Current Version: 4.4
Short Cut Program Generator (SCWin) is a free, menu-driven, PC-compatible software package that simplifies the creation of data logger programs; it creates a data logger program in seven easy steps.
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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 data loggers.
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 data logger. It also includes support for algebraic entry of expressions.
|Operating System||Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7 (Both 32- and 64-bit operating systems are supported.)|
|Purchased Separately||Free download|
|Communications Supported||N/A (program generator only)|
|Scheduled Data Collection Supported||N/A (program generator only)|
|Data Display Supported||N/A (program generator only)|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
Computer operating systems—Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11. Short Cut runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these operating systems.
Short Cut supports more than 100 sensors (including generic measurements), multiplexers, AVW200-series vibrating-wire interfaces, and the ET107.
Short Cut creates simple programs for our CR200-series, CR300-series, CR510, CR500, CR10(X), 21X, CR23X, CR6, CR800, CR1000(X), CR3000, CR5000, CR9000X and GRANITE 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.
Number of FAQs related to Short Cut: 8
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Short Cut for Windows version 2.8 includes two new sensor files:
Short Cut for Windows 2.9 includes the following enhancements from 2.8:
One of the biggest changes in Short Cut for Windows 2.6 is support for the CR900X Measurement and Control System. A selection of generic measurements and thermocouple sensors for the CR9000X are available for the first time in this release. Other changes include:
We do not offer an individual manual for SCWin (Short Cut for Windows). Short Cut information is provided in the LoggerNet, RTDAQ, and PC400 manuals. Information can also be obtained from the Help screens within SCWin.
A free program generator for all Campbell Scientific data loggers is Short Cut for Windows (SCWin). Short Cut can be used to create programs in many situations where Campbell Scientific equipment is used. The Campbell Scientific YouTube channel has a two-part series on using Short Cut.
In situations where program requirements are too complex or specialized for Short Cut, programs can be written in any text editor that can edit and save plain ASCII text. However, creating an error-free program would be very difficult. The CRBasic Editor that comes with PC400 and LoggerNet provides a programming environment with procedure templates, integrated help, programming examples, the ability to test compile the program before sending it, and many other features that can be very helpful when developing a program.