This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit, including installation instructions, system requirements, and known issues.
The LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit allows you to connect simulation models from a variety of simulation environments and programming languages to real-world I/O.
The LabVIEW 2014 Model Interface Toolkit requires the LabVIEW 2014 Full or Professional Development System (32-bit) and any system requirements for LabVIEW 2014. Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2014.
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.
Complete the following steps to install the Model Interface Toolkit:
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The LabVIEW 2014 Model Interface Toolkit contains the following new features.
The LabVIEW 2014 Model Interface Toolkit supports models compiled with the Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0 compiler. You can use the following compilers to compile models, including models created in The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink software:
The LabVIEW 2014 Model Interface Toolkit supports models compiled for NI Linux Real-Time targets.
For information on compiling models for NI Linux Real-Time targets, refer to the help topic Compiling a Model from The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink® Software (Model Interface Toolkit) in the LabVIEW Help.
The LabVIEW 2014 Model Interface Toolkit contains updates to two Model Interface VIs:
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code LVMIT2014KI for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabVIEW 2014 Model Interface Toolkit.
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.
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