Working with Pro­jects

As of firm­ware ver­si­on 2.3, CAN­touch sup­ports the use of dif­fe­rent pro­jects.

In a pro­ject, you mana­ge the spe­ci­fic data of an instal­la­ti­on. That inclu­des :

  • CAN bus set­tings (baud rate, bit timing, time­out, ref. ground, bus active/​passive, SAE J1939 type)
  • Spe­cial baud rates (file can­touch. pro­per­ty. addi­tio­nal­baud­ra­tes. xml)
  • Rating set­tings (file can­touch. pro­per­ty. rating. xml)
  • Pre­de­fi­ned node lists for node mea­su­rement (for up to 16 buses or seg­ments in dif­fe­rent bus sys­tems, file can­touch. docu­ment. app. node­me­a­su­re. con­fig. xml)
  • Sym­bol files for deco­ding messa­ges in the pro­to­col moni­tor (» Sym­bol files » xxx. symx)
  • Send List in Pro­to­col Moni­tor (file can­touch. docu­ment. app. can­mo­ni­tor. trans­mit. xml)
  • Mea­su­rement data of all apps
  • Archi­ve files (archi­ved mea­su­rements of the App user mea­su­rement and Online Trig­ger, » Archi­ve)
  • Trace files (record­ings of the data traf­fic, » Trace­Files)
  • Screen­shots (» Screen­shots)
  • Back­ground image (file back­ground. png)

Pro­jects can be crea­ted, named and dele­ted direct­ly in the device. Spe­ci­fic dele­te of indi­vi­du­al mea­su­rement data types is also pos­si­ble in the pro­ject manage­ment.

By swit­ching to ano­t­her pro­ject (swit­ching to a dif­fe­rent instal­la­ti­on), the above-men­tio­ned set­tings and mea­su­rement data are com­ple­te­ly retai­ned in the old pro­ject. At a later chan­ge back, ever­y­thing fits again imme­dia­te­ly. Up to 100 pro­jects can be crea­ted. The list of crea­ted pro­jects is sor­ted by the assi­gned pro­ject names in alpha­beti­cal order.

If you have crea­ted several pro­jects, the name of the active pro­ject is dis­play­ed in the lock screen and in the Con­trol Cen­ter.

For examp­le, the tech­ni­ci­an of a cra­ne manu­fac­tu­rer wants to car­ry out mea­su­rements on a Series A cra­ne. The cra­ne has four CAN bus­ses who­se nodes have been defi­ned in pre­de­fi­ned node lists. While the assem­bly runs on CANo­pen, the motor and dri­ve train are con­trol­led as usu­al with an SAE J1939 bus. The sub­scri­ber lists can be pre­de­fi­ned for both bus sys­tems. It crea­tes mea­su­rement archi­ves, traces the traf­fic data and also takes indi­vi­du­al screen­shots.

After the tech­ni­ci­an has com­ple­ted his assign­ment, he is cal­led to a Series B cra­ne equip­ped with only 2 CAN bus­ses. In his CAN­touch, he swit­ches to the “Series B” pro­ject and now recei­ves a list of sui­ta­ble nodes for this sys­tem. Becau­se pro­blems in the phy­si­cal struc­tu­re of the plant have been iden­ti­fied, the eva­lua­ti­on cri­te­ria are less strict and the cor­re­spon­ding set­ting is auto­ma­ti­cal­ly app­lied. A sym­bol file exists for the body bus of this series and the tech­ni­ci­an can read the data on the CAN­touch in deco­des to plain text while doing a test run. A spe­cial reset sequence has been pro­gram­med for the series, the CAN­touch can send this sequence to the sys­tem.

While mea­su­rements are car­ri­ed out in the “Series B” pro­ject, the data in the “Series A” pro­ject remain unaf­fec­ted. Sym­bol files and trans­mis­si­on lists in” Pro­ject B” are not dis­play­ed in “Pro­ject A” becau­se they would have no use the­re.

The mea­su­rement data of the device are to be eva­lua­ted later. All data of the first cra­ne are stored in the Pro­jects > Series A fol­der, while the mea­su­rement data of the second cra­ne are stored in the Pro­jects > Series B fol­der. In older firm­ware ver­si­ons, the data were not stored in sepa­ra­te fol­ders but in the order in which they were crea­ted, which makes it dif­fi­cult to assign them later.