Finding and Installing Instrument Drivers

LabVIEW 2018 Help


Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Use the NI Instrument Driver Finder to search for and install LabVIEW Plug and Play instrument drivers without leaving the LabVIEW development environment. Select Tools»Instrumentation»Find Instrument Drivers or Help»Find Instrument Drivers to launch the Instrument Driver Finder.

If you want to download an IVI driver or browse for noncertified drivers, you can download instrument drivers from the Instrument Driver Network. You also can download National Instruments drivers from NI Drivers and Updates on the National Instruments Web site.

LabVIEW installs instrument driver files to the labview\instr.lib directory. Access the instrument driver VIs installed to this directory on the Instrument Drivers palette.

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

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