LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.
This guide describes how to install LabVIEW on a user's device pursuant to the license agreement. LabVIEW is also available for Windows and Linux, please see the following links for instructions on installing the software for those platforms:
To agree to the license and gain access to the software, launch the Software Licensing Tool and follow the prompts.
- The LabVIEW software cannot be used for commercial purposes.
- You cannot distribute the LabVIEW software to anyone.
- The LabVIEW software must be removed from your computer when you leave the Rensselaer community.
Installing LabVIEW 2017 on a Mac with OS X
If you are OFF campus, the VPN needs to be up and running before attempting to install or run this program
- In the Finder, click on the Go menu, then click Connect to Server...
- In the Connect To Server dialog box, enter smb://arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu/software and click Connect.
- In the next window, type in win\RCS UserID for Name and your RCS Password for password. For example, if the RCS UserID is smithj, then enter win\smithj for the user name.
- Make sure Registered User is selected and then click Connect.
- For Workgroup/Domain, accept the default. A new drive will be mounted called software.
- Go to the Finder and open the software drive. Then open the following folders: ni > labview > 2017
- Copy the whole folder named MacOSX to your computer's Desktop.
- Open the copied folder and click on LabVIEW 2017-Pro.dmg.
- At the Welcome to the LabVIEW 2017 Pro installer, click Continue.
- In the next window, read the license agreement and click Continue.
- At the pop-up screen, select Agree.
- At the Select a Destination window, click Continue.
- At the Standard Install on “Macintosh HD”, click Install. Please type in your MAC password and click OK.
- At the pop-up window, click Continue Installation.
- When the message Installation was Successful appears, click Restart.
- After your system reboots and you log back into your Mac, you may close the MacOSX folder and then delete it from your Desktop.
- To use LabVIEW, go to applications, open the National Instruments and LabVIEW 2017 folders, and click on the LabVIEW icon.