predominance of information it can be useful to be able to interface
allows anybody who can program to create graphical representations of signal
data and control data with graphs, buttons and dials or even more sophisticated
representations. However, what if you cannot program or do not want to spend the
time. Wouldn't it be nice to see the source of your information in a simple tree
structure, create the graphical representation, drag your data where you want it
and suddenly see your data represented in whatever format you want. In seconds.
How it works
VISUALCONNX is a simple and user-friendly graphical interface which connects quickly and easily to many
sources of data whether that data is in the PC, on a network database, down a
communications connection such as TCP/IP, USB or CCP, in a database or
connected via an interface card. It could even be in a product prototype
connecting via a debugging interface or a specialist piece of test equipment.
A customized graphical interface can be created by dragging knobs, graphs, buttons, bitmaps etc onto a form, and then changing styles and colours to create the display you want.
To connect to your target hardware the same “drag
& drop” approach is used - by dragging
elements you want to associate with it,
from a hierarchical description of the target system onto the screen
Many standard connections are available such as xPC, Simulink, RT-Linux and
of course all our test hardware products. If we do not have the connection you
wish we can produce it for you or
if you wish
you can use the API to produce your own.
Simply by hitting the run button you
can then view or change your model in real-time.
Once familiar with the controls, more powerful interfaces can be created.
Using the scripting facilities. VBScript, JScript and Python are optionally available as a means of extending the capabilities of the program.
Powerful scripts can be created to allow you to modify values or interrogate the real-time target for values and test against known conditions.
The program or the scripts can be controlled remotely from other programs
uisng a COM interface.
All forms and controls are organised in a “project” manner allowing a particular set of screens to relate to a particular model or target system. Associated files such as Word
documents and PDF specifications may also be included in the project for clarity.