Simulation is a process that involves using software to recreate and analyze the behavior of dynamic systems. You use the simulation process to lower product development costs by accelerating product development. You also use the simulation process to provide insight into the behavior of dynamic systems you cannot replicate conveniently in the laboratory. For example, simulating a jet engine saves time, labor, and money compared to building, testing, and rebuilding an actual jet engine. You can use the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module to simulate a dynamic system or a component of a dynamic system. For example, you can simulate only the plant while using hardware for the controller, actuators, and sensors.
About Control Design Assistant 2015. Use the interactive Control Design Assistant to develop models that reflect the behavior of single-input single-output (SISO) systems. Using the Control Design Assistant, you can load your existing models or create models of plants, analyze the time or frequency response, and then synthesize a controller. The Control Design Assistant has windows in which you can see immediately the mathematical equation and graphical representation that describe the model. You also can view the response data and the configuration of the controller.
About System Identification Assistant 2015. Use the interactive System Identification Assistant to load and analyze signals, preprocess signals for model estimation and validation, and identify the characteristics of a signal in the SignalExpress environment.
New Features in LabVIEW 2018 Control Design and Simulation Module:
In the LabVIEW 2018 Control Design and Simulation Module, you can convert your .slx model files into LabVIEW VIs that contain a simulation diagram using the Simulation Model Converter.
Supported Architectures: 32bit / 64bit
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even SP1/ 8.1 Update 1 / 10 (version 1709) / Server 2012 R2 or Server 2008 R2 SP1
Software Prerequisites: LabVIEW 2018 Full or Professional Development System