Accessport Manager 2.1
User Guide
08/31/2015
Accessport Manager 2.1 – User Guide
Introduction
Accessport Manager is designed to manage all aspects of your Accessport. Maps can be loaded on the Accessport,
datalogs can be retrieved or deleted, and Accessport firmware can be updated.
Application Features
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Drag-and-drop maps directly to and from your computer and the Accessport
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Easily configure the startup screen for your Accessport (V3 only)
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Map details are shown instantly for each selected map
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Search through thousands of maps by vehicle or map field text (filename, short description, long description,
vehicle, and vendor)
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Available firmware updates for the Accessport are automatically detected and can be installed with a single
button click
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Accessport Manager automatically checks for new versions, keeping itself up to date
Further sections of this manual include detailed information on the various functions of Accessport Manager and
contact information for COBB Technical Support.
Thank you for using COBB Tuning products!
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Installing the Software
Running the Software
Connecting to the Accessport
Software Navigation
Manage
Map Details
Transferring maps
Retrieving datalogs
Removing files from the Accessport
Setting a startup screen for the Accessport (V3 only)
Searching for Maps
Updates
Options
Application Shortcuts
Support Contact Information
Web
E-Mail
Phone
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Getting Started
Installing the Software
The latest version of Accessport Manager can always be downloaded directly from the COBB Tuning website, at
http://cobbtuning.com/apm.
On Windows:
Run the APManagerSetup.exe executable to start installation. Once running, follow the on-screen prompts to select
an installation path and complete the installation.
On OSX:
Open the APManager.dmg disk image, then drag the Accessport Manager icon to Applications.
Running the Software
On Windows, click Start->Programs->Accessport->Accessport Manager
On OSX, open Applications, then run Accessport Manager.
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Connecting to the Accessport
To update your Accessport with new maps and update firmware, use the supplied USB cable to connect the
Accessport to your computer. The larger end of the USB cable goes to the computer and the smaller end of the
USB cable goes to the Accessport.
Once plugged in, the Accessport will start up and be detected by Accessport Manager, as long as “Automatically
connect to Accessport” is checked under Options. Accessport Manager will also automatically check for new
firmware for your Accessport. It is strongly advised to update to new Accessport firmware whenever Accessport
Manager notifies that it is available, because we are constantly improving our products!
When you’re finished managing the files on youur Accessport, press the Eject AP button to disconnect. If you would
like to reconnect the Accessport to the computer, simply press Connect again.
Note: Very old V2 Accessport firmware may require selecting “Re-connect” from the main menu on the
Accessport itself.
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Software Navigation
Three sections are displayed as buttons along the top of Accessport Manager: Manage, Updates, and Options. A
fourth button, “AP Info,” allows viewing details such as the installation state, vehicle, and serial number. Finally, the
Connect/Eject button allows you to connect to, or safely eject your Accessport.
Manage
Transfer maps back and forth to the Accessport, retrieve datalogs and screenshots, and quickly search through
many maps on your computer.
Map Details
When a map is selected, the details for that map will be displayed at the bottom of the window. These are the map’s
short description, vehicle, vendor, map version, and the long description.
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Transferring maps
Once connected to the Accessport, transferring maps can be accomplished 4 different ways:
1. Drag a map from a folder on your computer to the Accessport file list.
2. Click the Import file(s) to Accessport button, browse to the map(s) and select Open.
3. Drag a map from the map search results list directly to the Accessport
4. Click the Upload selected map(s) to Accessport button by the map search results list.
Retrieving datalogs
Datalogs that have been taken while in the car will sometimes need to be analyzed to determine how your vehicle
is performing. To retrieve a datalog from the Accessport, follow these steps:
1. Select “Datalogs” or “All files” from the Filter dropdown list
2. Drag the appropriate datalog file to your computer, or select the datalog and click the “Save selected file(s)
to my computer” button
You can also drag a datalog file directly from the Accessport file list to an email window, for example. For very large
datalogs, it may take a few seconds for the file to copy from the Accessport to your computer.
Removing files from the Accessport
To remove a file from the Accessport, select the file and either press the Delete key on your keyboard or click the
“Delete file(s)” button.
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Setting a startup screen for the Accessport (V3 only)
To set a startup screen for your Accessport, either drag an image file onto Accessport manager (while your
Accessport is connected) or click the “Select an image to use as the Accessport startup screen” button at the right
side of the Files area. Choose the image you would like to use and it will be converted for your Accessport.
Note: The best size for Accessport startup screen images is 240 pixels wide by 320 pixels tall. If this size isn’t
detected when loading your image, Accessport Manager will automatically resize the image, which may cause black
bars to appear around your image.
To remove the startup screen and revert to the standard vehicle image, select “Images” or “All files” under the Filter
dropdown, and delete ‘startup_screen.fb’ from your Accessport. You can also use Setup->Reset to Defaults on the
Accessport main menu, which will reset all gauges, datalogging monitors and other user settings.
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Searching for Maps
Accessport Manager allows searching through the internal map details of a large number of maps, by clicking the
“Search for Maps” button. This will open a new area used for searching through the map descriptions, vendor
names, map revisions, vehicle types, and more. This search feature is primarily used by COBB ProTuners that have
thousands of customer maps to search through.
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Click the Browse button by the Location box to choose the location to search. All sub-folders and files will
be indexed for searching, and all maps meeting the filter criteria will be displayed in the list. Perform a text
search by typing in the "Search..." box or use the drop-down to filter by vehicle. Results will instantly be
displayed, even while typing.
These map details and search location are saved even when the software is closed, so searching the same
location does not take a long time to load details next time the software is opened. If changes to map files
happen while Accessport Manager is running, press the Refresh button and the changes will be detected
and loaded.
Additional columns can also be displayed in the map search area by right-clicking on any of the columns,
and selecting the desired columns to display.
A map file can also be located on your computer by right-clicking on a Map in the list and choosing “Open
Map file location.”
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Updates
The firmware on the Accessport is updated periodically to add new features and fix issues that arise in the field.
When an update is available, the icon for the Updates area will change and a notice will appear at the bottom of the
window. By default, Accessport Manager will also prompt to update the Accessport when new firmware is available.
Note: We strongly recommend updating to the latest firmware when an update is detected. The release
notes for each new release are easy to scan through to see what was fixed and what was changed/added,
and the new update is only a click away!
Switch to the Updates area and click “Begin firmware update,” and the Accessport update will begin. This will only
take a few minutes to complete.
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Options
Accessport Manager is configured by default to always connect to an available Accessport, and to ask before
transferring maps. If desired, these behaviors and others can be changed in the Options section.
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Application Shortcuts
On Windows, all shortcuts use the Control key, plus another modifier key.
On OSX, the Command key is used instead of Control.
Manage - Ctrl+G / Cmd+G
Updates - Ctrl+U / Cmd+U
Options - Ctrl+O / Cmd+O
AP Info - Ctrl+N / Cmd+N
Connect/Eject - Ctrl+E / Cmd+E
Search for Maps - Ctrl+P / Cmd+P
Save selected file(s) to my computer - Ctrl+S / Cmd+S
Import file(s) to Accessport - Ctrl+I / Cmd+I
Select image for startup screen - Ctrl+T / Cmd+T
Browse for map search folder - Ctrl+B / Cmd+B
Upload selected map(s) to Accessport - Ctrl+L / Cmd+L
Refresh map list - Ctrl+R / Cmd+R
Support Contact Information
Web
http://www.cobbtuning.com/support
E-Mail
support@cobbtuning.com
Phone
866.922.3059
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