NI-DMM 3.0.5, 3.0.6, 3.1, 14.0, and 15.1 Known Issues

Overview

This document contains the NI-DMM known issues that were discovered before and since the release of NI-DMM 15.1. Not every issue known to NI appears on this list; it is intended to show the most severe and common issues that can be encountered.

Each issue appears as a row in the table and includes the following fields:

  • Issue ID - The number in at the top of each of the cells in the first column. When you report an issue to NI, you may be given this ID, you can also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in Knowledge Base articles.  "N/A" indicates that there is no ID assigned to the issue.
  • Issue Title (in italics) - Describes the issue in one sentence or less.
  • Problem Description - A few sentences which describe the problem in further detail. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail, and it is expected that you may want more information on an issue. If you would like more information on an issue, contact NI and reference the ID number given in the document.
  • Workaround - Possible ways to work around the problem. The workarounds that appear in the document are not always tested by NI and are not guaranteed to resolve the issue. If a workaround refers you to the NI KnowledgeBase, visit www.ni.com/kb/ and enter the KnowledgeBase number in the search field to locate the specific document.
  • Reported Version - The earliest version of NI-DMM in which the issue was reported. If you discover the issue appears in an earlier version of NI-DMM than is reported in this field, report the discrepancy to NI to have the field updated.
  • Resolved Version - Version in which the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. "N/A" indicates that the issue has not been resolved.
  • Date Added - The date the issue was added to the document (not the reported date).

Known Issues by Severity

 

 


ID Known Issue
480526 Upgrading from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1 can result in lost configuration information
Upgrading the version of Windows on a system with NI-DMM installed may result in the loss of device names, the loss of device configuration, and/or devices appearing disconnected. For more information on how to resolve this, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code 'excrxm'.

Workaround: Reconfigure your devices in Measurement & Automation Explorer.

Reported Version: 14.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/01/2014
304995 Windows power management modes terminate any NI-DMM operation in progress
Windows power management modes, such as sleep, standby, and hibernate terminate any NI-DMM operation in progress. Notice that in Windows 7/Vista or on a laptop computer, the default power management settings are likely to enable sleep mode.

Workaround: NI recommends that you disable Windows power management modes, such as sleep, standby, and hibernate.

Reported Version: 3.0.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/17/2011
305406 The NI PXI-4070 as a Traditional DAQ (Legacy) SCXI controller
The NI PXI-4070 can not operate as a Traditional DAQ (Legacy) SCXI controller in Windows 7/Vista.

Workaround: To operate the NI PXI-4070 as a Traditional DAQ (Legacy) SCXI controller, use Windows XP.

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/21/2011
306204 The NI 4070 in Traditional DAQ (Legacy) always passes test in MAX regardless of the device condition
In MAX under the Configuring Device window for the NI 4070 in Traditional DAQ (Legacy), Test Resources always indicates the device has passed the test regardless of the device's condition.

Workaround: Do not use MAX to test the NI 4070

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/27/2011
305409 New revisions of the NI PXI-4070 are incompatible with versions of NI-DMM prior to 2.3
The NI PXI-4070 was upgraded and new revisions of the device beginning with 191485A-01 are incompatible with versions of NI-DMM prior to 2.3.

Workaround: NI-DMM 2.3 and later provides support for all revisions of the NI PXI-4070.

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/21/2011
305410 The NI 4065/4070/4071/4072 cannot be programmed with NI-DAQ
The NI 4065/4070/4071/4072 cannot be programmed with NI-DAQ. NI-DAQ function calls and DAQ virtual channels are not supported by the NI 4065/4070/4071/4072. Using NI-DAQ with the NI 4065/4070/4071/4072 can cause an error that requires a system reboot.

Workaround: Use NI-DMM to program the NI 4065/4070/4071/4072.

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/21/2011
305418 Run test panels is grayed out in MAX for the NI 4070 in Traditional DAQ (Legacy)
In MAX under the Configuring Device window for the NI 4070 in Traditional DAQ (Legacy), Run Test Panels is grayed out.

Workaround: Do not select Run Test Panels in MAX for the NI 4070 in Traditional DAQ (Legacy).

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/21/2011
306239 A support DLL used by NI-DMM fails to load if Visual Basic has already loaded another DLL into the same address space
There are known DLL collision issues with the Visual Basic debugger and National Instruments device drivers. A support DLL used by NI-DMM fails to load if Visual Basic has already loaded another DLL into the same address space.

Workaround: More information on this issue and solution are documented in KnowledgeBase entry 2Q1HG8A6. Refer to ni.com/support to access the KnowledgeBase.

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/27/2011
306240 niDMM Configure Measurement is an obsolete VI
niDMM Configure Measurement is an obsolete VI.

Workaround: It is recommended that you replace this obsolete VI with the niDMM Configure Measurement Absolute VI or the niDMM Config Measurement poly VI in all existing DMM applications.

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/27/2011
306241 Temperature measurements are not supported in the TestStand IviDmm step type
Temperature measurements are not supported in the TestStand IviDmm step type.

Workaround: Do not take temperature measurements with the TestStand IviDMM step type.

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/27/2011
306311 Replacing the NI 4060 with the NI 4065 or NI 4070/4071/4072 in an application that uses triggering
The NI 4060 configured as an SCXI controller automatically sets the Measurement Complete (MC) destination to the location where SCXI is configured (external or internal PXI/SCXI trigger lines). However, the NI 4065 and NI 4070/4071/4072 configured as an SCXI controller automatically sets the MC destination to NONE.

Workaround: If your application relies on the routing behavior of the NI 4060 by not explicitly calling niDMM Configure Measurement Complete Destination, you must modify your application by calling the VI/function. Alternately, the NI 4065 and NI 4070/4071/4072 can emulate NI 4060 routing behavior by specifying the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\National Instruments\NI-DMM\CurrentVersion\legacyMCRoute

where the value is a DWORD set to 1.

Note: For Windows 7 (64-bit) and Vista (64-bit), specify the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\National Instruments\NI-DMM\CurrentVersion\legacyMCRoute

Without this registry key, NI-DMM sets NIDMM_ATTR_MEAS_COMPLETE_DEST to NONE for the NI 4065 and NI 4070/4071/4072. With this registry key, NI-DMM sets NIDMM_ATTR_MEAS_COMPLETE_DEST to the location where SCXI communication is configured in the application.

Reported Version: Unknown    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2011
305403 When setup.exe is run from a CD, a prompt asks if you want to always trust software from National Instruments
When you run setup.exe to install the software from the CD, you are prompted to choose whether you want to always trust software from National Instruments. If you do not select this option, your installation may be interrupted by one or more Microsoft Windows security dialog boxes.

Workaround: If you run the installer in silent mode from the command line, you will not receive this prompt, and the installer will automatically install NI's Software Publisher Certificate to the your Windows Trusted Publisher Store. If you do not want to make this change to your Windows Trusted Publisher Store, do not choose this installation method.

Reported Version: 3.0.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/21/2011
304985 Topic not locating in table of contents
When linking to a topic in the NI Digital Multimeters Help from the context help or opening the help file from a VI within LabVIEW, the NI Digital Multimeters Help launches and the relevant topic displays, but the location of the topic might not be highlighted in the table of contents.

Workaround: A topic must be manually located within the table of contents when linking to a topic in the NI Digital Multimeters Help from the LabVIEW context help or opening the help file from a VI within LabVIEW.

Reported Version: Unspecified    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/26/2011
366017 In the documentation, the MAX "Configure" button is inaccurately labeled with its former name, "Properties."
In the device documentation, including the Getting Started Guide and Help file, the MAX "Configure" button is inaccurately labeled with its former name, "Properties."
Workaround: When the documentation instructs you to select the "Properties" button, you should select the "Configure" button.

Reported Version: 3.0.6    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/09/2012
374547 NI 4050 or NI 4060 DMMs return an error when used with NI-DMM 3.0.6
Error 1074118656 is returned when using NI 4050 or NI 4060 DMMs after installing NI-DMM 3.0.6 on a computer running Windows XP.
Workaround: Install the NI-DMM 3.0.6 f1 patch to regain normal operation of NI 4050 and 4060 devices.

Reported Version: 3.0.6    Resolved Version: 3.0.6 f1    Added: 12/06/2012
529253 Function traces in I/O Trace are duplicated when monitoring or debugging device
Function traces in NI I/O Trace are duplicated either using a device with Debug Driver Session enabled for using breakpoints in C/C++/.NET applications or monitoring an in-use device with the Soft Front Panel.
Workaround: Select the first two of the two identical traces in NI I/O Trace. Limit the traces to those only in the same process as the one selected by selecting View>>Only This Process.

Reported Version: 15.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 6/1/2015
536844 Occasional error if the SFP's control is stolen back by the main application and the main application does a Read shortly afterwards
If the SFP is in control, and the original main application steals control back, the main application may return an error if it makes a call to Read shortly afterwards. The error will return a code of -1074117751 with the description "The measurement status returned by the hardware was not valid. Try decreasing the acquisition rate or the acquisition size. Alternatively, you may try upgrading your system's performance by increasing the processor speed, memory, or both." This problem only applies to real devices and not simulated devices.
Workaround: Instead of stealing control back, set the SFP back into "Monitor" mode first. Then, choose to apply the settings instead of reverting to keep the changes made. This should prevent the error from occurring and performs the same actions as stealing control.

Reported Version: 15.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 7/15/2015


Contacting NI

Contact NI regarding this document or issues in the document. If you contact NI in regards to a specific issue, reference the ID number given in the document. The ID number contains the current issue ID number as well as the legacy ID number (use the current ID number when contacting NI). You can contact us through any of the normal support channels including phone, email, or the discussion forums. Visit the NI Website to contact us. Also contact us if you find a workaround for an issue that is not listed in the document.

Glossary of Terms

 

  • Bug ID - When an issue is reported to NI, you may be given this ID or find it on ni.com.  You may also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in KnowledgeBase articles.
  • Legacy ID – An older issue ID that refers to the same issue.  You may instead find this issue ID in older known issues documents.
  • Description - A few sentences which describe the problem. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail.
  • Workaround - Possible ways to work around the problem.
  • Reported Version - The earliest version in which the issue was reported.
  • Resolved Version - Version in which the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. "N/A" indicates that the issue has not been resolved.
  • Date Added - The date the issue was added to the document (not the reported date).