynamic-loading-supplementing-of-diagnostic-projects.htmlMon, 21 Oct 2019 09:45:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/new-softing-tdx-release-22-enables-the-dynamic-loading-supplementing-of-diagnostic-projects.htmlBiggest Possible Development Efficiency with Remote EngineeringDevelopment projects are increasingly being handled by teams whose members are spread all over the world. Remote Engineering allows efﬁcient networking of global work capacities. However, there are a number of aspects that need to be considered during implementation to ensure a smooth process. https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/biggest-possible-development-efficiency-with-remote-engineering.htmlMon, 07 Oct 2019 14:36:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/biggest-possible-development-efficiency-with-remote-engineering.htmlSecure and Convenient Diagnostics in ECU and Vehicle Engineering over DoIPSofting Automotive offers wireless and wired adapters for secure, convenient diagnostics in ECU and vehicle engineering. Communication with a Device under Test (FMU, HiL, vehicle, ..) takes place over the DoIP interface between an application and the VCI VIN|ING 600 (WLAN to Ethernet Bridge). Alternatively, we offer wired connections using patch cords and individually angled OBD diagnostic connectors on RJ45.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/secure-and-convenient-diagnostics-in-ecu-and-vehicle-engineering-over-doip.htmlWed, 25 Sep 2019 09:48:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/secure-and-convenient-diagnostics-in-ecu-and-vehicle-engineering-over-doip.htmlFlash Programming | Updating ECUs with Softing DTS.monacoECU and vehicle updating is an important application area for Softing DTS.monaco, as an accompanying measure in the engineering process to validate various software versions, but also to prepare the automated flash procedure for manufacturing and after-sales service.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/flash-programming-with-softing-dtsmonaco.htmlWed, 18 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/flash-programming-with-softing-dtsmonaco.htmlVisualizing measurement and actuator interaction with Softing DTS.monacoThe visually meaningful representation of measurement parameters and their thresholds is necessary particularly at the test bench and in vehicle validation. Softing DTS.monaco helps visualize various states regardless of whether a NOx sensor has to fulfill its values within a certain time or if it has to be indicated that pressure or temperature has reached a threshold value.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/visualizing-measurement-and-actuator-interaction.htmlMon, 09 Sep 2019 09:34:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/visualizing-measurement-and-actuator-interaction.htmlECU Quicktest – Identfying and testing errors with documentation with Softing DTS.monacoThe identification of a test unit as well as the reading out of the error memory are activities which are repeated throughout the product life cycle. Regardless of whether HiL, test bench or vehicle – the versions as well as any error memory entries which might occur must be acquired and documented in every test sequence.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/ecu-quicktest-identfying-and-testing-errors-with-documentation-with-softing-dtsmonaco.htmlThu, 22 Aug 2019 12:27:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/ecu-quicktest-identfying-and-testing-errors-with-documentation-with-softing-dtsmonaco.htmlValidating ECU or Functional Diagnostic Specification with Softing DTS.monacoDuring the life cycle of an ECU/vehicle, various diagnostic services and functions specified by the OEM or legislator have to be supported. Softing DTS.monaco can be used for a first step in this partly approval-relevant validation.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/validating-ecu-or-functional-diagnostic-specification-with-softing-dtsmonaco.htmlThu, 01 Aug 2019 12:05:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/validating-ecu-or-functional-diagnostic-specification-with-softing-dtsmonaco.htmlLiterature Recommendation: Diagnostic Communication with Road-Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile MachineryThe book "Diagnostic Communication with Road-Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery" is all about standardized diagnostic communication between a diagnostic tester and E/E systems of road-vehicles and non-road mobile machinery such as agricultural machines and construction equipment.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/literature-recommendation-diagnostic-communication-with-road-vehicles-and-non-road-mobile-machinery.htmlMon, 29 Jul 2019 10:37:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/literature-recommendation-diagnostic-communication-with-road-vehicles-and-non-road-mobile-machinery.htmlTesting and Debugging the establishing of tester ECU communication with Softing DTS.monacoRegardless of the integration level of software and ECUs, communication problems along the OSI communication layers result in specific challenges for diagnostic experts. These problems are critical for the remaining life cycle of the vehicle because, for example, in manufacturing, this behavior can lead to delays in or an entire absence of vehicle programming.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/testing-and-debugging-the-establishing-of-tester-ecu-communication.htmlThu, 11 Jul 2019 14:48:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/testing-and-debugging-the-establishing-of-tester-ecu-communication.htmlDiagnostic Apps from Softing AutomotiveWe develop tailor-made applications for mobile end devices in the business-to-business field. In doing so, we specialize on the important platforms iOS and Android. We develop solutions for mobile end devices along the entire process chain.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostic-apps-from-softing-automotive.htmlThu, 23 May 2019 10:51:57 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostic-apps-from-softing-automotive.htmlAutomotive Trainings – OTX Expert SeminarAssuming basic OTX scripting skills, this seminar draws on interesting examples to introduce additional functions of the OTX standard. Furthermore, the application of advanced features of Softing OTX.studio will be explained and put into practice. https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-otx-expert-seminar-1.htmlThu, 18 Apr 2019 12:38:13 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-otx-expert-seminar-1.htmlAutomotive Trainings – OTX Introduction SeminarThis seminar provides a comprehensive overview about the OTX standard. Even without programming skills, the participant will be able to create first diagnostic scripts and execute them by means of the authoring tool Softing OTX.studio. https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-otx-introduction-seminar.htmlMon, 11 Mar 2019 10:28:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-otx-introduction-seminar.htmlAutomotive Trainings – ODX Introduction SeminarThis seminar provides first insights into the concept of data driven diagnosis by means of the standardized data exchange format ODX and describes the structure of the data as well as typical applications. https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-odx-introduction-seminar.htmlMon, 11 Feb 2019 13:25:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-odx-introduction-seminar.htmlAutomotive Trainings – Basics of Vehicle DiagnosticsBasic understanding of diagnostics for road vehicles – Ideal basis for a full introduction to the world of vehicle diagnostics.
Comprehensive introduction to the most important topics of data communication such as bus systems, diagnostic protocols, architecture of test systems and applications.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/basics-of-vehicle-diagnostics.htmlMon, 07 Jan 2019 11:58:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/basics-of-vehicle-diagnostics.htmlIncreasing skills with specialist training!For our customers, we have converted our expertise and long-term experience into a compact, modular range of training programs which is divided into practice-oriented user workshops and in-depth theoretical training seminars.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-program-at-a-glance.htmlTue, 27 Nov 2018 15:04:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/automotive-trainings-program-at-a-glance.htmlDIAGNOSTICS 4.0 by Softing – Order free info poster!Remote-Diagnostics becomes “Diagnostics 4.0“ – With more than 100 ECUs in the vehicle, pressure is increasing to ensure more efficient diagnostics of these ECUs. In parallel to this development, the dependence on ECU functions in many instances today makes reliable statements in diagnostics increasingly difficult – which means that the quality of diagnostics overall must increase. The answer to these challenges are called remote diagnostics and cloud diagnostics.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostics-40-by-softing-free-info-poster.htmlThu, 08 Nov 2018 11:49:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostics-40-by-softing-free-info-poster.htmlODX information poster – Order now for free!ODX (Open Diagnostic data eXchange) describes an XML format for exchanging diagnostic data. It contains both diagnostic specifics and flash data for individual ECUs, as well as information on accessing the entire vehicle network.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/odx-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlMon, 01 Oct 2018 11:58:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/odx-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlUDS information poster – Order now for free!UDS (Unified Diagnostic Service) is based on the standards KWP2000 for K-Line and CAN. It was developed with the goal of standardizing different implementations of the predecessor standards and new requirements stemming from further developments in technology and new standards to form one generally valid diagnostic protocol. UDS describes the layer 7 protocol (diagnostic services) but is based on an extended version of the diagnostic protocol of KWP2000 on CAN (ISO 15765-2).https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/uds-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlFri, 14 Sep 2018 13:58:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/uds-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlOTX information poster – Order now for free!Information poster for free | OTX – Open Test sequence eXchange format
OTX describes a sequence language for exchanging diagnostic sequences in the ECU life cycle. The actual linguistic scope (core) is tailored to the particular diagnostic application with standardized extensions, but is also easy to extend with proprietary solutions for other applications.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/otx-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlMon, 10 Sep 2018 14:37:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/otx-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlDoIP information poster – Order now for free!Information poster for free | DoIP – standardized vehicle diagnostics over Ethernet
With Diagnostics over IP, diagnostic services introduced over UDS are used over TCP/IP and Ethernet. This enables much higher data rates than with CAN, representing great potential for savings both in terms of time and expenses in the case of complex diagnostic tasks and flash applications.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/doip-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlThu, 23 Aug 2018 15:08:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/doip-information-poster-order-now-for-free.htmlUse training sessions from Softing Automotive!You want to know all about diagnostic programming, flash programming and ECU communication fast without having to spend lots of time studying relatively “dry” vehicle protocols? Softing can make it happen.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/use-training-sessions-from-softing-automotive.htmlMon, 14 May 2018 11:34:00 +0200https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/use-training-sessions-from-softing-automotive.htmlDiagnostic Tool Set 8: Release 12 now facilitates the flashing of data of more than 4 Gigabytes – also over DoIP!The latest release 12 also comprises several improvements in relation to performance and user-friendliness. Further development focused in particular on the flashing of large quantities of data. The logging of the OTX Runtime and the handling of the vehicle quick test in the engineering tester DTS Monaco have also been simplified.https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostic-tool-set-8-release-12-now-facilitates-the-flashing-of-data-of-more-than-4-gigabytes-also-over-doip.htmlMon, 13 Mar 2017 15:28:00 +0100https://automotive.softing.com/service/blog/diagnostic-tool-set-8-release-12-now-facilitates-the-flashing-of-data-of-more-than-4-gigabytes-also-over-doip.html