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Levels

Last Modified: November 23, 2020

Use the pin levels sheet (.digilevels) to view, create, modify, save, and apply levels to your project. The sheet displays voltage and current levels for pins and pin groups connected to digital pattern instruments and NI-DCPower instruments. Pins and pin groups must be defined in the pin and channel map file.

Before you can access NI-DCPower functionality in Digital Pattern Editor, you must install the NI-DCPower driver.
  1. Select File»New»Pin Levels Sheet to create a new levels sheet. Each row in the sheet represents a unique set of level parameters for a pin or pin group.
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    Level parameters defined in pin or pin groups farther down the list override parameters defined earlier in the list.

  2. Drag and drop the pin or pin group rows with the reorder arrows button to change the order of the level parameters.
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    Multiple pin groups can contain the same pin, enabling multiple unique levels for the same pin. Digital Pattern Editor highlights duplicate pins and pin groups in yellow as a warning for you to review and confirm the validity of the duplications.

  3. To configure levels, enter and edit numeric values or formulas for each digital pin, power pin, or pin group. Formulas can include references to variables defined in specifications files included in the project. By default, the levels sheet displays the formula definition. Click the Show Formulas/Show Computed Values button to toggle the formula or numeric value view. Hover over the cell to display the formula and resolved value. The sheet highlights unresolved values and related dependencies. Hovering over these displays error information. Levels files automatically update value changes made in specifications files.
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    If you do not specify a new value for a duplicate pin or pin row, Digital Pattern Editor uses values from earlier rows in the levels sheet, API calls, or previously loaded levels.

  4. Double-click or start entering data in the empty row at the bottom of the levels table to create a new levels row and specify values.
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    Delete rows by clicking on the row header and pressing the <Delete> key.

  5. Set pin values.
  6. Click the Apply Levels button to load level values to instruments after you make changes in the levels sheet. Applying levels values affects all enabled sites for which pattern bursting is also enabled.

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