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Designing a New System

Last Modified: September 4, 2019

Design a system to your exact specifications using virtual hardware in the Design view.

  1. Navigate to the Design view.
  2. Considering your system requirements, customize the system in any of the following ways:
    • Add your target to the Design diagram. Refer to the table below for instructions on how to add a target to the Design diagram, depending on the system you need to create.
      I want to create a PC system I want to create a PXI system
      On the palette, select PC» PC to add a generic computer to the Design diagram.
      1. On the palette, select PXI» PXI chassis to select the chassis model your system needs and add it to the Design diagram.
      2. On the PXI chassis, click Add device on the first port.
      3. Select the product family of the controller you need and then select the controller.
    • From the palette, add hardware devices to the Design diagram.
    • Wire the compatible device ports together based on the port configurations of the device. For example, downstream device ports connect to upstream device ports.

      If a wire appears broken, the connected devices are not compatible. In the Item tab, select Documentation» Manual to review device specifications.

    • Rename the device names to something more useful or identifiable for you and your team.
    • Add comments and images to the Design diagram to include notes about the system. Refer to Annotating the Design View for more information.
  3. After you complete your system design, click File» Save SystemDesigner .
  4. On the document toolbar, click Create SystemDesigner Report to capture the system for you to share or retain as a CSV file.

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