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Versioning a System Definition File

Last Modified: March 24, 2021

Create and test modifications to your system definition file by duplicating the file in the VeriStand Editor.

Before you begin, create a VeriStand project. VeriStand supports the versioning of project documents, including the system definition. Copy an existing system definition to test changes. The original file serves as a restoration point whereas the copy can be modified.
  1. Open a project in the VeriStand Editor.
  2. In the Navigation pane, click Project Files.
  3. Right-click the existing system definition file (.nivssdf) and select Duplicate.
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    If the system definition has unsaved changes, you will be prompted to save the file.

  4. Optional: Update the name of the new system definition.
    1. Right-click the file and select Rename.
    2. Enter a new name for the file.
  5. Modify the new system definition file.
  6. Right-click the modified system definition and select Make Active.
  7. Select Operate»Deploy to deploy the modified system definition.
  8. Optional: Remove a system definition file by right-clicking the file and selecting Delete.
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    You cannot remove an active system definition. Right-click the system definition and select Make Inactive before deleting the file.


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