This Article Applies From:
CVI Fusion 6.13
Infinity Client 6.13
Infinity Module --
Core Services --
DeMeter --
CVI Net Web --


The following article explains how to configure a Desoutter CVI3 series tool controller so that it can be controlled by an Infinity Client station. It also covers the correct asset to use in your Pivotware process and the advanced settings available for working with the CVI3.


1  Controller Configuration

2  Fusion Configuration

2.1  Asset Configuration

2.2  Step Configuration

3  Feature Management

Controller Configuration  

The Desoutter CVI3 series is capable of being controlled by an integrating party however it is necessary to make some small changes to the configuration in order to define the correct way of working.

See below for which changes are required in a CVI3 controller in order to allow remote control by Infinity Client.

The following CVI3 tool settings have been set using CVI Config. To get a copy, please see the download link here 

  • Open Protocol must be activated on the controller
  • An individual port must be set for each tightening unit so that Infinity Client can differentiate between different tools.

For the tightening unit you wish to use:

  • The "Running Mode" must be set to Pset
  • The "Default Pset Selection Source" must be set to Open protocol

  • A Pset must be present in the tightening unit for Infinity Client to select

Fusion Configuration  

Asset Configuration  

Setting Up the Asset

In Asset Manager, create a new asset

  • Define a name for your tooling asset.
  • Choose the following properties:

- Asset Type = Tool

- Asset Vendor = Desoutter

- Device Type = CVI3

  • Define the IP Address of your CVI3 tool controller
  • Define the Port used for the Open Protocol communication to and from your tightening unit you are configuring.
  • Associate your asset to your desired Infinity Client station.

All other options within the asset properties are optional however we suggest filling is as much as possible while you're here.

Advanced Settings
  • Send identifier (UID) at step start = Defines if Infinity sends the cycle's UID to this asset at the start of Action Tool steps using this asset.
  • No event acknowledge (No Ack Flag) = Defines where No Ack Flag in Open Protocol Communication is required or not.
  •  Reset Pset selection at step end = Defines whether Pset 0 should be selected in the asset at the end of Action Tool steps.

For information about how to create assets and associate assets to stations, please see here

Step Configuration  

  • Click an Action Tool step on a station where the CVI3 has been associated as a local asset.
  • Navigate to the bottom of step properties, expand the Tool Properties sub-menu.
  • In "Available Assets" select your CVI3 asset.
  • Define the Pset that should be selected

For information about how your Action Tool displays and operates on Infinity Client then please see here

Feature Management 

From version 7.0 onward, features within the Pivotware software are required to be activated individually. For more information about Feature management, see here

The Infinity Base feature is always required for the Infinity Client application to run. Any other listed features must be additionally activated in order to use the functionality described in this article:

Infinity BaseStandard Tool