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Refer to the additional resources described in the following figure to learn more about developing a TestStand-based test system:
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If you are a new user, National Instruments recommends completing the following tasks to get started with TestStand:
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of TestStand, refer to the new features and the compatibility and known issues topics in this help file and the NI TestStand Release Notes for compatibility information and major feature changes. Refer to the Readme.html file, located on the TestStand installation media and in the <TestStand>\Doc directory, for important last-minute information about TestStand.
The TestStand ATML Toolkit installs the ATML Test Description (TD) translator and updates the ATML Test Results (TR) generator. The toolkit includes its own documentation. If you have the toolkit installed, the NI TestStand ATML Toolkit Help merges with the NI TestStand Help.
Refer to the NI TestStand Advanced Architecture Series for more advanced concept and architecture information. This series is a suite of documents TestStand architects and developers created to provide detailed information for experienced TestStand users with complex projects.
Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code BldTestSys to access the NI Fundamentals of Building a Test System guides for more information about the recommended process for building test systems.
Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code TestMgtSWDevGd to access the NI Test Management Software Developers Guide for more information about developing test systems.
TestStand includes a variety of example programs to help you learn and understand key concepts. Use these example programs as a starting point for applications you create.
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