Install the NI VeriStand Model Framework for Version 2018 and Earlier

Updated Nov 24, 2022



  • VeriStand
  • VeriStand Model Framework
  • LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit

NI VeriStand and the NI LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit allow you to run copies of simulation models written in C and C++. The NI VeriStand Model Framework  is a group of files that provide entry points to models. To enable models to interact with NI VeriStand and the NI LabVIEW Model Interface Toolkit, you must design them to work with the NI VeriStand Model Framework.

This article explains how you can install NI VeriStand Model Framework and is specific for VeriStand versions 2018 and earlier.
For later versions, please see the VeriStand Getting Started Guide

The VeriStand Model Framework is included with the general installer for NI VeriStand. You do not need to reinstall other NI software to install the Model Framework.

If you are compiling a model from MathWorks Simulink® Software, please ensure Matlab 32-bit or 64-bit has been installed before installing VeriStand Model Framework. In order to fully use VeriStand Model Framework, matlabrc.m installed by Matlab should not be read-only, otherwise, it needs to be edited manually. Refer to the VeriStand help for more information.
  1. Launch the VeriStand installer. 
  2. Continue through the installation wizard until you reach the section that allows you to select which features to install.
  3. Click the box next to the VeriStand 201X Model Framework option and select Install this feature to a local drive.
  1. Continue through the installation process. Once complete, you can find the components installed at RootDrive:\VeriStand\version\.

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Next Steps

Refer to Integrating and Executing Models  to compile models.