tdct - a Configuration Tool for EPICS Runtime Databases
Copyright (c) TRIUMF, 2006 ....
NOTE: tdct requires java 1.7
tdct was created as a replacement for the Capfast™ 
tool, which was used by the ISAC controls group
at TRIUMF from 1996-2009.
Since 2010 tdct has been the exclusively used database configuration tool at TRIUMF.
tdct contains the following functionality:
- a schematics viewer/editor with full hierarchy support for
configuring EPICS runtime databases
- a symbol viewer/editor for designing component symbols and EPICS
- a database builder, which translates schematics into EPICS
runtime database (.db) files, which can be loaded into an IOC.
- an on-line viewer, which allows the schematics viewer to display
real-time data from an EPICS IOC.
For more information, please consult the tdct help files
, which also contain the release notes.
Distribution and Licence
tdct is presently available as a run-time only distribution. It is
provided by the author as is, without any explicit or implied warranty.
you agree to accept the tdct Licence Conditions
Please direct any questions or report any bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
tdct is presently supported by the author. Should a
situation arise, where TRIUMF is no longer able to support tdct, the
tdct source code will be made available to the EPICS collaboration.
The author thanks
- Rod Nussbaumer (TRIUMF) for his help with
testing tdct, uncovering numerous bugs, and many stimulating
discussion, which helped augment the feature set of tdct.
- Other members of the EPICS community who contributed feature suggestions, but reports and help with testing, especially:
Foster (Observatory Sciences Ltd)
- A. Honey, Kevin Tsubota (KECK) for
providing feedback and help with testing of Capfast™ features not used at TRIUMF
- M. Rippa, M. Westfall (Gemini)
- S. Baily (LANL)
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