Issues Seeing ISM Integrated Stepper Motor in NI-MAX

Updated Mar 9, 2020

Reported In

Hardware

  • ISM-7411

Software

  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

Issue Details

I am trying to control my new ISM-7412E stepper with the SoftMotion module. I am on the same subnetwork and can ping the ISM-7412E, but the device won't show up in NI-MAX.

Solution

It won't be possible to be able to see the ISM Integrated Stepper Motors from NI-MAX, as most of our motion equipment doesn't utilize the DAQmx API. It is typically called either directly from LabVIEW using the SoftMotion API, or by utilizing the Stepper Configuration Utility.

Additional Information

Generally for these devices, it is recommended to start off using the getting started manual. There are important instructions listed here for how to communicate with these devices, and they should help with initial interfacing with the device.