Getting Started Window

LabVIEW 2014 Robotics Module Help

Edition Date: June 2014

Part Number: 372983F-01

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Requires: Robotics Module

The Getting Started window appears when you launch LabVIEW. Use this window to create new projects from templates and sample projects or to open existing LabVIEW files as soon as you open LabVIEW. You also can access resources to expand the capability of LabVIEW and information to help you learn about LabVIEW and the Robotics Module.

Note  If the standard LabVIEW Getting Started window appears rather than this robotics-specific version, switch to the LabVIEW Robotics environment.

The Getting Started window disappears when you open an existing file or create a new file, and reappears when you close all open front panels and block diagrams. You can display the window by selecting View»Getting Started Window.

You can configure LabVIEW to open a new, blank VI on launch instead of displaying the Getting Started window.

  • Search—Use this application-wide search capability to search the help system. (Windows) The search box also returns results from In localized versions of LabVIEW, the search might return results in the local language and in English.
  • Create Project—Opens the Create Project dialog box, which you can use to create a new project from a template or sample project. The field below the Create Project button lists the templates and sample projects you recently selected. To start with creating a Robotics project, select Robotics as category in the Create Project dialog box. The Robotics Project template launches the Robotics Project Wizard, which you can use to create a new LabVIEW project that includes hardware targets, sensor drivers, and VIs. The Blank Project template helps to create an empty LabVIEW project.
  • Open Existing—Opens a dialog box that allows you to navigate to and select a LabVIEW file. The field below the Open Existing buttons lists the files you recently opened.
    Tip  To ensure that the items always appear on the lists below the Create Project and Open Existing buttons, you can pin items you commonly use . To pin an item, place the cursor over the item and click the pin icon that appears beside the item.
  • Find Drivers and Add-Ons—Connects to additional hardware and devices and enables expanding LabVIEW with partner products.
  • Community and Support—Connects to discussion forums where you can collaborate with a worldwide community of engineers and scientists. Use this link to get assistance from NI Technical Support.
  • Welcome—Connects to the Robotics Getting Started tutorials and Robotics Hardware Setup Wizard. Use this link to learn about using LabVIEW Robotics Module, to follow how-to instructions for completing common robotics tasks, and to configure your hardware to work with the LabVIEW Robotics Module.
  • LabVIEW News—Displays news and information from National Instruments.


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