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Batch model resource management with step order flexibility

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Hey, Teststand folks.  What's the best way in Teststand 2014 to do this?  I'm setting up testing 4 UUTs in parallel using the Batch model.  The test sequence has two parts.  2 UUTs at a time can run Part 1.  While 2 UUTs are doing the Part 1 test, I want the other 2 UUTs to do the Part 2 test.  Then when they're done Part 2, wait for Part 1 slots to become available and then run Part 1.  And those UUTs that had run Part 1 first will then run Part 2.

 

Thanks.   -Joe

 

Joe Czapski

Sonos

Boston, Mass.

 

 

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If I understand correctly, an Auto Schedule step at the top level would be perfect for this:

 

Auto Schedule

   Use Auto Scheduled Resource ("Part 1 - Slot 1", "Part 1 - Slot 2")   // these are two different resource alternatives
      // steps that do part 1. Use the Acquired Lock output if you need to know which slot

   End

   Use Auto Scheduled Resource ("Part 2 - Slot 1", "Part 2 - Slot 2") // these are two different resource alternatives

      // steps that do part 2. Use the Acquired Lock output if you need to know which slot

   End

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Hi, James. Wow you're right, the Auto Schedule feature fits the bill. I'm looking at the NI example 'Comparing Resource Usage Strategies.seq', subsequence 'Auto Scheduled With Additional DMM'. That is neat - will try it.

 

Thanks.   -Joe

 

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