Importing a MAX Configuration Only Lets Me Simulate My Device

Updated Mar 27, 2020

Issue Details

I am importing a MAX configuration from my development computer onto a deployment computer. When I do this, the import wizard only gives me the option to simulate my device, not use the hardware plugged into the computer.


Make sure that your physical hardware exactly matches the configuration file. If you are using a chassis with several modules, ensure that the modules match up with the configuration file. Both the model numbers and the chassis slot must be consistent.

Additional Information

NI MAX looks for hardware that matches the hardware in the configuration file being imported. If no suitable match is found, MAX will simulate the hardware instead.