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  1. QUOTE (crelf @ Aug 28 2008, 11:22 AM) I have not become comforatble with the "Format into String" primative. I recogineze it is suppior to concatinating stings and manually changeing data types. I have just not spent the time to become comforable with it. It is on my list QUOTE We have a bunch of reuse VIs that do anything from present errors to the user, file-defined filtering, writing errors to a FIFO file, ... What do you mean by "do"? I guess Error Handling architectures pros and cons. For example I have an "Error" case in my state machine. I have built a Reuse Error VI that can
  2. I personally turn it off all the time. I try to build in my error handeling in the begining and I like to see how my code will perform with my own Error Handeling. This brings up something I am really interstied to learn. How do other people do their error handeling? This I think would make a great NI week topic. I have been thinking about developing a presentation on the topic but I feel I don't have scope on different methods of error handeling and comparing them to my own hair brained methods. Dan
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    Tip strip

    QUOTE (Darren @ Aug 22 2008, 11:59 AM) Is he willing to share? Dan
  4. QUOTE (Neville D @ Aug 22 2008, 12:51 PM) The worry I have is redundancy of the reuse libraries. Also another issue is how do you manage a number of different reuse libraries i.e. versions etc. On the positive competition promots inovation. However since it is free I gues we are just trying to out "cool" each other. :thumbup: Also a central library could pose a problem due to who decides what goes into the library? Things to ponder... Dan
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    Tip strip

    QUOTE (Michael_Aivaliotis @ Aug 22 2008, 08:59 PM) I have a graph and I want a tip strip to display the plot name when I hover over the plot. I have gotten this to work the only thing I don't like is the tip strip comes and goes when it feels like it. I think the solution is to create my own custom dialog and pop it up where and when I want. I was hoping for an easier way... Dan
  6. Is there anyway to force the tip strip on in LabVIEW when you want to? I have been looking on NI's website, the tip strip seems to be a function of Windows. Is there an Active X or .net way to have more control over the tip strip? I think it is called the ToolTip. However when trying to google this I get tips on tools for windows. :headbang: Dan
  7. QUOTE (Jim Kring @ Aug 21 2008, 07:21 PM) Will there be, or is there a central place for these open reuse libraries? Is that open G? I think open reuse libraries are great, but is it a good idea to have many different and competing open reuse libraries? Dan
  8. QUOTE (Tom Bress @ Aug 21 2008, 03:55 PM) I have taken the re-cert for the CLD. It is a 1 hour multiple choice exam like the CLAD. I was able to take the exam a local training center 10 minutes from my house. I got my results imeadiatly aftwards. I have to take the re-cert again very soon. I think it costs $200. I received a voucher for attending a NI developer days for $200 off training and recertification. So this time around it will be free. I was very impressed with NI's recertification process. I like being able to take it at a local testing center, and having my test results right n
  9. You might want to try Allied Electronics http://www.alliedelec.com/ Digikey http://www.digikey.com/ or Mcmaster Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/
  10. Sooooo close. That VI only is capable of generating 24 Colors. Then repeats. I know 32 colors is a lot and is very had to distinguish, but that is what the customer wants. Very cool vi's. Wow I didn't know there were other open reuse libraries besids open G. Dan
  11. Hello, I need an algorithim that can give me 32 different colors to plot in the waveform graph (Current graph only gives you 8 by default). I could set this up manualy but I was hoping for a more elegant solution. Dan
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    NI website

    Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble accesing NI's website. It seems very slow.
  13. QUOTE (Tim_S @ Aug 21 2008, 08:57 AM) From what I understand that is what seperates a "professional" from a "non-professional" Professional as being defined as having a license. A professional can be held personally liable when they stamp a document when acting in the role as a PE. This I am sure depends on how the law is written in your paticular state/country. On here somewhere is the law as it pertains to Michigan. http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-...5472---,00.html
  14. QUOTE (Tom Bress @ Aug 21 2008, 09:59 AM) Hello Tom, They changed the format of the test reciently. They have dropped the blue book portion and replaced it with a multiple choice exam. On both the FE, and PE you can choose your specilality. See this for more details http://www.ncees.org/exams/formats/ Dan
  15. QUOTE (crelf @ Aug 20 2008, 05:39 PM) No problem. Now Tom and I have to go to the PE bar and talk about this new Australian joke I heard. Oh wait your not supposed to know. There is no PE bar, there is no PE bar That's pub to you
  16. I am a PE in the state of Michigan. To become a PE you have to have a degree in engineering from a ABET accredited school, take and pass 8 hour Fundmental of Engineering Exam. After having 4 years of engineering experience you get to take another 8 hour test called the Principle and Practices Exam. You also need references from 4 or 5 people 3 of which need to be PE. Here are the folks who run the test http://www.ncees.org/ http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-...14638--,00.html In Michigan all you need to do is pay your money every year and you are still a PE. In other states I know
  17. This is interesting. I know a lot of PLC programmers that have many years of experience work with ladder logic. This would be a great way to capture that market. It might also be a great gateway envirnment into LabVIEW :ninja: . While working in their familer ladder logic envirnment they could discover how cool LabVIEW is! Dan
  18. Thanks Denis, It looks like the best answer to my question is to generate some data in the file format I think would work and see how it performs. Thanks for letting me know about some of issues when large files are generated. I am almost sure I will run into those. Dan
  19. Hello, I am trying to find a formula the aproximates the size of a .tdms file on disk. I am mulling over a few ways to set up my files and having a way to estimate file sizes would be helpfull. Does anyone know of a good method to do this? Thanks Dan
  20. I don't know if this will add to the discussion, but here is my $.01 Getting the CLD was the biggest jump for me personally in my LabVIEW programming skills. I learned so much. It is great to have coding best pratices and some kind of way of measuring that. Granted it is not perfect, but it is something. I am sure everyone who has taken the test has found something they didn't like, but there was a lot of things I liked. Experience is great but how do you quantify it? How do you communicate the experience you have to somebody. I think having an exam is a great way to comunicate to some
  21. Congrats Tom!!! Run out buy a lottery ticket right now. However next years NI week will be a disapointment... Where do you go from here. Dan QUOTE (Tom Bress @ Aug 18 2008, 08:24 AM)
  22. Hello, I am hoping there is some quick and dirty solution for the following problem. On waveform graph is there an existing VI, method, etc that idenitifes if my mouse cursor is over a plot. I know I can get the coordinats in pixels. I want if my mouse is over a plot and the ablity it identify the plot. My use case is; pop up a tip strip that has the plot name when the user moves the mouse over the plot. Thanks Dan Found the answer!!! There is a method of Waveform Graph called "Get Plot at Position" Seems to work very well
  23. Webex looks really cool. It also looks afordable for a single user. $40/month seems to be what all the other services charge Hmmmm. Lots to think about Thanks for all your great input. Dan
  24. I missed Michael's presentation due to the fact I couldn't squeeze into the closet they put him in. So is there a MC listbox that takes multiple data types? I would love to get my hands on that! Dan
  25. Glad to have helped. I think it would be cool if Jeff K broke though a wall next year at NI week holding the new version of LabVIEW and yelled Oh YEAAAHHH! I think that would get a standing ovation.
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