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Applying Changes in SystemDesigner to a Live Hardware Device

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Last Modified: January 12, 2018

Enable hardware matching and configure a device on the Design diagram to match a device on the Live diagram to apply changes in your project to live hardware in your system.

SystemDesigner must find a matching device on both the Live view and Design view before it can apply project changes to live hardware. After you enable hardware matching and SystemDesigner finds a matching device, it can automatically apply updates in your project to the live device.

Complete the following process to configure a device on the Design diagram to match a device on the Live diagram and apply changes to the corresponding live hardware.

  1. Ensure that Sync is set to Enable hardware matching.

    The Sync setting on the SystemDesigner document toolbar determines if changes in your project apply to live hardware in your system.

    Sync Setting Icon Description
    Enable hardware matching Changes to devices in your project apply to matching live hardware in your system.
    Disable hardware matching Changes to devices in your project do not apply to live hardware in your system.
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    Note  

    Sync is set to Enable hardware matching when you open the SystemDesigner project document for the first time.

  2. On the Design diagram, find the device you want to match with your live hardware. If the device is not already on the Design diagram, find it on the palette and place it on the diagram.
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    Tip  

    Any device on the Live diagram that does not have a match on the Design diagram appears in the Unplaced Live Hardware palette.

  3. If the device does not have a match, configure the device on the Design diagram in exactly the same way as the device on the Live diagram.

If you encounter problems configuring a device on the Design diagram to match a device on the Live diagram, verify that the device on the Design diagram meets the criteria for device matching in SystemDesigner.


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