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Loading Patterns

Last Modified: November 23, 2020

Typically, the Digital Pattern Editor prompts you to load a pattern on the digital pattern instrument before bursting. The editor also prompts you to load all referenced waveforms and patterns that the pattern requires if the waveforms and patterns have not already been loaded, such as patterns that contain the target locations for call, jump, jump_if, exit_loop, or exit_loop_if opcodes. You can also use the Load Pattern Load or Apply button on the pattern document toolbar or right-click the pattern file in the Project Explorer window and select Load Pattern from the context menu to manually load a pattern on the instrument. Loading patterns using the button or context menu does not load referenced patterns or waveforms. Use the System View to view all patterns currently loaded on the instrument.

Use the Unload All Patterns and Waveform Configurations Unload button or the Unload All Patterns, Keep Alive Patterns, and Waveform Configurations Unload Keep Alive Patterns button on the pattern document toolbar to remove all patterns and waveforms from the instrument. The Unload All Patterns and Waveform Configurations button does not unload keep alive patterns. You cannot unload individual patterns.

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Unloading patterns also unloads source (.tdms) and capture (.digicapture) waveform configuration files.

Modifying Patterns

If you modify and save the pattern, you must unload and reload the pattern for the changes to take effect on the instrument. You must save the pattern before you can load or burst it on the digital pattern instrument. The Digital Pattern Editor prompts you to save modified files before loading and bursting a pattern.


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