PDM Manager
Version: 1.9.1.0012 Release 11 July 2018

UTC Firmware Update Required!

The MoTeC Discovery update included with this release will automatically update the firmware of any UTC directly connected to this PC to version 2.2x. This upgrade is required for the UTC to function with this release of PDM Manager.

The firmware is backward compatible with older versions, so existing MoTeC software that uses a UTC should be unaffected.

PDM Hex 1.91A
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Printable wiring summary (Help | Wiring Summary) (#17108)
  • Printable and exportable configuration summary (Help | Configuration Summary) (#17127)
  • Ability to transmit Device Information (firmware version, PDM serial number) in standard CAN message (#17829, #17830)
  • Configurable transmit rate for standard and user-defined CAN messages (#17844)
  • Ability to use extended CAN ids for standard messages (#18476)
  • Tool to automatically send the currently loaded configuration to detected PDMs. (Tools | Options | Communications) (#18145)
  • Test Outputs will initialise using the current output state instead of turning all outputs off. (#18596)
  • Ability to configure custom CAN addresses for PC to PDM communication [only via registry key at this stage] (#18527)
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Discovery / communications improvements on Windows 10 (#16859)
  • Name the channel that caused channel detail validation to fail. (#16271)
  • CAN Input Message timeout behaviour (#16032)
  • Operating system: Windows XP (Service Pack 3) or later (Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10).
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1366 x 768.

IMPORTANT NOTES WHEN UPGRADING FROM PRIOR VERSIONS

  • Configuration files saved using this version of PDM cannot be opened with previous versions of PDM manager.
    • It is recommended you back up existing configurations prior to using this version
  • Prior versions of PDM Manager will not detect configurations sent by this version
  • Bitrate conversion fails when a password is set
    • Workaround:
      1. Power cycle the PDM
      2. Clear the password
      3. Perform bitrate conversion
      4. Set the password

Version 1.8.0.0032 Release 27 March 2017
PDM Hex 1.80A
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Communications/Discovery improvements
  • Fix security (password) issue (#16351)
  • Fix incorrect display of offset values on CAN Inputs screen (#15019)
Version 1.8.0.0021 Release 21 October 2015
PDM Hex 1.80A
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Fix Keypad Configuration Tool
Version 1.8.0.0013 Release 15 August 2014
PDM Hex 1.80A
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Support for up to 4 CAN Keypads
    • Note: Only configured keypads are now shown on the main screen
  • Keypad Configuration Tool (Tools | Keypad Configuration)
  • Communications improvements
  • Updated Manual
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Fix keypad button channels when using multiple keypads
  • Fix 'browse for folder' dialog (Tools | Options | File Locations)
  • Fix CAN input channels timeout behaviour bugs (#11032)
  • Fix PDM manger cannot connect to a PDM that is already re-based (#11034)
  • Fix crash when pressing enter whilst communicating
Version 1.7.0.0020 Release 12 December 2013
PDM Hex 1.70C
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Full support for CAN Keypads
  • CAN inputs now supports up to seven different CAN ids
  • Extended CAN Id support for CAN inputs and outputs
  • Increased flexibility in scaling CAN input channels
  • CAN bitrate configuration (250K, 500K and 1M)
  • Master shutdown functionality for output pins
  • Stay alive functionality for output pins (to power low current devices during low power mode)
  • New counter function
  • Override channels added to the toggle condition
  • Linked output control for dual speed wiper motors
  • Optimisation for HID headlights
Version 1.50.0013 22 June 2012
PDM Hex 1.50G
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Improvements to passwording security.
Version 1.50.0011 01 March 2011
PDM Hex 1.50E
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • CAN messages have been re-ordered.
  • Firmware version added to about dialog.
  • Add a warning when the input and output channel of an output pin are the same.
  • Add confirmation dialogs for send configuration and send firmware.
  • Improve keyboard navigation in main form.
  • Add support for copy and paste.
  • Match retrieved PDM configurations to existing files.
  • Add comment fields throughout the PDM Manager user interface.
  • When a generating channel name is changed, prompt for rename throughout the whole configuration.
  • Don't allow the same configuration file to be open multiple times.
  • Add descriptive text for CAN address boudaries.
  • Add an autocomplete box for channel inputs.
  • Add support for new condition optimisations. This will slightly reduce the number of conditions required.
  • Add support for 4 configurable CAN transmit messages. Up to 32 channels can be transmitted to another device.
  • Show channels window open and pinned after fresh install.
  • Add configurable CAN receive timeout per message.
  • Add support for default value on CAN message timeout.
  • Improve channels window: Add toolbar and search box, render channels in bold (red for errors), add warning icon to invalid items, support switching between category and list view.
  • Improve channel search dialog: Render channels in bold (red for errors), add warning icon to invalid items.
  • Format numeric channels right aligned in Monitor PDM and Monitor Channels dialogs.
  • Add descriptive test for CAN transmission rates.
  • Standard CAN output templates (output state, output current etc.) can now be turned on and off individually.
  • Outputs which are turned off after attempting all configured retries now have a state of 'Retries Done' with a value of 8.
  • Added a new CAN message with packed flags for output faults (one bit per output).
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Message boxes now centre properly when multiple monitors are in use.
  • Fix bug where the same serial number would appear more than once in the select PDM dialog.
  • Fix bug where stale data would cause a config build failure.
  • Fix crash on invalid condition.
  • Fix handling of '.' in channel search.
  • Fix bugs in rename channel dialog.
  • Fix crash when shortcut key used to create new file, open file etc.
Version 1.41.0015 22 April 2009
PDM Hex 1.40D
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • The PDM Manager now supports individual PDM types, i.e. PDM15, PDM16, PDM30 or PDM32.
  • The user is now forced to specify the PDM type for a newly created configuration.
  • All new configuration files are checked against the PDM type to which it is uploaded.
  • Only the relevant CAN messages for a PDM variant (ie. PDM15/16/30/32) are now transmitted
  • Transmitted CAN messages are now spaced at 1mS
  • PDM15 firmware support added
  • The PDM Manager now supports conversion from one type of configuration to another (e.g. PDM15 to PDM30). Conversion constraints are imposed where applicable.
  • Configurations created and uploaded with previous versions of the PDM Manager are still retrievable with this version.
Version 1.40.0008 10 February 2009
PDM Hex 1.40B
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Password protection has been added
  • Passwords can be maintained via the Online | Set Password menu option.
  • Note: Passwords should be cleared (empty password) before reverting to a previous version of PDM Manager.
  • Configuration files will be automatically saved when sent to the PDM.
Version 1.01.0006 01 July 2008
PDM Hex 1.20A
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Support for PDM16.
Version 1.00.0005 31 March 2008
PDM Hex 1.10F
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Initial release.