CAN data - DBC file management (removing and loading DBC files easily)

Nick Rawson

Posted on 25.09.2017 11:03


I have a situation in which my DBC files are regularly changing. In something like Vector Canalyzer I can manage the DBC files being used with a Database Manager very easily, by loading and unloading entire DBC files.

In Dewesoft X2 and using DS-CAN2 hardware, how can I unload a DBC file I have loaded? The problem is, when I add a DBC file (which is wonderfully easy) it adds each individual message/channel and there doesn't seem to be an easy way to remove just the contents of 1 DBC file, leaving the others (and their associated USED or other channel settings / renames etc) intact.

Obviously I don't want to have to go down a list of hundreds of channels/messages and pick out the ones that belong to the particular DBC file I want to change. Is there a way around this? Or is there a way to sort the CAN0 list by DBC file association so I can delete them via the sorted list?

Many thanks.

DEWESoft Support
Technical support
Posted on 25.09.2017 13:01


unfortunately, DEWESoft doesn't remember which channels were loaded from which *.dbc file and this is not an easy feature to implement.
We have added it to the wish list: SWAUTO-409 CAN data - DBC file management (removing and loading DBC files easily)
If it will be implemented, we will reply to this forum topic.

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