change time and date directly in the program from 4.0

DTD_SIOS 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 3 years ago 2

Is there some possibility to change time and date directly in the program himself.

Under review

Free use of touchscreen areas

Metalfor 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 3 years ago 1

Hello. It would be interesting to have the chance to declare freely different touchscreen areas to our applicactions. As far as I know, the only way to use touch areas in display is with an image and declared it as a touch object, but there is not an "touch area" object available to asign it the action when you press. Here an example in other image edition tool. Regards. Diego.


PDF file issue

Argy Tzouhas 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 3 years ago 3

I have been working with IQANdesign 4,01 and I am ver excited about adding the PDF files into my programme.

After loading all my PDF files and then assigning the action to the Text Labels and saving the file, the references are switched when I reopen the program. The text label that was assigned to open the Pump PDF file is now assigned to the Filter PDF and the Filter label is assigned to the Pressure sensor PDF etc...

I am not sure if I am doing something wrong or if I am doing something wrong.

Has anyone else noticed this issue?


MDL USB plug

Jon 3 years ago • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 3 years ago 2

Does anyone have the pin out for the MDL side of the USB connection? A previous employee had de-pinned the MDL end for some "testing" purposes but never put it back together or wrote down the pin out. I have searched threw any literature I have to no avail.

Arno Heeren 3 years ago

Hi, you find some information about the USB connection on page 18 and 19

Mdl2 Instructionbook


Operational Log???

Zach Dockter 3 years ago in IQANrun • updated 3 years ago 2

I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to create an operational "pick" log for any equipment.

I've been trying to come up with a good solution, but I am having a difficult time. Each entry is logged when the user presses a button on the screen. All of the values are based on sensors on the unit, I am just trying to figure out how to store/display the values. It also would be great if it would work as a First in First Out type of process.


CAN comunication with Cooper Bussmann mVEC

Jon 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Zach Dockter 3 years ago 4

I am currently working on a project that I need to control a number of high draw items. Years ago a Parker Rep had pointed me in the direction of the Cooper Bussmann mVEC power distribution module due to the CAN control capability.

I am finally getting around to working with it and am using a MD4 master module. I have basic understanding of J1939/CAN but am somewhat new to programming it on the Iqan.

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this and can help pointing me in the right direction, or maybe even has a base application they can share?


Loading program through wireless router never finishes Iqan 4.01

Michael Carlyle 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 3 years ago 4

We were in the field with Marcel Colnot having blue screen issues with Iqan 3.19. We decided to update the program to 4.01 and try that and the program would not finish loading through an ASUS WL-330NUL when computer was connected wirelessly to the router (it would get to the end but after restart it went to blue screen - it appeared to be looking for an IP address). We had to take out the address tag and load it with a wired connection direct to an Ethernet port on his computer. I have a suface which has no Ethernet port - I have used the wireless adapter with no problems up to 4.01.

Marcel can give you more details if necessary.


MC2 Error

Graham Walker 3 years ago • updated 3 years ago 5

I have been using an MC2 as a control module for an excavator attachment. It was working fine until I added tried to add some CAN communication to send pressure sensor pressure values and joystick inputs to a Data Acquisition System. There were 9 signals. I attempted to load the file on, and at the end of the load it through an error saying something like "no return handshake from Master Module." I tried to reconnect to the system repeatedly but it would not establish a connection. I attempted to use the attachment and the MC2 was not sending out any signals.

After turning the power supply on and off and trying to reconnect unsuccessfully, I tried to read the lights. The following sequence repeated:

-2 long yellow followed by 3 short yellow. While not exact (extra long yellow), does this mean "Waiting for Restart"?

-4 Short Red followed by 1 short yellow: Internal Error

-18 short yellow - is this just the "there is something abnormal going on"?

I read this thread: http://forum.iqan.se/topics/98-mc2-cause-of-internal-errorose/ which seems to describe a similar issue. It seems like the advice is to short the ID pins and start in "safe" mode.

If the "waiting to restart" error keeps appearing even after cutting power and repowering, does that mean I need to try and start the program in "safe" mode and reload the program?

Anyone have a nice clean way to short the ID pins? Should I just put 2 clips on the end of a single wire? And what happens once I successfully reload the program? Should I cut power and then remove the shorting wire so it does not restart in "safe" mode?

It looks like there was an error in the software: I specified it try to broadcast the CAN data out over the wrong bus. The CAN data was also unconnected. In this case the information was not vital to the operation, but I am thinking this would be enough to throw an internal error and cause problems. Can someone confirm or deny that a module shut down could be due to a CAN comm error due to incorrectly spec'd bus OR unconnected CAN Comm cable?

Thank you, Graham


Is there a way to have the startup image display a few seconds longer

Mark 3 years ago • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 3 years ago 2

I would like for my custom startup image to display for a few seconds longer upon initial startup. Any way to do this?


Repeat DM1 to another CAN network

Frank GUO 3 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 2 years ago 2


Is there any way to repeat DM1 message from one CAN to another CAN?