VBAI - Simulate Acquisition in Real-Time Controller

Updated Nov 13, 2018

Reported In


  • Industrial Controller


  • Vision Builder for Automated Inspection

Issue Details

How can I simulate acquisition by pointing to images stored on my Industrial Controller?


To create an inspection of images located on your Real-Time Industrial Controller you need to perform following steps:
1. Create string data type Inspection Variable in Variable manager (link).
2. Choose User additional tools tab from the Inspections Steps toolbar.
3. Click on Set Variable:... tool from User additional tools tab.

4. Enter /C/ni-rt/startup value in Set to constant text box of recently created variable.

5. Proceed to Inspection Steps: Acquire Images tab.
6. Add Simulate Acquisition step to your inspection.
7. From Path to Image.. scroll down list choose variable containing path to the images and confirm configuration.

Additional Information

Direct reference to the ftp location from VBAI is unenforceable. You need to use NI Linux Real-Time paths format. Example above will create an inspection of images located in ftp://x.x.x.x/home/lvuser/natinst/bin/.


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