DIAdem 2020 SP1 Release Notes
DIAdem 2020 SP1 Release Notes
This file contains information on DIAdem 2020 SP 1:
Supported Operating Systems
Notes on DIAdem 2020 SP1
Notes on Future DIAdem Versions
Compatibility of DIAdem 2020 SP1 with DIAdem 2020
Product Security and Critical Updates
New Features in DIAdem 2020 SP1
Accessing the Help
Automating the Installation of NI Products
Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10
Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1
DIAdem Drops Support for Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021
DIAdem is the NI software for analyzing and documenting data from various sources.
For correct DIAdem performance, the following minimum requirements must be met:
||x64 compatible processor, 1.6 GHz or more
|Amount of memory
||2 GB or more
|Hard disk memory
||Depending on the operating system, up to 6 GB free storage space on the system partition
||Color depth at least 16-bit (High Color), 24-bit, or 32-bit (True Color) recommended
||From 1280x800 with a scaling step of 100%
- Windows 10 64-bit1
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-bit1
- Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 12
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Update1
- Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 12
|Note For automatic evaluation on server operating systems, NI recommends the use of the SystemLink module Analysis Automation instead of DIAdem.|
1 NI software installs VC2015 runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 requires Microsoft updates to support these software products. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with an SHA-256 certificate. Under Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Microsoft updates are required for the support of SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 and KB3125574 for more information about how to install this security update.
|Note DIAdem runs only with restrictions on the N or KN edition of Windows because the multimedia support is missing. You can obtain this as "Media Feature Pack" from Microsoft and install it later.|
Under Windows Server 2012 R2 you cannot play videos in DIAdem VIEW.
||The firewall displays warnings while DIAdem installs and while DIAdem launches, for the following reasons:
The usireg component executes during the installation of DataPlugins. The DataFinder, which you use for searching and navigating in files, then starts. When DIAdem launches, a DNS query determines whether to license locally or whether to use a license server.
If you want to be able to use all the DIAdem functions, NI recommends that you select "Do not block" for all programs listed. This also applies when you want to evaluate DIAdem. Refer to ni.com/info under the winxpsp2 info code for more information.
|Windows User Permissions
||DIAdem and its components are basically executable under the pre-configured Microsoft Windows user accounts from User upwards. DIAdem must be installed with full administrator permissions.
If you operate various DIAdem versions on one computer, you only have the entire range of functions in each version if you have administrator rights.
- Internet Explorer: For the map display in DIAdem VIEW and DIAdem DAC, you need Internet Explorer version 11 or later.
- Adobe Reader to display manual files
- DIAdem installs the base package of Python 3.7 (64-bit) DIAdem also supports Python version 3.6 (64-bit).
NI installs DIAdem using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, DIAdem installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Help for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
You can access the list of known issues for software and documentation online. For an up-to-date list of known issues in SystemLink, visit the NI Website.
Notes on DIAdem 2020 SP1
- DIAdem 2019 and later versions no longer support the projection of data with color shading or with deformation onto a 3D model of the test object.
- As of the DIAdem 2019 installation, the 64-bit version of My DataFinder replaces earlier 32-bit installations. The configuration of My DataFinder takes place in DIAdem versions 2019 or later in DIAdem. In DIAdem versions later than 19.0, you configure My DataFinder using the tray icon in the Windows taskbar. C ++ DataPlugins, which are only available in a 32-bit version, need to upgrade to a 64-bit version.
- As of DIAdem 2018, you can no longer connect to My DataFinder from a remote computer.
- For the MyDataFinder in DIAdem 2020 SP1, any index files from earlier DIAdem versions must be regenerated. This occurs automatically when you launch DIAdem. Depending on how many files are to be indexed, this may take quite some time.
- Scripts written for the use on SystemLink analysis automation are subject to certain restrictions. Refer to Analysis Automation, General in the Help, for further information.
- Under Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, there are issues displaying character strings when printing or exporting to PDF and XPS documents if you control the system via remote desktop. DIAdem prints character strings without or with too little character spacing. This is a Microsoft issue described at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2768741. There Microsoft offers a solution in form of a hotfix. In case you cannot install this hotfix, you can also work around this issue using the setting Output print data as graphic under Settings»DIAdem Settings»REPORT.
- If you change the size of the text displayed on the screen (DPI scale), for example, from 100% to 150%, under Windows 8.1 (minimum) and you do not restart the computer, display errors might occur in the curve selection in DIAdem REPORT and DIAdem VIEW.
- When you activate DIAdem, you must create a NI user profile at ni.com. The evaluation period is now 7 days without a user profile. If you create a user profile, this period is extended to 45 days.
- When using the OPC UA server, a missing Windows update can lead to error messages because functions or DLLs are missing. If this error occurs, check the logfile as to whether a message describes an error in the search path extension. To eliminate this error, install the Windows Update KB2533623 at https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=26767.
- When loading a DAC block diagram, DIAdem now checks whether the block diagram contains outdated blocks. The block diagram can still run with these blocks, however the outdated blocks are identified with a label. Please replace these by up-to-date blocks because in future versions the earlier blocks will no longer be supported.
- In order to use the following DIAdem drivers the following NI software components must be installed:
||Automotive Diagnostic Command Set
||ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit
- Very old commands and variables, which have been replaced by new technologies, are marked as obsolete in DIAdem. This means that these commands and variables are no longer supported in one of the upcoming DIAdem versions. On the DIAdem help page DIAdem»Searching for Obsolete Commands and Variables you can find a script which checks your scripts for obsolete identifiers.
- The previously obsolete commands DataCheckChnls and DataSelChn have been permanently removed from DIAdem. Use the Selection collection instead.
- If you install an earlier DIAdem version after you have installed the current DIAdem version, the PDF export of the earlier version might not function correctly. You can solve the issue by copying the files acfpdf*.* and cdintf*.dll from the current DIAdem program folder into the program folder of the earlier DIAdem version.
- From version 2018 onwards, DIAdem imports VBS DataPlugins in encrypted form by default. You can only import and then process a DataPlugin unencrypted if you select Import DataPlugin in the DataPlugin Settings dialog box.
- The images you use in the Picture for Tree SUD property must have a minimum size of 16*16 pixels.
- You cannot use VIs that require .NET assemblies from DIAdem through the LVRuntime object.
- The display of a multiline header of a 2D table in REPORT has changed from previous versions. As of DIAdem 2020 SP1, DIAdem rotates the entire header block instead of each line individually, if you want to rotate headers in a vertically-oriented 2D table by 90° or 270°, or if you want to rotate headers in a horizontally-oriented 2D table by 0° or 180°.
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- The DIAdem icon was adapted to the new NI design and the REPORT template design was modernized.
- The interface for Python DataPlugins has been extended. You can now check within the DataPlugin whether the file format is suitable for the DataPlugin. You can also specify whether the DataPlugin should only index a file or whether it should also be possible to load this file. If the Python code contains errors, the DataPlugin reports them to the user interface.
DIAdem NAVIGATOR, DataFinder, Data Portal
- You can create calculation channels by executing mathematical operations on the channels of an existing channel group using a simple formula, or by using a calculation from the calculation manager. In a formula you can use channels, constants, numbers, and variables. To execute mathematical operations on them, you can use the basic arithmetic operations and all functions displayed in the dialog interface. If the functions in the formula channel are not sufficient to complete your task, create a calculation from the formula in the Calculation Manager and edit it there.
- You can also use channel names containing DIAdem or VBS names in the formula of formula channels if you enter them as CH("Channel Name"). If channel names contain special characters, DIAdem inserts them into the formula with the expression CH("channel name").
- For formula channels, you can specify a unit for the result. If you use quantity-based calculation, DIAdem checks whether the program can also execute calculations with the associated physical quantities.
- DIAdem includes DataPlugins that allow you to load Real Drive Emissions (RDE) data according to EU regulations and save RDE analysis results.
- In the Bus Log Converter the ID mode NMEA2000 has been added in the database configuration. This mode is standard for serial data networking of electronic devices in naval vessels and is also frequently used by GPS hardware on commercial vehicles or agricultural machinery. For more information, visit the National Marine Electronics Association website.
- A new Drag & Drop function for the VIEW panel makes it easier to move VIEW areas.
- The new RDE (Real Drive Emissions) functions allow you to evaluate the measured emissions from motor vehicles while driving on public roads, according to European standards. The calculations are based on the "COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/1832" of November 5, 2018.
The preview features give an outlook on features in future versions. The functions to be unlocked are still under development and the user interface, the API, or the scope of functions may change. To enable this function the dialog box Settings»DIAdem Settings»General.
You can specify for DIAdem REPORT, whether DIAdem -when plotting xy-channels - automatically determines the x-channel if it is not explicitly specified. If you have selected this setting and the x-channel is not explicitly specified, DIAdem plots xy-channels via the associated x-channel. If you have not selected this setting and the x-channel is not explicitly specified, DIAdem plots xy-channels via the index.
Corrected Errors in DIAdem 2020 SP1
You can access a list of the bugs fixed in this version online. You can find a list of the fixed bugs in the public bug list.
For more information on DIAdem, go to the DIAdem help Help»Contents.
Use Help»Examples in DIAdem to start the DIAdem ExampleFinder. You can find DIAdem examples in the examples directory below the program directory. You can modify examples to suit your needs, or you can copy and paste parts of the examples into your own files.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Online or Offline Installer in the NI Package Manager Help.
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system. Windows 10 features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Moreover, the operating system introduces several new capabilities. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
DIAdem will drop support for Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021 may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information on NI operating system support , visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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