ReadMe DASYLab 2016 Service Pack 1

Version 14.0.1

August 2017

This file contains information about Service Pack 1 for DASYLab 2016:


If DASYLab 2016 is already installed on your computer, you can use the package files (.dlp) to upgrade DASYLab. You can find the version number in DASYLab under Help»About DASYLab.

Note  You must be logged on as administrator to install DASYLab and to open the configurator. If you are registered as a standard user, you can only open an installed version of DASYLab. DASYLab does not support a guest registration.

Complete the following steps to install all packages for Service Pack 1:

  1. Close DASYLab.

  2. Use the Windows Start menu to open the configurator.

  3. Click Import Package.

  4. In the load dialog box, navigate to the package files and load the file ""(xxx is the build number of the service pack)

    The configurator creates the group Service Pack 1 with the imported package.

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, if you use one of the following drivers:
    - Advantech ADAM : import the file ""
    - Datascan SOLO : import the file ""
    - Adlink NuDAM : import the file ""
    - Instrunet : import the file ""

  6. Select one package after the other and click Enable. Confirm the deactivation of the earlier version of the package with the same name.

  7. Click OK to exit the configurator and to install the packages.

  8. If you start DASYLab, you can find the version number of the service pack under Help»About DASYLab.

Disable packages

If you want to disable packages from Service Pack 1, complete the following steps for each package.

  1. Close DASYLab.

  2. Use the Windows Start menu to open the configurator.

  3. Select a package in the Service Pack 1 group and click Disable.

  4. Click OK to complete the procedure. The configurator closes.

  5. Continue with step 2 to disable the next package.

System Requirements

For correct DASYLab Service Pack performance, the following minimum requirements must be met:


CPU X86-compatible processor from 1 GHz
Memory More than 1 GB, 4 GB recommended
Disk Space 1 GB free space, of which at least 500 MB on the system partition
Video/Graphic card Color depth at least 24 or 32 bits (True Color)
Screen resolution At least 1024x768

Operating systems

New Features in DASYLab 2016 SP 1

There is now a new mode: "function with all inputs".

Fixed Issues in DASYLab 2016 with Service Pack 1

The following list contains the IDs and the description of the problems solved in DASYLab 2016 to DASYLab 2016 with SP1. Use the CAR ID to check in the list whether the issue has been fixed.

ID Title Description
4677 Module documentation: Leaving the Dialog In the "Modify Documentation" dialog, changes were saved and not discarded when the cancel button was pressed.
This bug has been fixed.
4883 ODBC input and Action "Measurement start" Incorrect text in the error message was fixed.
4030 List module: Copy to Clipboard When copying several channels into the clipboard, the correct separator is always used, even if the time channel is deactivated.
4342 Counter module: Unexpected behavior When loading older worksheets created by older DASYLab versions, some settings of the Counter module (Statistics group) have not been applied correctly.
This bug has been fixed.
4344 Headlines in the Chart Recorder module The headings in the Chart Recorder are now no longer limited to 32 characters, but now have the same maximum length of 1024 characters as the Y/t Chart module. In addition, the header can now be edited with a double-click.
4351 Graphics export to the clipboard When exporting the display of the Chart Recorder, the Y/t Chart or X/Y Chart modules to the clipboard, the graphics were much too large. This has been corrected so that the exported graphics are now the same size as the current display.
4430 Error displaying Quick FIFO View Fixed an error that occurred when a block of data with a block size of 1 is seleted to be displayed in the Quick FIFO View. The quick FIFO view can be opened during the current measurement by clicking on a data line in the worksheet workarea (<SHIFT> + <Linksklick>).
4439 Switch module: Update the button label If a global variable or a global string was used in the button label of a switch, the label was not updated when the contents of the global variable or the global string changed.
This bug has been fixed.
4423 Combi Trigger module: Start/Stop conditions incomplete For two-channel Combi Trigger mode, "Never" can now be used as a starting condition, and "Direct" is now available as a stop condition.
4463 Scaling module, Offset adjusment If the file name for the INI file comes from a global string, the module did not work correctly.
This bug has been fixed.
--- Bitmaps with umlauts in the file path Reading and writing bitmap files now also works when German umlauts are used in the file path.
--- Send email with SMTP Sending email using the SMTP method did not work because the incorrect version of an auxiliary library was used.
This bug has been fixed.
4450 Third-/Octave Analysis Module DThe module could only deal with blocks up to a size of 32K. Use of larger blocks resulted in an error message.
This bug has been fixed.
4324 Silent Installation of DASYLab DASYLab 2016 with Service Pack 1 now supports unattended installation ("Unattended / Silent Installation"). For this, the / SILENT parameter must be passed to the installer.
4545 Display licenses during installation DThe DASYLab installer now displays the National Instruments licenses before installation. These must be accepted in order to perform the installation.
3092 Close and Reopen File action on TDMS files. DThe "Close file and reopen" action in the Write Data module now works when using the TDM and TDMS formats.
3030 Slider module The "Scale" settings slider have not always been used correctly.
This bug has been fixed.
4539 Y/t Chart module: "Date and Time" If you set "Date and Time" for the X-axis, an internal error (buffer overflow) could occur.
DThis bug has been fixed.
4032 "Worksheet to cliboard" The "Worksheet to cliboard" function (Edit Menu) now creates a higher resolution and better readable image of the current worksheet. The documentation frames in the work area are now included in the area computation.
3713 Reference Curve module If target curve files with spectral or histogram data are used, a runtime error could occur due to a faulty calculation of the sampling rate in the Reference Curve module".
This bug has been fixed.
3940 Sequence Generator module The channel names of manually added outputs were changed to the channel name of the first, always available, output in certain situations.
This bug has been fixed.
359 Backup Data module The Backup Data (Files group) module can now also store the free memory of a monitored drive into a global variable.
--- Visualization modules: Error when marking markers When drawing large blocks or data with extremely high sample rates with a line style that has markers (for example, "circle line"), the application could crash.
This bug has been fixed.
4511 Data separation character when reading ASCII data The Read Data ASCII Options dialog allows you to specify the data and decimal separators for time and data channels. This allows an ASCII data file to be written more precisely, which increases the readable format variations. When selecting the data separator and the decimal point (read and write), it is checked that these are not the same characters.
--- Read data module: CSV files The Read Data module file selection now allows ASCII-Format (*.CSV) to be selected. CSV files created by DASYLab can be read. CSV files written by other programs may not be readable.
--- Data Window module The selection list for the block size to be output was supplemented by additional common block sizes.
263 RS-232 modules The selection list for determining the COM port now allows the numbers 1 to 256 (instead of 1 to 32).
--- System string ${PATH_FLOWCHART} Unlike all other system,strings are directories, ${PATH_FLOWCHART}, terminated with a backslash character.
This bug has been fixed.

DASYLab 2016 Service Pack 1: Driver Updates

ID Title Description
4399 InstruNet Driver When outputting analog values, floating-point numbers were converted incorrectly.
4545 Instrunet Driver Correction of error handling during channel selection in the DI and DO module. The current driver API now distinguishes input and outputDIO channels.
4699 Modbus Output Module The Modbus output modules have always had their own fixed sampling rate for the data output which was independent of the arrival of data blocks at the module input.
The option was then added to send the value only with each incoming data block. If no data blocks are received at the input of the module, there is no transmission to the Modbus device. Until now, the last known value with the set sampling rate has been transmitted repeatedly to the device at Modbus outputs, even if the value has not changed.
NuDAM driver 
The maximum number of usable Nudam modules in the circuit diagram has been increased from 64 to 256 modules.


Known issues

The color sonogram and the waterfall presentation in the Y/t Chart module do not work very well with the introduced larger block sizes. If you use very large blocks sizes as offered by DASYLab 2016 , the execution of a worksheet could be considerably slowed down.


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