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Adding a User Channel

Last Modified: June 10, 2021

Store a single value as a user channel to use as a variable in procedures, stimulus profiles, and other operations.

Extend user channel functionality by mapping a channel to other channels. For example, use a single user channel to start multiple models simultaneously by mapping the user channel to the Model Command channel of each model. Use this technique to perform actions such as triggering alarms and dynamically changing a value in a real-time sequence.

The user channel's location in the system definition cannot be changed after the user channel is created.

  1. Launch the VeriStand Editor.
  2. Click View»System Definition.
  3. Optional: In the System Definition Palette, right-click User Channels and select New»Folder to create a sub-folder for your user channels.
  4. Right click User Channels or the sub-folder you created and select New»User Channel.

    To add more than one user channel, select New»Multiple user channels and use the Create Multiple User Channels dialog box to configure the user channels.

  5. In the Create a New User Channel dialog box, enter a Name, Description, Unit, and Initial Value.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Save the system definition file.
On the Mapping Diagram, expand the User Channels node to find the new user channel.

In the System Definition Palette, right-click a user channel to Delete or change its Properties.

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