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This year, the LabWindows/CVI release cycle will be modified to account for the large investment dedicated to LabWindows/CVI 2013. Following the extensive list of new features in LabWindows/CVI 2013, the focus of 2014 development is on quality.


  • LabWindows/CVI 2013 Service Pack 1, which includes 137 bug fixes, is now part of your Standard Service Program.
  • LabWindows/CVI 2013 Service Pack 2 is available in August 2014 with additional improvements to stability.
  • LabWindows/CVI 2015 will release in August 2015.

 

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» Download LabWindows/CVI 2013 SP1

» See What's New in LabWindows/CVI 2013

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With thousands of LabWindows/CVI users across the globe, we always look for ways to connect developers to foster communication, share ideas, and grow our thriving community.

 

Recently, LabWindows/CVI user Philippe posted a series of french language video tutorials that are very helpful. I encourage you to check them out!

 

Merci Philippe!

 

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48pPFFJe27Y

 

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help:cvi on structure

Posted by chris_chua Sep 18, 2013

i would like to know information on how to use the STRUCTURE on CVI?

 

any advice or pdf doc to share

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Thank you for your participation in the LabWindows/CVI Idea Exchange!

 

LabWindows/CVI 2013 contains 11 user-suggested features sourced from the LabWindows/CVI Idea Exchange, including improved function navigation in source code, virtual subfolders in the Project Tree, graph grid line styles, graph plot transparency, the Array Display window integrated into workspace, and more.

 

The Idea Exchange is the most direct route of communication between LabWindows/CVI users and the NI development team. It gives programmers an avenue to collaborate on feature ideas and communicate these suggestions to National Instruments. Since its inception in 2010, LabWindows/CVI users have contributed over 300 ideas and feature suggestions to the exchange and over 25 of these have been implemented to better meet the needs of LabWindows/CVI developers. Programmers are invited to influence future versions of LabWindows/CVI by submitting a new idea or voting on existing requests.

 

Visit ni.com/cvi-ideas to submit your own!

 

Here is a list of the new features implemented from the Idea Exchange in LabWindows/CVI 2013:

 

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Experience NIWeek 2013

Posted by Anna_K. Aug 5, 2013

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Welcome to NIWeek 2013! Our annual system design conferenc begins tomorrow and I am very excited to meet those of you attending. We have several LabWindows/CVI sessions, demos and partners showcased at NIWeek this year. Be sure to add these to your calendar and enjoy your week!

 

Hands-On Lab: Introduction To LabWindows/CVI

Dates: Tuesday Aug 6,10:30 am & Wedesday Aug 7, 1:00 pm

Location: rm 18C

Speakers: Darren Biel, LabWindows/CVI Product Support Engineer

 

Automated Test Demo: LabWindows/CVI and NI Switches LED Cube


Session: New Features in LabWindows/CVI 2013

Date: Tuesday Aug 6, 2:15 pm

Location: rm 16A

Speakers: Jonathan Newton, LabWindows/CVI Software Group Manager

 

 

Session: C Tools for Software-in-the-Loop Testing and Simulation

Date: Tuesday Aug 6, 1:00 pm

Location: rm 11 A/B

SpeakersJonathan Newton, LabWindows/CVI Software Group Manager and Nicholas Keel, NI VeriStand Product Manager


LabWindows/CVI Exhibitor: FineTest

Booth: 902

FineTest is a manufacturer of functional ATE and power supply testers, ITA/test fixturing, and TPS/test programs. Software platforms include NI LabWindows/CVI, LabVIEW, and NI TestStand.

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LabWindows/CVI Exhibitor: JGB Consulting

Booth: 233

For over 20 years, JGB has been specializing in test and control solutions. Our engineers are experts in LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, NI TestStand, and Microsoft C#.

jgbconsulting.com

 

LabWindows/CVI Developer Certification

Validate your skills or renew your  LabWindows/CVI certification at NIWeek at discounted rates. Simply register for these exams when you register for NIWeek. Learn more are ni.com/niweek/training

 

All NIWeek attendees: 35% off of list price
Alliance Partners: 50% off of list price

 

About the LabWindows/CVI Certification

NI Certified LabWindows/CVI Developers have demonstrated a solid understanding of the environment and its capabilities and the ability to develop functional applications while minimizing development time. You can use this certification to assess and validate an individual’s LabWindows/CVI development skills for the purpose of project staffing or career advancement.  For example, having Certified Developers on staff to provide technical leadership and guidance ensures that less-experienced developers are following best practices that will make them more competent and efficient developers. All National Instruments Alliance Partners at the Certified Partner level and above maintain at least one Certified Developer or Architect on staff, so that clients can be sure they are getting the best possible results.

 

  • Requires a broad and complete understanding of LabWindows/CVI core features and functionality
  • Valid for 2 years from date taken, recertification required to maintain credentials
  • Benefits include use of certification logo and listing on ni.com

Recommended Experience Level

  • 12 to 18 months of experience developing and deploying medium to large LabWindows/CVI applications

OR

  • LabWindows/CVI Basics I and II with 6 months of LabWindows/CVI development experience

Exam Details

  • Format: Application development
  • Duration: 4 hours

 

Ensure that you never miss out on the latest LabWindows/CVI news! Receive automatic notification of updates, maintenance releases and new versions as well as helpful tips, shortcuts, and how-to articles to improve your efficiency and productivity by subscribing to the LabWindows/CVI Developer Newsletter!

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How many LabWindows programmers have had success converting a LabView VI into LabWindows code?  It is not always straight forward.  I have notice slight differences in how the LabView and LabWindows libraries are written.  A good example the Word2000.fp for LabWindows and the Word.llb. 

 

This VI is a perfect example:  Save Word or Excel report as a PDF using Report Generation Toolkit and ActiveX, https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-25831.

It uses the Word Get ActiveX References.vi to take a refence from a New Report and convert it into a Word Active X reference that is then converted to a PDF.

 

There is no function in LabWindows that matches.

 

Paul

 

 


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Overview

The new features in NI LabWindows/CVI 2012 software build on the proven ANSI C test and measurement software platform to offer better tools for creating optimized and reliable applications. LabWindows CVI 2012 developers in highly regulated industries such as military, aerospace and medical can protect validated code from unwanted updates by specifying the version of execution run-time engine with the new Side-by-Side run-time feature. This release also contains 15 Idea Exchange features, built-in user interface tooltips and enhanced 64-bit support. LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler is now included in the Full edition of the software.


Highlights
  • NI LabWindows/CVI 2012, a major upgrade of the ANSI C integrated development environment (IDE) for test and measurement applications, includes many new and improved tools to help engineers develop their systems faster.
  • LabWindows/CVI 2012 is ideal for engineers in highly regulated industries such as defense, aerospace and medical because it protects applications from unwanted updates to avoid version revalidation.
  • New features, including 18 user-suggested functions such as batch-build dialog, improve usability and help software developers optimize code performance.

 

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“In today’s competitive environment, companies struggle to maintain high quality and reliability in complex systems as development cycles continue to shorten,” said Ray Almgren, vice president of core platforms product marketing at National Instruments. “LabWindows/CVI 2012 shows our continued commitment to longevity and innovation, providing engineers with the most productive software tools for building complex test and measurement systems.”

 

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Start using LabWindows/CVI 2012 today

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I am very proud to announce that the next release of LabWindows/CVI contains the first set of user-suggested features sourced from the LabWindows/CVI Idea Exchange. Over 15 Idea Exchange features ranging from a better batch build dialog to new features for UI controls were implemented to better meet the needs of LabWindows/CVI developers. Thank you for submitting and voting for all the great feature ideas and helping us to improve and shape the future of LabWindows/CVI!

 

New to the Idea Exchange? The LabWindows/CVI Idea Exchange is the most direct way to let us know about functionality that you would like to see in LabWindows/CVI or behavior that is bothersome or inconvenient. We launched the LabWindows/CVI Idea Exchange in November 2010 to give  programmers an avenue to collaborate on feature ideas and communicate these suggestions to our own developers. If you would like to influence future versions of LabWindows/CVI, submit a new idea or vote on the ones you like. Please visit ni.com/cvi-ideas.

 

LabWindows/CVI 2012 Preannouncement: these features are not available until the release of LabWindows/CVI 2012 coming soon!

Environment Features

Submitted by menchar (forum profile menchar) (community profile menchar), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Updated ADE Title Bar to Show Full Path of Currently Opened File

Submitted by tstanley (forum profile tstanley) (community profile tstanley), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Updated ADE To Automatically Add a Folder for Libraries to the Project Tree

Submitted by CVI-User (forum profile CVI-User), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Added ‘Save To Disk’ Symbol to the Status Line in the UI Editor

Submitted by Wolfgang  (forum profile Wolfgang) (community profile Wolfgang), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Allow Disable of Blinking Cursor in CVI Editor

Submitted by beattidp  (forum profile beattidp) (community profile beattidp), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

Events and Callbacks

  • Added Support for Panel Minimize and Restore Events

Submitted by Wolfgang  (forum profile Wolfgang) (community profile Wolfgang), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Added  Coerce Event for Numerics

Submitted by vix (forum profile vix)(community profile vix), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Added ‘Generate’ and ‘View’ Panel Callback Menu Items to Right-Click Menu of Object Browser in UI Editor

Submitted by RobertoBozzolo (forum profile RobertoBozzolo) (community profile RobertoBozzolo), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

User Interface

  • Ability to Dim or Hide Items in a Ring Control

Submitted by Wolfgang  (forum profile Wolfgang) (community profile Wolfgang), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Exposed the Hidden ATTR_PLOT_TYPE Attribute

Submitted by Wolfgang  (forum profile Wolfgang) (community profile Wolfgang), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Support for Resizing Panel and Control Scroll Bars

Submitted by vix (forum profile vix)(community profile vix), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Added Support for the ATTR_COLUMN_VISIBLE Attribute to Tables

Submitted by vix (forum profile vix)(community profile vix), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Updated Table Editor to More Clearly Indicate Rows and Columns

Submitted by Wolfgang  (forum profile Wolfgang) (community profile Wolfgang), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Support for Anti-Aliasing with Canvas Objects

Submitted by aghacker  (forum profile aghacker)(community profile aghacker), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Integrate UI Tooltips into GUI Editor

Submitted by Wolfgang  (forum profile Wolfgang) (community profile Wolfgang), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

Libraries

  • Added the Option to Search a ListType by Descending Order

Submitted by tstanley (forum profile tstanley) (community profile tstanley), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

  • Add Functions to Network Variable Library to Create and Configure Network Variable Folders

Submitted by vix (forum profile vix)(community profile vix), Kudos! See the submitted suggestion here: Idea

 

Ensure that you never miss out on the latest LabWindows/CVI news! Receive automatic notification of updates, maintenance releases and new versions as well as helpful tips, shortcuts, and how-to articles to improve your efficiency and productivity by subscribing to the LabWindows/CVI Developer Newsletter!

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The NIWeek 2012 conference and exhibition hosts the engineering, academic, and industrial communities for three full days of interactive technical sessions, exhibitions, hands-on workshops, case study presentations, and panel discussions on the latest technologies for control design, measurement, automation, manufacturing, and test. Join key decision makers, developers, and visionaries to learn about trends and advancements in the measurement and automation world at this conference. The event also is and the perfect opportunity for attendees to network with leading engineers and scientists, share best practices and example code with fellow developers, and exchange information with NI product managers. Register at ni.com/niweek

At NIWeek 2012 you can:

  • Network with more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, educators, industry leaders, and NI developers
  • Choose from 250 advanced technical presentations, hands-on workshops, case studies, and panel discussions
  • Learn about creating advanced test, control, and design solutions in daily keynotes
  • Discover the latest technologies, see product demonstrations and solutions in more than 200 exhibitor booths including product pavilions and partner presentations
  • Improve your LabWindows/CVI knowledge by attending the sessions and workshops described below.


Hands-On Lab: Introduction To LabWindows/CVI

Date: Wednesday Aug 8, 4:45pm

Speakers: Darren Bieal, Product Support Engineer

Abstract: Discover how C programmers performing instrument control, data acquisition, and control design are using LabWindows/CVI to create their applications. Also learn how you can use built-in LabWindows/CVI engineering and scientific tools to be a more productive C programmer.

 

Comments: This 1 hour introductory session is recommended for developers with ANSI C programming experience who are not familiar with LabWindows/CVI development environment and tools.

 

Technical Session: Latest Features of LabWindows/CVI 2012 for Future-Proof ANSI C Development

Date: Wednesday Aug 8, 3:30pm

Speakers: Anna Kozminski, Product Manager and Jonathan Newton, LabWindows/CVI Software Engineer

Abstract: LabWindows/CVI provides ANSI C programmers with a powerful yet streamlined and flexible IDE that lends itself as an efficient tool for writing test and measurement applications. LabWindows/CVI continues to evolve as we strive to advance usability, performance and platform support. We invite you to learn about the latest feature improvements of LabWindows/CVI 2012 and share with you our vision for the future of LabWindows/CVI.

 

Comments: In this session we will walk through the latest features releasing with LabWindows/CVI 2012 and provide examples of how each of these will benefit you as developers. If you work in a highly-regulated industry, you will find the side-by-side run-time feature particularly interesting. My favorite new features this release are the fifteen Idea Exchange features because these suggestions came directly from LabWindows/CVI developers all around the world. If you cannot attend this session, we will post new feature documentation on ni.com/lwcvi/whats_new. However we will not post information presented by Jonathan regarding the LabWindows/CVI roadmap for version 2013 and beyond so please attend the session if possible.

 

Intermediate Technical Session: Developing ANSI C Applications to Communicate with FPGAs in Secure Environments

Date: Thursday Aug 9, 10:30 am

Speakers: Anna Kozminski, Product Manager and Special Guest James Kneale, Fellow Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Abstract: Application development in highly regulated industries often requires integration of software within classified environments where only carefully-checked text source code is allowed to cross into the unclassified world. This presentation demonstrates how to use the C Interface to LabVIEW FPGA to program real-time processors on NI FPGA-based hardware using C tools such as LabWindows/CVI while also considering techniques that maintain configuration control when you need to work in both secure and unrestricted environments. The C Interface to FPGA gives engineers and scientists with C expertise the ability to take advantage of FPGAs within their designs to create high performance solutions and reuse existing embedded C code.

 

Comments: I am delighted to co-present this session with James Kneale. Jim Kneale is a Fellow Engineer at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, focusing on hardware and software development for radar test.  Interesting fact about Jim: he holds a patent for a method of simulating radar antennas.   He also has a unique perspective on mixing LabWindows/CVI and LabVIEW FPGA becuase most of the software he works on must pass between classified areas which lead him to find effecitve ways to consistently maintain security of code that includes LabVIEW FPGA and LabWindows/CVI C components.


LabWindows/CVI Developer Certification

Validate your skills or renew your  LabWindows/CVI certification at NIWeek at discounted rates. Simply register for these exams when you register for NIWeek. Learn more are ni.com/niweek/training


All NIWeek attendees: 35% off of list price
Alliance Partners: 50% off of list price

 

About the LabWindows/CVI Certification

NI Certified LabWindows/CVI Developers have demonstrated a solid understanding of the environment and its capabilities and the ability to develop functional applications while minimizing development time. You can use this certification to assess and validate an individual’s LabWindows/CVI development skills for the purpose of project staffing or career advancement.  For example, having Certified Developers on staff to provide technical leadership and guidance ensures that less-experienced developers are following best practices that will make them more competent and efficient developers. All National Instruments Alliance Partners at the Certified Partner level and above maintain at least one Certified Developer or Architect on staff, so that clients can be sure they are getting the best possible results.

 

  • Requires a broad and complete understanding of LabWindows/CVI core features and functionality
  • Valid for 2 years from date taken, recertification required to maintain credentials
  • Benefits include use of certification logo and listing on ni.com

 

Recommended Experience Level

  • 12 to 18 months of experience developing and deploying medium to large LabWindows/CVI applications

OR

  • LabWindows/CVI Basics I and II with 6 months of LabWindows/CVI development experience

 

Exam Details

  • Format: Application development
  • Duration: 4 hours

 

Ensure that you never miss out on the latest LabWindows/CVI news! Receive automatic notification of updates, maintenance releases and new versions as well as helpful tips, shortcuts, and how-to articles to improve your efficiency and productivity by subscribing to the LabWindows/CVI Developer Newsletter!

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I am pleased to inform you that the LabWindows/CVI Beta Program is now open for new registration requests. As a beta program member you will be among the first to use the next LabWindows/CVI release features, provide feedback to Nl, and get you a head start in learning the latest and greatest LabWindows/CVI features.

 

Be the first to test-drive LabWindows/CVI 2012 and the LabWindows/CVI 2012 Real-Time Module. Through the LabWindows/CVI Beta Program, you can download the software, report bugs, comment on and suggest features, track development progress, and access software documentation. Get an early look at new features like Side-by-Side Run-Time Engine, user interface (UI) tool tips, Idea Exchange features, and more.

 

If you are interested in participating in the program, we encourage you to request participation by visiting www.ni.com/beta and choosing to register for the LabWindows/CVI beta from the drop-down menu. All previous beta users must re-register for the LabWindows/CVI Beta to ensure we have up-to-date information.

 

Ensure that you never miss out on the latest LabWindows/CVI news! Receive automatic notification of updates, maintenance releases and new versions as well as helpful tips, shortcuts, and how-to articles to improve your efficiency and productivity by subscribing to the LabWindows/CVI Developer Newsletter!

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