Just to be clear, you need to right click the chassis node and select Add NI-CAN from the right click menu. Having the INI token does not automatically make an NI-CAN node appear, it just makes the right click menu option to add one show up.
You have modified the wrong INI file, the path needs to be inside your application data data directory, not your program files directory.
It depends on your computer, but on windows 7 it is here: C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\NI VeriStand 2010\System Explorer\System Explorer.ini
On XP it is something like C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\NI VeriStand 2010\System Explorer\System Explorer.ini
I modified the System Explorer.ini on your advise, the path is :
C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\NI VeriStand 2010\System Explorer\System Explorer.ini
But I still cannot see any NICAN in the system explorer.
There are a couple of problems here.
Thank you very much, I have successfully found the NI-CAN in the System Explorer.
But I have another problems, I created a simple project to test the CAN communication using PXI 8461, and encountered the following error.
The VeriStand Gateway encountered an error while deploying the System Definition file.
Error 1003 occurred at Project Window.lvlib:Project Window.vi >> NI_VS Workspace ExecutionAPI.lvlib:NI VeriStand - Connect to System.vi
NI VeriStand: NI VeriStand Engine.lvlib:VeriStand Engine Wrapper (RT).vi >> NI VeriStand Engine.lvlib:VeriStand Engine.vi >> NI VeriStand Engine.lvlib:VeriStand Engine State Machine.vi >> NI VeriStand Engine.lvlib:Launch CAN.vi >> Launch Asynchronous VI by Path.vi >> sub Launch Asynchronous VI.vi
NI VeriStand: Broken VI: can_CAN Frame Engine.vi
Missing external function frchconvlib.dll:convertChannelToFrame:C in VI Convert Channel to U8 Frame.vi.
Missing external function frchconvlib.dll:createMessageTable:C in VI Create Message Table.vi.
Missing external function frchconvlib.dll:getLargestNumberOfChannels:C in VI Add New Channel.vi.
Missing external function frchconvlib.dll:addNewchannelDefinition:C in VI Add New Channel.vi.
Missing external function frchconvlib.dll:convertFrameToChannel:C in VI Convert U8 Frame to Channel.vi.
Missing external function frchconvlib.dll:closeMessageTable:C in VI Close Message Table.vi.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
?Unloading System Definition file...
?Connection with target Controller has been lost.
So apperently there might be missing something in VS RT, but in fact The PXI 8106 has already installed the VS RT, NI-CAN 2.7, X-NET, etc..
Great! It works! Thank you very much, Stephen~~
You know, these problems drive me crazy for several days, since My colloge's internet sometimes cannot get access to the NI Disussion Forums. And I have to wait till 11 p.m. at night to get your advice... Now I am so happy, thanks again~
I could add NI-CAN under 'Hardware" in Veristand after modifying the System Explorer.inf file. I have installed CAN 2.7.3 driver and channel to frame conversion library in the PXI RT. But wen I try to add the signals under In comming frames and outgoing frames i got error which is attached here. Please can anyone tell me the solution for it. Any alternate solution to use NI - CAN in veristand..??