LabVIEW Instrument Driver Import Wizard (LabVIEW Interface Generator for LabWindows/CVI Instrument Drivers)

System Requirements

This product is supported from NI LabVIEW 7.1 to LabVIEW 2023.
Note: View Readme file for a specific LabVIEW version to learn about OS requirements.

Use the LabVIEW Instrument Driver Import Wizard to create LabVIEW VIs for VXIplug&play and IVI-C instrument drivers from function panel (.fp) files.

Instrument Driver Network

Before using the conversion utility to create a new instrument driver wrapper, please visit to see if a LabVIEW Plug and Play instrument driver is available for your instrument.

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This utility was created for developers of C-based instrument drivers who wish to provide a LabVIEW interface. By developing the C and LabVIEW interfaces together, it keeps the components synchronized, and eliminates the need for customers to create their own LabVIEW interfaces. Vendors should distribute the LabVIEW wrapper files with the associated VXIplug&play or IVI instrument driver, so that end users do not have to visit multiple web sites to download the complete driver.

If you are not an instrument vendor, we recommend that you use this utility only if you have instrument driver expertise. Access to the instrument driver source code is preferred, in case you need to edit the C instrument driver in LabWindows/CVI. After generation, the wrapper VIs should be tested with the instrument.

After generation, the wrapper VIs should be tested with the instrument.


Once you install the software, simply access the utility from the Tools>>Instrumentation menu in LabVIEW.

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