LabVIEW FAQ

This page contains frequently asked questions about LabVIEW.


What is LabVIEW?

LabVIEW Is a graphical programming language used by scientists and engineers to Launch Rockets, and Discover the Mysteries of the Universe. Makers are also using the same professional tools to build Amazing Projects at home.



What is included in the LabVIEW Home Bundle?

The LabVIEW Home Bundle includes LabVIEW Full Development System, LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module, LabVIEW MathScript RT Module, and LabVIEW Application Builder Module. Other free, open source add-ons are available from LabVIEW MakerHub.



What is the difference between LabVIEW Home, LabVIEW Student Edition and LabVIEW Professional?

The core LabVIEW software in each bundle is the same and is not feature limited in any case. However, bundles may include different toolkits and modules that provide additional functionality. Student Edition is licensed for educational use and offered at a very low cost. The Home bundle licensed for non-commercial use, and the professional bundles are licensed for commercial use.



Is there a trial available?

Yes, you can download a free 45-day trial here.



Where do I get the software?

You can download LabVIEW 2014 here. This download can be activated as Student, Home, or Pro.



Is LabVIEW Home 2014 Only?

Yes. In order to make it easier to share add-ons and projects LabVIEW Home is 2014 SP1 and is not upgradeable.



Should I use the 32-bit or 64-bit version of LabVIEW?

Most users should use the 32-bit version of LabVIEW (even on 64-bit operating systems). The 64-bit version of LabVIEW allows applications to access more RAM however, most applications won't require the additional RAM and most LabVIEW toolkits and modules are not supported in the 64-bit version of LabVIEW.



What operating systems is LabIVEW supported on?

LabVIEW is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux, however many LabVIEW Add-ons are Windows only. LabVIEW Home Edition is only available for Windows.



Is LabVIEW Home available outside the US?

Yes, however the software is English only.