Using the Project Explorer Window (ELVIS RIO Control Toolkit)

LabVIEW 2016 ELVIS RIO Control Toolkit Help

Edition Date: June 2016

Part Number: 376300A-01

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Use the Project Explorer window to manage LabVIEW projects for the following tasks:

  • Managing the targets, VIs, and other support files of a project from one location.
  • Connecting the host computer to NI ELVIS RIO CM targets, setting target properties, and deploying VIs to targets.

The following figure shows the Project Explorer window when you add an NI ELVIS RIO CM target to a LabVIEW project.

The Project Explorer window includes the following sections:

  • Project root—Contains the host computer and the NI ELVIS RIO CM target you add to the current project. The label on the project root includes the filename for the project. To add more NI ELVIS RIO CM targets to the project, right-click the project root and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu.
    • My Computer—Represents the local or host computer as a target in the project.
      • Build Specifications—Includes build configurations for source distributions and other types of builds available in LabVIEW toolkits and modules.
    • RT Target—Represents the NI ELVIS RIO CM target you add to the project. VIs and libraries that you add to an NI ELVIS RIO CM target appear under this target in the Project Explorer window.

      To configure the settings of an NI ELVIS RIO CM target, right-click the target and select Properties from the shortcut menu to launch the NI ELVIS RIO CM Properties dialog box. You can also right-click the NI ELVIS RIO CM target and select different options to accomplish the following tasks: switching between FPGA personalities, creating a callback VI from templates, launching the Getting Started with NI ELVIS RIO Control Module wizard, and launching the NI ELVIS RIO Control Module I/O Monitor.
      • FPGA Target—Represents the FPGA target on the NI ELVIS RIO CM. To add the FPGA target under the RT target, right-click the chassis under the NI ELVIS RIO CM target and select New»FPGA Target from the shortcut menu.
        Note  Once you add an FPGA target under the chassis, you must use an FPGA bitfile with the NI ELVIS RIO CM VIs.
      • Build Specifications—Includes specifications for building source distributions, stand-alone real-time applications, and zip files. If you have the LabVIEW Professional Development System or the Application Builder installed, right-click Build Specifications and select New»Real-Time Application from the shortcut menu to create a build specification that defines how to build stand-alone real-time applications.

Related Information

Managing a Project in LabVIEW

Adding RT Targets to a LabVIEW Project

Creating Stand-Alone Real-Time Applications

Real-Time Target

Choosing FPGA Personalities

Using Callback VIs to Handle Interrupts

Getting Started with NI ELVIS RIO CM

NI ELVIS RIO Control Module I/O Monitor

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