Missing Resource File Error When Creating SoftMotion Project from Template

Updated Jul 11, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Driver

  • NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT

Issue Details

When I am trying to create a project from Soft Motion Drive Interface Plug-In template in LabVIEW I get the following error:
C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\vi.lib\Motion\plugins\PluginFramework\nismPluginAxisBase\GetProperty.vi (nismPluginAxisBaseClass.lvclass:GetProperty.vi)
    - This VI needs a driver or toolkit component that is not found. Missing resource file "IndComECAT.rc".


Solution

There is missing NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT driver on your PC. Install the appropriate version of NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT corresponding to the used version of LabVIEW to solve this error.

Additional Information

Software requirements for creating and running Soft Motion Drive Interface Plug-In project are following:
  • LabVIEW Base, Full, or Professional Development System
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module
  • NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT

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