LabView is a program development environment, much like modern C or Basic development environment. While other programming languages use text-based language to create lines of code, LabView uses a 'graphical' programming language, G, to create programs in block diagram form.
LabView is available on all DECS lab PCs and via DECS Remote Desktop Services
LabView has an editor called VI. VI consists of an interactive user interface, a dataflow diagram that serves as the source code and icon connections that allow the VI to be called from a higher level VIs.
To open a new file in LabView, from the Labview start menu click Blank VI
This will pop up 3 windows:
1) The Tools box
2) Two editor windows
When you're done writing the program, click on Save As and make sure that you save the file in your 'M:\' drive. The file extention should be '.vi'.
For more extensive information, see the User Manual, available in the DECS Support Office, Room 1325 Engineering Building.