Define WorkBench

Simple software to program your Zen series or edge processing device

Define WorkBench is a fully featured configuration and data viewing program, compatible with all Zen series control stations, including the Nimbus IoT, Zen Datalogger, Zen RTU/U, Zen RTU/R and Zen IoT Gateway as well as legacy ZEN-16’s.

Version 3.4.19 (18 December, 2023, 41MB)

Version 1.2.15 (Jul 14, 2017, 39MB)
Compatible with Legacy ZEN firmware 2.0.0 and later

Bridge Key Required!

In addition to this software a Bridge Key is required for the configuration of this product.

You must order one unless you already have one from a previous product purchase.

Simulation Mode

Simulation Mode allows you to simulate any Zen unit:

  • Demonstrate or experiment with configuration settings
  • Configure inputs, outputs, setpoints and more
  • View a demo data log
  • Save and export your simulated configuration

All without connecting to a physical unit!

This feature enables a support agent to mirror your application, troubleshoot your setup, then email you the correct configuration, for fast remote assistance with no need to courier the product back and forth.

WorkBench Simulation Mode
WorkBench Inputs

Simple to Use

Packaged in a user-friendly, uncluttered design, WorkBench offers a simple interface for setting up and scaling input and output channels, and configuring setpoints and totalizers.

Simple to Use

Packaged in a user-friendly, uncluttered design, WorkBench offers a simple interface for setting up and scaling input and output channels, and configuring setpoints and totalizers.

WorkBench Inputs

Dynamic Help Panel

The dynamic help panel tracks your setup progress, and unobtrusively presents wiring diagrams, explanations, and examples of use.

Not sure what a feature is for or how to configure it? Simply click on the control button, text box or label, and all of the information that you need will appear in the panel on the right.

WorkBench Help Panel

Data Log Visualization

Make the most of the Zen Datalogger’s powerful logging features with the WorkBench Data Viewer. This feature enables you to to easily view, graph and download your logged data for easy analysis:

  • View a line graph, a distribution graph, or tabulated data.
  • Customize which channels are displayed
  • Export data to CSV for further processing

Data Log Visualization

Make the most of the Zen Datalogger’s powerful logging features with the WorkBench Data Viewer. This feature enables you to to easily view, graph and download your logged data for easy analysis:

  • View a line graph, a distribution graph, or tabulated data.
  • Customize which channels are displayed
  • Export data to CSV for further processing

Expand Functionality with Plugins

WorkBench offers a range of flexible features to suit a wide variety of applications. Free plugin modules are also available, to further expand the functionality of your Zen:

  • The Modem Plugin enables wireless connectivity with your Zen, including remote access, SMS/email alerts, and scheduled data log emails.
  • The Remote I/O Plugin allows a Zen to mirror the analog and/or digital inputs and outputs of a second field Zen device at a remote location.

Versatile Setpoint Modes

WorkBench offers a wide range of setpoint modes with simple selectable data source, and configuration options for either Alarms or On/Off controls.

Versatile Setpoint Modes

WorkBench offers a wide range of setpoint modes with simple selectable data source, and configuration options for either Alarms or On/Off controls.

Get Define WorkBench

Version 3.4.19 (18 December, 2023, 41MB)

Version 1.2.15 (Jul 14, 2017, 39MB)
Compatible with Legacy ZEN firmware 2.0.0 and later

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Specifications

General Specifications


Skill level Suitable for most users with an entry level understanding of control systems.


Current version 3.4.19 (Last updated 18-Dec-2023)


System Requirements


Operating system Windows 8-11


Platform Requires the .NET framework (pre-installed on most computers – the installer will prompt you if .NET 4.7.2 is not detected on your computer). Download .NET


Compatible Products


Zen Datalogger 16 Channel Datalogger [View]


ZEN-RTU Remote Terminal Units (Zen RTU/R & Zen RTU/U)


Zen IoT Edge Processing Interface [View]


Nimbus IoT Edge Processing Interface [View]


Legacy ZEN-16’s

Release Notes

Define WorkBench 3.4.19
2023-12-18
Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework

Additions:
– Support for extended data logging.

Fixes:
– Updated various graphics.
– Modbus now cannot have zero parameters.
– Digital Input Pulse Type fixed.


 

Define WorkBench 3.4.18
2023-11-21
Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework
Additions:
Fixes:
– Relay bug fixed
– Alarm RTC bug fixed.

Define WorkBench 3.4.15
2023-11-10
Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework
Additions:
Fixes:
Configuration certificate correction.
– Relay bug fixed
– Digital Inputs bug fixed.

Define WorkBench 3.4.13
2023-11-03
Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework
Additions:
Fixes:
Digital Input Names not saving

Alarm Reset Mode expanded

– ProductInfo update for RTU

Define WorkBench 3.4.10

2023-10-27
Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework
Additions:
Fixes:
Relay Names
Minor Fixes

Define WorkBench 3.4.9
2023-10-12
Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework
Additions:
Data Source selection box now shows non-standard register if they are being used
Fixes:
Fix Alarm/Setpoint Tab labelling
Minor fixes

Define WorkBench 3.4.8
2023-10-05

Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework

Additions:

Fixes:
– Fix bug loading Input Tab for Zen Data Loggers
– Fix bug loading Alarms for Zen Data Loggers
– Fix issue for WiFi on RTU devices
– Minor bug fixes


Define WorkBench 3.4.7
2023-10-03

Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework

Additions:
– Modbus zero based addressing option

Fixes:
– Fixed Digital I/O bug
– Fixed Totalizr engUnits bug
– Minor bug fixes


Define WorkBench 3.4.4
2023-09-15

Sytem Requirements:
OS: Windows 8 – 11
Platform: .Net 4.7.2 Framework

Additions:
– Add Temp Control
– Add Digital I/O
– Add Ethernet support
– Add import/export configuration settings
– Modbus applications available for Zen G3 devices

Fixes:
– Fix Input & Digital Input sharing registers
– Fix issue where decimal points were not read in some circumstances
– Fix exception when disconnecting from dataviewer
– Fix Totalizer set value bug
– Fix digital input custom scaling error


Define WorkBench 3.4.3
Date of Release: 14 Sep 2023

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8-11
Platform: .NET 4.7.2 framework

Additions:
– Add Temp Control
– Add Digital I/O
– Add Ethernet support
– Add import/export configuration settings
– Modbus applications available for Zen G3 devices

Fixes:
– Fix Input & Digital Input sharing registers
– Fix issue where decimal points were not read in some circumstances
– Fix exception when disconnecting from dataviewer
– Fix Totalizer set value bug
– Fix digital input custom scaling error


Define WorkBench 3.3.39
Date of Release: 9 May 2023

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8/10
Platform: .NET 4.5.2 framework

Overview:
This 3.x.x version can coexist on the same computer with the earlier 2.x.x releases.

Fixes:
– Fix the issue with switching between different WiFi modes
– Fix the issue of crashing WorkBench entering Alarm tab
– Fix the issue with configuring the daylight saving rule on ESP32
– Fix the issue with data logger saving channels to database


Define WorkBench 3.2.26
Date of Release: 19 January 2023

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8/10
Platform: .NET 4.5.2 framework

Overview:
This 3.x.x version can coexist on the same computer with the earlier 2.x.x releases.

Additions:
– Add support for Zen IoT G3
– Add support fir Zen RTU G3
– Show more accurate error when connecting ti COM port that is already open/unavailable
– Add Alarm reset mode

Fixes:
– Fix the issue with connecting to different station addresses
– Fix some other bugs
– Fix connection issue through serial port or TCP/IP


Define WorkBench 3.3.24
Date of Release: 21 December 2022

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8/10
Platform: .NET 4.5.2 framework

Overview:
This 3.x.x version can coexist on the same computer with the earlier 2.x.x releases.

Additions:
– Add support for Zen IoT G3
– Add support for Zen RTU G3
– Show more accurate error when connecting to COM port that is already open/unavailable
– Add Alarm reset mode

Fixes:
– Fix the issue with connecting to different station addresses
– Fix some other bugs


Define WorkBench 3.2.23
Date of Release: 29 June 2022

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8/10
Platform: .NET 4.5.2 framework

Overview:
This 3.x.x version can coexist on the same computer with the earlier 2.x.x releases.

Additions:
– Add “Result Value Represents Flow Rate” option to Auxiliary Tab
– Add “Signal Quaity” to Modem tab
– Update Wifi and Modem plugins
– Update Modem service providers

Fixes:
– Fix the issue with configuring modbus master in “RS485” tab
– Fix the issue of not displaying number of decimal places in “Modbus Read” tab


Define WorkBench 3.2.19
Date of Release: 8 Mar 2022

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8/10
Platform: .NET 4.5.2 framework

Overview:
This 3.x.x version can coexist on the same computer with the earlier 2.x.x releases.

Additions:
– Add option to logging tab for Zen16 devices to overwrite/disable logging when capacity is reached.

Fixes:
– Fix the issue with importing data-log samples from SD card.
– Fix the decimal places for alarm parameters in Configuration Certificate.


Define WorkBench 3.2.17
Date of Release: 22 Nov 2021

System requirements:
Operating system: Windows 8/10
Platform: .NET 4.5.2 framework

Overview:
This 3.x.x version can coexist on the same computer with the earlier 2.x.x releases.

Additions:
– Add support portal link to About page
– Change Relay “Source” options for devices with cloud plugin
– Change Alarms “Data Source” options for devices with cloud plugin

Fixes:
– Fix error in “Get Latest Samples” button in Data-Viewer tab
– Minor bug fixes

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