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  1. Well thanks Tim, Shawn, and Daklu! I rolled the model classes into a database and achieved the same functionality in a couple hours. That'll make the whole thing, well, 1000 times easier to distribute! I think I am going to try to implement the remaining ~24 classes as packed project libraries though. Thanks again!
  2. Yes it may be possible to eliminate the model classes and replace them with a database. There's actually a simple database below the model classes already that provides information on model permutations (there is an average of 5 permutations for each of the 1000 models). If it turns out that I would never need to implement a model-specific interface then I could roll those classes into the DB and make distribution of the series plugins much more manageable. I know I'll need to keep the series at least implemented as classes because I have to interface to different setup tools and inspection r
  3. Tim, I actually just found that document, thanks. The models don't change in terms of the hierarchy, but the information I need to know about them is...unknown. As we test and develop we're finding more critical peices of information that are model- or series-specific. For instance (most of our products are pumps, btw), one series has a clearance dimension between the impeller and case that is critical to performance, but this clearance isn't even a feature of most of our designs. In order to make the data useful, I have to track that clearance for each test done on that series of products.
  4. Hi all, My question deals with how best to distribute large collections of lvclasses that implement a 'plugin' architecture. Some background first: I've been reading the lava forum for about two years and dove head first into LVOOP about a year and a half ago. As such I may be calling what I have 'plugin' when a better term already exisits for what I'm doing; please correct me if there is a better term. The application I've got implements essentially a dynamic form that allows the user to structure properties of a tdms file with information needed to complete some kind of test on one of o
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