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How do I enable DAQ Assistant in LabView Student Edition?

Hello.  I'm using Lab View 7.1.1 Student Edition with a PCI-4472 ADC and PCI-6711 ADC.  I'm attempting to use the Daq Assistant according to a tutorial I found on the NI site.  
Unfotunately I have no DAQ Assistant option.  I found some documentation suggesting that I needed the NI Device driver CD available from the FTP site.  However this only contained outdated versions of the DAQmx (I had version 8) and VISA programs, which I have already installed.  To be sure, I installed it anyway, but with no change.
 
At this point I don't understand why I am having such trouble with the DAQ Assistant.  In my previous experience with LabView elsewhere, the feature just worked.
 
Thanks.
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x9561 (148439)
12/20/2005 5:40:52 PM
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DAQmx 8 is what you need for the DAQ Assistant and all DAQ related functions and it is available for download <a href="http://digital.ni.com/softlib.nsf/websearch/4c9e45f6ee5c29f98625708900712cbc" target="_blank">here</a>. 

Before you get to deep into the DAQ Assistant, try looking through the
Exmaple VIs (Help menu&gt;Find Examples) to see how to do data
acquisition without the DAQ Assistant. The DAQ Assistant is OK for
something quick you're not going to save and reuse, but if you're
building an application, you should learn how to use teh DAQmx VIs
correctly. 

Ed
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x9561 (148439)
12/20/2005 6:11:04 PM
Sorry, I missed the part where you said you already had it installed. I must be reading too fast.

Any version of DAQmx will give you the DAQ Assistant. You should be able to find it two spots as shown in the images below.

If they're not there, something didn't go right during the install. You could try uninstalling and reinstalling.


Let us know how it works out.



Ed
<img src="http://forums.ni.com/attachments/ni/170/157592/1/DAQAssistant1.gif"> 

<img src="http://forums.ni.com/attachments/ni/170/157592/2/DAQAssistant2.gif"> 

Message Edited by Ed Dickens on 12-20-2005  01:15 PM


DAQAssistant1.gif:
http://forums.ni.com/attachments/ni/170/157592/1/DAQAssistant1.gif


DAQAssistant2.gif:
http://forums.ni.com/attachments/ni/170/157592/2/DAQAssistant2.gif
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x9561 (148439)
12/20/2005 7:40:51 PM
Thanks for the help.&nbsp; My Input menu just does not have the DAQ Assist:
&nbsp;
<img src="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mikeg/pics/missing.PNG"> 
&nbsp;
I think I have some idea why.&nbsp; I tried out the example browser as suggested, and none of the VIs in it work.&nbsp; It claims that it can't find the file.&nbsp; However the files do exist on my hard disk in the proper directory.&nbsp; This is pretty normal for me, I just formatted and am now reinstalling because I had this problem on the previous install.&nbsp; But more interesting, if I browse and run the VI directly, it starts to load, but is missing DAQmx files:
&nbsp;
<img src="http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mikeg/pics/Error2.PNG"> 
&nbsp;
In fact, that entire folder does not exist!&nbsp;
&nbsp;
Can someone shed some light on the issue?&nbsp; Although the entire DAQmx folder is missing, I really do have DAQmx 8 installed, and I can even load up Measurement and Automation Explorer, browse to DAQmx devices and view the input from my function generator.
&nbsp;
Thanks again.
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x9561 (148439)
12/20/2005 8:10:52 PM
If you don't have the DAQmx directory in the vi.lib directory, the install definately didn't go right. 

I'd try uninstalling DAQmx, download a new copy and reinstall.

If that doesn't do it, I'm pretty much at a loss. I've seen some other
threads having a similar problem. I'll try and find them and see what
happened.

Ed
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x9561 (148439)
12/20/2005 9:11:20 PM
Glad you got it. 

Thanks for letting us know.

Ed
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x9561 (148439)
12/21/2005 3:10:46 PM
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