LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit Readme
Primary Software Version: 2012
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
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LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit Readme
This file contains the following information about the LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit.
The NI LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit gives control system design and test engineers a link between the NI LabVIEW graphical development environment and The MathWorks, Inc. Simulink®application software. With the LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit, you can easily build custom LabVIEW user interfaces to view and control your simulation model at run time. This toolkit also provides a plug-in for use with The MathWorks, Inc. Real-Time Workshop® (Simulink Coder®), so you can use LabVIEW to connect your model developed in the Simulink environment to the real world through a variety of real-time I/O platforms (requires the LabVIEW Real-Time Module). With these capabilities, you can easily take your models from software verification to real-world prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulation.
Supported Operating Systems
You can run the LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit installer on the following operating systems:
Note The LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit runs as a 32-bit application on all operating systems.
The LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit does not support Windows 2000/NT/Me/98/95, Windows XP x64, or the Windows Server non-R2 editions.
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2012.
In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit has the following requirements:
To create a host VI for a previously-developed model, you need only LabVIEW installed. To develop your model, you also must be a properly licensed user of and have the following software installed on the host computer:
Note The LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit does not support 64-bit versions of the MATLAB application software.
To control an offline simulation using the LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit, you must install LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit in addition to the MATLAB application software and the Simulink application software.
To compile your model into a model DLL, you must install the following software:
To control a simulation with a model in DLL form (Real-Time Target or Driver VI on Localhost), you must be a properly licensed user of and have the following software installed on both the host computer and the real-time target.
You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit—using the LabVIEW 2012 Platform DVDs. Refer to the LabVIEW Installation Guide on the LabVIEW Platform DVD 1 for installation instructions and system requirements.
To request additional LabVIEW 2012 Platform DVDs, refer to the National Instruments Web site at
Note If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
Upgrading from SIT 2.0.x/3.0.x/4.0/5.0.x/2009/2010/2011
What's New in 2012
The LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit includes the following new features:
Support for Real-Time Targets
The LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit supports running a simulation on the following types of National Instruments RT Series Hardware:
The LabVIEW 2012 Simulation Interface Toolkit ships with FPGA VIs for the following FPGA devices:
Accessing the Help and Examples
The LabVIEW Help contains conceptual, how-to, and reference information about the Simulation Interface Toolkit. Complete the following steps to access this help file.
The LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit examples are located in the
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments Web site for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.
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Report Date: 05/22/2012
Last Updated: 12/04/2013
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