NI Software Platform Bundle (SPB) Spring 2019 Readme

June 2019

This file contains important information about the NI SPB, including installation instructions, compatibility issues, and a list of included products.

Installation Instructions

Products Included in the NI SPB

Product Security and Critical Updates

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

NI SPB Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

LabVIEW MathScript Module for macOS or Linux with the NI Academic Site License (ASL)

Legal Information


Installation Instructions

NI automates software installation using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.

You can also install products using the NI SPB USB drive. The NI SPB USB drive includes the majority of the NI software portfolio for building any application. Develop applications in multiple environments, including LabVIEW Professional, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, and Measurement Studio™. The NI SPB contains all of the products included in the NI Alliance Partner Software (APS) and the NI Academic Site License (ASL). The products that you can activate are determined by the type of license you purchased.

Complete the following steps to install products using the NI SPB USB drive:

  1. Insert the NI SPB USB drive.
  2. Select the products you want to install.
    • You can use the USB drive to install and activate any options you purchased. For a full list of products included with the option you purchased, visit ni.com/info and enter the following Info Code for the product you purchased.
    • If you want to evaluate any of the products included in the NI SPB before purchasing them, you can install and try them at no cost. Refer to the product documentation for the length of the evaluation period.
  3. Begin installation and follow the instructions on your screen.
  4. Activate when prompted.

Save the media to modify or repair your installation or to distribute NI software with your custom-built installers.

NI Academic Site License (ASL) Users

All NI ASL software is installed using the NI SPB. You have full access to any software included in your purchased license.

The following links contain useful information for using and activating ASL.

Installing LabVIEW Add-Ons

Installing modules and toolkits from the NI SPB USB drive ensures compatibility. Some versions of LabVIEW toolkits that are not found on the NI SPB USB drive may not work with the version of LabVIEW included in this release. Installing an incompatible toolkit might cause some features in the toolkit or LabVIEW to behave incorrectly.

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Products Included in the NI SPB

The following products are included on the NI SPB media. Refer to the readme of each product for information including system requirements, installation, activation, known issues, and bug fixes.

  • DAQExpress
  • DIAdem
  • IVI Compliance Package
  • LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module
  • LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module
  • LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit
  • LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit
  • LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW MathScript Module
  • LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit
  • LabVIEW NXG
  • LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW NXG Web Module
  • LabVIEW Professional Development System
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW Robotics Module
  • LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit
  • LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit
  • LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler
  • LabWindows/CVI Full Development System
  • LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit
  • LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module
  • LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit
  • Measurement Studio
  • NI CompactRIO Device Drivers
  • NI ELVISmx
  • NI FlexRIO Support
  • NI PXI Platform Services
  • NI R Series Multifunction RIO Device Drivers
  • NI Sound and Vibration Toolkit
  • NI Switch Executive
  • NI-488.2
  • NI-DAQmx
  • NI-DCPower
  • NI-DMM
  • NI-FGEN
  • NI-HSDIO
  • NI-IMAQ
  • NI-IMAQdx
  • NI-IMAQ I/O
  • NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP
  • NI-SCOPE
  • NI-Serial
  • NI-SWITCH
  • NI-Sync
  • NI-VISA
  • NI-XNET
  • Requirements Gateway
  • TestStand
  • VI Package Manager, Free Edition
  • Vision Builder for Automated Inspection
  • Vision Development Module
  • Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows - ISE
  • Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows - Vivado

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Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

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Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

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Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

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Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.

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NI SPB Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021

NI SPB will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.

For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:

Product Info Code
LabVIEWlifecycle
LabWindows/CVIcvi_lifecycle
Measurement Studiomstudiolifecycle
TestStandtslcp
DIAdemddlcp
SignalExpressselcp
VeriStandnivslifecycle

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LabVIEW MathScript Module for macOS or Linux with the NI ASL

If you are an NI ASL user and want to request a version that runs on macOS or Linux, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code ASLMathScript.

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Legal Information

Copyright

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

If you are an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government ("Government"), the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the technical data included in this manual is governed by the Restricted Rights provisions under Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14 for civilian agencies and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Section 252.227-7014 and 252.227-7015 for military agencies.

IVI Foundation Copyright Notice

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The IVI Foundation and its member companies make no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The IVI Foundation and its member companies shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

Trademarks

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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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