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Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby dream racer » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:31 pm

Is there DVT software available used or free ?
Also the interface IXXAT USB to CAN BUS used
Trying to program Sevcon 72v 350a unit for a Motorcycle
Also have a Sevcon 48v 450 a unit
Thanks
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby charlesb123 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:01 am

HI
You can download the software here http://www.heinzmann.com/en/electric-an ... ontrollers

I've never seen used canbus units, I had to buy a new one, and the DVT software will only work with the USB version.

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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby dream racer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:47 am

Hi Charles
I only see a Update ,Is that the full version ?
Thanks Carel
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby charlesb123 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:16 pm

Hi there
The software is on the second page, along with various firmware versions.

You will need to login with
Username : software
Password : perm-motor2010

There is plenty of documentation as well.

Regards
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby dream racer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:54 pm

Thanks Charles
I am still having problems with communication so I bought the IXXAT USB to CAN compact
Will update when i get it
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby DGonz » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:27 pm

I highly recommend just calling up Sevcon. Their tech support is great, and they not only just emailed me the DVT software, but they emailed me all kinds of new documentation, new firmware for my Gen4 Size 4, and a configuration file made specifically for my motor! Just call them up, you already bought their $900.00 controller, they now just want to keep you a happy customer.
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby querlenker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:08 pm

@DGonz:

Hi,

which support do you mean? UK? Where did you call? I made some other experience some time ago.

Regards, Sebastian
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby Jaesin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:35 pm

That password looks like it works for other downloads but not the "SEVCON Install" file.
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby voltereta » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:57 am

Can anyone share the DVT file to us?

It is impossible download from heinzmann…
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby h0tr0d » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:00 pm

I'm looking for the DVT 2.0, can someone help?

Send me a PM, please
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby frodus » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:10 pm

updating the thread, since people can't figure it out after things moved on the Heinzmann site

Go here:
http://www.heinzmann.com/en/download-el ... s-software
Then navigate the tree to "Motor Controllers", then "Software" then "Sevcon Software" and click on "Sevcon Install".

You will need to login with
Username : software
Password : perm-motor2010
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby KLRbee » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:02 pm

Hello all,

I tried to follow the instructions in this thread and successfully have the computer talking with my Gen4 powertrain on the bench. I'm seeing CANopen packets in the packet monitor. However the download there requires activation, and Sevcon seems to be roundly ignoring my activation requests. Rather, they respond and ask who I am, I respond and tell them, and they don't even have the courtesy to respond with a 'no', they just don't reply. I'm not asking for any support from them. I've done standalone engine management before, and industrial controls programming before, so though I expect troubles I will muddle through them. Has anyone had recent luck getting a license file from them? If so, how did you do it? Thank you.
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby frodus » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:46 am

That's pretty much how Sevcon is with DIY guys.

Gotta buy the software through one of their distributors to get that key.
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby KLRbee » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:36 pm

Yep, they explained that they do not want to distribute software in violation of their agreements with OEMs. Now to see if I can get a key without also buying another IXXAT.
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Re: Is there DVT software available used or free ?

Postby methods » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:48 am

They keys bop around... I have had access at different points.
Out of respect for those who have shared... I do not even abuse the privilege myself. (I.E. I have nothing pirated)
As of present... I have only one legit copy of DVT running (on an old laptop) and it is a limited key set that causes me all kinds of bricked controller issues.

We are seriously looking at other options as Sevcon has a bad reputation for direct non-OEM customer support.
But then... we are OEM... so I suppose its time to approach them directly myself for a better level of support.

Would rather just work on a work-around... as I am a firm believer in just putting the tools out where people can use them.
If you have any experience what so ever with DVT you will have patches of hair missing from your scalp. It is about as buggy as you can possibly imagine for an OEM Prime Time offering.

Yes... you can get DVT to do what you need.
Yes... for every 3 steps forward you will take at least 1 back chasing your ass.

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* I want to tinker... can I tinker on my Lease Car if I share the R&D?
* Weather - I need an enclosed vehicle. Motorcycle wont fly with a 5yo in the rain.
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