Snap-on Scan Data File
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What is a PIDS file?
A PIDS file is a scan data file created by Snap-on diagnostic and information system tools, such as Verus Pro, Zeus, and Verdict. It contains data in XML format from a vehicle scan, including brake and fuel pump status, barometric pressure, engine speed, and valve timing.
Snap-on tools, such as Verdict, Verus Pro, and Zeus, are used to run scans of a vehicle to test its performance. A scan collects a wide array of information, such as the air-to-fuel ratio, engine coolant temperature, fuel pulse width, intake air temperature, manifold absolute pressure, and valve timing.
Once the scan is complete, the software saves the data in the PIDS file. You can then transfer the file to a computer to view, share it with others, or store it for records.
How to open a PIDS file
You can open PIDS files with ShopStream Connect, a program developed by Snap-on to view data files from vehicle scans, such as SCM, SCP, and SCS files. Since the file is saved in XML format, you can also view the PIDS file with text editors.