Diagnostic Software for VW-Audi Group Cars

881 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale PA 19446, USA

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Current Beta

Important Note: Beta versions contain new features and functions that have not yet been as fully tested as have Release versions. If you use a Beta, you may find bugs or problems and you are expected to report them to Ross-Tech so that we can fix them before making a new Release.    

Beta 17.10.0 includes the following improvements:

  • Completely revised and revamped ASAM/ODX Data
    ... and changes to the VCDS software needed to accommodate it.

  • Ability to make OBD-II PID maps
    ... using address 33 in the Controller Channel Map function or via Debug Level 2 in an Auto-Scan.

  • Improved chasssis detection logic for 3C-VW46/VW48
    ... e.g. 2016+ VW CC models.

  • Fix KWP-2000 K-line Simos hang on freeze-frame retrieval

  • Logging dialog no longer on top of all windows, just VCDS itself

  • Remove debug file size limitation

  • Fix unable to enter letter 'q' in long adaptation

  • Improve VIN limitation handling

  • Immediately abort connection attempt when HEX-NET or HEX-V2 is not plugged into a car.

  • A "Must Register in N Uses" reminder
    ... for HEX-NET and HEX-V2 interfaces sold via distributors so that users aren't surprised when their interface stops working because they haven't registered yet.

  • A new version of VCIConfig
    ... that allows users to flip switch their interfaces between Release and Beta channels for updates:

Release Notes:

  • Works only with Ross-Tech's Intelligent Interfaces.

  • If you are using a HEX-NET or HEX-V2 interface, you must set your the update channel for your interface to "Beta" and update it before you can use this version of VCDS.

  • Default installation location is C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS-Beta\
    If allowed to install to its default location, it will not overwrite or interfere with the use of Release 17.1.

  • Works on Windows 7 and newer, including Windows 10.
    Either 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows are fully supported.  It might still work on XP as well, but we no longer consider any version of Windows older than 7 to be "supported."

  • The Copyright Notice, Disclaimer, and Instructions posted on our main download page apply to this version as well.


Beta 17.10.0
Data Version 20171026 / DS283.3

Digitally signed self-installing .EXE file ~38 MB

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