I am trying to use MatLAB to perform calculations on information that is collected through VirtualBench's DSA. When I save the Waveform's in the DSA it saves them as a .ref file. How can I get this into a usable MatLAB form? or convert it into anything else? I am running VirtualBench V2.1.1 on a Windows 95 machine. If you need any system specs please let me know. Thanks
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That's a good question. The solution to this problem is to use File->Generate Report to save the waveforms into a .txt file in ASCII format. This will allow any application capable of reading an ASCII text file to import and manipulate the data. The .ref file is created for use solely within the VirtualBench application and is not a standard file format, thus there is not an easy way of converting the contents of that file into something that can be read by a third party. Using File->Generate Report should solve your problem.
Scott Teigen Applications Engineer National Instruments