Short Cut Program Generator for Windows (SCWin)
Eases Programming
Simple way to generate datalogger programs
weather applications supported water applications supported energy applications supported gas flux & turbulence applications supported infrastructure applications supported soil applications supported

Overview

Current Version: 3.2.2

Short Cut Program Generator (SCWin) is a free, menu-driven, PC-compatible software package that simplifies the creation of datalogger programs; it creates a datalogger program in five easy steps.

To download Short Cut, refer to the Downloads section or click the Download Now button.

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Benefits and Features

  • Creates a data logger program in seven easy steps
  • Generates a printable wiring diagram.
  • Supports both standard sensors and generic measurements (e.g., bridge, pulse).
  • Supports the AM25T, AM16/32B, AM16/32A, AM16/32, AM416, and AM32 multiplexers.
  • Suports the AVW200 2-Channel Vibrating-Wire Spectrum Analyzer.
  • Supports ET106, ET107, and MetData1 Weather Stations.
  • Includes a reference crop evapotranspiration calculation module and other mathematical calculations.
  • Can be downloaded free of charge; see Downloads section or Download Now button on web page

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Technical Description

Originally intended to support meteorological and hydrological applications, the initial releases of Short Cut (SCWin) supported over 120 sensors. Now, with additional program generation capabilities, Short Cut supports programming for our multiplexers, AVW200-series Vibrating-Wire Interfaces, ET107 stations, ET106 stations, MetData1 stations, and most sensors that can be measured by our data loggers.

Short Cut allows the user to select sensors and choose output data. Short Cut then creates a wiring diagram and a program file for transfer to the data logger. It also includes support for algebraic entry of expressions.

Specifications

Current Version 4.0
Operating System Windows 10, 8, and 7 (Both 32- and 64-bit operating systems are supported.)

Compatibility

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
CR1000
CR1000X
CR200X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR300
CR3000
CR310
CR5000 (retired)
CR6
CR800
CR850
CR9000X

Additional Compatibility Information

Computer Requirements

Computer operating systems—Windows 7, 8, and 10. Short Cut runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these operating systems.

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Downloads

Short Cut v.4.0 Update 2 (24.8 MB) 19-10-2018

Short Cut creates simple programs for our CR200-series, CR300-series, CR510, CR500, CR10(X), 21X, CR23X, CR6, CR800, CR1000(X), CR3000, CR5000 and CR9000X dataloggers. Both mixed array and table data operating systems are supported. Short Cut also supports our ET106, ET107 and MetData1 weather stations. The newest version includes the latest sensor files.

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FAQs for

Number of FAQs related to Short Cut: 15

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  1. The SCWin revision history information can be found through the “Software and OS Revision Histories” web page for Short Cut.

  2. No. Short Cut version 3.0 cannot be used to program the data logger to send data via FTP.

  3. The Half Bridge instruction should be selected (not the 3 Wire or 4 Wire options) in Short Cut. The following parameters are data logger specific, but the following can be used on the CR1000 datalogger with the sensor wired to SE1, and Vx1:

    How many HalfBr Sensors?          1
    Total Bridge Resistance 1000 ohm
    Excitation Voltage 2500 mV
    Sensors per excitation channel 1
    Range of sensor voltage 2500 mV
    Reverse Excitation Yes
    Measurement Integration

    50 or 60Hz

    Settling Time 20000 µs
    Multiplier Determined during installation (see manual)
    Offset Determined during installation (see manual)
  4. Short Cut does not allow mV readings. To record the raw mV data before it is converted to NTU, open the Short Cut file in the CRBasic Editor, and alter the program manually.

  5. It is possible that an older version of Short Cut is being used. Download the latest version of Short Cut.

    For programming assistance, consult the NR01-L instruction manual. For additional assistance, contact Campbell Scientific.

  6. No. Campbell Scientific recommends tracking the battery voltage, program signature, and data logger temperature over time for troubleshooting purposes.

  7. Yes. In the Water | Level & Flow folder, there is the option to select CS475/CS476/CS477 Radar Water Level Sensor. Click to move the selection to the Selected device window, and enter the SDI-12 address.

  8. Short Cut for Windows (SCWin) ships in all of Campbell Scientific’s support software packages. It is also available as a free download in the Downloads section of the SCWin product page.

    SCWin can be used to create programs by going through a simple five-step process. The generated data logger program can be used “as is,” or it can be opened up in the CRBasic Editor (the programming editor that is included with RTDAQ, LoggerNet, and PC400). SCWin provides a good example of programming, as well as a head start on a new program.

    Note that any changes made to the CRBasic program cannot be imported back into SCWin.

  9. We do not offer an individual manual for SCWin (Short Cut for Windows). Short Cut information is provided in the LoggerNet, RTDAQ, and PC400 manuals. Information can also be obtained from the Help screens within SCWin.

  10. A free program generator for all Campbell Scientific data loggers is Short Cut for Windows (SCWin). Short Cut can be used to create programs in many situations where Campbell Scientific equipment is used. The Campbell Scientific YouTube channel has a two-part series on using Short Cut.

    In situations where program requirements are too complex or specialized for Short Cut, programs can be written in any text editor that can edit and save plain ASCII text. However, creating an error-free program would be very difficult. The CRBasic Editor that comes with PC400 and LoggerNet provides a programming environment with procedure templates, integrated help, programming examples, the ability to test compile the program before sending it, and many other features that can be very helpful when developing a program.


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