Download MultiView Software, Manuals and Accessory Hardware
MultiView Software Versions: MultiView has been published since 2001 with versions 1.21, 2.0, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04 and the most recent version 2.05. For a description of changes to V2.0 through V2.05 refer to V2.0 Features.
Windows Operating Systems: MultiView standard version 2.0.5 supports the following Window Operating Systems: 98, NT, 2000 and XP Professional. A MultiView version that will install with Windows Vista and Windows 7 is available but the security is disabled.
The MultiView Vista and Windows 7 version is made available only for the convenience of those customers who do not have access to computers with Windows XP Professional Operating System. Any download and installation of MultiView for Vista is at the users own risk; Future Design Controls makes no warranty or accepts any responsibility that the MultiView Vista version is in compliance of the published specifications for the standard version of MultiView. The standard MultiView is for Windows Operating Systems 98, NT, 2000 and XP Professional.
One of the changes in XP Pro Service Pack 2 (SP2) changed the way software components are installed and effected the data encryption control used in MultiView. MultiView V2.05 corrects this installation problem when used with XP Professional SP2.
To install MultiView on PC's with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and later are required to use V2.05 - see download below.
Upgrade from Version 2.0 through 2.04 to 2.05: If Multiview version 2.0 through 2.04 was installed on a PC with Windows 98, 2000 or XP Pro prior to Service Pack 2 installation, there is no need to upgrade to V2.05. However, if an upgrade is conducted to take advantage of the new Trend Line & Alarm File changes it is not necessary to uninstall versions 2.0 through 2.04, simply download and run V2.05 installer. The Trend View files have been changed and must be re-recreated as well as the Controller Setup. All data files created with earlier versions 2.0 through 2.04, such as Data Acquisition, Alarm Logs, etc., may be viewed with V2.05
Simulation Mode: MultiView Versions 1.21, 2.0, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04 and 2.05can run in simulation or real time mode. Controllers do not need to be connected to the PC in simulation mode (Demo Mode).
Software Registration: MultiView Versions 2.0, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04 and 2.05 require registration. The software will run in simulation mode until a unlock code is entered in the registration dialog. Each time MultiView is started (before unlock code is entered), the user will be prompted to enter a unlock code. The unlock code can be entered at this time or skipped by selecting the "Not Now" button. If registration is skipped, the software will run in the simulation mode only.
Unlock codes can be obtained by phone, fax or email from our main office. Please supply us with the unique User ID code listed in the registration dialog box. Once the unlock code is entered, the software will run in real time or simulation modes.
Contact us at 1-888-751-5444 (phone) or 1-888-307-8014 to obtain registration codes, purchase controls or get more information on our product line.
Multiview version 2.04 and V2.05 offer special features for specific OEM customers and includes updates correcting previous bugs. As our support staff have V2.05 on their PC's we recommend upgrading to V2.05.
The MultiView Vista/Windows 7 version is made available only for the convenience of those customers who do not have access to computers with Windows XP Professional Operating System. Any download and installation of MultiView for Vista or Windows 7 is at the users own risk; Future Design Controls makes no warranty or accepts any responsibility that the MultiView Vista version is in compliance of the published specifications for the standard version of MultiView. The standard MultiView is for Windows Operating Systems 98, NT, 2000 and XP Professional.
Accessory Hardware: Most PC's come with one RS232 serial port with a 9-Pin DB9 connector. When communicating with more than one control RS485 multi drop protocol is required. Each control should have the RS485 modbus communication option. Converting RS485 to the PC's RS232 port requires a RS232-485 converter. Converters are available from a variety of sources and shown below is a link on FDC's SNA10A converter.
If you PC or Laptop do not offer a traditional 9-Pin serial port USB to Serial converters are available. Contact Future Design Controls to order a USB to Serial converter.