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  1. After 2 hours I finally stopped it and restarted. This time it proceeded along and was waiting for input regarding the location of files (I hadn't run the installer since getting a new PC and loaded everything). I suspect the first time that that dialog box may have been hidden and that's what was holding things up. George
  2. I started an installer build with LV 9.0.2 1.5 hours ago. I can't take anymore coffee breaks. I know builds take a ridiculously long time, but this is really nuts. I sure wish the build status window would actually show something. Mine has always been blank when building an installer. Does that happen to anyone else? George
  3. Interesting. I never knew that about VMs. That would sure be nice for support of old projects. What are the license issues? George
  4. Because they spent 4 years approving Vista and they don't want to waste all that work I suppose. By the time they knew Vista was no good too much work had been done. They'll probably get started on 7 soon and it'll take another several years before they're ready to bless that. From what I've heard of Vista we're probably better off just scraping it and stick with XP until they've blessed 7. Ah the joys of a big company and FDA requirements.
  5. We're still on XP, but Vista is coming soon (it's takes forever for IT to approve a new system). But it's good to know about the limitations. I never really paid attention to that before. George
  6. I need to load some old versions of LV, but just found out I didn't save the disks from the oldest version I need (7.1). Can that be downloaded from NI if my serial number hasn't changed since then? George
  7. Thanks. I was afraid of that. Oh well, lots of coffee breaks.
  8. I'm getting a new PC at work and in some ways am dreading it. I'm going to have to reload LV and I think it's going to take days. I will probably need to reload at least a couple of old versions 8.6 and 7.1 and am wondering what order to do this. Can I load 2009 and then load old versions as needed or is it better to bite the bullet and start with the old versions and work my way up? George
  9. I can understand if found a point that was actually within the data set, but the peaks it found are all greater than actual points in the data set. The max value in the data is 1.3, but it returned 1.43 as the max. How could an interpolation come up with that value? The Threshold Peak Detector I have doesn't return the same data as the Waveform Peak Detector. The Threshold Peak Detector returns values at the start of the ramp whereas the the Waveform Peak Detector returns the peak (or in my case - values beyond the peak). I also noticed that the locations given of two of the peaks are way off. One is way beyond the peak. I thought maybe I could use the location to give me the peak amplitude instead of using the interpolated amplitude, but that method gives even worse values. This VI is totally worthless. George
  10. Could someone else please run the attached VI (LV 2009) and see what results you get? This is a VI where I'm generating a waveform so that I can test some detection methods. I was very surprised to see the values that the Waveform Peak Detection VI returned. It should return 3 peaks at 1.0, 1.3 and 1.1 since that's what I generated. It returns 1.1, 1.43 and 1.21. What the heck's going on? test cap charge detect.vi George
  11. I'm not sure why you say it would more complicated to send the references. Just right click on the cluster to create a reference and send that. It seemed a little cleaner. I wasn't sure which way would be faster, create fewer data copies, etc. George
  12. Sorry, I'm sure this is covered somewhere, but a quick search didn't find it. I need to send data from one loop to another. I'm going to generate a user event so the second loop can use a dynamic event to respond to the incoming data. Is it better to send the actual data (which consists of a few clusters with about 10 components in them) or references to the clusters? George
  13. Thanks for all the suggestions. Been busy with other stuff. I need some time to digest the suggestions. George
  14. I'd still need an absolute level for this to work. I can't be certain of an absolute level. All I know is that there is a trough followed by a rise of 150 mV. George
  15. Right, but reread my second paragraph. Analyzing the buffer and the timing of when I grab the buffer is the issue. George
  16. I'm just looking for something to spark something in me to get me going in the right direction. I need to find a valley that occurs just before a 150 mV rise in the signal. After that I need acquire data for several more seconds. The signal before the valley will be slowly falling and the rise after the valley will be somewhat sharper. There is no absolute value I can look for - just the valley. I figured I'd need to continuously sample the DAQ channel and then grab fixed chunks of the buffer and examine the buffer. The problem with that approach is that I might grab a portion of the signal that contains the valley but not the full 150 mV rise. In which case I would miss it. Any ideas would be welcome. George
  17. I think that only applies to multifunction boards and not the DMM. Geroge
  18. I posted this at NI with no luck. Hope someone here can help out. I need to get continuous measurements with a PXI-4071 DMM (current measurement) and a PXI-6254 DAQ (voltage measurement) but I can't figure out how to synchronize the two measurements. I'll be sampling continuously and reading the buffer at reqular intervals to compute a running average energy so I need the two measurements to line up in time. It's possible (but not as desireable) to get the current measurement with the DAQ, but the DMM would give us a better measurement. The only way I can see to come close to what I want is to trigger both measurements, but then there will be a gap in the measurement while I read the data and setup for another trigger. George
  19. Yeah, that's the only thing that works so far. It'd be nice if there was a property for that though. George
  20. I have 3 graphs arranged vertically that I want to display the same fixed plot area. The left edge of the graph (where the y axis labels are) moves depending on y scale (I need the scale to autoadjust). I can't seem to find a property node that will keep the left edge of the plot area in a waveform graph from self adjusting. I tried Plot area/Size/Width but that wasn't it. Is there a way to keep that edge from moving? George
  21. I just can't get used to the new editor. Mark Balla's worked great and it did all I needed. Just wondering if anyone has tried it with 2009 since it says it only works with LV 8.x. George
  22. Actually I didn't look too carefully at the list of changes it made. There were so many other changes due to code that I moved around that I didn't bother to look. Lesson learned there. Yes, it did just insert a clear error for the one error code. So I guess LV did everything correctly. I just saw that weird VI inserted in my code and didn't know why it got put there. George
  23. I converted a VI from LV8.6 to LV2009. There is a ClearError VI inserted in the error wire (see attached). Why did it do that? No my code isn't this ugly. I used the new create snippet to create the png file and it uglied it up a bit. George
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