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.Read More
October 3, 2016: The CS526 Digital ISFET pH Probe was incorrectly included as being compatible with the CR300 datalogger. In a future Short Cut release, the CS526 will be removed from the sensor list. The user will be required to update his/her Short Cut software to eliminate the sensor from the list.
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 dataloggers.
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 datalogger. It also includes support for algebraic entry of expressions.
|Operating System||Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP (Both 32- and 64-bit operating systems are supported.)|
Computer operating systems—Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Short Cut runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these operating systems.
Short Cut creates simple programs for our CR200-series, CR300-series, CR510, CR500, CR10(X), 21X, CR23X, CR6, CR800, CR1000, 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.View Update History
Number of FAQs related to Short Cut: 15
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The blog article "How to Navigate the World of Software Upgrades, Patches, and Trials" explains the difference between patches (free of charge) and upgrades (for a fee). This example quickly shows the difference between an upgrade and a patch:
Major version change, such as 1.3 to 2.0
Minor version change, such as 1.3 to 1.4
Typically requires purchase for a fee
Free of charge
The SCWin revision history information can be found through the “Software and OS Revision Histories” web page for Short Cut.
The 255-100 Evaporation Gauge is a 1000 ohm potentiometer sensor that can be measured using the Half Bridge instruction listed in the Generic Measurements folder in Short Cut.
No. Short Cut version 3.0 cannot be used to program the datalogger to send data via FTP.
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.
No. Campbell Scientific recommends tracking the battery voltage, program signature, and datalogger temperature over time for troubleshooting purposes.
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 datalogger 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.
No. A CRBasic or Edlog datalogger editor (included in PC400 and LoggerNet software) is needed to write program code for the TDR100. Short Cut for Windows (SCWin) is not designed to handle the many variables of the TDR100.
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.