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What Is Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)?

Primary Software:
Primary Software Version: 3.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

What Is Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)?

Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) provides access to your National Instruments CAN, DAQ, FieldPoint, GPIB, IMAQ, IVI, Modular Instruments, Motion, NI Switch Executive, VI Logger, VISA, and VXI devices. With MAX, you can:
  • Configure your National Instruments hardware and software
  • Back up or replicate configuration data
  • Create and edit channels, tasks, interfaces, scales, and virtual instruments
  • Execute system diagnostics and run test panels
  • View devices and instruments connected to your system
  • Update your National Instruments software.
MAX is a free piece of software that automatically installs with National Instruments software and device drivers. Detailed, topic-specific help can be found by clicking on the Help tab in MAX and selecting MAX Help. This same tab will give you access to your System Information (OS version, number of processors, physical memory, etc.) and information on what version of MAX you are using. If you need a driver for a particular hardware product, please see the Related Links section below. 

Related Links:
National Instruments Hardware Drivers
KnowledgeBase 4QDEI8UB: Where Can I Download the Latest Version of Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)?
KnowledgeBase 4CCDQ4NO: What Version of Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) is Installed with the NI-DAQ and NI-DAQmx Drivers?
Measurement & Automation Explorer/NI System Configuration API Improvement and Bug Fix List
What is the Process For Resetting the MAX Database?


Report Date: 03/25/2005
Last Updated: 10/03/2016
Document ID: 3JOABH6E

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