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Complete the following steps to enable Offline Mode on a computer without access to NI instruments. Offline Mode remains enabled, including after you exit and relaunch TSM, until you disable it.
|Note You cannot enable Offline Mode on an STS or from a TSM Operator Interface.|
When you enable Offline Mode, TSM creates simulated versions of all instruments defined in the Offline Mode system configuration file. The simulated instruments persist until you disable Offline Mode or execute a test program with a different Offline Mode system configuration file. TSM also renames all physical instruments that conflict with the instruments defined in the Offline Mode system configuration file with an NI_Offline_ prefix to avoid conflicts with simulated instruments and to prevent accidental damage to real instruments. Disabling Offline Mode restores the instrument configuration.
|Note To avoid damage to real instruments, do not use simulated instruments and real instruments at the same time.|
Enabling Offline Mode might fail when the computer on which you want to use Offline Mode does not include a required instrument driver, an instrument driver does not support simulation for an instrument, or an error exists in the Offline Mode system configuration file. Use the following techniques to resolve the issue: