Pre-defined Node Lists
Since firmware version 2.0 the CANtouch has the possibility to work with pre-defined node lists. Nodes can now be named and so it is easier to refer the nodes and IDs.
Read more about possible uses of this feature in this article.
In file „cantouch.document.app.nodemeasure.config.xml“ you have the possibility to define your node lists. You can use any text editor for this but we suggest to use an editor with “Code highlighter”. One option can be the free software notepad++.
The with the software update delivered file „cantouch.document.app.nodemeasure.config.template.xml“ has to be renamed (delete “.template”). Within the file, you find some pre-defined lists that can be used as a guide on how to build your own list. These lists are deactivated.
The element causes the CANtouch to read and display this list in the selection field. CANtouch can read up to 16 pre-defined lists. But you can define more lists within the file. Please don’t enable more than 16 lists, because CANtouch will ignore them,
This is a short list how it is shown in Nodepad++.
This list uses the bus system CAN and has the name “Messekoffer”, which is shown in the selection field. Changing is disabled, so the user can not edit the list. The green line on top is for documentation only and has no influence on how CANtouch works with this list.
Please find this pdf-file with all possible settings.
Editing the Node list
Since firmware version 2.2, the active node list can be edited directly in CANtouch. In addition to the search for nodes, it is also possible to directly enter and name new nodes, delete them and change their order.
If you select a predefined node list and then change it in the CANtouch, this change is not saved in the template file. Rather, the template is used to fill the “user-defined node list”. Editing does not affect the template itself.