FAQ(Back to overview)
How do I find the offset for my Damos/A2L file?
First: This requires the appropriate WinOLS plugin.
And: If you do not find an offset, it is possible that the files do not match. An import is then not possible.
- Use the default settings.
If your source data has an address offset (e.g. 8000.0000), the default settings are usually the best choice.
- If this does not work, uncheck the "Element information" checkbox and click on 'Automatic'. You can also try out the offsets that are stored in the combo boxes.
- If this does not work either, then look at the "Potential maps". Sort the list by the map size. Choose a map that is as large as possible and of which there is only one (or few) with these dimensions.
Copy the last 4 digits of the map address. (Example: 17F2CE => F2CE)
Open the A2L file in a text editor and search for it.
The result you are looking for could look like this:
/begin CHARACTERISTIC xyz
The map size should appear somewhere in the next lines. Now enter as offset at "-": 84f2ce. And for the offset at "+", enter 17F2CE.
It can happen that there is no offset that imports 100% of the maps. For testing purposes, use the "Filter" button on the next page and display only 2d maps. If there are most of them, their offset is probably okay.