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
Beta 17.10.0 includes the
Completely revised and revamped ASAM/ODX Data
... and changes to the VCDS software needed to
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
A new version of VCIConfig
... that allows users to flip switch their interfaces between
Release and Beta channels for updates:
Works only with Ross-Tech's
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
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
The Copyright Notice,
Disclaimer, and Instructions posted on our
main download page apply to this version as well.
Data Version 20171026 / DS283.3
Digitally signed self-installing
.EXE file ~38 MB