Complete the following steps to set up the LabVIEW project: 

  1. Launch LabVIEW by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»LabVIEW.
  2. Click the Empty Project link in the Getting Started window to display the Project Explorer window. You can also select File»New Project to display the Project Explorer window.
  3. Select Help and make sure that Show Context Help is checked. You can refer to the context help throughout this process for information about items in the Project Explorer window and in your VIs.
  4. Right-click the top-level Project item in the Project Explorer window and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu to display the Add Targets and Devices dialog box.
  5. Make sure that the Existing target or device radio button is selected.
  6. Expand Real-Time CompactRIO.
  7. Select the CompactRIO controller to add to the project and click OK.
  8. Select FPGA Interface from the Select Programming Mode dialog box to put the system into FPGA Interface programming mode.
  9. Tip Tip  Use the CompactRIO Chassis Properties dialog box to change the programming mode in an existing project. Right-click the CompactRIO chassis in the Project Explorer window and select Properties from the shortcut menu to display this dialog box.
  10. Click Discover in the Discover C Series Modules? dialog box if it appears.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. Drag and drop the C Series module(s) that will run in Scan Interface mode under the chassis item. Leave any modules you plan to write FPGA code for under the FPGA target.

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