Windows 7 is EOL and unsupported since January 2020. This means that updates are no longer available to download from Microsoft. You should ideally move to a supported OS as soon as possible.
If after installing SP1 and the .NET Core framework the tool still does not run, two updates are required:
At this point the tool will connect to the server. For some protocols you might be asked to provide the original file. If your ECU is supported, the tool will load the list of parameters that can be logged from the server and display the selection.
Some protocols require the ECU to be patched. The relevant information will be displayed in the box at the bottom of the tool.
The licensing status is displayed in the main window after initialization. A license is not needed to see if the logger is compatible with the ECU. You should always check compatibility before purchasing credits. Also check the parameter list and make sure that you are satisfied with the available parameters.
Before you can log, patch or LIVE tune you first need a license:
Extend…button to extend the subscription for credits.
Buy Licensebutton to buy a license for credits.
Credits can be added at https://billing.vehical.net
NB! The license is considered per-seat/location. Do not share your key outside of a single location of your company. This will be detected and the account locked out. For companies with multiple dealers there is a Pro version.
The measurement selection window is automatically shown after initialization. If closed, it can be opened at any time using the
Save profilebutton saves the current selection to file.
Load profilebutton loads a selection from file. Only the variables that are available will be loaded, the rest will be ignored.
Synccheckbox makes the measurement list follow the selected item in the selection box. It is useful if you want to look up the description of a measurement.
Top addcheckbox makes the tool insert new values on top of the list.
Translatecheckbox to translate all descriptions to English in one click.
To view data on-screen only, press the
Connect button. It is possible to add and remove measurements while the datastream is active, making it easier to find what you need.
The data display can be changed using the radio buttons, if you need to see raw unconverted data from the ECU.
Make sure you have selected a
Log folder in the settings on top.
Start Logging button to start writing the stream to file, press it again to stop. The output is a CSV file with comma as the separator.
Alternatively use the
Shift key combination to start and stop logging.
Show to open an explorer window pointing to the log folder.
See: Advanced Options
It is possible to log multiple control modules simultaneously in Master/Slave systems and in vehicles that have protocols for both the engine and transmission. Refer to the VehiCAL Muxer page for more details.
Please refer to the LIVE tuning page.