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LabVIEW 2018 Readme for macOS

March 2018

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.

System Requirements

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Supported Modules and Toolkits

Supported Drivers

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Additions to the LabVIEW Help

Legal Information


System Requirements

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.
File System Case-insensitive Case-insensitive
Note
  • LabVIEW 2018 for macOS is available only in 64-bit.
  • LabVIEW and LabVIEW Run-Time Engine require 64-bit processors which support SSE2 instructions.

Installation Instructions

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.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security for security information about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

Supported Modules and Toolkits

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.

Supported Drivers

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.

Known Issues

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.

Bug Fixes

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.

ID Fixed Issue
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.

Accessing the Help

Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about LabVIEW 2018.

Additions to the LabVIEW Help

The following list contains additional changes to LabVIEW that are not included in the LabVIEW Help, the LabVIEW Upgrade Notes, or both:


Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

For end-user license agreements (EULAs) and copyright notices, conditions, and disclaimers, including information regarding certain third-party components used in LabVIEW, refer to the Copyright topic of the LabVIEW Help.

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Patents

For patents covering the NI products/technology, refer to the appropriate location: Help»Patents in your software, the patents.txt file on your media, or the NI Patent Notice at ni.com/patents.

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