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Adding an Alarm

Last Modified: March 24, 2021

Add alarms to notify users that the value of a channel is outside a specified range or to trigger a procedure.

  1. Launch the VeriStand Editor.
  2. In the Project Files pane, double-click a system definition file (.nivssdf). System Explorer opens.
  3. Click Targets»Controller»Alarms in the configuration tree.
  4. Click Add Alarm to add an empty alarm to the configuration tree.
  5. Use the Alarm Configuration page that appears to the right of the configuration tree to configure the alarm.
  6. Save the system definition file.
After adding an alarm to the system definition, an alarm status channel is created under the alarm. You can use this status channel to monitor when an alarm triggers or clears. If the channel was not automatically created or was deleted, right-click the alarm and select Add Alarm Status Channel.

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