Software Updates

Grace Instrument occasionally updates instrument software to fix errors and enhance the user experience. Please check below to see if there are any software updates for your instrument.

SOFTWARE UPDATE INFORMATION

NOTE: All Grace Instrument software must be installed from an installation CD or other installation media provided by Grace Instrument in order to function properly, and the user must be logged into the PC using an Administrator account during installation. One copy of the necessary installation media is included with each instrument. If you have not installed the Grace Instrument software from your original installation CD or media, the updates available for download from this site cannot be applied, and the Grace Instrument software will not run.
Replacement Installation Media
  1. Replacement installation media can be ordered from Grace Instrument at any time.
  2. After the initial setup of your Grace Instrument product is complete, please take care that any installation media (CD or other digital delivery mechanism) that came with the Operation Manual is kept in a safe place and is accessible, should the need arise to reinstall the Grace Instrument software.
  3. Should this media become lost or damaged, you will need to contact Grace Instrument to obtain replacement installation media. Replacement media for Grace Instrument software will be provided at a cost of $199.00 per unit for out-of-warranty customers. Each copy will have a unique serial number for tracking purposes and will be shipped within one (1) business day.
Microsoft Windows Compatibility:
  1. Unless otherwise indicated, all Grace Instrument software is compatible with all Microsoft Windows versions from Windows 9x to Windows 8.1, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Grace Instrument software must be installed and run from an Administrator account.
USB Adaptor Drivers:
  1. If you are using an older USB to Serial Adaptor cable, please contact us. It may be advisable to add an upgraded USB to Serial adaptor to your replacement installation media order, as we are unable to supply drivers for out-of-warranty USB to Serial adaptors.
  2. The Grace Instrument software installation media which accompanied your Grace Instrument product contains drivers which are compatible with the USB to Serial Adaptors which may have also accompanied your Grace Instrument product. These drivers are available for download free of charge, should you need to reinstall them.
  3. Download the file linked below and unzip it to a directory on your hard drive. When reinstalling the drivers, use the Browse button to choose the directory where you unzipped the files. Download the latest file here:
    USB to Serial Adaptor drivers - (3.57 MB file)
Backing up your test data:

Before updating any Grace Instrument software, it is strongly advised that you back up your existing database files, which end with the ".mdb" or ".accdb" suffix. This database file contains all user-created tests and all test results. If you value your existing test data, it is strongly advised that you follow the instructions below and keep the backup file stored in a safe location.

To back up your database (".mdb" or ".accdb") file:
  1. In Windows Explorer, open the folder where the Grace Instrument software is installed.

    Windows 9x to XP: The default installation folder under Windows 9x to XP for most Grace Instrument software is C:\Program Files\[INSTRUMENT MODEL NUMBER or SOFTWARE NAME].

    For example, M3600DAQ™ for the M3600 Viscometer is installed in the folder C:\Program Files\M3600DAQ.

    Windows Vista or Windows 7: The folder containing your database under Windows Vista or Windows 7 is C:\Users\[YOUR_ACCOUNT]\AppData\Local\ VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\[INSTRUMENT MODEL NUMBER or SOFTWARE NAME].

    For example, M7500DAQ for the M7500 Ultra HPHT Rheometer is installed in the folder: C:\Users\[YOUR _ACCOUNT]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files(x86)\M7500DAQ.

    (Note that a copy of M7500daq.mdb can be found in C:\Program Files\M7500 on Win Vista/7 systems, but this database file is inert and will not contain any changes you make to the database, such as adding, modifying, or deleting tests or test result files. The database to back up and protect on a Windows Vista or Win7 system is the one contained in the folder:

    C:\Users\YOUR_ACCOUNT\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86).This discrepancy is necessary to accommodate older operating systems.)

    Windows 8 or 8.1: The folder containing your database under Windows 8 or 8.1 is: C:\Program Files (x86)\[INSTRUMENT MODEL NUMBER OR SOFTWARE NAME].

    Or, if you specified a different folder during initial installation, open that folder instead.

  2. To restore a backed-up database file:
  3. Reinstall the Grace Instrument software from the original media included with the instrument.
  4. Copy the ".mdb" or ".accdb" file from the backup directory to the directory containing the Grace Instrument software installation (or other appropriate folder), overwriting the default database file.
NOTE: Carefully read the Terms of Use and End User License Agreement. By accessing or using any software download links on this page, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Grace Instrument Company Terms of Use and End User License Agreement and are bound by these Terms.

M3500 VISCOMETER

Updating Gracedaq for M3500a™ to version 1.1.9:

Gracedaq for M3500a™ software update includes an executable (".exe") file, a report (".rpt") file, and a database (".mdb") file.

  1. Download the following three files to your desktop, or to a folder on your hard drive:
    M3500a.exe (Last updated 07-15-2008, 684 KB)
    M3500a2.rpt (Last updated 07-15-2008, 10.7 KB)
    M3500a-db.zip (Last updated 07-15-2008, 196 KB)
  2. Replace the existing version.
Updating M3500Frac.exe:
  1. Download the M3500Frac v.1.0.3 update here. (Last updated 07-15-2008, 664 KB)
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
Updating M3500pH.exe:
  1. Download the M3600pH update here. (Last updated 07-16-2009, 664 KB)
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Gracedaq for M3500a™ v. 1.1.9 is incompatible with database files created by all previous versions. If you want to use an existing database file created using a version of Gracedaq for M3500a™ earlier than v. 1.1.9, do not update your Gracedaq for M3500a™ software.

M3600 AUTOMATIC VISCOMETER

Updating M3600DAQ to version 2.0.0.9
  1. Download the M3600DAQ-v2010 update here. (Last updated 06-20-17, 1.23 MB)
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
Updating M3600FRAC:
  1. Download the M3600Frac-v12022 update here. (Last updated 06-20-17, 2.13 MB)
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
M3600DAQ Change Log:
V.2.0.0.10 (06-20-17):
  1. Updated PV and YP data in the details Excel export function.
V.2.0.0.9 (04-06-17):
  1. Added PV and YP data in the details Excel export function.
V.2.0.0.7 (06-20-14):
  1. Modified legacy code left over from 2.0.0.5 which caused a run-time error when creating test file over a set number of data points.
V.2.0.0.5 (09-11-13):
  1. Bug fixes
V.2.0.0.2 (12-06-12):
  1. Removed Calibration Check button.
M3600Frac Change Log:
V.1.2.0.22 (06-20-17):
  1. Updated the PV and YP data in the details Excel export function.
V.1.2.0.17 (03-15-17):
  1. Added PV and YP data in the details Excel export function.
V.1.2.0.17 (08-31-15):
  1. Resolved issue occuring on home screen.
  2. Revised variable selection.
V.1.2.0.15 (07-02-15):
  1. Fixed bugs that resulted in user errors during testing.
V.1.2.0.12 (03-24-14):
  1. Introduced the ability to re-size the Real Time Test screen using a numerical control on the Hardware & Misc. Setup tab. To reset the display to the default screen size, a menu item called ReSet has been added to the main menu.
V.1.2.0.11 (09-06-13):
  1. Bug fixed

M4600 LSM

Updating M4600daq.exe
  1. Download the M4600DAQ_v2008 update here. (Last updated 02-06-17, 2.09 MB)
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
M4600DAQ Change Log
V.2.0.0.8 (02-06-17):
  1. Updated temperature settings.
V.2.0.0.7 (08-19-15):
  1. Corrected errors in the program.
V.2.0.0.6 (05-13-15):
  1. Created a patch to update and fix some areas of the program.

V.2.0.0.4 (08-25-14):
  1. Fixed a glitch giving some customers errors within the program
V.2.0.0.3 (05-01-12):
  1. Fixed bug preventing proper temperature setting during preheat.

M5500 RHEOMETER

Updating M5500Frac
  1. Download the M5500Frac.exe update file here. (Last updated 12-27-2011, 956 KB).
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
M5500 PC Change Log:
V.1.2.0.2 (12-27-11):
  1. Modified call to Microsoft Excel to allow the use of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later.

M5600 HPHT RHEOMETER

M5600 PC Version 3 - Updating M5600 PC v3 (version 3.2.0.41)
IMPORTANT: If you are not running M5600 PC v3, do not download and install this update, as it is incompatible with databases created with M5600 PC v2. This update, however, is fully compatible with Windows® 8 and 8.1.
  1. Download the M5600 v.3.2.0.41 update here. (Last updated 03-15-17, 2.26 MB)
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
  3. Be sure that you are installing the new version of M5600v3.exe in the proper directory (i.e., your original installation directory).

If you have already downloaded M5600 v3.2.0.41 and are experiencing issues regarding a Pesgo32c.ocx file, please use the hyperlink below to download the file.

  1. Download the M5600 Pesgo32c.ocx here. (Last updated 12-15-16, 1.12 MB)
  2. Place the file in the proper M5600 folder.
  3. Restart the M5600 Software before beginning a new testing.
M5600 PC Version 2 - Updating M5600 PC v2 (version 2.2.0.3)
IMPORTANT: If you are upgrading a version of M5600.exe v.2.1.0.7 or later, you do not need to download a new version of M5600.mdb.
  1. Download the M5600 v.2.2.0.3 update here. (Last updated 12-22-11, 1.40 MB).
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
M5600 Database File - Updating M5600.mdb
IMPORTANT: This download is only for updating M5600.mdb (to replace database files created with M5600 PC™ versions earlier than M5600 PC v.2.1.0.7)
  1. Download the M5600.mdb file here. (Last updated 04-27-2009, 2.10 MB).
  2. Please note that the M5600.mdb file is in .zip format. You must first unzip the file before it can be used by M5600 PC. Then, replace the existing version with the current version.
M5600 PC V3 Change Log
V.3.2.0.41 (12-14-16):
  1. Resolved an issue with Fann 35 degree.
  2. Fixed issue with misssing Pesgo32c.ocx file.
V.3.2.0.39 (11-06-15):
  1. Repaired software glitch.
V.3.2.0.38 (05-01-15):
  1. Revised minor technical issue with charting capabilities.
V.3.2.0.36 (05-01-15):
  1. Updated the oscillatory function to operate more quietly and seamlessly.
V.3.2.0.35 (01-23-15):
  1. Fixed a bug on the main menu home screen. Repaired the 'Edit Test Info' button so the user can input additional testing information without error pop-up message.
V.3.2.0.30 (09-29-14):
  1. Repaired the 'self-zero peak' and 'before run ramp' features, updated chart with detail result option. Inserted a 'press calibrate done' display button and fixed the setup/export & setup/import columns.
V.3.2.0.29 (04-18-14):
  1. Fixed a bug preventing exporting images from the chart. (Right-click on the chart to see the export option.
V.3.2.0.28 (03-24-14):
  1. Fixed a bug in which too much text entered into the test information windows would cause a crash instead of generating an error.
V.3.2.0.27 (01-07-14):
  1. Fixed a bug - the Setup screen will now resize if the screen size value is changed in the Hardware & Misc Setup tab.
M5600 PC V2 Change Log
V.2.2.0.3 (12-22-11):
  1. Modified call to Microsoft Excel to allow the use of Microsoft Excel 2010
V.2.2.0.2 (10-11-10):
  1. Fixed database-connectivity issues; improved test search function; improved chart display for real time tests.
V.2.2.0.1 (08-31-10):
  1. Added Search Test function to Open Saved Test window.

M7270 DUAL CELL CONSISTOMETER / M7280 HPHT DUAL CELL CONSISTOMETER

Updating to version 1.0.0.9:
  1. Download the M7270.exe file. (Last updated 02-24-17, 9.09 MB)
  2. Then, copy and paste the file to the correct folder on your PC to replace the existing version.
  3. Open and run the software to begin testing.
M7270 / M7280 PC Change Log:
V.1.0.0.9 (02-24-17):
  1. Changed max consistency to 150 and fixed minor bugs.
V.1.0.0.7 (01-20-17):
  1. Fixed minor issue affecting software performance.
V.1.0.0.6 (01-13-17):
  1. Updated Sequence File Name options to allow double or single quotes.
  2. You can only use double quotes OR single quotes, not both when naming a sequence and test.
V.1.0.0.5 (01-12-17):
  1. Updated the software to fix minor issue.

NOTE : This update file is used for both the M7270 Dual Cell Consistometer and the M7280 HPHT Dual Cell Consistometer.

M7350 UCA

Updating to version 1.0.0.7:
  1. Download the M7350_Update_V1007.exe file. (Last updated 06-22-17, 9.01 MB)
  2. Then, double click M7350_Update_V1007.exe file and follow the promps to complete the installation.".
  3. Open and run the software to begin testing.
M7350 PC Change Log:
V.1.0.0.7 (06-22-17):
  1. Updated Software
V.1.0.0.6 (05-31-17):
  1. Updated graphics palette
V.1.0.0.5 (05-17-17):
  1. Corrected the Overlap units for psi and C°
V.1.0.0.4 (04-24-17):
  1. Fixed a bug.
V.1.0.0.3 (04-12-17):
  1. Added PV and YP data in the details Excel export function.

M7500 ULTRA HPHT RHEOMETER / M8500 SAGGING TESTER

M7500 Version 2 - Updating M7500 v2
  1. Download the M7500 v.2.0.0.24 update file here. (Last updated 10-21-16, 2.26 MB).
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
IMPORTANT : Do not apply this update if you have M7500daq version 1.2.0.23 or earlier. This update is intended for users of M7500daq_v2. The version 2 software is not compatible with the database files created by version 1.2.0.23 or earlier.
M7500daq Version 1 - Updating M7500daq v1
  1. Download the M7500daq v.1.2.0.23 update file here. (Last updated 06-20-12, 1.30 MB).
  2. Run the update file to replace the existing version.
IMPORTANT : M7500daq™ is used for both the M7500 Ultra HPHT Rheometer and the M8500 HPHT Dynamic Sagging Tester. This version of M7500daq.exe is compatible with both the M7500-2 (hardware capable of pressure up to 20,000 psi) and the M7500-3 (hardware capable of pressure up to 30,000 psi.) It will not enable M7500-2 hardware to pressurize higher than 20,000 psi.
M7500 V2 Change Log
V.2.0.0.24 (10-21-16):
  1. Updated the pressure control.

V.2.0.0.23 (05-08-15):
  1. Fixed minor bug affecting heat conditions during testing.

V.2.0.0.22 (04-22-15):
  1. Improved temperature settings to eliminate fluctuation errors.

V.2.0.0.14 (07-22-14):
  1. Corrected issue with .CSV file generation.

V.2.0.0.13 (06-20-14):
  1. Added new plottable data point: Fann35 to Real Time Test mode.

V.2.0.0.12 (04-21-14):
  1. Improved performance & bug fixes.
  2. Added temperature ramp and pressure ramp
M7500daq V1 Change Log
V.1.2.0.23 (06-20-12):
  1. Removed bug which interfered with N" and K" display

V.1.2.0.22 (02-21-12):
  1. General UI and performance improvements.

V.1.2.0.21 (01-26-12):
  1. Corrected error causing automatic shutdown.

M7540 CONSISTOMETER/SGS TESTER

Updating to version 1.0.0.5:
  1. Download the M7540_Main.exe file. (Last updated 05-04-17, 11.9 MB)
  2. Then, copy and paste the file to the M7540 folder on your PC to replace your existing version.
  3. Open and run the software to begin testing.
M7540 PC Change Log:
V.1.0.0.5 (05-04-17):
  1. Fix temperature/pressure control problem for low rate.
  2. Improve both temp and pressure control.
V.1.0.0.4 (05-02-17):
  1. Updated the software for better temperature control.
V.1.0.0.3 (01-12-17):
  1. Updated Sequence File Name options to allow double or single quotes.
  2. You can only use double quotes OR single quotes, not both when naming a sequence and test.
V.1.0.0.2 (01-11-17):
  1. Updated the software and fixed a minor bug.

M9145 Porosimeter

Updating to latest version:
  1. Download the M9145_Setup.exe file. (Last updated 06-07-17, 1.98 MB)
  2. Then, copy and paste the file to the M9145 folder on your PC to replace your existing version.
  3. Open and run the software to begin testing.
M9145 PC Change Log:
(06-07-17):
  1. Fixed a minor bug in the software.