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vrf VEE with Nat'l VISA

Question asked by AndyS21 on Feb 8, 2006
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><TITLE>RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA</TITLE><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2802" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Hi Bill,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>I think you can (but I have never tried it for real!).  Unless things have changed dramatically VEE's Direct I/O object puts a call into the SICL layer of the Agilent IO Libraries for GPIB.  If the Agilent IO Libs are not installed/you are using the NI API, then VEE throws the call out to the NI488.DLL and hopes that it is there!  For the serial port, VEE directs the call to the SICL layer.  No SICL installed, no talking to the serial port, just the error message sicl32.dll not found...</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>I think that you should be able to install the Agilent IO Libs side by side with your NI installation.  Install Agilent VISA as secondary if you choose to install the VISA API.  This 'should not' mess anything up.  You might even want to try a custom install of the IO Libs and choose only to install the SICL API.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>That's the theory anyway...</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Good luck,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Andy</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><HR tabIndex=-1></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> Drago, William @NARDAEAST [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, February 09, 2006 9:09 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA<BR></FONT><BR></DIV><DIV></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Well, it was working until I tried use the serial port. If I'm just using GPIB everything is fine. When I tried a program that needs the serial port I get a SICL error message--"sicl32.dll not found."</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Is there a way to fix this? Can I install SICL without messing up all the National stuff?</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Thanks,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Bill</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid">  <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma   size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Drago, William @NARDAEAST   [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, January 10, 2006   7:04 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l   VISA<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>  <P><FONT size=2>All,</FONT> </P>  <P><FONT size=2>I installed VEE 7.0 runtime on my NI system yesterday and it   worked. No problems at all.</FONT> </P>  <P><FONT size=2>Thanks,</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>Bill</FONT> </P>  <P><FONT size=2>> -----Original Message-----</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>   From: Baranski, Detlef [<A   href="mailto:Detlef.Baranski@pilkington.de">mailto:Detlef.Baranski@pilkington.de</A>]</FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:54 AM</FONT> <BR><FONT   size=2>> To: 'Drago, William @NARDAEAST'; VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>   Subject: AW: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> It not that easy ,   sorry.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Read the Manual. There are different   things to take care </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> dependent on the</FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>> VEE Version you have.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Since   Vee 7 you need NI Visa lib 3 or higher , otherwise it </FONT><BR><FONT   size=2>> is not working.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> With Iolib 14.1 and   VEE 7.5 it should work without any big </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> problems   if Nilib</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> is installed first. But there were some   troubles also....</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> So let us know if your attempt   work.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Best   regards,</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> detlef</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> -----Ursprngliche Nachricht-----</FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>> Von: Drago, William @NARDAEAST [<A   href="mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com">mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com</A>]   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Gesendet: Freitag, 6. Januar 2006 16:38</FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>> An: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Betreff: RE: [vrf]   VEE with Nat'l VISA</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>>   Thanks, I'll give it a try.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>  </FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>> Bill</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> -----Original   Message-----</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> From: BOCKSTAL,DANIEL   (A-Belgium,ex1) </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> [<A   href="mailto:daniel_bockstal@agilent.com">mailto:daniel_bockstal@agilent.com</A>]</FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 8:45 AM</FONT> <BR><FONT   size=2>> To: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Subject: RE: [vrf] VEE with   Nat'l VISA</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Hello Drago,</FONT> <BR><FONT   size=2>> VEE will play nicely with NI's VISA, no problem. You can have   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> a side by side</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>   installation (NI VISA + Agilent VISA) on the same computer, </FONT><BR><FONT   size=2>> but this is only</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> required if you mix   Agilent's and NI's hardware (an Agilent </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> GPIB card   and an</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> NI GPIB card in the same PC)</FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>>  Best regards</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Daniel   Bockstal</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>>   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT   size=2>> From: Drago, William @NARDAEAST [<A   href="mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com">mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com</A>]   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 2:23 PM</FONT>   <BR><FONT size=2>> To: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Subject: [vrf] VEE   with Nat'l VISA</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>>   All,</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>  </FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> I have a   test system running LabWindows/CVI and TestStand. I want to</FONT> <BR><FONT   size=2>> install VEE runtime so I can use the equipment in that test   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> system with some</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> of   my VEE programs.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>  </FONT> <BR><FONT   size=2>> Will VEE play nice with the Nat'l VISA or does it need it's   </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> own? 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