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NI VeriStand™ 2010 Help

Edition Date: August 2010

Part Number: 372846B-01

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Models contains your compiled models you created in any supported modeling environment and models (.mdl files) you created using The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink® software. Models mathematically represent real-world systems. A model responds to stimuli by producing outputs in a way that emulates the behavior of the modeled item. Models contain inputs and outputs that send and receive data. Models contain parameters you can manipulate and signals whose values you can view. For example, a model that generates a sine wave contains parameters that adjust the amplitude and frequency of the sine wave. You can view the value of the sine wave using the model signal.

You can build models using several different modeling environments, including The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink® application software, Esterel SCADE Suite™ software, TESIS DYNAware software, MATRIXx™ SystemBuild™ software, and the LabVIEW Development System.

You can run a model (.mdl) you created in the Simulink simulation environment without compiling it if you have The MathWorks, Inc. MATLAB® and Simulink software installed on your computer. In this case, the host computer also must be the execution host. You only can run an uncompiled model (.mdl) you created using a computer running the Windows operating system because NI VeriStand requires that a model be compiled before it can run on an RT target. A compiled model also can run on a desktop PC. NI VeriStand supports your compiled models from any modeling environment that enables you to compile a model into a DLL, .out, or .lvmodel file.

What do you want to do?

Add a model

To add a model, click the Add a Simulation Model button. You also can right-click Models in the configuration tree and select Add Simulation Model from the shortcut menu.

Note  Adding more than one instance of the same compiled model can cause errors if the compiled model has dependencies. Contact your model vendor for information about how and when these errors can occur.

Remove a model

To remove a model, select the model name in the configuration tree and click the red X button.

View or change a model

To view or change a model, select the model name in the configuration tree. The Model Configuration page appears to the right of the configuration tree.

For more information about adding and configuring models, refer to the Configuring and Running a Project book of the NI VeriStand Help, available by selecting Help»Search the NI VeriStand Help.


 

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