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VeriStand Add-ons

Last Modified: June 10, 2021

Customize and extend the VeriStand environment with add-ons.

You can use LabVIEW to create various types of custom add-ons and plug-ins.

Add-on features for VeriStand include:
  • Custom user interface objects for the Workspace
  • Custom devices that add support for additional hardware interfaces
  • Real-time engine functions

The following table lists different types of add-ons.

Type of add-on Description
Installed by another NI product Purchase software packages that add specialized features to VeriStand. For example, the ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit adds the XCP or CCP Master custom device and workspace controls to VeriStand.
Available for download Download VeriStand Add-ons from NI and the VeriStand community. For example, you can download the Embedded Data Logger and add the custom device to a system definition.
User created Use LabVIEW to create various types of custom add-ons for VeriStand. VeriStand installs a full palette of VeriStand VIs and the VeriStand .NET APIs. You can access both from LabVIEW.

To develop add-ons, you must install matching versions of LabVIEW and VeriStand. For example, you must use LabVIEW 2020 to develop add-ons for VeriStand 2020.

System Requirements for Common Add-ons

Certain add-ons require additional LabVIEW modules, toolkits, or features not included with the Base Development System, such as the Application Builder.

The following table lists common add-ons you can develop using LabVIEW and any additional features they require.

Add-on Requirements
Custom devices Application Builder1
Custom timing and sync devices
Custom FPGA configuration files and bitfiles
  • Application Builder
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
Custom Workspace tools
Custom Workspace controls and indicators2
Compiled models
  • Application Builder
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module

1 The Application Builder is included with the LabVIEW Professional Development System. If you use the LabVIEW Base Development System or Full Development System, you can purchase the Application Builder.

2 For more information on how to use LabVIEW to create custom workspace objects, refer to Creating Custom Workspace Objects for VeriStand.

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