LabVIEW 2016 Release Details

What Is LabVIEW 2016?

LabVIEW 2016 is the most reliable release to date that helps you to confidently innovate and efficiently develop engineering applications. Focus on the problem you have to solve rather than the programming syntax with new features that abstract low-level details to simplify your development. Harness the openness of LabVIEW to integrate any hardware target or programming language. LabVIEW 2016 offers additional support for third-party devices and increased integration with open-source software tools so you can use the right combination of tools to build the best solution for your application.

This latest version includes new features for LabVIEW and all LabVIEW modules as well as updates and bug fixes to the rest of the LabVIEW platform. Standard Service Program (SSP) members can download LabVIEW 2016 now.

Upgrade Resources

LabVIEW Platform

Driver Versions on the NI Device Driver DVD

Download LabVIEW device drivers. You can also search for specific device drivers on Drivers and Updates.

LabVIEW OS Support Roadmap

See upcoming changes to the list of desktop OSs that the LabVIEW development system supports at LabVIEW Operating System Support. This page does not include OS support information for LabVIEW modules and toolkit software. All plans are subject to change without notice.

LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy

The LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy helps you to better understand and use your NI product investment. With the policy, you can plan migrations and maximize your resources.

Activation FAQs

Where do I find my serial number for activation?

Your serial number is on the certificate of ownership included in your software kit. If your software kit does not include a certificate of ownership, you can find your serial number on the product packing slip or on the shipping label.

If you used your serial number to install a previous version, you can find the serial number by selecting the Help»About menu item within the application. Or select your product within NI License Manager by navigating to Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager. You can also contact NI. For branch office contact information, refer to

How can I find out if I have an SSP membership?

Contact NI if you have any questions involving your SSP membership. For branch office contact information, refer to

Why has NI implemented licensing and activation?

NI has added product activation to some of its software products to improve delivery and efficiency. It is now easier to deliver evaluation software, add-on features, online software downloads, and license management for large organizations.

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