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We’re excited to announce LabVIEW 2014, the latest version of our graphical system design software. It features system upgrades to help users acquire, analyze, and visualize data to enhance decision-making.


LabVIEW 2014 also simplifies purchasing through the LabVIEW suites, which offer relevant, essential LabVIEW add-ons and complementary software specific to automated test, embedded control and monitoring, and hardware-in-the-loop and real-time test.



“Using LabVIEW and CompactRIO hardware from NI enabled one of the largest municipal distribution utilities in North America to implement decentralized and distributed solutions at lower deployment costs with reduced risk and time to market,” said Bob Leigh, president and CEO of LocalGrid Technologies.


LabVIEW 2014 includes new capabilities such as:

  • DataFinder Federation technology—Users can intuitively search data on a local drive, network, or around the world
  • New built-in algorithms—Users can enjoy richer deployment of analysis including .m files to NI Linux Real-Time and vision functions to FPGAs
  • Data Dashboard for LabVIEW—Users can easily and securely create mobile interfaces to visualize acquired data and make informed decisions on-the-go without the expertise of a mobile developer

>> See what else is new in LabVIEW 2014.

Enhanced Productivity

The NI LabVIEW Idea Exchange has revolutionized the way LabVIEW users prioritize features in LabVIEW software. LabVIEW 2011 introduces 13 features implemented directly from user feedback that are intended to enhance your productivity. These features include the alignment/distribution tools on wires, layout improvements to the “Create subVI” operation, and the ability to create type definitions directly from a constant on the block diagram.


Stability Worthy of Mission-Critical Applications

With the evolving needs of mission-critical applications, LabVIEW 2011 features a renewed focus on stability and edit-time performance. While LabVIEW 2011 takes a major step forward with fewer bugs and faster VI load times and edit-time operations, it also features a new NI Error Reporter service that lets you add notes, attach code, and send an error report to NI with just a few mouse clicks. In the rare event that LabVIEW 2011 does crash on you, click “Send” to help NI address the issue in the future.


New UI Library

LabVIEW 2011 contains an all-new modern library of UI controls and indicators to honor the 25th anniversary of LabVIEW. This Silver palette contains over 40 customized buttons to reduce the time you spend customizing built-in controls. These controls were designed with drop shadows, antialiasing, and an updated color scheme to create that “wow” factor in your UIs.


Advanced Multicore API

LabVIEW 2011 introduces a two-VI API for creating and retrieving data from VIs running asynchronously. Use this new API to easily manage data running in multiple threads, even if they aren’t part of your main VI.


>> Explore other new features in LabVIEW 2011.