This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit, including installation instructions, system requirements, and known issues.
Use the LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit to connect simulation models from a variety of simulation environments and programming languages to real-world I/O.
The LabVIEW 2018 Model Interface Toolkit requires the LabVIEW 2018 Full or Professional Development System (32-bit) and any system requirements for LabVIEW 2018. Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2018.
To integrate and run your existing compiled models, you need only the Model Interface Toolkit installed. However, to perform other tasks with models you need additional software, as the following list describes:
If you use other modeling environments, contact your model vendor for requirements for developing a model and converting it into a compiled model.
The LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit supports the following operating systems:
Note In 2016, the LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. The LabVIEW 2018 Model Interface Toolkit will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2018 Model Interface Toolkit to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2018 Model Interface Toolkit, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2018, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
Note Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
The Model Interface Toolkit 2018 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by Model Interface Toolkit|
|LabVIEW Full or Professional Development System (32-bit)||2018|
Complete the following steps to install the Model Interface Toolkit:
Note If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
The VeriStand Model Framework contains changes to the files you use to develop and compile models in C/C++ and third-party modeling environments. If your system contains models compiled with previous versions of the Model Framework, choose from the following options for continuing to use the models in VeriStand 2018:
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabVIEW 2018 Model Interface Toolkit.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in the Model Interface Toolkit. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the toolkit. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate the issue has been fixed.
|595607||Using modulo 0 within a real-time sequence causes the VeriStand engine to crash|
|617829||Opening a reference to a system definition using the .NET API leaks memory|
|630287||UI Manager crashes when certain models are in a system definition and parameter access is enabled|
To access the Model Interface Toolkit VIs, select View»Functions Palette from the block diagram in LabVIEW and navigate to the Control Design & Simulation»Model Interface palette. You also can right-click any blank space on the block diagram to display the Functions palette.
Refer to the Toolkits»Model Interface Toolkit book on the Contents tab of the LabVIEW Help for more information about the Model Interface Toolkit.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the Model Interface Toolkit are located in the labview\examples\Control and Simulation\Model Interface directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
The example models included with the Model Framework are located at <RootDrive>\VeriStand\version\ModelInterface\custom\examples.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
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