DASYLab 2016 scores with new functions in service pack 2
Even if the name suggests otherwise: The new DASYLab Servicepack 2 is not a simple bugfix update, but provides extensions to existing functions as well as completely new modules (Block relays and Flag Bender), which were not yet included in the previous versions.
The second Service Pack is available free of charge to all existing customers with a current maintenance contract. Other customers need to contact our sales or their respective reseller to get an update.
Please note that there is no simple update is available but a complete new installation of the program is necessary and that new serial numbers are required.
The new block relay module differs from the well-known relay module in DASYLab in that a data block is never "cut" in the block relay. A data block is either completely forwarded or completely discarded.
Also new is the module called Flagbender. The somewhat cryptic name conceals a module that allows the internal channel properties (channel type, channel flags) to be changed. In this way, situations in which a module would abort a measurement due to unsuitable data stream characteristics can be avoided by modifying the channel flags accordingly.
When working with DASYLab, loading circuit diagrams using "Drag and Drop" simplifies circuit diagram development. You can now simply drag a schematic file (DSB and DSA) with the mouse onto a running DASYLab to open the file in . The optional automatic creation of up to 100 backups of the currently started schematic file at the start of the measurement also provides a safety benefit during schematic development.
There is now considerably more space available for circuit diagram creation. The factor 4 - for both the horizontal and vertical dimension - also allows the use of high monitor resolutions where the usable displayed circuit diagram area was previously smaller than the visible area.
But it is not only these obvious changes that distinguish the service pack. Many modules have been optimized. Thus the script module now controls the new method GetModuleName of the class pscript, so that now with different script modules, which execute the same script, it becomes easier for the user to supply messages to the concrete module.
In the Data Write module, the Famos File Format Write has been updated to Famos Format 2. In detail, this means that measured values can now be saved in float format (Real32, 4 bytes per measured value) or double format (Real64, 8 bytes per measured value), channel names and units can be transferred in full length from DASYLab and channel group names can be freely assigned. At the same time, the writing of large amounts of data has been considerably accelerated.
In the action-controlled Relay previously, the start state had to be defined using an action module. This functionality is now directly available in the module itself and additionally saves modules and their configuration.
A new action for the Chart Recorder allows to set the position of the cursors. A cursor position can now be changed simultaneously and synchronously in different recorder modules. The cursor data can now be saved with single precision (REAL32) or double precision (REAL64) when selecting the DDF file format.
The Bit Mask module has been extended and can now work with either 16 or 32 bit wide values. When set to 16 bits, the largest number that can be processed is 65,535 (2^16-1). With 32 bit setting this is 4,294,967,295 (2^32-1).
The Serial Interface (RS-232) now offers baud rate settings up to 921600 and also supports the checksum IBM CRC-16.
For operations with one channel, the Arithmetic module offers a new channel operation "Summ": this adds the previous value to the current value and thus represents the counterpart to the already existing channel operation "Differences".