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Compiling Models for Use with VeriStand Without Development License

Updated May 13, 2020

Reported In

Software

  • VeriStand
  • VeriStand Model Framework

Issue Details

I want to compile my software model for use with VeriStand, but I'm working on a computer that does not need a full license of VeriStand. Is there a way to compile the model without purchasing a complete development system license?

Solution

The NI VeriStand Model Generation Activation Utility allows you to compile models for use with VeriStand without the full development system. Use the following steps to install and activate this feature.
1. Download NI VeriStand from NI VeriStand Download Page.
2. Launch the NI VeriStand installer.
For VeriStand 2019 and later:
a. Click Deselect All to uncheck all products.
b. Select VeriStand Model Framework.
c. Select VeriStand Model Generation Support for LabVIEW, if you need to create NI VeriStand Models using the LabVIEW Application Builder.
For VeriStand 2018 SP1 and earlier:
a. Select to install NI VeriStand 201x Evaluation - Serial number not required.
b. Select the NI VeriStand 201x Model Framework as the feature to install.
c.  Install the NI VeriStand 201x LabVIEW Model Support, if you need to create NI VeriStand Models using the LabVIEW Application Builder.
3. After successfully installing the software, restart your system (do not launch the Activation Wizard at this time). After rebooting, launch NI License Manager, browse to NI VeriStand » Add-ons » Model Generation, and activate with the Serial Number S14X86758.

After installing and activating Model Framework and Model Support, you should now be able to develop DLL's in other environments that can interface with NI VeriStand.

Additional Information

The Model Framework allows you to compile models from third party applications for use with NI VeriStand, while the Model Support adds support for LabVIEW Application Builder. If you aren't using LabVIEW Application Builder, you do not need to install Model Support.