Download Academic Software

This page contains the most current NI software for academic and student users. 


The following installers, except for the specific Mac and Linux sections, are Windows only and require a serial number to activate after installation. Alternatively, you can install the software in evaluation mode for a limited time.


New to NI software? Download our Academic Software Installation Guide as a quick reference to get started.

LabVIEW Academic Site License Installer

The Software Platform Bundle includes most of the NI software portfolio, including device drivers for building applications. Enter the serial number for your LabVIEW Academic Site License into the installer to display the software you have purchased. View the full list of the software included with your Academic Site License.

Product 2018 2017 2016
NI Software Platform Bundle 15.31 MB 13.2 MB Download Information
NI Software Platform Bundle: Service Pack 1 15.18 MB 13.6 MB

Multisim Education Edition Installer

The Circuit Design Suite Education Edition includes both Multisim and Ultiboard.  Use this installer if you have purchased the Multisim Academic Site License or any of the Multisim Education products. 

Product   Version 14.1 Version 14.0
Circuit Design Suite Education Edition (Multisim and Ultiboard) 749 MB 639 MB

Specific NI Software Installers

These installers for specific use cases contain everything you need to get up and running.

Product 2018 2017 2016
NI ELVIS III Software Bundle 13.4 MB
myDAQ Software Suite 14.4 MB 12.7 MB 12.7 MB
myRIO Software Bundle 12.0 MB 10.3 MB 10.3 MB
LabVIEW for macOS X (active serial number required) 2.2 GB 500 MB
LabVIEW for Linux (active serial number required) 2.2 GB 1.1 GB
LabVIEW MathScript RT Module for macOS/Linux (active serial number required) 418.5 MB 629 MB
LabVIEW Student Edition 13.0 MB 11.1 MB 10.9 MB
LabVIEW Student Edition: Service Pack 1 12.72 MB 11.4 MB