Current Version: 3.1
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.
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.
Computer operating systems—Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
Short Cut creates simple programs for our CR200-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: 14
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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.
The SCWin revision history information can be found through the “Software and OS Revision Histories” web page for 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.
Yes. Use the generic SDI-12 instruction.
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.
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.
Setup for the camera is done either in the CC5MPX’s onboard configuration web page or in the Device Configuration Utility, not within the datalogger program. Consequently, it is not supported in Short Cut for Windows (SCWin).