This file contains important information about LabVIEW 2018 for macOS, including system requirements, installation instructions, known issues, and a partial list of bugs fixed. LabVIEW 2018 for macOS 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 2018 for macOS has the following requirements:
|macOS||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||macOS 10.12 or 10.13||macOS 10.12 or 10.13|
|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 macOS.
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.
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 macOS.
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 2018.
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 2018 for macOS 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.
3 The VI Analyzer Toolkit and Application Builder install with the LabVIEW Professional Development System. For the LabVIEW Full Development System, you can purchase and install the VI Analyzer Toolkit and Application Builder with their own separate media.
Refer to the readme of each product for more information about system requirements, installation instructions, and activation.
LabVIEW 2018 for macOS supports the following drivers. To use hardware with LabVIEW 2018, 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 2018.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in LabVIEW 2018. 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.
|457851||Bundling class data is slower than bundling cluster data.|
|536763||Pop-up menus can appear only limited number of times before LabVIEW crashes.|
|630227||LabVIEW incorrectly allows dropping a shared variable into a cluster.|
|631802||Exporting typedef array of numerics to Excel may crash LabVIEW.|
|639000||LabVIEW crashes when updating the radix of a numeric control on an Actor Core VI that is running.|
|643107||Changing the line styles of multiple plots does not work as expecting in XY graphs.|
|645059||Uninitialized shift registers may cause incorrect type propagation.|
|648582||Cannot create Express VIs in certain localized versions of LabVIEW.|
|654024||The File dialog box in LabVIEW for macOS has no title bar.|
|658587||Rescripting a message for an actor on a Linux RT target results in error 7.|
|664649||Accessing a DVR and deleting its reference in parallel can, in certain circumstances, cause LabVIEW to crash.|
|666823||VIs that use channel wires are broken when built into a packed project library.|
|670440||When dynamically registering events, LabVIEW may behave unexpectedly if an event is fired and unregistered before it is processed.|
|671753||The LabVIEW Application Builder has the potential to hang when building malleable VIs with subarray or substring inputs.|
|672120||Malleable VIs may not properly break after you rename a class method that the mallable VI calls when performing class substitution.|
|678973||Tools»Synchronize with ni.com Icon Library fails in the LabVIEW Icon Editor.|
|681895||When resizing arrays on macOS High Sierra, the arrays sometimes do not expand or shrink.|
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about LabVIEW 2018.
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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