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Installing the Soft Front Panels

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    Last Modified: May 14, 2018

    You can use the Soft Front Panels (SFPs) to rapidly access and control the instrument I/O on the NI ELVIS III without programming.

    Before using the SFPs, you must install the Measurements Live Support Files onto the host computer via one of the following options:

    • Access the installer online. To do so, go to the Set Up and Troubleshoot page of Measurements Live, and follow the instructions on the screen to download and install the Measurements Live Support Files.
    • Access the installer from Start Here.html, which is located on the NI ELVIS III USB drive.
      1. Connect the NI ELVIS III via USB, as illustrated in Connecting to the Device via USB.
      2. On your host computer, navigate to the icon that represents the NI ELVIS III USB drive.
      3. Open Start Here.html and follow the instructions on the screen to install the Measurements Live Support Files.
    You can now launch the SFPs from Measurements Live. To verify that you have successfully set up your device and the computer, you can use the SFPs to perform a basic measurement task, as explained in Using the Soft Front Panels.

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