This page describes a bunch of miscellaneous ECU+ features that just don't fit anywhere else.
The ECU+ includes optional auto-naming of log files. Auto-named files are saved immediately without prompting, and the filename is defined by a template, which can include:
Auto-naming can be quickly toggled on and off at the start of the log.
This advanced feature makes logging a breeze, as you can start and stop log files with one keystroke.
Sometimes when datalogging, it's useful to start the log when you start the car, log for a long time, and then save the log when you turn the car off. This creates a giant log file that possibly only includes a small section that you're interested in saving. The ECU+ Windows software to the rescue!
Simply right-click on a view, and select Tools->Trim File Data. This lets you trim the file to only retain a small section of the file. When you save the file, all of the uninteresting data goes away.
Because of the international nature of automobile companies, the ECU+ ends up supporting a variety of non-US market Eclipses and EVOs. Because pretty much all of the world (besides the US) uses SI units, it makes sense for the ECU+ to support international units as well. Beginning with version 2.10 of the ECU+ software, the ECU+ now includes alternate Windows software that supports international customers who prefer SI units.
Yet another feature that sets the ECU+ apart from other systems.
All ECU+ logs include a "notes view," which allows you to jot down some notes at the beginning of a log or later, as you're analyzing it. This handy feature also auto fills in the date and time of the log, and includes a configurable array of standard fields.
The ECU+ Windows software can export your datalogs to an Excel-compatible "CSV" file for later analysis. Want to do some fancy spreadsheet processing on the ECU+'s logged data? No problem with the ECU+.
The ECU+ Windows software saves a copy of your settings inside of every captured datalog file. Now included is a feature that displays your remembered settings. This means that there's no problem looking up all of your settings for any saved datalog.
The ECU+ software also includes a simple drag race analysis function. With this, you tell the software what spot on a datalog is the start of a drag race, and the software will analyze the datalog, recording elapsed time and MPH for the 60', 330', 660' (1/8 mile), 990' and 1/4 mile.
This can, of course, also be used on street runs, though it's not recommended to pull 110 MPH on the street.
While this feature isn't as accurate as a real drag race (it's tough to take into account spinning tires, for example), it can give you a very accurate relative measurement of your driving skill and allow you to easily hone your launch and shifting on a deserted back road.