This page is the starting point for LabVIEW activities and documentation etc.
Installation and Usage
Installation on MS-Windows
Refer to NISoftwareInstallation
for details where to get the software and to configure the license manager.
The following steps are important.
- LabVIEW must be installed with administrator rights ("localadmin").
- Select the "Toolkits" and "Modules" you need.
- After finishing the installation, you should give normal users "change access" to the folder "C:\Program Files\National Instruments" and all sub-folders.
Since October 2007, the IT department at GSI no longer supports LabVIEW on the Debian-Linux cluster at GSI, see LabVIEWonDebianLinuxSurvey
. If you really need LabVIEW on Linux, the following possibilities exist.
- Use the Debian-Cluster at GSI. Although no longer supported, LabVIEW version 7.1 is still available thanks to Christo.
- For newer versions of LabVIEW you have to set-up a Linux box according to the release notes of your LabVIEW version. As an example, we have successfully set-up a machine with SuSE 11 and LabVIEW 2009. This required about 1 - 2 hours of work including the installation of the operating system on that machine. For information on how-to install SuSE Linux at GSI, please ask people from the HpcGroup.
- It is recommended, that you use LabVIEW with your normal account without administrator rights.
- Use a dedicated path on the local disk or your network drive to store LabVIEW source code.
- After starting LabVIEW for the first time,
- goto "Tools->Options"
- set your desired options in all categories
- exit and restart LabVIEW.
- NIs starting point for LabVIEW documentation
- A LabVIEW Basic I/II Multimedia Course is available on our file Server.
- LabVIEW Basic 1
- Solve problems using LabVIEW
- Use data acquisition and instrument control in LabVIEW applications
- Use modular programming practices
- Develop, debug, and test LabVIEW VIs
- Effectively use a state machine architecture
- LabVIEW Basic 2
- Understanding Design Patterns
- Controlling the User Interface
- Timing a Design Pattern
- Communicating Among Multiple Loops
- Improving an Existing VI
- Advanced File I/O Techniques
- Creating and Distributing Applications
- GSI-Employees also can get access to the self-paced training provided by NI.
- Recommend white papers
Follwing some links to LabVIEW projects @ GSI
Application to select channels of TDMS files and concatenate them into one new TDMS file.
This application allows to copy changed files or directory trees from source path to target path, e.g. file server file to a corresponding local disc, to update them before usage. It can be used interactively or in a batch file with command line parameters.
- GPL licensed source under development can be found in our git repository. Current version is LV2019.
- This project is part of the Domain Management System.
- ImagesToAVIApplication and installer are available on Scratch.
- ImagesToAVI.vi is used to convert multiple images contained in an folder to an AVI file. Frame rate can be configured.
- ImagesToAVI.rtm is the corresponding menue file.
This section links to the description of XControls developed at GSI.
NI Actor Framework
This project serves for educational purpose, how to develop and use a Custom-IO-Server, to connect VISA instrument properties to shared variables. The LabVIEW project is available via Git: http://gitorious.gsi.de/brand/niinstrsimioserver
This IO-Server provides a simple interface to the GSI accelerator control system using shared variables. The LabVIEW project is available via Git: Acc-IO-Server, you also need ACC_LabVIEW_Interface.
- Disable Automated Error Handling with options for VI-Type selection. Refer to LabVIEWForum.