LabVIEW Application Builder Add-on needed to create Executable
versions of software
NI (National Instruments) has made their
LabVIEW Student Edition software product available as a free download for students
needing it for school projects. The license is good for 6 months. You can always
download a trial of
standard LabVIEW, but it only has a 30-day license. The LabVIEW Student edition
includes most of the same features as the full LabVIEW suite but adds a watermark
on the front panel and block diagram. The download screen requires some personal
information if you do not already have a NI account set up, but that is not unusual
or unreasonable when a company is offering you trial software.
I did the download and was going to set it up and get some screen shots, but
after 15 minutes or so it was still installing (and that's on a solid state
drive, SSD), so I killed the process and figured I'd find a video that someone
else had done (see below). If I had a use for the program I would have let it go
ahead and complete the installation, but otherwise I didn't want that much new stuff
on my SSHD.
Even though it is called Student Edition, there is no requirement that you prove
that you are a student. Terms and pricing can change at any time, so if you have
been wanting to try LabVIEW, this might be your best opportunity.
Per the website:
LabVIEW Student Software Suite
The LabVIEW Student Software Suite includes LabVIEW Student Edition plus six
additional software add-ons.
The LabVIEW Student Software Suite is a software suite aimed for academic and
engineering applications. It provides LabVIEW Student Edition as well as six software
add-ons that encompass modulation, measurement, inspection and development capabilities.
The LabVIEW Student Edition is a fully functional programming environment with
the same features as LabVIEW Full. The only difference between these two versions
of the software is the watermark displayed on the front panel and block diagram
of the Student Edition.
The following features are also not included in the LabVIEW Student edition:
LabVIEW Application Builder Source code control tools
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