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System View

Last Modified: November 23, 2020

Use this view to see or edit all the settings and measurements for all the pins and relays in the active pin and channel map connected to a digital pattern instrument, NI-DCPower instrument, or relay driver module and to see a list of patterns currently loaded on the digital instruments. You can also use this view to edit pattern sequencer flags and registers and interactively debug and make changes to the state of your digital pattern instruments, NI-DCPower instruments, or relays.

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You must install the NI-DCPower driver to access NI-DCPower-related functionality in the Digital Pattern Editor.

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You must install the DAQmx driver to access relay driver functionality in the Digital Pattern Editor.

Select Instruments»System View or View»System View to launch this view. You can configure a custom layout by resizing columns, by dragging the column heading to move the column to a new location, and by clicking the column heading to sort the rows in the table. The layout customizations do not persist when you close the view. You can copy data from the grid and paste it into spreadsheet applications and text editors that support tab-delimited clipboard text.

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The Pin View pane and System View display a yellow warning icon to indicate measurements that are not up to date when the digital pattern editor is connected to existing instrument sessions and an instrument session owner, typically a test program application, is actively using the instrument session. Click the icon to take control of the instrument and acquire new measurement values in the background. The warning icon returns when the instrument session owner actively uses the instrument sessions again.

Rows for disabled sites display in grey. When you remove the checkmark from the Pattern Burst checkbox of a site in the Sites dialog box, rather than disabling it, you can still view the site in the System View and modify pins in the site in the Pin View or System View pane, but bursting the pattern has no effect on the site.

Edit individual cells to change the state of your digital pattern instruments, NI-DCPower instruments, or relays. To edit multiple cells at once, copy a cell that includes the desired value, select the cells you want to edit, and paste a value into that selection.

Use the Disconnect All Digital Pins button in the Function column to change the state of all Digital pins to Disconnect from another supported state.

You can toggle the state of a relay by checking and unchecking the corresponding checkbox in the State column of the Relays section of the document. Checking the state will set the relay to the Closed state, while unchecking the state will set the relay to the Open state. Change the state of multiple relays at once by selecting multiple checkbox cells in the grid and changing the state with the mouse or by pressing the spacebar key.

You can toggle the state of a pattern sequencer flag by checking or unchecking the corresponding checkbox in the Pattern Sequencer Flags section of the document. You can change the value of a pattern sequencer register by editing the corresponding cell in the Pattern Sequencer Registers section of the document.


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