Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

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Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

Postby rayhall on Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:15 pm

Hello ,
I am going to buy a C127 display. I have been told that I can create new CAN templates for the other devices I made that are on the bus. I only have one CAN bus every thing is connected to this bus and runs a 500kbits . There is a M150 ECU two ECU Master PDM and two small ECU I made. I have tried to create a template, but I find I cannot add the item names and have to select from an existing list in the CAN template creation software. Here is a screen shot of what I want to add as a new template. Another question can I add these to the M1 template to make it easy,

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Re: Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

Postby David Ferguson on Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:51 am

You can edit the channel names in the C127 Dash Manager to suit your needs. Use Tools->Edit Channels... (be sure to tick the "show unassigned channels" to see the whole list) to accomplish this. Usually we use the GP <Units> N channels that have the appropriate units and resolution, then edit the name to mean something to us for configuration and analysis.
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Re: Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

Postby David Ferguson on Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:58 am

For the channels you've shown (jsut realized I didn't scroll to see them all, but you get the point), I would probably use the existing channels:
Fuel Level
Ambient Temp
Cruise Ctrl Status
Air Temp Icooler In (or Icooler Water T In XX if this is really water temp)
Air Temp Icooler Out
Lights High Beam Status
Indicator Right
Indicator Left

You will have to create channels for your Horn status
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Re: Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

Postby David Ferguson on Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:00 am

The other way you can do this is if you have a DBC file describing your messages / channels, then using Import DBC will create all the channels for you with the exact names, I believe.
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Re: Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

Postby rayhall on Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:39 am

Is there standalone software to create BDC files or template files. The display creator software looks like it could allow me to edit a BDC file if edit was enabled.
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Re: Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

Postby adrian on Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:54 am

The Vector DB++ software is what we typically use to make dbc files, you can download it from their website here
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Re: Creating custom or new CAN template for C127

Postby rayhall on Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:13 am

Thank you Adrian,
That Vector software is exactly what I wanted.
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