CAN-Do! NET Controller
A Ready to use AMSAT-CAN Multiple Module Controller
Getting Started with CDNC
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Now that you’ve installed CDNC, these next pages will guide you in a quick walkthrough of the application features. After following the “Offline” quick tour and the “with CAN devices” quick tour you will have a good understanding of how to use CDNC.
Tour Offline Mode to learn how to load and view packet logs. These may be logs you have saved or some you may be reviewing from other team members.
Tour Online Mode to learn how to interact with one or more widgets on the CAN bus cable.
Before we start… an overall introduction
CDNC has a number of features common to both of the main modes of operation. Before starting one of the tours lets look at the common elements of CDNC. Start the CDNC application so that you can see its main window and can still follow material on this and the tour pages.
Now that you have the main CDNC window visible, let’s review the main objects on screen starting from the top of the application window. Locate each item on the application window as you are reading through this list.
· Main Menu
· File menu for opening/saving/importing traces.
· Edit->Preferences… for adjusting application defaults.
· CAN menu for interacting with the CAN bus when drivers are present.
· Window menu for showing/hiding log views
· Help menu access to online help, related web sites, CDNC Version, etc.
· Tool Bar
· Poll-frequency pull-down
· Poll enable button (Heart icon—for “heartbeat”)
· Configure Once button (Target Icon)
· Show I/F Errors button (also found in window menu)
· Show Packets button (also found in window menu)
· Query button (Magnifying glass Icon)
· Tabbed view
· Bus Overview Tab—Main interface for interacting with Widgets
· Bus Diagnostics Tab—Cable overview window showing health of all Widgets on cable
· Status bar
· Driver connection status | widget status | Last bus action | online/offline indicator
… continuing with the tour
Now that you’ve seen many of the common elements of CDNC let’s do slightly deeper walkthrough for each of the following styles of use.