ZugDCC quick instructions.

ZugDCC (tm)(C)Copyright 2003 Kent Timm


1) Download ZugDCC from the download section and unzip the file using any un-Zip program.

2) Run SETUP.EXE to install the program, it's recommended you use the default settings.

3) Run ZugDCC from the Start>Programs menus.

4) The first time you run ZugDCC you will be told there no settings for the Comm Port.  Go to the CONFIG tab and click Set COM PORT to select the proper setting for your LI100F.  You will have to exit and re-start the program for the changes to take effect.

Selecting a Locomotive to Control
From the throttle you want to use, click SELECT.  Make sure the "Select Loco" radio button is selected.  Enter the up to 4 digit decoder number and click ENTER.  All operation are exactly as labled.

Setting up a MU
On the throttle of the locomotive you have already selected to operate, click SELECT on the selection Window, click the radio-button for "Add to MU".  If the locomotive is to run in the reverse direction select the "Reversed" check box.   Enter the 1 or 2 digit number for the MU consist you want to make or add to and then click ENTER.  Repeat for each locomotive you want in the MU.  The throttle will now show the MU number below the actual decoder number.  You still controll the Functions of the decoder, but the direction and speed controls operate the entire MU consist.

Removing a Locomotive from a MU
Select the throttle for the locomotive you want to remove from the MU, click SELECT.  From the Selection window click the radio-button "Remove from MU".  Click ENTER.  And the locomotive is remove from the MU consist.   It just that simple!

Operating a Locomotive
After selecting a locomotive as above, you can operate if from the throttle you selected it from.  All function are as marked.
MU and the MU number will be displayed in orange on either side of the select button if the loco is MU'ed.


Turnout Control
Select the address of the decoder you want to control and use the + and - to operate the turnout decoders.

On the Turnout Map, you can setup markers to show the status of turns.  When ZugDCC is first run it makes a blank image file to be used for the map.  Use any graphics program that supports the BMP format to draw a map of your layout.  A program called Paint is included with all versions of Windows that will get the job done, but you can use any program you like, just do not change the size of the image.  I decided not to include a built in graphics editor for making the map as it would add a lot of extra bulk to the program for something not often used and everybody already has a least one graphics program already.

From the menu bar click Tools>Turnout Map>Add Turnout  or press Crtl-A to set turn out points on the map.  Select the stationary decoder you want to place and click where you want it.  Click the "Set Location" button in the instruction fram to save the new setting and return to operations mode.   Repeat as need for all other stationary decoders.

You operate the stationary deocers from the map but left clicking for - and right click for +.  Center click (if you have a three button mouse) to check the status of the turnout.
Red is the -  position,
Green is the  + position.
Yellow is position unknown, the decoder has not be operated since the command station was turn on.


Setting Stationary Decoders
Go to the Stationary Decoder tab. In the ADD Stationary Decoder Address frame:

1) Select the decoder number you want to setup or edit.
2) Edit the description for that decoder.
3) Use the radio buttons to select the decoders function and model.
4) Click the ADD button to save.

Setting Up Routing
Go to the Stationary Decoder tab. In the Set_up Routing frame:

1) Select Route Number to work on.
2) Enter ROUTE NAME for the route you want to create
3) Enter ACCessory Decoder Number for the decoder you want to control.
4) Select + or - position that you what to set the decoder to.
5) Click ADD to Route to add the setting to the command list.
6) Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 to add more commands.
7) Click SAVE ROUTE that save the commands to your harddrive and at them to the list of routes.

To access routes, click 'Routing' on the 'Turnout Control' frame.
Select the route you want to run and click 'Do'.
Click ACC to return to single Turnout Control'.

Decoder Programming

Select the programming mode you want to use first.
In the CV / Register Programming frame use the drop-down box to select the CV / register you want to read (not available in PoM mode) or program.

Click Read CV to read the current setting for the selected CV or register.  Read CV is not available in PoM mode.
The value will be displayed in decimal, Hex and binary. 
You can change the value from any of the displays.  Binary can only be changed at the bit click boxes.
After making the changes you want, you can write them with the Write CV button.
A throttle is also on the programming tab screen to allow easy testing of new setting, the decoder selected with this throttle also selects the decoder to be programmed  in Program on Main (PoM) mode.