This file contains important information about NI Requirements Gateway, including system requirements, bug fixes, and known issues. Refer to the NI Requirements Gateway Version 2014 Release Notes for information about changes since Requirements Gateway 2012, including new features, and for information about getting started with Requirements Gateway, such as system requirements, installation instructions, and licensing information. Refer to the What's New in Requirements Gateway topics for previous versions of Requirements Gateway in the NI Requirements Gateway Help for information about new features, compatibility and known issues, and bug fixes for those versions.
Requirements Gateway 2014 is the upgrade version of Requirements Gateway 2012. NI Requirements Gateway is a requirements traceability solution that links development and verification documents with formal requirements defined in documents and databases. Requirements Gateway improves the quality of the development process by effectively managing requirements traceability and impact analysis throughout the life cycle of a project.
National Instruments recommends the system requirements described in the following table to run Requirements Gateway 2014.
|Processor||1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit||Pentium III, Celeron 866 MHz, or equivalent|
|Memory||512 MB||256 MB|
|Hard Disk Space||—||512 MB|
|Video Adapter||Super video graphics array (SVGA) resolution or higher||1024 × 768 resolution|
Use the following Microsoft Windows operating systems and service packs with Requirements Gateway 2014.
Requirements Gateway does not support Guest user accounts on Windows. Requirements Gateway supports Administrator and Limited accounts on Windows 8.1/8.0/7/Vista and Administrator, Power Users, and Users accounts on Windows XP.
Use the following National Instruments application development environments (ADEs) with Requirements Gateway 2014.
Refer to the NI Requirements Gateway Version 2014 Release Notes for third-party product versions that Requirements Gateway supports.
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Requirements Gateway relies on licensing activation. You must activate a valid Requirements Gateway license before you can run Requirements Gateway. To activate Requirements Gateway, use the serial number you received as part of your installation package. Refer to the NI Requirements Gateway Version 2014 Release Notes for more information about licensing in Requirements Gateway.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments website for an up-to-date list of known issues in Requirements Gateway. You can also view this list by date.
You can access the list of bugs fixed in the current version of Requirements Gateway online. Refer to the National Instruments website for a list of bug fixes in Requirements Gateway.
Refer to the NI Requirements Gateway Help, accessible by selecting Help»NI Requirements Gateway Help, for information about Requirements Gateway.
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. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.
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When you install National Instruments software on Microsoft Windows 8.x, 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.
NI Launcher helps you find and launch installed NI products. It provides you with a method of finding NI products similar to the Start menu in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. To use NI Launcher, click the NI Launcher tile in the Apps view. NI Launcher launches the desktop and opens a menu containing a list of NI products. Click any NI product to launch it.
|Note NI MAX does not appear as a desktop shortcut when installed on Microsoft Windows 8.x. You can launch NI MAX either from the Apps view or from within NI Launcher.|
For convenience, you can pin your most-used NI applications, such as MAX, to either the Start screen or the Taskbar on the desktop, as necessary:
|Current Application||Icon Location||Pin to Action|
|Windows 8.x Desktop||Desktop Taskbar||Right-click application and select Pin to Taskbar|
|Windows 8.x Desktop||Start screen||Right-click application and select Pin to Start|
|Windows 8.x Start screen||Desktop Taskbar||Right-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen|
If you want to find a particular application or related files, such as documentation files, from the Start screen, you can access all installed files from the Apps view. To get to the Apps view, right-click anywhere on the Start screen and select All apps (Windows 8) or click the down arrow on the bottom left of the screen (Windows 8.1).
For more information about NI support for Windows 8.x, visit ni.com/windows8.
National Instruments Requirements Gateway will drop support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of Requirements Gateway that ship after July 1, 2016 will not install or run on Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:
|NI Measurement Studio||mstudiolifecycle|
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