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WinDaq Add-ons and Utilities

Add-ons | Utilities

Starting with Revision 3.16, WinDaq Acquisition software can integrate 3rd party add-ons to its functionality. For the latest version of WinDaq please see the Upgrades page. Note: Upgrades in WinDaq/Pro or Pro+ may require you to purchase a key. Feel free to download any or all of the self-extracting programs listed below. For instructions on incorporating your own add-on see our instructions page.

Visit the DATAQ Developer Network to learn how to create your own programs and for example programs in Visual Basic, LabView, C++, Visual Studio.NET and more.


Some of the following programs are contributed by 3rd party entities - DATAQ Instruments does not provide any warranty or support.

The WinDaq Add-on package from DATAQ Instruments includes the following programs:

  • WinDaq/XY Viewer (ID=2)
    This program allows you to generate a multiple channel XY plot in real time. It "eavesdrops" on the data that is being acquired and simultaneously generates an XY plot of this very same data.
  • WinDaq Timer (ID=4)
    A program features one "on" interval (recording) and one "off" interval (non-recording), which can be set for any length of time.
  • WinDaq/XL (ID=5)
    An add-on that allows acquired data to be ported to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. This is an extra-cost option. See the product page for more information.
  • WinDaq to MATLAB Add-on (ID=6)
    This add-on allows the user to port acquired data from WinDaq directly into a MatLab array and then save the array for future analysis.

The WinDaq Add-on package from Ultimaserial includes:

Other Add-ons from DATAQ Instruments:


The following utilities are mainly user contributed, and DATAQ Instruments does not provide a warranty or any support. Utilities cannot be entered into or spawned from the WinDaq Acquisition menu.

  • WDQ2TDM File Conversion Utility
    This utility uses a WinDaq data file to create a TDM header file, allowing your WinDaq file to be read by any program that supports the .tdm file format. Please Note: This utility requires Microsoft .NET. If the utility does not work you may need to install or re-install the .Net framework. Go to to install.
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  • Autotools version of Linux DataqSdk Contributed by Tyler from CoAction Consulting, LLC
    This should successfully build on any platform that supports Autotools and serial programming (Linux and Mac).
  • LaunchWinDaq
    An application used to run WinDaq and begin recording on Windows start-up. Currently, LaunchWindaq works with DI718E and DI730E products only.
  • WinDaq/XY Viewer For Previously Recorded Data
    This program allows you to generate a multiple channel XY plot from an existing data file. It requires the GE Mining Division version ofWinDaq Waveform Browser playback and analysis software. If you do not have this special version of WinDaqWaveform Browser, download it now. This is what customers are saying about this excellent, free XY plotting program:
    • "I am very happy with what I have. It works better than the $15,000 XY recorders on the market, plus it has a lot more features."
      — S.S., Testek, Inc.
  • Wdq2Wav contributed by Kevin M. Rosenberg
    Wdq2Wav extracts a channel from a WinDaq file and produces a .wav file. If the command line parameters of the windaq-file, channel-number, and wav-file are not given, then the program will prompt the user to enter those values when the program is run.Click here for more information
  • Seismic Programs contributed by Bob McClure

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