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Where Can I Find The NI-HWS Driver Software?

Primary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Base Development System
Primary Software Version: 7.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: Driver Software>>NI-FGEN, Driver Software>>NI-SCOPE, Other NI Software>>Analog Waveform Editor, Driver Software>>NI-HSDIO

When I do a search for NI-HWS on, I can find help files and examples, but not the actual driver.The driver files are missing from my program. How can I install the NI-HWS driver?

The NI-HWS API is included in the NI-SCOPE, NI-FGEN drivers, and NI-HSDIO drivers which can be found on the National Instruments Driver CD or downloaded from Each of these drivers also installs with LabVIEW examples which can be located by browsing the LabVIEW Example Finder with the keyword HWS. 

Once installed, the NI-HWS VIs can be found in the following LabVIEW subpalettes:
Instrument I/O » Instrument Drivers » NI Hierarchical Waveform Storage
Measurement I/O » NI-SCOPE » Utility Functions » NI-HWS
Measurement I/O » NI-FGEN » Utility » NI-HWS
Measurement I/O » NI-HSDIO » Acquisition » NI-HWS
Measurement I/O » NI-HSDIO » Generation » NI-HWS

Once installed, in SignalExpress, the NI-HWS steps can be found under the following Steps:
Load/Save Signals » Analog Signals » Save to HWS
Load/Save Signals » Analog Signals » Load from HWS
Load/Save Signals » Digital Signals » Save to HWS
Load/Save Signals » Digital Signals » Load from HWS

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 3R05T3TJ: Why is My "Save to HWS" Step in SignalExpress v1.0 Missing?


Report Date: 06/21/2006
Last Updated: 10/12/2017
Document ID: 3YKF3MDF

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