This file contains important information about LabVIEW 2018 Service Pack 1 (SP1) for macOS, including system requirements, installation instructions, known issues, and a partial list of bugs fixed. LabVIEW 2018 SP1 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 SP1 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 SP1 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 SP1 for macOS supports the following drivers. To use hardware with LabVIEW 2018 SP1, 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 and LabVIEW 2018 SP1.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in LabVIEW 2018 SP1. 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.
|708128||Undefined data types do not resolve with Malleable VIs.|
|705899||LabVIEW crashes when using string control with the Python Node.|
|705605||Separately compiled code takes longer to load with mismatched bitness.|
|701083||Error Ring will not accept %$ String modifiers.|
|691392||Searching for text crashes LabVIEW.|
|687308||Class constants/controls appear grey on block diagram but VI's run arrow is unbroken.|
|677536||Mouse cursor does not scale properly with DPI settings.|
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about LabVIEW 2018 SP1.
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