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Manually Adding Hardware to the Live View of SystemDesigner

Last Modified: September 4, 2019

Manually add hardware devices that do not automatically appear on the Live diagram.

  1. Navigate to the Live view of SystemDesigner.
  2. On the document toolbar, click Add Hardware.
  3. Follow the instructions for the appropriate device category:
    Device Category Instructions
    Network Resources Select the resource on the Add Hardware dialog box and click Add.
    Missing SystemDesigner Support Click Find Support to install required instrument drivers with NI Package Manager.

    If you install SystemDesigner support for a device, you may need to restart LabVIEW NXG before the device appears on the Live diagram.

    Non-Discoverable Devices Click Launch NI MAX to find and add the device to the Live diagram manually.
    Device with known IP address or hostname Click the Add hardware by address tab and enter the IP address or hostname of the device to which you want to connect, then click Connect.

    A device category only appears when a device in your system meets the criteria for the category.

  4. If the device requires login credentials, enter a valid password.
  5. Click Add and verify that the device appears on the Live diagram.

    If your device still doesn't appear on the Live diagram, refer to your hardware and driver manuals for troubleshooting help.

Learn More

Complete the Getting Started with Instrument Control lesson in software to learn more about setting up your devices in the Live view.

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