This file contains important information about LabVIEW 2017 for OS X, including system requirements, installation instructions, known issues, and a partial list of bugs fixed. LabVIEW 2017 for OS X is available only in 64-bit.
Refer to the NI website for the latest information about LabVIEW.
Refer to the labview/readme directory for readme files about LabVIEW add-ons, such as modules and toolkits.
LabVIEW 2017 for OS X has the following requirements:
|OS X||Run-Time Engine||Development Environment|
|Processor||Intel-based processor||Intel-based processor|
|RAM||256 MB||2 GB|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Operating System||OS X 10.11 or 10.12||OS X 10.11 or 10.12|
|Disk Space||257 MB||1.4 GB for the complete installation|
|Temporary Files Directory||N/A||LabVIEW uses a directory for storing temporary files. NI recommends that you have several megabytes of disk space available for this temporary directory.|
Complete the following steps to install and activate LabVIEW for OS X.
Are you installing LabVIEW for the first time? Insert the LabVIEW installation media and follow the onscreen instructions to install LabVIEW. To omit some of these files, click Customize on the Installation Type page. When prompted, enter the serial number for each product you want to activate. Your serial number can be found at ni.com/myproducts. If you are managing your license with a volume license server, you should receive your volume license file by email.
To install LabVIEW modules and toolkits, refer to the readme of each product for installation instructions. The LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit installs with the LabVIEW Professional Development System for OS X.
You can install NI device drivers from ni.com/macdrivers.
Are you upgrading from a previous version of LabVIEW? Refer to the LabVIEW Upgrade Notes for information about protecting existing VIs and projects before installing a new version of LabVIEW, as well as upgrade and compatibility issues and a complete list of new features in LabVIEW 2017.
Note If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
LabVIEW 2017 for OS X supports the following modules and toolkits.
1 The Control Design and Simulation Module does not support the System Identification VIs, System Identification Assistant, and Control Design Assistant.
2 The MathScript RT Module does not support the libraries class of MathScript RT Module functions.
Refer to the readme of each product for more information about system requirements, installation instructions, and activation.
LabVIEW 2017 for OS X supports the following drivers. To use hardware with LabVIEW 2017, install the latest version of the driver for the device.
Refer to the readme of each driver for more information about system requirements and installation instructions.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in LabVIEW 2017.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in LabVIEW 2017. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of LabVIEW. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
|404983||Dynamic load of LabVIEW Class fails when built into a DLL.|
|522606||Error Ring does not adhere to dataflow in an executable or in a VI with debugging disabled.|
|524160||Updated Timed Loop Mode example VI to better display custom phase and show correct value for period in context help.|
|567353||When an XNode output is wired to the Loop count of a Parallel For Loop the VI breaks.|
|571901||Using the BD Get Image Scaled method crashes LV 2014 and 2015 if the depth of the image is 1.|
|572024||Built applications hang in some instances when calling Quit LabVIEW.|
|584378||LabVIEW has the potential to crash when simultaneously setting multiple variant attributes to empty variant constants.|
|588140||Insert of Compound Arithmetic node on wire can result in undesirable configuration.|
|590370||Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm has poor convergence in some cases.|
|591709||Calling Format Value on improper value can result in crash.|
|592088||Improper updates of library members when using Actor Framework Message Maker.|
|594760||Example "Extract number with match pattern" gives incorrect output.|
|595814||The unflatten from String primitive can take several minutes to return when given malformed input strings.|
|595815||DataSocket Read VI crashes LabVIEW when calling certain IP addresses.|
|596804||Re-registering a dynamic event can cause subscribing event frames to behave improperly.|
|598986||Scrollbar does not properly respond to clicks on string constant.|
|601256||Error message when replacing existing channel endpoint with an invalid configuration is not clear.|
|601764||Local variables can be created from channel wires.|
|601807||Resizing a "Register for Events" Node Crashes LabVIEW.|
|602230||Connecting conflicting channel types does not always break the wire.|
|602973||In some cases, using the Min/Max function on array of single precision floating point numbers can cause a VI to fail to compile.|
|603092||Rearranging tabs in tab control can cause a crash.|
|603391||Incorrect Out of Memory dialog when using "Active Plot" property node in 64-bit LabVIEW.|
|603562||Using dynamically dispatched VIs with unwired input terminals can, in some cases, cause crashes.|
|603576||Channels carrying typedefs/classes create crosslinks when users duplicate projects.|
|603854||QMH project template contains a potential race condition.|
|605231||Attempting to abort a VI may not always cause the VI to abort.|
|606365||Dragging a control or indicator to the edge of the block diagram can cause duplication of the front panel object.|
|606847||Dynamic Dispatch VIs break when the class wire is passed through a shift register in specific cases.|
|607685||Cast Unit Bases does not correctly remove units from output.|
|611532||Selecting "Use Default if Unwired" on an output tunnel with a LabVIEW class data type will cause a broken VI with no errors.|
|611810||Saving a VI containing a "Lookup Channel Probe" node for LabVIEW version 2015 and earlier can result in failure to open the saved VI.|
|611838||The abort behavior of the Accumulator Tag channel wire does not match that of other implementations.|
|612501||Interpolate 2D Scattered VI will return an incorrect value for specific size input values.|
|613416||Installing LabVIEW evaluation for Mac can sometimes cause the .app file to be installed to the wrong directory.|
|614469||Execution Highlighting does not display correctly on Mac OS X.|
|615195||Collapsing "Variant Attribute Get / Replace" border node on In Place Element Structure causes LabVIEW to crash.|
|615288||Previous versions of LabVIEW are unable to open dynamic classes saved using "Save for Previous Version" in 2016.|
|616848||Using Quick Drop to add a Custom Control Template to a VI's Front Panel crashes LabVIEW.|
|617119||Pressing Abort during project creation then creating another project causes LabVIEW to crash in some cases.|
|617504||Dragging the front panel icon of a VI onto the block diagram of another VI will undo the last edit of the dragged VI in some cases.|
|617917||Possible crash when loading particular classes.|
|623269||Attempting to drop a file on a path control in OS X will require the file to be dropped below the path control in some cases.|
|624304||Actors that return an error from Pre Launch Init also send a Last Ack containing the same error.|
|624957||Possible memory corruption when opening invalid file.|
|627716||Opening a project with "Messenger Channels" causes a search for Wrapper.lvclass.|
|627910||Large projects may have extended save times.|
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about LabVIEW 2017.
The following list contains additional changes to LabVIEW that are not included in the LabVIEW Help, the LabVIEW Upgrade Notes, or both:
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