How do I Use the Editor and Server software and store test results?
AT3600 is designed for use with Voltech Editor software and Server software.
Editor software is used for writing programs and selecting certain options including "Save Results to Server" (please see screen shot attachment). Programs can also be run from the Editor.
Editor and Server software is run on a normal PC and uses an RS232 interface with a 25 pin D type connector entitles “server” and a 9 pin D type connector entitled “auxiliary” on the AT3600/ATi rear panel.
AT3600/ATi firmware must be to the latest release and matched with PC software. Latest firmware and software can be found on the Voltech web site as follows:
Software is compatible with Windows 7 32 and 64bit. Voltech are in the process of testing with Windows 8.
If results are to be automatically recorded the Server software will be required and when writing a program the “save Results to Server” option will need to be checked under the options tab in the Editor program (see attached screen shot of the editor)
Both Editor and Server software can be installed on the same PC, however a separate PC COMM port is required for the editor and server program. If you only have USB ports available on the PC it will be necessary to use USB – RS232 converter cables.
Once a program is written in the editor this .atp program can be transferred to the server software by a copy and paste into the directory where the server is located.
From then on the AT3600 will automatically display a list of available programs and having run these programs, results will be stored in the server directory as a .atr file. Please see section 3.2.1 in the server section 4 of the AT3600 Users Manual for details.
An additional license is available for use with the server software to enable the use of database software such as Microsoft ACCESS.
Please note that if you are installing the latest server software you will need to upgrade the AT3600 firmware. Also after upgrading the AT3600 firmware you will then also need to upgrade the Editor software. Before doing any software upgrade please ensure that the old software version installed on the PC is uninstalled using the windows control panel uninstall function.
ATTACHMENT above “Editor software is used for writing programs and selecting certain options including "Save Results to Server" (please see screen shot attachment). Programs can also be run from the Editor.”