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DIAdem 2018 Release Notes

2018

Version 18.0.0

June, 2018

This file contains information on DIAdem 2018:

Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Notes on DIAdem 2018

Notes on Future DIAdem Versions

Compatibility of DIAdem 2018 and DIAdem 2017

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features in DIAdem 2018

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

DIAdem is the National Instruments software for analyzing and documenting data from various sources.

System Requirements

For correct DIAdem performance, the following minimum requirements must be met:

Hardware

CPU x64 compatible processor, 1.6 GHz or more
Amount of memory 2 GB or more
Hard disk memory Depending on the operating system, up to 3 GB free storage space, of which at least 2 GB are on the system partition
Video card Color depth at least 16-bit (High Color), 24-bit, or 32-bit (True Color) recommended
Screen resolution From 1024x768 with a 100% scaling step

Supported Operating Systems

Note  National Instruments recommends the use of the NI Analysis Server for the automatic evaluation on server operating systems instead of DIAdem.

1 NI software installs VC2015 runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 requires Microsoft updates to support these software products. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.

2 NI software is signed with an SHA-256 certificate. Under Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Microsoft updates are required for the support of SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.

Note  DIAdem runs only with restrictions on the N or KN edition of Windows because the multimedia support is missing. You can obtain this as "Media Feature Pack" from Microsoft and install it later.
Under Windows Server 2012 R2 you cannot play videos in DIAdem VIEW.

Administration

Firewall The firewall displays warnings while DIAdem installs and while DIAdem launches, for the following reasons:
The usireg component executes during the installation of DataPlugins. The DataFinder, which you use for searching and navigating in files, then starts. When DIAdem launches, a DNS query determines whether to license locally or whether to use a license server.

If you want to be able to use all the DIAdem functions, National Instruments recommends that you select "Do not block" for all programs listed. This also applies when you want to evaluate DIAdem. Refer to ni.com/info under the info code winxpsp2 for more information.

Windows User Rights DIAdem and its components are basically executable under the pre-configured Microsoft Windows user accounts from User upwards. DIAdem must be installed with complete administrator rights.

If you operate various DIAdem versions on one computer, you only have the entire range of functions in each version if you have administrator rights.

Miscellaneous

Notes on DIAdem 2018

Compatibility of DIAdem 2018 and DIAdem 2017

Notes on Future DIAdem Versions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe in order to receive security notifications about National Instruments products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from National Instruments.

New Features in DIAdem 2018

General

DIAdem NAVIGATOR, DataFinder, Data Portal

DIAdem VIEW

DIAdem ANALYSIS

DIAdem REPORT

DIAdem DAC / DIAdem VISUAL

DIAdem SCRIPT

Corrected Errors in DIAdem 2018

The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in DIAdem 2018. This is a list of the most important issues fixed. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed. The DIAdem Knowledgebase contains a list of fixed issues from earlier DIAdem versions under the search term Fixed Issues.

CAR IDDescription

General

636620The example "Checking DataPlugins for Timeout” might lead to an error.
641015Calling a script with the key combination shift and function key might only be possible once.
647079The dialog box “Exit DIAdem” does not recognize that changed data files must be saved in TDMS format.

Data Portal

540302When values are copied from a channel into an empty channel, the target channel receives the name of the source channel.

NAVIGATOR

524528When values of properties are being searched for on several levels of a data store, for example AOP5, the button "Automatically determine property columns from search” is enabled by default.
637677The Bus Log Converter does not support more than seven databases.
639560The Bus Log Converter scales the time stamp of GIN multi-loggers incorrectly.
646570The channel names created in a Japanese version by the DataPlugin Wizard are incorrect.
647966If you click the button “Reset” in the Bus Log Converter dialog box, DIAdem enters duplicate entries in the “File type” selection field.
661065DIAdem does not include files that are not in the list of recently loaded files.
661495Converting with the Bus Log Converter has become slower.
678864Loading result columns from a search returns incorrect values when the first values in the column are NoValues.
680154If you save data with waveform channels as an Excel file in DIAdem, DIAdem only generates a time channel for the first waveform channel, even if the other waveform channels do not have the same values for step width and offset.
680953If you configure the Bus Log Converter so that DIAdem converts MDF4 files automatically, DIAdem crashes during interactive conversion after you have converted a file with drag and drop.
687217The Bus Log Converter does not support ID 0 in Vector ASCII files.
690246When DIAdem loads LVM files, the time channels might be incorrect.
691684DIAdem cannot load TDMS files when the filename extension was changed, for example, from ".tdms" to ".abc".
696506DIAdem cannot open TDMS files containing empty channels with scaling information.
696962When converting CAN FD frames from Vector BLF files, you receive wrong signals.

VIEW

641698DIAdem might truncate the cascade displays on the right edge.
653748The synchronization of videos with the cursor might not work properly.
677011The legend properties CursorX2 and CursorY2 do not display the values of the second band cursor or second frame cursor.
683279The contour display might not display horizontal and vertical sections through the data.
683685The VIEW table might be empty after a layout is transferred to REPORT.
697987You cannot create and include a user dialog box from a template.
698282When a cascade is zoomed, DIAdem displays the label channel incorrectly.
698293DIAdem does not save the label channel of a cascade display.

ANALYSIS

540722With certain setting the dialog box “Reducing Classification” does not work correctly.
639569If you assign a value determined with the function ChnFind to a variable, DIAdem reports a syntax error.
660741The compound classification returns incorrect values when the input channels contain NoValues.
666356DIAdem writes the results of the statistical functions coefficient of variation and relative coefficient of variation into the same channel property.
666387In the calculator, you cannot assign values to the properties of known objects, such as the Data object.
671419It might not be possible to open the event search dialog box if there is either no data set or a different data set was loaded and you previously used the event search via the dialog box.
678627The XOffsetCalc command returns incorrect results for XOffsetDeltaN when the time channel does not start with the value 0.
684146If you change the property names for statistical parameters in a Data Preprocessor configuration, DIAdem also applies these changes to the mathematical function"Descriptive Statistics" after the simulation.
689984The dialog box for rounding channel values does not display the calculated error.

REPORT

608824The graphic export of maps with many interpolation points might lead to an error.
638927If you deactivate the first curve in a 2D axis system and select the "N systems" setting for the axis position, DIAdem displays the remaining curves incorrectly.
639567For the 3D curve type "Isolines", you cannot select the "Same color as curve" setting for labeling the contours.
639845In automatically expanding 2D tables, DIAdem displays the heading field too large.
639848If the setting "Automatic row height" is selected for the "table length" of a 2D table, DIAdem displays the texts with too little space to the table border.
642850With certain scaling settings, automatic Y-axis scaling in a 2D axis system can result in an enlarged scaling range when being updated.
643639DIAdem reports an error if the method "MoveToForeground" is not executed on the active page.
646806The display of many curves in a 2D axis system may lead DIAdem to crash.
648622If the DIAdem setting "Print all pages with expanding tables completely" is enabled and the worksheet with the table is not open when exported as a PDF file, DIAdem reports an error and does not create a PDF file.
648740If you copy and paste grouped objects and then group these group, DIAdem might crash.
652732The alignment of several 2D axis systems does not function correctly if the "N systems" setting was set for at least one of these 2D axis systems as the "Axis position".
653725The Diagram Wizard generates an error in scaled layouts.
657060An error may occur when the Diagram Wizard is being used.
661867In some cases, DIAdem does not position the curve of a 2D axis system with the scaling mode “Range and ticks manual” in the center of the axis system.
665648In DIAdem REPORT you can only align main objects with each other.
665890DIAdem calculates the tick distance in a 2D axis system incorrectly if this axis system contains several constants and the last constant is outside the scale.
668866When adding 4D or 6D vector curves in a 3D axis system, an error occurs when you change the second or third vector end point.
669874In a 2D table, the dividing line between the columns and the headings cannot be changed interactively if you have set the scaling to "Automatically increasing" or "Automatic row height".
670718DIAdem does not always export dashed lines correctly to a PDF file.
675224You cannot rename a text object through the context menu.
679093DIAdem exports non-printable pages when exporting to PowerPoint.
679615DIAdem does not save the changed column order of a 2D table.
683083The PowerPoint export does not export graphics in portrait format.
688604The "OnPicUpdateStart" event can lead to access violation under certain circumstances.
692045If a 2D table contains text with line breaks and you reduce the size of the DIAdem window substantially, DIAdem can no longer export graphics.
692471In some cases, a differential characteristic diagram shows incorrect values at the edges.
697843If DIAdem cannot find the channel for labeling the curve points, DIAdem uses the y-channel as the labeling channel.

DAC

638118It is not possible to change the case when renaming a block.
644036A block diagram, which operates two output blocks with a driver and a system clock in the foreground and in the interrupt mode, might crash during the measurement.
645130Counter measurement with the NI-DAQmx driver lead to inaccurate results.
648824When the DAC dialog box “Save Data” is opened when the setting “The capacity of the storage medium determines the end of the measurement” is enabled, an error occurs.
686310In some cases DIAdem calculates the maximum possible sampling rate incorrectly when measuring with the NI-DAQMX driver in hardware clock.
695728The script driver does not find a script file if the file name contains additional dots in addition to the file name extension.

SCRIPT

626576The DIAdem script debugger does not work if you place a breakpoint directly after the MsgBox or the InputBox command.
641235With the ECU driver it is not possible to assign values to ECU properties with a script.
647020Deleting a large number of channels with the Data.Remove method may be slow if there are many channels in the Data Portal.
651270You cannot load text searches in the configuration dialog box of the Analysis Server Procedure.
652675The TextToClipBoard command can block actions with the clipboard if the clipboard does not contain any texts.
653821If you edit a file in the script editor that is stored on a slow network drive, there may be delays in displaying the characters you have just entered.
660751The FileCopy command only ends the copy process after the second manual abort.
662217The value of the channel property "implicit_start" of an implicit time channel is not a vbDate data type.
663653When processing the values of the property "Properties <Data>" with the DataTypeFloat32 data type, DIAdem includes too many decimal places.
670754The Activate for Sheet method also automatically opens the DIAdem REPORT panel.
676812The execution of the property Navigator.Display.CurrDataStore.GetDataStore.RootElements.Count leads to a crash of DIAdem when only the “Computer” data store is enabled.
678209DIAdem does not replace the channel names of CSV files in a Data Preprocessor configuration via “Replace property values” when these files use a DataPlugin that supports row-based reading of the data.
679534If you set columns with special control characters as fixed replacement pattern in the dialog box “Replace Property Values»Edit Rule” in the configuration of the Data Preprocessor, the dialog box will crash.
679681The command ChnGenTime cannot create a constant time channel.
688527The Analysis Server does not support the ExportToPowerPoint for Sheets method.
692781If you use the command DataFileSave with the storage method "CSV_EXPORT", a memory leak occurs.

Accessing the Help

For more information on DIAdem, go to the DIAdem help Help»Contents.

Finding Examples

Use Help»Examples in DIAdem to start the DIAdem ExampleFinder. You can find DIAdem examples in the examples directory below the program directory. You can modify examples to suit your needs, or you can copy and paste parts of the examples into your own files.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.

For more information, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system. Windows 10 features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Moreover, the operating system introduces several new capabilities. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.

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Patents

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