Organizing LabVIEW-Based TestStand Systems

TestStand 2017 Help

Edition Date: November 2017

Part Number: 370052W-01

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A LabVIEW-based TestStand system can utilize TestStand workspaces, sequence files, and sequences to organize and represent the architecture of the application in LabVIEW. TestStand sequences contain steps, which can call LabVIEW VI code modules. Depending on the architecture of the test system, these code module VIs can call utility VIs, which can in turn utilize VIs stored in vi.lib or other LabVIEW libraries.

TestStand supports the following LabVIEW organizational options for the VIs you create and use in a test system:

Consider the test system requirements when choosing an organizational approach for LabVIEW code module VIs and utility VIs. The approaches vary in impact on the maintenance, performance, robustness, and deployment of the test system.

Notes Notes
  • National Instruments recommends using a single version of LabVIEW to compile all the VIs for a test system.
  • National Instruments does not recommend using LabVIEW-generated .NET assemblies to develop a TestStand system. Visit and enter the Info Code netcm to access the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article 6LFBJ8UB, Does TestStand Support Using LabVIEW-Generated .NET Assembly Code Modules?, for more information about this issue.

See Also

Chapter 11, Calling LabVIEW VIs, of the Getting Started with TestStand manual

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