DASYLab 11.0 BiLiNGUAL ISO | 273.82 Mb
DASYLab is an easy-to-use, Windows-based graphical data acquisition software package with which you build data acquisition and control applications more quickly and easily. By using an icon-based flowchart, you can develop your application with point-and-click ease - no programming required. In addition, DASYLab works with a wide range of National Instruments data acquisition hardware.
New Features in DASYLab 11.0
The modules have a new look: The module corners are rounded, the modules are framed with a continuous line, and the background color is lighter and shaded.
DASYLab now supports long filenames and file paths in the entries where DASYLab reads or saves files. Depending on the Windows operating system the paths can be up to 250 characters long.
You can now scroll in the worksheet and also in the layout with the mouse wheel. If you press , you change the direction from vertical to horizontal.
As before you can use the spacebar to move the worksheet in the workspace, but now you also can use the mouse wheel or the middle mouse button. If you press the spacebar, you can move the worksheet until you press the left mouse button. If you keep the mouse wheel pressed, you can move the worksheet. As soon as you release the mouse wheel, DASYLab positions the worksheet in the workspace.
The following hotkeys have been added to DASYLab: Go to the subsequent channel in the channel bar in the open module dialog box.
Go to the previous channel in the channel bar in the open module dialog box.
Show or hide browser
Show or hide FIFO list and FIFO graph
Show or hide info block
Show or hide module bar
Show or hide console
A number of dialog boxes have been revised and linked to a Help page.
The Worksheet behavior group contains the setting Outsource processing modules to threads. If you enable this setting, specific modules are processed in threads. Thus, certain tasks are processed separately from the worksheet. This leads to faster processing. Currently the NI-DAQmx driver and the DAP driver use this setting. Disable this setting if your worksheet does not work smoothly.
Assign to Module Bar
The selection dialog box for the assignment of the module bar now lists the complete names of all modules registered in DASYLab. Additionally the dialog box displays the module symbol 1:1, so that you can differentiate, for example, the inputs and the outputs of several registered drivers better.
If you select Replace Module from the context menu of a module, the selection dialog box contains all the modules with compatible channel assignments including the complete module name and the name of the module group.
When saving a layout in JPEG format over an action, the image quality is better. DASYLab adds a filename extension to the specified name if the specified filename extension does not correspond with the selected graphic format.
Reference Curve Editor
Use the reference curve editor to load and to display reference curves and to edit and to generate new reference curves. The reference curve editor is a self-contained application which you can open and operate next to DASYLab. The reference curve editor displays the minimum values, the mean values, and the maximum values of a reference curve. The reference curve editor displays the values numerically in a table and graphically in the curve display. You edit the reference curve in the table. In the table you can insert, add, and delete rows and also single values. In the curve display you can zoom and select curve sections. Each change that you make in the table, the curve display shows immediately.
You can display triggered and non-triggered time data with the Diagram module. Triggered data have time gaps, which are greater than the sampling rate, between successive data blocks.
If you move the left cursor over the right cursor in the window display of the diagram, DASYLab displays the cursor in red and not in black any more.
The diagram now supports the display of reference curves. You can display the reference curve and tolerance range in different colors.
DASYLab can now send e-mails without an e-mail client. DASYLab uses the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) as the standard system. The SMTP server receives the e-mails from DASYLab and sends the e-mails to the target address via the internet. Internet providers and companies supply SMTP servers. However, DASYLab does not support the encrypting protocols Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). DASYLab cannot use internet providers that use these encrypting protocols, as an SMTP server. If you have questions, contact your IT administrator.
The actions Copy variable range and Copy string range have been added to the action list. These actions copy several connected variables or strings to a different position within the variable list or the string list. As variable parameters you can specify, for example, the first variable to be copied, the number of variables to be copied, and the target number to which the first variable is to be copied.
Read Data Module
You can use the synchronization settings in the Read Data module to specify whether DASYLab reads the data with the measured sampling rate and block size, or whether DASYLab reads the values with the sampling rate and the block size of a synchronization basis you can select.
Write Data Module
Further path handling options have been added to the Write Data module. If you enter a filename without a path or drive specification, DASYLab creates this file in the default folder for data. If you enter a filename with a dot and backslash, for example, .\MyFile.tdm, DASYLab also creates this file in the default folder Data. If you enter a filename only with a backslash, for example, \MyFile.tdm, DASYLab creates this file in the root folder of the drive that DASYLab is installed on, for example, C:\MyFile.tdm, if DASYLab is installed under C:\Program Files.
DataSocket Import and DataSocket Export Modules
The Item button with which you can browse to the server in the network is not available in Windows Vista.
RS232 Input/Output Module
In the interface settings the default port is now COM1 and not COM2.
The ModBus driver is not available on this CD. The driver will be available for downloading on the DASYLab Website as soon as possible.
Multiplexer / Demultiplexer Module
In the worksheet the modules Mulitplexer and Demultiplexer display the name that was used previously in the browser and in the selection dialog box. The modules used to be called Merge and Separate.
The descriptions of the menu functions have been completely revised.
The manual has been added to the Help and can be found under Basics.
Procedures have been added to the Help. A procedure is a step-by-step instruction of the solution to your task.
The following drivers have been expanded and revised. Refer to the driver Help sections for a detailed description of the extensions.
GW Instruments InstruNet
You can use the instruNet driver in DASYLab if DASYLab is running under Windows XP or 2000 on a computer with a single processor system. You cannot use the instsruNet driver in DASYLab under Windows Vista.
IXXAT Automation IXXAT-CAN
The IXXAT-CAN driver was previously based on the VCI V2 Virtual CAN Interface Library, Version 2.16/2.18. IXXAT Automation has terminated the development of this library and has replaced it with the IXXAT VCI V3 driver. If both libraries are in the program folder, DASYLab loads the IXXAT VCI V3 driver. DASYLab will support a later release than 188.8.131.528 of the IXXAT VCI V3 driver.
Every time a worksheet is loaded the IXXAT-CAN driver checks whether data channels access a CANdb parameter file. If this is the case, the driver checks (1) whether the CANdb parameter file and whether (2) the used data channel settings have changed. If both applies, an error message informs the user that a manual synchronization is required.
Measurement Computing MCC-DRV
Measurement Computing hardware now has the new driver MCC-DRV. When you install DASYLab, you can choose whether you want to install the previous driver MCC-DAQ and the new driver MCC-DRV, or if you want to install only one of the two drivers. If you select both drivers, DASYLab uses the current driver MCC-DRV. You can use only one of the drivers in DASYLab. If you want to change the driver, you must edit the dasylab.ini system file. However, as a prerequisite InstaCal and .NET version 2 must be installed.
Microstar Laboratories DAP
The DAP drivers now requires the installation of the DAPtools Basic 4.40.
The DAP driver now also supports the following measurement boards:
National Instruments NI-CAN
The NI-CAN driver supports the USB-CAN interface boards from the 847x series.
The NI-DAQmx driver with CAN extension does not support devices connected via the USB interface.
Every time a worksheet is loaded the NI-CAN driver checks whether data channels access a CANdb parameter file. If this is the case, the driver checks (1) whether the CANdb parameter file and whether (2) the used data channel settings have changed. If both applies, an error message informs the user that a manual synchronization is required.
Vector Informatik Vector-CAN
Up to now the Vector-CAN driver was based on the CAN Driver Library, Version 4.3. Vector Informatik has terminated the development of this library and has replaced it with the XL Driver Library. If both libraries are in the program folder, DASYLab loads the XL Driver Library. The XL Driver Library supports the operating systems Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Every time a worksheet is loaded the Vector-CAN driver checks whether data channels access a CANdb parameter file. If this is the case, the driver checks (1) whether the CANdb parameter file and whether (2) the used data channel settings have changed. If both applies, an error message informs the user that a manual synchronization is required.