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Capturing Data

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    Last Modified: May 17, 2018

    Using InstrumentStudio, you can capture data from an entire layout or a single panel. You can also take a screenshot without capturing data.

    Adjust data capture preferences by selecting File»Preferences and navigating to the Capture data tab. In this tab, you can set the destination directory and change the filename and format for both images and data. By default, images are captured in PNG and data is captured in the NI-TDMS format.

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    For more information on using the NI-TDMS file format, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code tdmsfileformat.

    Capturing Data from a Layout

    Capture data from an entire layout by selecting the Capture data icon ( ) from the document toolbar, located just above the large panel. InstrumentStudio saves a timestamped screenshot and a data file to the destination directory. The screenshot contains the view of the entire layout at the time data was captured, and the data file contains detailed information about every device in the layout.

    Capturing Data from a Panel

    Capture data from a single panel by opening the instrument header menu ( Instrument Header Menu) and selecting Capture data. InstrumentStudio saves a timestamped screenshot and a data file to the destination directory. The screenshot contains the view of the panel at the time data was captured, and the data file contains detailed information about the device or devices in the panel.

    Capturing a Separate Screenshot

    If you want to capture a screenshot but not a data file, select the Capture screenshot icon ( ) from the document toolbar, located just above the large panel. InstrumentStudio attaches the screenshot to the clipboard.


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