DewesoftX 2022.3 upgrade is now released. Within this new software package, we have updated the Modal Test module to preserve results when moving between channel setup and measure - and added additional absolute ODS FRF outputs. Also, a new Orbit Waveform widget is now available, bringing your Orbit Analysis module to industry standard.
Inside the Frequency filter, an option for filtering in the frequency domain with Inverse Fast Frequency transformation (IFFT) is now available. For an overview of channels, new amplifier properties are available inside the Analog-in channel grid. Additionally, this version brings full support with High-DPI displays. Enjoy!
- Modal Test Improvements
- New Orbit Waveform Widget
- Filtering in Frequency Domain with IFFT
- High-DPI Support
- Additional Columns in Analog in Grid
- What Else Is New?
DewesoftX 2022.3 is a FREE update for all Dewesoft users. You can download the latest version from our Download Center.
Modal Test Improvements
The Modal Test module now supports both relative and absolute ODS measurements. The Absolute ODS FRF function is also known as “phase-assigned spectra”, “PAS”, or “phase-referenced spectra”. The new ODS FRF output contains the magnitude of the response while having the phase between that and the reference response.
The relative ODS outputs are shown as the FRF H1 and H2 Transmissibilities, which have a magnitude related to the ratio between the response and the reference response.
The new ODS FRF output and indications of transmissibilities in the Modal Test module.
The ODS measure display template is updated to use the new ODS FRF output for magnitude and phase spectra.
Another upgrade in Modal Test is that measured data does not reset when going back to channel setup, stopping and restarting the measurement, or reopening the Setup file after shutting your pc down. Already measured functions will persist and be stored in new data recordings unless manually cleared. This functionality also makes it possible to perform setup changes during test campaigns - you may conclude that more DOFs should be measured after the test has started.
Preserve measured Modal Test functions while going to Ch. setup and back to Measure.
New Orbit Waveform Widget
The Orbit Analysis module now includes a new dedicated visual control - the Turbomachinery Domain Signature Waveform graph. This graph further strengthens the already versatile OA solution, completing the market’s most capable rotor dynamics tool. The waveform graph presents time domain data from each of the sensors used within a constant timespan, along with a clear indication of the zero pulses, allowing you to observe the start and stop of each period.
Orbit Waveform Graph showing the proximity probe signal over 100ms duration.
The scope of historical data can be shown in time or number of revolutions with freely definable duration or with the X axis supporting the display of time, revolution count, or angle. The Orbit Waveform Graph widget can also display a set of industry-standardized parameters, such as the direction of rotation and the sensor angle relative to the key-phasor (zero) position.
Displaying the user-defined number of rotations with the Y axis in revolution count, angle, or time.
Time Data Filtered in the Frequency Domain with IFFT
The Frequency domain filter module now supports filtered synchronous time data channels. When you set the Filter type to “Custom…” and set the Output type to “Time Signal” - this performs processing including inverse FFT in the way that the output time data is the frequency filtered version of the input time data sample-by-sample. The filtered IFFT time signals can then simply be further processed and analyzed as time-synchronous signals.
Frequency domain filtered synchronous time data are shown together with the non-filtered version of white noise.
More and more modern displays now support high-DPI (dots per inch) resolutions, requiring software applications to adapt to such conditions. The new 2022.3 Dewesoft software package now natively supports high-DPI, ensuring properly-scaled controls, sharper fonts, and graphics when used on modern displays.
Resolution od DewesoftX with enabled High-DPI on 4K screen
Resolution od DewesoftX with disabled High-DPI on 4K screen
Additional Columns in Analog in Grid
Within the Analog-In module, DewesoftX offers a channel grid that provides a complete list of currently available amplifiers with a simplified overview of their properties. This grid supplies numerous amplifier properties you can customize as columns, making a personalized channel overview.
The new 2022.3 version brings even more amplifier properties that you can add to the grid, mostly related to the Bridge measurement type (Bridge mode, Bridge Resistance, Gage factor, Poisson’s ratio, Young’s modulus, etc.). All newly added properties enable you to change their values directly from the grid, which significantly simplifies the setup preparation and further extends the overview of amplifier settings.
New amplifier properties related to bridge-mode inside the Dewesoft grid.
What Else Is New?
- Search by CAN Message is presented in the CAN module, with the newly enabled Message column within the channel grid.
- In Analyze mode, the yellow cursor now aligns in time with the selected event from the event list.
- An additional Wifi strength channel is now accessible as a system monitor channel.
- More temperature channels for IOLITE modules are now usable as system monitor channels.
- Another action block for setting the amplifier ranges is now included within Sequencer.
- A new Reference-point plugin that calculates the position, velocity, and acceleration of a point offset from the point of measurement, is now at disposition.
You will find additional information on Dewesoft’s Customer Support Portal for the above-listed features.
DewesoftX 2022.3 is a free upgrade for all Dewesoft customers and is compatible with all Dewesoft data acquisition systems. You can download it from our download center, where you also find a changelog listing all the minor improvements and bug fixes.