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vrf VEE with Nat'l VISA

Question asked by WDrago on Feb 9, 2006
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><TITLE>RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA</TITLE><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2802" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV><SPAN class=321250219-09022006><FONT size=2>Okay, thanks...</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> Street, Andy M   [mailto:andy.street@tycoelectronics.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, February   09, 2006 9:47 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l   VISA<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>  <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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