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CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:10 pm
by garygid
This thread is for discussing the use and features of my CAN-Do program.

---------- Problems ----------
Annoying Features Reported
1. With no Log loaded, "All Messages" (on Filters page) malfunctions.
2. Windows (like the Plot window) do not stay where you move them.
3. Make Slower/Faster work better before/during Dashboard "playback".

Significant Bugs Reported
1.

--------- Overview ----------
LEAFs CAN messages might occur on any of the LEAF's three major CAN buses: EV, Car, and AV. There is also a QC CAN bus, but it is not available at the LEAF's On Board Diagnostics (OBD) connector.

For example, a message-ID that appears to contain the "SOC" occurs on the EV-CAN bus about every 6 seconds while charging.

I have posted one 6-million EV-CAN-message example ".evc" file (a 6-hour charging session).

I have also posted a ".csv" file with a "recipe" for each of the various "decoded" values that have come to my attention.

These files can be read by my evolving "CAN-Do" program (also posted, for WinXP, Vista, and Win7). With these files you can use the program to look for yet "undiscovered" meanings in the 8 bytes of data that are part of each (most) messages.

See http://www.wwwsite.com/puzzles/cando/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
to download copies of these files if you want to "play" in this game, without any hardware or expense. No, no User Manual yet.

CAN-Do can capture data from 1 to 3 CAN buses, write (and read) CAN-log files, help with analysis of the message data, do data graphing, and even display a time-lapse or real-time "dashboard" with some of the "discovered" values.

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:25 am
by garygid
I need to post a most-recent version of CAN-Do, and a recent "recipe" file.

I will also add some log files, so that ...

any inquiring mind (with a Windows computer) can work on (play with, participate in, watch others, etc.) decoding the CAN-buss data with NO $$$ investment.

Just Curiousity! :D

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:22 am
by lincomatic
garygid wrote:I need to post a most-recent version of CAN-Do, and a recent "recipe" file.

I will also add some log files, so that ...

any inquiring mind (with a Windows computer) can work on (play with, participate in, watch others, etc.) decoding the CAN-buss data with NO $$$ investment.

Just Curiousity! :D
Log files would be great, thanks!

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:27 am
by garygid
There is one long 6-hour charging session log of the EV-CAN buss.
Try it first and see if you can master that one.

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:18 am
by garygid
I just posted the latest CAN-Do, version 141, and
a Recipe file (VarParmList.csv) to go with the
EV-CAN Log that has been there since I first uploaded CAN-Do.

Try it and see what you think.
No special hardware required.
Should work on Win XP, Vista, and Win7.

Yes, there is no User Manual, but maybe you can figure it out.
Besides, many would not read the User Manual i any case. :lol:

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:07 am
by lincomatic
Just downloaded it, and under Win7 x64, it's complaining "Component 'MSCOMM32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid"

I tried downloading and installing the VB6 runtime from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/de ... n&id=24417
But that didn't help.

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:11 am
by garygid
I will try it on my 64b Win7 and report back.

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:55 am
by garygid
I got the same "MSComm32.ocx or asociated files" error on
my Acer Win7 64 bit laptop.

So, I installed a "Distribution" for my Puzzle (also VB6) application
(in Distribute_003.zip) and CAN-Do now works fine.

During the install, Win7 said two files already had later versions
installed so I said do not overwrite the newer ones.

Then, it complained of trouble registering two files,
the same first file, and probably the same 2nd file,
and I said "Skip" these two registrations.

So, install my "Puzzle" appliation using the Distribute_003.zip file
that you can download near the bottom of the CAN-Do web page.

Please let me know what happens.

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:46 pm
by garygid
The Distribute_003.zip file is now there, at
www.wwwsite.com/puzzles/cando/

Download, unzip, and run the setup.exe file there.

That fixed the "MSCOMM32.OCX" error I got when trying
to run CAN-Do for the first on my 64b Win7 system.

Re: CAN-Do: a CAN-message Analysis Tool

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:23 pm
by lincomatic
Hi Gary, it complained about 4 files being older, so I skipped those (sorry, forgot to write down the names), and then complained error while registering FM20.dll, MSHFLXGD.OCX. Nevertheless, it runs now!

Next, I used IO Control->Read Bin Log to load ChgLoBatt.evc, and it reported that it loaded 5997346 CAN-log records. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do next. I can't find any sort of playback button.

Thanks for your help!
-Sam