PDM Manager
Version: 1.9.1.0050 Release 18 November 2021

IMPORTANT NOTES WHEN UPGRADING FROM PRIOR VERSIONS

  • Configuration files saved using this version of PDM cannot be opened with previous versions of PDM manager.
    • It is recommended you back up existing configurations prior to using this version
  • Prior versions of PDM Manager will not detect configurations sent by this version
PDM Hex 1.91S
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • PDM CAN message transmission can now be controlled by a condition. (Global Setup | CAN Outputs) (#19309)
  • Updated user manual (#17224, #23848)
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • PDM stops transmitting CAN messages for up to 10 seconds (#21909)
  • Unassigned outputs report 142% Load (#19599)
  • CAN bitrate conversion (#22287)
  • Operation in CAN buses where ids in the range 0x3E0 to 0x3FF are in use (#20314)
  • Operating system: Windows 7 or later (Windows 8, Windows 10).
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1366 x 768.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Bitrate conversion fails when a password is set
    • Workaround:
      1. Power cycle the PDM
      2. Clear the password
      3. Perform bitrate conversion
      4. Set the password

Version: 1.9.1.0012 Release 11 July 2018
PDM Hex 1.91A
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Printable wiring summary (Help | Wiring Summary) (#17108)
  • Printable and exportable configuration summary (Help | Configuration Summary) (#17127)
  • Ability to transmit Device Information (firmware version, PDM serial number) in standard CAN message (#17829, #17830)
  • Configurable transmit rate for standard and user-defined CAN messages (#17844)
  • Ability to use extended CAN ids for standard messages (#18476)
  • Tool to automatically send the currently loaded configuration to detected PDMs. (Tools | Options | Communications) (#18145)
  • Test Outputs will initialise using the current output state instead of turning all outputs off. (#18596)
  • Ability to configure custom CAN addresses for PC to PDM communication [only via registry key at this stage] (#18527)
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Discovery / communications improvements on Windows 10 (#16859)
  • Name the channel that caused channel detail validation to fail. (#16271)
  • CAN Input Message timeout behaviour (#16032)
Version 1.8.0.0032 Release 27 March 2017
PDM Hex 1.80A
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Communications/Discovery improvements
  • Fix security (password) issue (#16351)
  • Fix incorrect display of offset values on CAN Inputs screen (#15019)
Version 1.8.0.0021 Release 21 October 2015
PDM Hex 1.80A
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Fix Keypad Configuration Tool
Version 1.8.0.0013 Release 15 August 2014
PDM Hex 1.80A
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Support for up to 4 CAN Keypads
    • Note: Only configured keypads are now shown on the main screen
  • Keypad Configuration Tool (Tools | Keypad Configuration)
  • Communications improvements
  • Updated Manual
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Fix keypad button channels when using multiple keypads
  • Fix 'browse for folder' dialog (Tools | Options | File Locations)
  • Fix CAN input channels timeout behaviour bugs (#11032)
  • Fix PDM manger cannot connect to a PDM that is already re-based (#11034)
  • Fix crash when pressing enter whilst communicating
Version 1.7.0.0020 Release 12 December 2013
PDM Hex 1.70C
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Full support for CAN Keypads
  • CAN inputs now supports up to seven different CAN ids
  • Extended CAN Id support for CAN inputs and outputs
  • Increased flexibility in scaling CAN input channels
  • CAN bitrate configuration (250K, 500K and 1M)
  • Master shutdown functionality for output pins
  • Stay alive functionality for output pins (to power low current devices during low power mode)
  • New counter function
  • Override channels added to the toggle condition
  • Linked output control for dual speed wiper motors
  • Optimisation for HID headlights
Version 1.50.0013 22 June 2012
PDM Hex 1.50G
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Improvements to passwording security.
Version 1.50.0011 01 March 2011
PDM Hex 1.50E
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • CAN messages have been re-ordered.
  • Firmware version added to about dialog.
  • Add a warning when the input and output channel of an output pin are the same.
  • Add confirmation dialogs for send configuration and send firmware.
  • Improve keyboard navigation in main form.
  • Add support for copy and paste.
  • Match retrieved PDM configurations to existing files.
  • Add comment fields throughout the PDM Manager user interface.
  • When a generating channel name is changed, prompt for rename throughout the whole configuration.
  • Don't allow the same configuration file to be open multiple times.
  • Add descriptive text for CAN address boudaries.
  • Add an autocomplete box for channel inputs.
  • Add support for new condition optimisations. This will slightly reduce the number of conditions required.
  • Add support for 4 configurable CAN transmit messages. Up to 32 channels can be transmitted to another device.
  • Show channels window open and pinned after fresh install.
  • Add configurable CAN receive timeout per message.
  • Add support for default value on CAN message timeout.
  • Improve channels window: Add toolbar and search box, render channels in bold (red for errors), add warning icon to invalid items, support switching between category and list view.
  • Improve channel search dialog: Render channels in bold (red for errors), add warning icon to invalid items.
  • Format numeric channels right aligned in Monitor PDM and Monitor Channels dialogs.
  • Add descriptive test for CAN transmission rates.
  • Standard CAN output templates (output state, output current etc.) can now be turned on and off individually.
  • Outputs which are turned off after attempting all configured retries now have a state of 'Retries Done' with a value of 8.
  • Added a new CAN message with packed flags for output faults (one bit per output).
FIXED IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Message boxes now centre properly when multiple monitors are in use.
  • Fix bug where the same serial number would appear more than once in the select PDM dialog.
  • Fix bug where stale data would cause a config build failure.
  • Fix crash on invalid condition.
  • Fix handling of '.' in channel search.
  • Fix bugs in rename channel dialog.
  • Fix crash when shortcut key used to create new file, open file etc.
Version 1.41.0015 22 April 2009
PDM Hex 1.40D
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • The PDM Manager now supports individual PDM types, i.e. PDM15, PDM16, PDM30 or PDM32.
  • The user is now forced to specify the PDM type for a newly created configuration.
  • All new configuration files are checked against the PDM type to which it is uploaded.
  • Only the relevant CAN messages for a PDM variant (ie. PDM15/16/30/32) are now transmitted
  • Transmitted CAN messages are now spaced at 1mS
  • PDM15 firmware support added
  • The PDM Manager now supports conversion from one type of configuration to another (e.g. PDM15 to PDM30). Conversion constraints are imposed where applicable.
  • Configurations created and uploaded with previous versions of the PDM Manager are still retrievable with this version.
Version 1.40.0008 10 February 2009
PDM Hex 1.40B
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Password protection has been added
  • Passwords can be maintained via the Online | Set Password menu option.
  • Note: Passwords should be cleared (empty password) before reverting to a previous version of PDM Manager.
  • Configuration files will be automatically saved when sent to the PDM.
Version 1.01.0006 01 July 2008
PDM Hex 1.20A
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Support for PDM16.
Version 1.00.0005 31 March 2008
PDM Hex 1.10F
NEW IN THIS RELEASE:
  • Initial release.