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LabVIEW and instruNet
LabVIEW software Version ≥ 4 for Windows is compatible with instruNet hardware, via low cost drivers listed below. These drivers provide LabVIEW icons for many of the instruNet functions described in Programming, and provide examples of their use. To learn more about this,
instruNet is compatible with all version of 32bit LabVIEW on 32bit and 64bit Windows computers.
32bit LabVIEW can be installed onto a 64bit Windows computer and run 32bit instruNet software.
However, 64bit native LabVIEW is not compatible with instruNet.
NI ships both 32bit and 64bit LabVIEW, and one can install both of these, or just one of these,
onto a 64bit computer.
In summary, if you are working with instruNet and LabVIEW on a 64bit computer,
install the 32bit version of LabVIEW.
For more details, see instruNet Compatibility.
The first step is to test your LabVIEW and it's connetion to instruNet hardware via the interface kit VI "Open instruNet 2.vi". This will load the instruNet driver into LabVIEW,
initialize the instruNet system, and then open the instruNet World window.
To do this, start LabVIEW, open the "instruNet World.llb" file, select "Open instruNet 2.vi", set the menu control to the Network Page and then run the VI (press triangle icon). A window should appear that shows
a list of instruNet hardware channels attached to the system (i.e. the Network page). While doing this, no other instruNet software can be running, since only one program
can access instruNet at a time.
This exercise will validate the instruNet hardware, the instruNet driver (e.g. iNet32.dll), the LabVIEW-to-instruNet interface kit (from shiretech) and the LabVIEW software (from ni.com).