WORKING WITH DDDL SNAPSHOTS
Creating A Snapshot
- Use the proper steps to open DDDL and connect to the engine.
- Go to the Snapshot drop-down menu and select the New option by clicking once with the left mouse button.
- Upon choosing the New option a Record Snapshot box will appear in the upper left section of your screen.
- The Record Time will be counting from the second you clicked on the New option.
- Some important facts to remember about this feature:
- All parameters broadcast by DDEC IV are recorded.
- Any codes that occur during the snapshot are automatically marked.
- There is no practical time limit for the snapshot, you just need enough room on your hard drive to save the file.
- To mark an event other than a code, click once with the left mouse button on the Mark User Event SPACE box.
- To insert additional comments about the snapshot click once with the left mouse button on the Annotate selection (version 4.1 or later).
- When you have completed recording the data you wish to save, click once with the left mouse button on the Stop Recording ESC box
- Immediately upon selecting the Stop Recording ESC
option a dialog box will appear asking if you wish to save your changes. If you want to save the recorded data to your hard drive, click once with the left mouse button on the Yes
option. To discard the data recorded by the snapshot click on the NO
- If you choose the Yes
option the Save As
dialog box will appear on your screen. A suggested file name will appear outlined in blue in the File Name
- If you want to accept the suggested name for the file click once with the left mouse button on the Save option box. You may replace the suggested name by hitting the space bar once to clear the line. Type in the new file name before saving the file. You may also change the location of where the file is saved on your PC by changing the location designated in the Save In box. You may save the file to your A drive for example. Once the file has been saved the process is complete.
USING SNAPSHOT REPLAY CONTROLS
- To replay a snapshot, go to the Snapshot
drop-down menu and select Open
. You should not be connected to a vehicle when replaying a snapshot.
- A dialog box will appear listing all the available snapshot files.
Note: The default folder that snapshot files are saved in is C:\Detroit Diesel\Diagnostic and have a file extension of .ddl.
- Highlight the file you wish to open with one click of the left mouse button. The selected file name will now appear in the File Name box.
- Click once with the left mouse button on the Open box in the lower right of the dialog box.
- When you have opened a snapshot, replay controls will appear at the bottom of the DDDL window you opened.
- Start the replay of a snapshot by clicking on Play . The play button changes to Pause when a snapshot is replaying. While the snapshot is replaying, the replay slider next to the Play/Pause button moves showing the progress of the replay, and the time box next to it shows the time since the beginning of the recording. When you click on Play the snapshot begins to play from its current position and the instruments show the appropriate readings. The event window also changes during the replay to show the most recent event.
- Stop the replay at a particular point of interest by clicking on Pause . The instruments will show the values at the time the replay was stopped.
- Move to a specific time in the replay by dragging the replay slider button. As you drag the slider, the time shown in the time box changes to reflect the position of the slider.
Note: Not all DDDL windows can be activated when replaying the snapshot feature. You cannot access the injector response time window or the cylinder cutout window in snapshot mode. Samples of windows that may be activated include:
Normal Instrumentation Window
Diagnostic Instrumentation Window
Fault Codes Window
|Series 60 EGR Technician's Manual - 7SE60|
|Generated on 10-13-2008|