Softing OTX Studio - Development environment for vehicle diagnostics

Codice prodotto: OTX1L-STUDIO

Development of Complex Diagnostic Sequences According to the Standard ISO 13209.


OTX Studio is a development environment for creating, implementing and debugging of complex diagnostic sequences. You can conveniently create graphical user interfaces and link them to the sequences created.

Specifying and Implementing Diagnostic Sequences

The new OTX (Open Test sequence eXchange) standard compliant with ISO 13209 enables users to describe diagnostic sequences from basic function tests up to complete tester applications. OTX Studio provides support in the early specification phase as well as in downstream implementation. The tool makes it easy to create graphic diagrams with a clear representation of the sequence logic. The integrated OTX Differ allows easy comparing and merging of sequences in different development stages.

Suitable for Both First-Time Users and Experienced Developers

OTX Studio provides all the necessary input assistants which guide the user when learning to use the product. IntelliSense allows users to create sequences without having in-depth knowledge of the OTX language elements. Comprehensive project administration with integrated version management for subversions ensures structured overviews even in large projects. The library concept that many users are familiar with from standard programming languages supports users in the modular creation of their diagnostic OTX sequences.

From Flash Sequence to Repair Shop Tester

Typical areas of application are, for example, the creation of flash or test sequences. Particularly test planners for complete repair shop testers benefit from the variety of integrated tools. The GUI editor allows the designing of the entire test interface as well as the simple connection of the GUI elements to the corresponding  OTX script variables. OTX function libraries can be defined to allow reuse of generic OTX procedures. There is no limitation to the number of these libraries. Program developers for guided fault diagnosis on the vehicle use the foreign language editor, the document viewer and browser for repair instructions and technical drawings. The full debugging possibilities are indispensable for all users.


Areas of Application

  • Graphic specification of diagnostic sequences
  • Creation of test sequences in ECU development
  • Creation of test sequences for EOL tester in Manufacturing
  • Guided fault diagnosis for repair shop testers


  • Easy exchange of sequences between ECU, system and vehicle manufacturers
  • Diagnostic data is supported in compliance with ODX 2.0.1 as well as 2.2.0
  • User oriented editor concepts: Line oriented, Flow Chart or modular "Comfort Mode"
  • Can be implemented universally as maximum OTX function scope available
  • Long-term protection of investments due to use of an international standard
  • Expertise protection and prevention of unauthorized changes by saving OTX scripts in binary format

Technical data

OTX extensions

  • Diagnostics (ISO13209-3): DiagCom, DiagDataBrowsing, Flash, Job, Quantities
  • User interface (ISO13209-3): HMI, I18N
  • Miscellaneous (ISO13209-3): DateTime, Event, Logging, Math, StringUtil
  • Extended (Softing): ExternCall (DLL), File, XML, Trace

Onboard checker

  • Verification of OTX compliance
  • Verification of type compatibility

Debugging functions

  • Watch view: display of OTX variables / Break points: interruption of sequences at a defined point
  • Call stack: call hierarchy of complex sequences
  • Online change: change of OTX source code during a debugging session with direct acceptance

GUI editor functions

  • Creation of a program framework
  • Creation of dynamic interfaces for displaying script variables

Resource management

  • Display of document structure for insertion into sequences for guided fault diagnosis
  • Display of documents and selection of document position in the integrated viewer
  • Insertion of boilerplates and repair shop documents using Drag&Drop

Foreign language editor functions

  • Display of all existing foreign language texts / Full text search in existing language components
  • Export and import of XLIFF files for collaboration with translation agencies

Other views

  • Favorites: to be defined by the user for fast selection
  • Comfort Mode: simplified sequence creation with predefined libraries
  • Service Execution: direct execution of diagnostic services via double click
  • OTX Differ for user friendly comparison and merge of OTX sequences


Scheda prodotto
OTX Studio