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CableEye® Software Upgrade
Item 726 upgrades software v5.4 or earlier
Production Screen (requires v5.4-B1188 or later)
Item 726A upgrades software v5.4 or earlier, only if renewing warranty at the same time
Item 726B upgrades software v5.5 or later
Item 726C upgrades software on multiple testers
Currently Shipping v6.1 B1786
Update your software easily and at any time to benefit from our latest features, to ensure compatibility with your latest computer, and to maintain a consistent software platform across all of your CableEye testers.
Software upgrades include installation instructions, AND upgrades for any optional software previously purchased with your system such as the PinMap™ fixture editor, Connector Designer™ connector editor, or Autobuild™ guided assembly modules.
For your convenience, software upgrades can be downloaded from our website. Detailed release notes are available from within the newly installed software. Software updates and upgrades are free for warrantied systems and may be downloaded at any time.
Order an upgrade for ALL your company's testers that are running obsolete software for a discounted price (Item 726C). We highly recommend you maintain a consistent software platform across all of your CableEye testers.
Note: CB boards need the software version current at time of release of that specific CB board - or later. To find these versions or dates, refer to the Compatibility Chart.
Key Release Notes
In general, later versions will include more graphics (e.g. connector images), more macro commands (used primarily for test automation), added support for the latest CB boards (e.g. maps), foreign language updates… and bug fixes. More specifically, you can expect the following:
New or substantially changed functionality compared to v5 includes:
- Windows 10 KB5000802. This Windows update (released by Microsoft around 15 March 2021) introduces a non-backward compatible change to the way bitmapped images are loaded and displayed on printer devices which negatively affects how component symbols are printed in CableEye reports. CableEye Software v6.1-B1786 fixes the printing issue introduced by the Windows update. Alternatively, customers may choose to uninstall WIN 10 KB5000802 or prevent it from installing in the first place.
- M3Z. Software v6.1-B1760 marks the release of Model M3Z.
- Production Mode Single Click Activation. For operators and technicians who perform Pass/Fail batch testing. Activate this mode by clicking the new production button (see Manual for details). Requires software v6.1-B1747 or later.
- Automatic Data Logging. Requires software v6.1-B1747 or later.
- Automatically record detailed history of all tests performed by your operators. Test results are saved regardless of whether tests are performed under Macro control or simply by using the standard Test Data or Production Screen windows.
- Review summary data using the REVIEW pane.
- Use the REVIEW pane and Match Data panels to view archived Test Data and Differences results just as they appeared at the time the wiring was tested.
- Print summary reports of testing activity over a date range.
- Significant Translation Updates. Significant updates to French, Polish, and Spanish language screens. Requires software v6.1-B1747 or later. Hebrew requires v6.1 B1754 or later.
- Capacitance/Twist Pairing/Wire Length/Length to Break. Capacitance-measurement capability has been added and thus the ability to check twisted pair relationships and measure wire length and length to break.
To access this feature, you will need model M4, or HVX-Series testers fitted with Advanced Measurement option, and software 6.0-B1612 or later.
- Complex Networks, Backplanes. To test and measure complex networks and backplanes, you will need model M4, or HVX-Series testers fitted with Advanced Measurement option, and software 6.0-B1612 or later, or model M3Z and software v6.1-B1760 or later.
Version 5 has been completely redesigned from the Version 4 software. Although, you will find marked similarities with previous versions, the v5 software comprises a much more comprehensive cable and harness testing package than available before. If you are a user of earlier versions, you may see the new software featured in our current videos for comparison.
New or substantially changed functionality includes:
- Operator Work Instruction Display. Overlay the the test screen with detailed operator work instructions using any combination of text, images, and actionable buttons. If desired, the work instruction display can be set to fill the screen, and bar code readers can be used to input data and activate tests. You can choose the exact amount of detail, imagery, language and automation you need to ensure your work instructions and tests are carried out flawlessly. You will need 5.4-B1197 or later to access this feature.
- Production Screen. Customers who wish to use the tester in Production Mode rather than Control Mode will need 5.4-B1188 or later (see photo at top of page) .
- Integrated TeamViewer. Warrantied customers may now receive Tech Support through TeamViewer. TeamViewer is present in 5.4-B1188 and later.
- Harness and Multi-Headed Cabled Support. Harnesses and cables may have any number (1, 2, or many) of connectors terminating the wiring measured and displayed by the CableEye software. Previous versions of the software represented all wiring as, essentially, a two-ended cable.
- Customizable Display. You can configure the arrangement and orientation of connectors for graphical display on a per cable/harness basis. You can re-arrange and save connector placement in graphics mode. When you reload the cable or harness data as Match Data, the connector placement is remembered and restored. Furthermore, when you you acquire a new wiring sample from the CableEye tester, the Test Data information is displayed in the same form.
- Netlist Formatting. Likewise, you can select and save network list (netlist) formatting and connector ordering.
- Updated User Interface. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been redesigned and provides a much more intuitive and natural work flow when executing common functions. It also provides easy access to lesser-used functions (such as the PinMap fixture editor and Preferences).
- Context-Sensitive Help. You can access online help at at any time by clicking on the big question mark (?) icon on the toolbar and then clicking on the component for which you would like more information.
- Individual Cable Data Files. Cable and harness specification data are stored in separate files. You can now easily share individual cable files between users or between yourself and your customers using the CableEye system software.
- Integrated PinMap Fixture Editor. The CableEye fixture editor (PinMap) software is now integrated into the main CableEye application. You can create and edit custom testpoint-to-connector maps in the CableEye software and then immediately use the maps to acquire cable and harness data. Separate license required.
- Expanded PinMap Fixture Editor Functionality. You can use the fixture editor to either create custom fixed maps, such as test jig layouts, or to create new custom CB boards that can be used in conjunction with the stock CAMI board sets. The fixture editor also helps you identify potential errors in your mapping specification as you are creating the maps.
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