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Visualizing Hardware and Software Relationships in SystemDesigner

    Last Modified: October 3, 2017

    SystemDesigner provides a visual representation of the hardware in a system and the code that runs on that hardware. Use SystemDesigner to add devices to a project, create code that runs on the devices, and manage resource documents.

    The following example project image highlights the parts of the editor you use to add devices, create code, and configure properties for devices and documents in a project.

    1. Editor selector—View all live hardware currently connected to your system on the Live view, or create a system of live and simulated hardware on the diagram of the Design view.
    2. Palette—Organized hierarchy of system-level resources you can add to the Design view of SystemDesigner. You can use the palette to add discovered devices, browse the hardware catalog for devices you want to explore, or create documentation for your project.
    3. View selector—Explore and configure your hardware visually as a system-level diagram that displays the relationship between devices and source code in your project, or as a table of devices, software, and device resources in an organized hierarchy.
    4. Configuration pane—SystemDesigner provides context-sensitive options that help you configure resources in your project. When you select a resource or device, the associated configuration options appear in the Configuration pane.

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