How to Use HP Tuners

System Requirements

VCM Scanner has been designed to be very laptop friendly. However, if you use many math parameters, functions, and a crowded layout, system demand (and battery usage) will increase.

2 GHz CPU

4 GB RAM

Microsoft Windows 7 or newer

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1

 Reading

Reading the VCM

Unlike Version 1.x the 2.0 release incorporates the Flash utility directly into the VCM Editor.

To read your vehicles VCM:

  1. Connect the data cable to the OBDII port.
  2. Open VCM Editor.
  3. Choose FLASH from the main menu bar and select Read Entire.
  4. Click Begin on the Read Entire window.
  5. When the read is complete, you can begin to edit the VCM's file.
  6. License Activation (MPVI interface users only).
    If you do not have a license to tune this vehicle, you will be prompted at this stage.
    How to license a vehicle.


Writing 

Writing to the VCM

Unlike Version 1.x the 2.0 release incorporates the Flash utility directly into the VCM Editor. Writing the VCM is a very easy process, and has been greatly improved in this release.

To write to your vehicles VCM:

  1. Connect the data cable to the OBDII port.
  2. Turn the vehicle off but leave the key in the RUN position.
  3. Open VCM Editor.
  4. Choose FLASH from the main menu bar and select Write Calibration Only.
  5. Click Begin on the Write Calibration Only window.
  6. License Activation (MPVI interface users only).
    If you do not have a license to tune this vehicle, you will be prompted at this stage.
    How to license a vehicle.
  7. When the write is complete, turn the key to the OFF position.
  8. Your vehicles VCM now has your new tune.


 

Opening/Saving Channel Configs


The Open Folder and Save icon on the top let of the Channel display control the ability to save/restore the current channel configuration.

 

You do not need to save your channel configuration every time you make a change. VCM Scanner will remember all the changes you make and reload them next time you open VCM Scanner.

 

Save separate channel configs for common tasks/vehicles.

 

Channel configs are saved as xml and include the following information:

Parameter ID

Parameter Source

Polling Interval

Any Transform (if applied)

 

 

arrow_both2

A polling parameter

arrow_right

A broadcast parameter

link_broken

An unsupported parameter

link_network

A parameter from an external input

 

 

channels

 

On the Channel Display, click the gear-add2 icon to bring up the Channel Selector.

 

 

How to Start Scanning (Data - Logging)


In VCM Scanner, simply click the red record icon to "Start Scanning".

That's it! VCM Scanner will automatically load default Channels for your vehicle!

When done recording, hit red stop icon to "Stop Scanning"

  • Start Scanning

 

Scanning



The image below is intended to show the data flow throughout the interface connections and application. 

Scanning Architecture

 

More Information can be found at : http://www.hptuners.com/help/VCM-Scanner/

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