Cscape 8.6. August 2008. Horner APG. New Workbench Features - New Model – XL6. New Workbench Feature – Tapi Support.
Tapi support allows seamless use of the standard Windows Telephony interface. No longer is it necessary to enter a ‘Modem initialisation String’ when using Cscape over a modem line – The modem is selected from a list of Windows installed modems and the modem is automatically configured by Windows.
A new button will be available to connect and disconnect Cscape from the Target device. This will allow a much quicker means of releasing the serial port if it is required to run another package which uses the serial port.
In addition it will cause the dial and hang-up to occur when using the Tapi connection thus preventing the need for long duration connections to remote device via modem.
The logic module concept introduced in Cscape 8.5 is extended to allow specific subroutine blocks to be created which may be called either from the main organisational modules, or from each other.
A new timer graphics object will read a timer accumulator (or any other register) and display it formatted directly as a timer (For example 632 suitably formatted would appear as 01:03.2
In previous releases of Cscape there was a problem in the data watch window when a register appeared more the once in the list. If one of the instances was deleted all other instances stop updating. This is corrected..
The default format for bit variable in the watch window is now Boolean.
‘Modbus TCP’ protocol is available in the Open logic block for communicating over Modbus TCP on the ethernet module installed in an XL series unit device on MJ1.
Allows creating screens for PC use including larger 1280x1024 screen and a wide screen selection.
Move Project to Envision(Export to Envision)
Previously there was no means to transfer the protocol configuration of one port to another port, other than by deleting the original configuration and manually re-entering the information.
Now Cscape allows transferring the configurations with a single click.
Previous releases of Cscape have supported ‘Project Files’ where the information for how the component .Csp files of project fitted together was stored.
Several users made the assumption that all the information for the project was stored in that single file. It was foreseen that users might archive this single file and in the future when attempting to reload the file would find that the file was worthless without the component .csp files.
The new project file format will contain the .csp files and so contain all the information required to archive and transfer an entire project.