Creating Instrument Drivers

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Before you build an instrument driver, you can check for existing drivers for the instrument you are using. You can search for existing drivers using the NI Instrument Driver Finder, the manufacturer's Web site, and the Instrument Driver Network on the National Instruments Web site. You also can search for National Instruments drivers at NI Drivers and Updates on the National Instruments Web site.

Use the Create New Instrument Driver Project wizard to create a new instrument driver project. Select Tools»Instrumentation»Create Instrument Driver Project to launch the Create New Instrument Driver Project wizard. After creating the new instrument driver, follow the Instrument Driver Modification Instructions to complete the driver.

Use the Instrument Driver VI Wizard to create an instrument driver VI for an instrument driver project. Right-click a LabVIEW instrument driver project library (.lvlib) in the Project Explorer window and select New»Instrument Driver VI from the shortcut menu to launch the Instrument Driver VI Wizard.

Note  To install, create, or modify instrument drivers, the labview\instr.lib directory must have read and write access.


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