DirectSOFT6 Revision History
What's New in Version
6.1, 14 Jun 2017
Support for the new D4-454 PLC which includes:
Increased Ladder Memory size from 16K to 32K (32256), PORT 2
supports MODBUS Protocol, 38400 baud rate for all protocols,
including Non-Sequence, on PORT 1, PORT 2 and PORT 3, and the System
Information dialog now shows Memory Type: M-RAM (instead of Flash
Views now support "Live Scrolling." View contents
now update while dragging the Scroll Bar Thumb, or when using the
Fixed Scroll Bar Line Up/Down, Page Up/Down, Thumb
Drag operations, and Scroll Wheel issues in Grid-based Views with
many entries (e.g. Documentation View).
Data View grid lines are now more readily visible.
TAPI Modem issue on Windows 10: Setting ModemEnable=0
in the INI file no longer attempts to initialize TAPI.
DSP6x.exe, Csmain.exe, and Esmain.exe will now all
create crash dump file (with .dmp extension) in the case of an
ERM Workbench Version 18.104.22.168 (Build 1) supports the
new D4-454 PLC.
CTRIO Workbench Version 22.214.171.124 (or greater)
supports the new D4-454 PLC. (With DSPLink3.DLL Version 126.96.36.199 or
What's New in Version
6.0c, 17 Jun 2016
Fixed an obscure issue that caused some
computers running Windows Vista to display the error message:
"Attempted an unsupported operation"
during File Open Project, File Save As Project, and Backup
Data View now correctly updates when Global Display
Aliases setting is changed. (e.g. TA0 <--> V0).
Corrected status bar and menu display strings
associated with Test Mode Operations.
Help System: Added Help for the new Box Input Leg
Labels, Trend View Options, and updated the Toolbar Button graphics.
What's New in Version
6.0b, 25 Feb 2016
The faster status updates introduced in Version
6.0 cause some older/slower PC's to become unresponsive,
especially when viewing status with multiple Projects open.
Version 6.0b automatically fixes this problem for most PC's.
However, if your PC becomes unresponsive
during status update, try removing the semicolon from one or
both of these two new status update interval settings
under the [SETUP] section of your DS600.INI file:
The default values are 20 Hz (50ms poll)
for Data View and 40 Hz (25ms poll) for Ladder/Stage/Trend
Views. You can tweak these settings to make them slower (for
old/slow PCs), or even faster (e.g. fast Trend). (5119)
Comm Links and their associated settings are now
saved to CommServ.RST file whenever any Comm Links are added, edited
Increased Comm Server Initialization timeout to
address a startup issue on Windows 8.
Fixed a problem where Output Coils were being
swapped on Accept under certain circumstances.
Shift Register (SR) instruction now correctly
allows a higher address in the first parameter field so that both SR
C0 C7, and SR C7 C0 are properly supported to allow Shift Left or
Display of the PONOFF IBox instruction incorrectly
implied it to be an edge-triggered instruction. It is now properly
displayed as unconditional.
Inserting a new column in the last input column of a
rung, then inserting a Relational Contact now correctly widens the
input area to accommodate the Relational Contact.
Right-Click Context Menu now correctly offers "Trend
View" only if connected to a PLC.
Fixed an issue where the line width combo box was
not always reflecting the correct width for the current element.
Fixed Status Bar background color issue with
Override turned on.
Hidden Data Views / XRef Views no longer "pop open"
on Save to Disk.
The Output Window now initializes properly on Open
Project if it was hidden when the Project was closed.
Print All now properly maintains the Black & White
Includes latest NetEdit 3 firmware images as of 24
What's New in DirectSOFT Version 6.0a, 05 March 2015
Fixed a problem that prevented the Color Setup
dialog from displaying properly under Windows XP.
Fixed a problem that would not allow saved Data
Views and Trend Views to be reopened under Windows XP.
Koyo Customers are
now able to use Koyo elements in the new SCALEB, SCALEBD,
CTRRGRD, and CTRRGWR IBoxes.
Fixed a problem that could cause a crash when
using the AIN (ASCII In) instruction editor.
Long Nicknames now
display in the Ladder View with adequate margins, especially in
power rail boxes and Relational Contacts.
Comm Port auto-detect
on startup now preserves previously enabled ports and
adds/enables any newly detected ports in the DS600.INI file. To
disable an unwanted port, under [devasync.dll] set that comm
port enable to zero (e.g. COM1Enable=0).