LabVIEW

LabVIEW

LabVIEW, developed and published by National Instruments, is a graphical programming environment used by millions of engineers and scientists to develop sophisticated measurement, test, and control systems using intuitive graphical icons and wires that resemble a flowchart. The LabVIEW platform is scalable across multiple targets and Operationg Systems. This software is installed on all of the DECS Lab PCs and can be installed on office and lab computers by DECS.

Software Available To:
Engineering Only
Operating System:
Windows

Additional Help: Additional information can be found here on the National Instruments website. 

What is LabView?

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.

Where is LabView?

LabView is available in the DECS Public Labs.

Moving About in LabView

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 three 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'.