Error -70229 and -70233 with NI 9148 and NI 951x Using LabVIEW 2018

Updated Aug 23, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-9148
  • NI-9149
  • NI-9512
  • NI-9514
  • NI-9516
  • NI-950X
  • NI-951X
  • NI-9503
  • NI-9505


  • LabVIEW 2018
  • LabVIEW 2018 SoftMotion Module
  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

Issue Details

I am using LabVIEW and SoftMotion 2018 with an NI 9148 EthernetRIO chassis and an NI 951x Drive Interface module. As soon as I start the Interactive test Panel for the Axis, Error -70229 or -70233 come up.


With the 18.0 software set version, the total available RAM could drop to less than 3MB after deploying a SoftMotion axis.

When the available RAM is only 3MB or less the RIO software cannot start up correctly. Scan Engine will encounter issues for running correctly on the target and the 9512 loses communication with the target.

The latest software set version recommended for a motion control application that uses an NI 9148 is 16.0. For newer software versions the recommended EthernetRIO chassis is the NI 9149.


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