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Navigating the Stimulus Profile Editor Environment

Last Modified: June 10, 2021

Use the Stimulus Profile Editor to create, modify, and execute stimulus profiles and real-time sequences.

The Stimulus Profile Editor is a highly customizable environment consisting of various elements that you can show, hide, resize, or rearrange to suit your needs.

The editor is a separate executable from System Explorer, VeriStand Editor, or Workspace. It allows you to develop your test profiles in parallel with the system definitions and user interfaces that they interact with. However, a stimulus profile must be associated with a deployed VeriStand system definition in order to execute.

In the Stimulus Profile Editor, you can start multiple concurrent stimulus profile executions. Each stimulus profile execution performs sequential execution of one or more real-time sequences.

To open the Stimulus Profile Editor, use the VeriStand Editor and click Tool Launcher»Stimulus Profile Editor.

Use the following sections of the Stimulus Profile Editor to modify your code.
Ribbon—Perform actions such as editing the environment and running profiles and sequences.
File menu—Perform actions such as creating, saving, and opening profiles and sequences.
Real-time sequence code.
Stimulus profile—Acts as the test executive that defines the stimuli to apply to a unit under test (UUT).
Real-time sequence—Defines specific tasks for a UUT.
Variables pane—displays all the variables the selected real-time sequence has access to at run time and uses in expressions.
Property Browser—Displays the editable properties of stimulus profile steps, real-time sequences, primitives, and references. Select an item in the code of a stimulus profile or real-time sequence to configure that item.
Context Help—Displays suggested help for an item that you hover over.
Status Bar—Displays the Project/System definition that you launched the editor from and the Gateway IP Address. By default, VeriStand associates stimulus profiles with the system definition file of the project that you create them. You can Browse to a different project or system definition from the editor.
References pane—Contains a list of all the real-time sequences that the selected real-time sequence references.
Warning and Errors list—Lists any errors, warnings, or messages in a stimulus profile or real-time sequence file. Click an error, warning, or message to display a description.
Sequences palette—Contains real-time sequences you add to a stimulus profile or real-time sequence.
Primitives palette—Contains programming building blocks, such as statements and variables, you can add to a real-time sequence.

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