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Designing a New System

Last Modified: August 7, 2018

Using only virtual hardware in the Design view, design a system to your exact specifications.

Before you create your system, install the NI and third-party instrument drivers your system needs with NI Package Manager. Refer to Supported Hardware and Drivers for more information.
  1. Navigate to the Design view.
  2. Optional: On the palette, click PC to add a generic computer to the Design diagram.
  3. From the palette, add hardware devices to the Design diagram.
  4. Optional: Wire the compatible device ports together based on the port configurations of the device. For example, downstream device ports connect to upstream device ports.
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    If a wire appears broken, the connected devices are not compatible. In the Item tab, select Documentation»Manual to review device specifications.

  5. Optional: Rename the device names to something more identifiable or unique.
  6. Optional: Add comments and images to the Design diagram to include notes about the system. Refer to Annotating the Design View for more information.
  7. Once you complete your system design, click File»Save SystemDesigner.
  8. On the document toolbar, click Create SystemDesigner Report to capture the system for you to share or retain as a CSV file.

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