New Features in TestStand 2014

As the provider of the industry-standard test management software, NI continues to invest in TestStand to ensure you spend less time developing, deploying, and maintaining your automated test systems. TestStand 2014 introduces features that simplify memory management in large test applications, allow you to spend less time debugging large deployments, and take advantage of improved integration with the leading test development environments.

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Top New Features

Prepare for System Growth With Native 64-Bit TestStand

Access to Additional System Memory

Large or memory-intensive test sequences can exceed the 4 GB limit of system RAM that 32-bit Microsoft Windows applications can access. Rather than spend valuable time trying to optimize complex test code, you can use as much as 192 GB of system RAM by moving to 64-bit TestStand 2014.

Quickly Debug Deployment Builds

Simplified Deployment With Updated Build Log

The TestStand Deployment Utility includes a completely redesigned Build Status tab with improved status, warning, and error information in a format that makes it easier to investigate and resolve deployment issues. Built-in search tools, custom filtering, and new debug options help you spend less time troubleshooting and more time testing units.

Simplify Test Development With Improved LabVIEW and .NET Integration

Custom TestStand Data Type and LabVIEW Cluster Synchronization

Reduce test code maintenance by using the new Create/Update Custom Data Type from the Cluster tool to quickly update TestStand data types to match changes to custom LabVIEW clusters.

Ability to Share .NET Objects Between TestStand and LabVIEW

Get increased flexibility when using object-oriented programming by having TestStand directly access .NET objects created by LabVIEW, and LabVIEW access .NET objects created by TestStand.

Easily Access Results With Enhanced Database Tools and Options

Redesigned Database Viewer Application

The updated built-in application delivers greater visibility into test results by providing custom filtering, sorting, and searching options as well as an easy-to-understand hierarchical view of resulting test data.

Updated Database Options Dialog

Quickly customize and navigate to the location where TestStand saves results to your database with a simplified tree view of the columns and tables in the schemas.

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