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GDS 2 - Hints & News June

2014

Contents

1 Introduction

2 News for the June 2014 GDS 2 version

2.1 Selected Vehicle Panel

2.2 E-mail Button

2.3 New Tabbing Function

3 Hints for using the GDS 2 application

3.1 Starting and Updating GDS 2

3.2 Start via TIS2Web

3.3 Start via Desktop Icon

3.4 Start via Windows Start Menu

3.5 Updating Diagnostic Content

3.5.1 Optional Update of Diagnostic Packages

3.5.2 Mandatory Update / Initial Installation

3.5.3 Recommended Practice

1 Introduction

Several new GDS 2 functions have been introduced to make it easier for technicians to navigate through GDS 2 and communicate more effectively.

2 News for the June 2014 GDS 2 version

2.1 Selected Vehicle Panel

A new navigation panel has been added to the right side of the GDS 2 screen that shows the selected vehicle (vehicle navigation path). (Fig. 1 ) This panel shows the model year,

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make, model and VIN digits 1-3.

Page 2 of 6 make, model and VIN digits 1-3. 2.2 E-mail Button In the Edit

2.2 E-mail Button

In the Edit Session File Selection where users can review stored data from the GDS 2 main screen, a new E-mail button is available. (Fig. 2) From the stored data, select the Edit button and then select a session file to activate the E-mail function. Technicians can send session and other log files directly to an e-mail specified by the user.

other log files directly to an e-mail specified by the user.

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In the E-mail screen, an E-mail address must be added manually. The Subject name is created according to the selected session name. Attachments are added to one zip file and renamed Attachments.piz. ( Fig. 3) Error logs are automatically added.

( Fig. 3) Error logs are automatically added. 2.3 New Tabbing Function To more easily navigate

2.3 New Tabbing Function

To more easily navigate through GDS 2, use the Tab, Shift + Tab, Alt + Tab, Enter, Up Arrow, and Down Arrow keys on the keyboard. (Fig. 4) The keyboard tabbing functions provides faster access and navigation to various components. The selected components are identified by dashed lines or blue borders around the selection or a slight coloration.

or blue borders around the selection or a slight coloration. 3 Hints for using the GDS

3 Hints for using the GDS 2 application

3.1 Starting and Updating GDS 2

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As there were some changes in this area, this section provides a recap of things to know about starting and updating GDS 2.

3.2 Start via TIS2Web

The following symbol leads to the GDS 2 page: about starting and updating GDS 2. 3.2 Start via TIS2Web To provide latest information about GDS

To provide latest information about GDS 2 there may be pop-up messages being displayed before GDS 2 finally starts. It's recommended to carefully read such messages.

The application will be started by selecting the "Start GDS 2" button:

be started by selecting the "Start GDS 2" button: There are three reasons that require starting

There are three reasons that require starting GDS 2 via TIS2Web:

1. Initial installation

2. Update of the GDS 2 core system (not necessary for updates of the diagnostic packages)

3. Renewal of the lease every 30 days

Important:

It is important to know that if GDS 2 is being started from TIS2Web and there is an update of the core system pending there will be no option to skip this update.

The update of the core system will start as soon as the "Start GDS 2" button has been selected and must not be interrupted.

3.3 Start via Desktop Icon

The installation procedure creates a desktop icon that can be used to start GDS 2 by double clicking:

icon that can be used to start GDS 2 by double clicking:

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3.4 Start via Windows Start Menu

The installation procedure also creates an entry within the Windows start menu that can be used to start GDS 2:

the Windows start menu that can be used to start GDS 2: 3.5 Updating Diagnostic Content

3.5 Updating Diagnostic Content

3.5.1 Optional Update of Diagnostic Packages

If new Diagnostic Packages are available an Update button is being displayed beneath the Diagnostics picture. As long as Diagnostic is still enabled there's no need to do the update at this very moment. If necessary, the update can be done at a later time.

If necessary, the update can be done at a later time. 3.5.2 Mandatory Update / Initial

3.5.2 Mandatory Update / Initial Installation

Following an initial install or after an incompatible update of the core system the Diagnostic Packages have to be updated. The Diagnostics picture will be disabled in this case and no diagnostic operations can be performed until the updates have been installed as shown below:

Select "Update".

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Page 6 of 6 Next is the following page, please confirm. 3.5.3 Recommended Practice With the

Next is the following page, please confirm.

Page 6 of 6 Next is the following page, please confirm. 3.5.3 Recommended Practice With the

3.5.3 Recommended Practice

With the various changes made to GDS 2 there are two possible concepts to work with GDS 2:

1. Always start GDS 2 from TIS2Web This automatically ensures that you always have the latest GDS 2 core system installed. The "Update" button informs you of available GDS 2 package updates. Disadvantage: You cannot skip a Core Software update. Therefore you always need to wait for any update to complete before you can work with GDS 2 again. If you know in advance that you have no time for an update you may start locally (i.e. from the Start Menu or Desktop) in that case.

2. Always start locally and once per month from TIS2Web The lease expiration time has been extended to 30 days recently. Therefore, you may choose to only start from TIS2Web once a month to renew the lease and install potential core system updates. New diagnostic packages will still be available via the "Update" button as long as the lease has not expired. With this method you have control about when updates are installed.

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