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Simulate a switch using NI-SWITCH or Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to develop, modify, and/or test an application without hardware. Using a simulated switch to test an application eliminates the risk of hardware damage. Additionally, you can use a simulated switch to evaluate an NI product for which you do not have hardware.
|Tip As with an installed and configured switch, you can use the Switch Soft Front Panel to test the basic functionality of a simulated switch and troubleshoot an application.|
To simulate the NI SwitchBlock, refer to Simulating the NI SwitchBlock in MAX.
Complete the following steps to create and configure a simulated switch using NI-SWITCH:
Refer to the NI-DAQmx Simulated Devices topic in the Measurement & Automation Explorer Help for NI-DAQmx for detailed instructions about creating simulated switches.
|Note Some devices may not support device simulation from MAX.|