2024A Latest Version CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Adapter III Cat Communication Adapter 3(Real Caterpillar ET3 Adapter III)

Caterpillar Comm Adapter III – diagnostic scanner interface is a cat group dealer workshop diagnostic tool built to work with Caterpillar heavy vehicles and Caterpillar engines. It is the latest generation of the cat Communication Adapter group and replaces the cat Comm Adapter II & the old 466-6258 and 317-7487 tool number.

Caterpillar Electronic Technician 2023C (Cat ET Software) is Caterpillar dealers’ diagnostic software. It communicates diagnoses and services electronically controlled Caterpillar engines and machines. When connected to an ECM, a technician can diagnose existing and potential problems, configure the product, and obtain data for analysis. You will use this diagnostic software if you’re working on Caterpillar machines. Caterpillar Electronic Technician has all the tools and capabilities you’ll need to diagnose and repair your CAT engines.

This software replaces all the previous versions of CAT ET with stability and new driver support futures, along with a smoother performance with Windows 11. The Caterpillar program can help technicians diagnose existing and potential problems with their electronically controlled Caterpillar Engines and Machines.

Caterpillar scan tool includes:
CAT Comm Adapter III (part # 317-7485)
CD with the drivers
USB Cable (From device to your computer)
J1939/J1708 Cable (from device to your truck)
Hard Shell Case with foam inserts
Caterpillar ET 2023C

Caterpillar Electronic Technician (Cat ET) is a service tool designed to run on a personal computer (PC) under Microsoft Windows. It will communicate with the Electronic Control Modules (ECMs) through a communication data link thus allowing you to diagnose existing and potential problems, configure the product and obtain data for analysis.

With the CAT Diagnostic Tool, you can:
View active and logged diagnostics
View events where irregularities occurred and were logged by the ECM
View the status of a group of parameters (temperatures, pressures, etc.) simultaneously
Record and log performance data
Graph a group of status parameters
View the current configuration of an ECM
Change ECM configurations
Perform diagnostic tests
Perform calibrations
Print reports and diagnostic results
For some machine and engine products, additional functionality has been included with the service tool program

Caterpillar ET Software 2023C (replaces CAT ET 2022A, 2021A,2019C) Electronic Technician Diagnostic Software


Brand: Caterpillar
Region: WorldWide
Language: English, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Compatible OS: Windows 7 32 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8/8.1 32 bit, Windows 8/8.1 64 bit, Windows 10 32 bit, Windows 10 64 bit
Publication date: 03.2023 year
Latest Caterpillar ET 2023A Software to work with CAT/CAT3 Truck Scanner
With one free activation, can send software online

PC, Communication Hardware, and Cable Requirements

The following PC, communication hardware, and cable requirements must be met to run the service tool. NOTE: The minimum PC Configurations should not be used as a standard when buying new personal computers for service tool purposes. The existing equipment will run the service tool if it meets these minimum requirements.
PC Requirements for CAT ET 2023C
Recommended Configurations

PC containing a 2.0 GHz dual-core processor
3GB RAM
3GB of the available hard disk drive
DVD-ROM drive (optionally)
15.4-inch XGA Screen (1280×1024 compatible)
Microsoft Windows™ 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 or newer or Microsoft Edge is recommended for security purposes.
Note: The most recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Wi-Fi (for the Wireless Comm Adapter 3)
Minimum Configurations

PC containing a Pentium 2 GHz processor or greater
1GB RAM
500MB of an available hard disk drive
CD-ROM drive
Super VGA monitor or display (1024×768)
Microsoft Windows™ 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional, Windows 10 Professional (Not tested with Home Edition) (Note: Windows 8 RT is not supported)
RS232 port with 16550AF UART or compatible (for use with Comm Adapter II)
USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (for use with Comm Adapter 3)
Ethernet RJ45 connector
Built-in pointing device or mouse
For security purposes, Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 or newer is recommended. Note: The most recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer may not be validated to work with the service tool.
Communication Hardware

Caterpillar Communication Adapter III Kit PN 538-5051 (Replaces 466-6258)

Configuring Cat Electronic Technician to use the Communication Adapter 3
For the Cat Electronic Technician to work with the Communication Adapter 3, the settings must be changed to select the Communication Adapter 3 as the Communication Interface Device:
Step 1 Start Cat Electronic Technician.
Step 2 Click the Stop Connect button when it appears.
Step 3 Select the utility menu.
Step 4 Choose “Preferences > Modify…”.
Step 5 Select the Communications tab.
Step 6 Select Cat Comm Adapter 3 (RP1210) and click OK.
NOTE: Because many products require multiple data link services, the “Enable Dual Datalink Service” checkbox has been pre-selected.
Servicing ECMs on more than one data link requires this checkbox to be enabled.
Failure to do this will result in undetected ECMs and reduced functionality.

The list of supported CAT machines and engines can be found below(if your vehicle is missing, please get in touch with us we will double-check):

Engines:

Electric Power
Electric Power Generation
Industrial
Marine Power Systems
Oil and Gas

Machines:

Articulated Trucks
Asphalt Pavers
Backhoe Loaders
Cold Planers
Compactors
Dozers
Drills
Excavators
Feller Bunchers
Forest Machines
Forwarders
Harvesters
Hydraulic Mining Shovels
Knuckleboom Loaders
Material Handlers
Motor Graders
Off-Highway Trucks
Pipelayers
Road Reclaimers
Site Prep Tractors
Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders
Skidders
Telehandlers
Track Loaders
Underground – Hard Rock
Underground – Longwall
Underground – Room and Pillar
Utility Vehicles
Wheel Dozers
Wheel Excavators
Wheel Loaders
Wheel Tractor-Scrapers

The Built-in Factory Password Generator

The experimental feature allows you to decode (18-Bit passwords not supported) factory passwords

Cat works with the Caterpillar Communication Adapters family.
The recommended adapter is a Caterpillar Communication Adapter III Kit PN 538-5051 (Replaces 466-6258).
This diagnostic app allows you to Change vehicle’s parameters, Lock / Unlock parameters, Diagnose and reconfigure Read error codes, ECM Flash.

Recently, we have received a lot of questions about the most convenient way to obtain this product.

You will be redirected to the download page as soon as payment is made.

The Electronic Technician application can be easily downloaded.

The small file size(~ 500Mb) allows you to get and set up the app within up to 20 minutes, even with a slow internet connection or mobile internet.

The activation takes about 5 minutes, and you’re ready to go.
Error When Launching Service Tool

There is a Microsoft issue with upgrading libraries during an installation involving certain versions of the C++ redistributable. After a successful service tool installation, when trying to run the service tool for the first time, one of the following errors may occasionally appear: “The entry point could not be located in api-ms-win-crt-runtime” or “The program can’t start because mfc140u.dll is missing from your computer.” If either of these messages is displayed, follow the procedure below. This procedure requires administrator rights.

1. Open the Start Menu
2. Click the Control Panel
3. Click the “Programs and Features” icon. If there is only a “Programs” icon, click the “Uninstall a Program” link next to the icon.
4. Find the program entry for either “Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) – 14.0.24215” or “Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) – 14.0.242151”
5. If the specified program entry is not found, proceed directly to step 8
6. If the specified program entry is found:
a) Right-click the specified program entry
b) Click the Change menu item
c) Click the Repair button in the dialog that appears
d) Verify that the service tool runs properly
7. If the service tool still displays an error after the Repair operation:
a) Right-click the specified program entry
b) Click the Uninstall menu item
8. Click the link below to download an x86 version of the runtime package from Microsoft.
https://download.microsoft.com/download/6/A/A/6AA4EDFF-645B-48C5-81CC-ED5963AEAD48/vc_redist.x86.exe
9. Install the downloaded package
10. Verify that the service tool runs properly
11. If the service tool still displays an error, please send an email to the support department.
Caterpillar ET Getting Started Guide in PDF Format

What’s New – 2023C

Flash Progress Bar

During flash, a progress bar that tracks the flash progress will display over the service tool application icon on the taskbar. This allows the user to work in other windows or applications without having to switch back and forth to monitor the progress of the flash.

What’s New – 2023A

Graphing Colors

The color schemes for features that use graphing, such as Real Time Graph, Data Logger, or Histograms, have been changed. The manual color selection process for the Real Time Graph and the Data Logger features has also been updated. User-selected graph colors are now maintained through any disconnections and only change when the user chooses to revert to the default color settings or selects different graph colors manually.

What’s New – 2022C

No significant new features or feature enhancements

What’s New – 2022B

New Hot Key to Reposition Service Tool Window

When the service tool window is not showing in the viewable area, there is now a hotkey to allow the user to recover the window. CTRL-ALT-H will reposition the window in the viewable area. The original window proportions will be preserved, unless they exceed the main monitor size. The window will be resized to fit the main monitor dimensions in such cases.

What’s New – 2022A

Microsoft® Windows™ 11 Compatibility

Service tool testing has been performed, and the service tool is compatible with Windows 11.

ECM File Replacement Compare Feature

The service tool now has an ECM Replacement File Compare feature for troubleshooting purposes. This feature allows the user to compare one ECM replacement file with another from within the ECM Replacement feature screen. The feature will highlight the differences between the selected files as a whole, or the user may select the “only show differences” checkbox.

Configuration Group Headings on ECM Replacement Feature

To help the user find ECM replacement configuration items more quickly, configuration items in the ECM Replacement, Fleet Configuration, and Product ECM features are now grouped under their group sub-headings, as is done in the main configuration feature.

What’s New – 2021C

Feature Protection System Password Copy

The Feature Protection System (FPS) has a new “Easy Copy” link to copy passwords in a single operation. The service tool can automatically obtain the passwords from the clipboard and populate the FPS dialog. The service tool dialog also has a new “Easy Paste” button that allows the user to paste data in the correct format from the clipboard. Passwords can still be pasted using customary copy/paste operations, such as the context menu or the CTRL + V hotkey combination.

Screen Resolution Requirement Update

The minimum requirement for screen resolution has been updated to 1366×768, or at least 1366 pixels horizontally and at least 768 pixels vertically. The recommended screen resolution is at least 1600×1200. The service tool window displays with a minimum size of 1024×680.

What’s New – 2021B

End of Support for Windows 8

Microsoft is ending extended support for Windows 8 as of January 2023. The service tool will be ending support for Windows 8 after the 2021C release.

Calibration Images

Images attached to calibration instructions will no longer need to be opened manually to be viewed by a technician. The service tool will now have split user interface windows for calibrations that display pictures. This will allow the technician to see the images without having to navigate away from the instructions.

Images may be opened into individual windows and resized for better clarity. The user interface for calibrations that do not display pictures will remain unchanged.

Default PC Browser

The service tool will no longer automatically launch web pages in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Web pages will now launch in whatever application is configured as the default internet browser. Certain web pages require a specific browser and may launch in a different browser.

What’s New – 2021A

No significant new features or feature enhancements

What’s New – 2020C

No significant new features or feature enhancements

What’s New – 2020B

Trainer Update – 299D3

The 299D3 Skid Steer Loader has been added to the Trainer application.

What’s New – 2020A

Product Status Report Updates

The Product Status Report has been updated to include throttle configuration information.

Built-in Factory Password Generator

The experimental feature allows you to decode (18-Bit passwords not supported) factory passwords

What’s New – 2019C

Indication of Selected Communications Adapter

The service tool now displays the selected communications adapter when the service tool is disconnected. The adapter name is displayed in the status area at the bottom right of the service tool window.

End of Support for Windows 7

Microsoft is ending extended support for Windows 7 as of January 2020. The service tool will be ending support for Windows 7 as of the 2020A release.

What’s New – CAT ET 2019B

Automatic Product Status Report (PSR) Upload

The service tool includes a new tool that automatically uploads Product Status Reports. The tool scans for newly generated Product Status Reports and uploads them when an internet connection is available. The default is that automatic report uploading is enabled. The Preferences dialog has the option to disable the tool.

What’s New – 2019A

ECM Naming Changes

Certain ECMs connect to the service tool over two data links at the same time. The service tool shows a message popup when the ECM is only detected on one link. The service tool has been changed to add the text **INCOMPLETE** in the ECM name when the connection is incomplete. Service tool features that display a connection icon also use a new icon for an incomplete connection.

What’s New – 2018C

No significant new features or feature enhancements

What’s New – 2018B

CEOS Fleet Configuration File TOP

A CEOS (Customer Electronic Option Selection) Fleet Configuration File can be created/modified for an engine using the Service Tool. This is available in connected and disconnected mode.

Error When Launching Service Tool

There is a Microsoft issue with upgrading libraries during an installation involving certain versions of the C++ redistributable. After a successful service tool installation, when trying to run the service tool for the first time, one of the following errors may occasionally appear: “The entry point could not be located in api-ms-win-crt-runtime” or “The program can’t start because mfc140u.dll is missing from your computer.”

If either of these messages is displayed, please let us know and we will send you by step troubleshooting guide. This procedure requires administrator rights.
Service Tool License Corruption Issues with Windows 10 Updates

Windows 10 updates 1709 and 1803 will corrupt service tool licenses. Future Windows 10 updates may do the same

If either of the license error messages is displayed, please let us know and we will send you by step troubleshooting guide.

What’s New – 2018A

Trainer Update – 988K XE Wheel Loader

The 988K XE Wheel Loader has been added to the Trainer application.

What’s New – 2017C

Preferences Option to Save a Product Status Report to PDF

The Preferences dialog for the Product Status Report has changed. The dialog contains a new checkbox to automatically save a Product Status Report as a PDF file when the report is created. The service tool will continue to automatically save Product Status Reports as an XML file.

What’s New – 2017B

Product Status Report Updates
The Product Status Report has been updated to include certain history features supported by the ECM, such as the after-treatment Regeneration History and the Service Test History.
Winflash Screen Update
The screen for the Winflash feature has been updated. A new Expand All button opens all sections of the screen to show all details for ECMs detected by WinFlash. A new Collapse All button hides all sections of the screen, except for header rows showing detected ECM names.

The Details as follows:


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