05-22-2012 12:25 PM
The Soft Front Panel just allows you to do quick measurements with basic functionality:
When you use the NI Scope with LabVIEW, you will be able to pull the waveforms into LabVIEW to process them in software. Programming with LabVIEW also allows you to do multiple device synchronization, handle continuous acquisitions, among other things. I would check out the examples folder once you have everything running. Navigate to Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-SCOPE»Examples to find them.
05-23-2012 08:11 AM
I have reinstalled the ni-scope driver and now I have access to the same menu of that of your screenshot. However, I am afraid that the thing won't work properly as my hardware (a PCI 5105) was already installed in the computer when I reinstalled the software. This could be a problem as it is clearly said to install software before hardware in the manual.
Do I have to take the PCI back out and then in again?
05-23-2012 09:08 AM
I don't believe it matters too much if your card is inserted at the time of driver installation, it is just a good safety precaution to do so. I would just give your computer a restart after installing, and you should be good to go. The fact that your MAX and LV can detect the card is a good sign.