This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for Switch Executive.
You can find more information on ni.com
If you plan to use LabVIEW NXG, refer to LabVIEW NXG Support and Considerations.
Switch Executive is a switch management and routing application that accelerates development and simplifies maintenance of complex switch systems.
Switch Executive 2021 has the following requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for your version of LabVIEW.
Switch Executive 2021 supports the following operating systems:
Note Refer to Unsupported Windows Operating Systems for more information about support for Microsoft Windows OSes.
Switch Executive 2021 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by Switch Executive|
|LabVIEW||2018, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|LabWindows™/CVI™||2013 and later|
Download the Switch Executive installer from ni.com/downloads. NI software includes NI Package Manager to handle the installation. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using Package Manager.
Note  If Windows Update is enabled, the installation process might hang if Windows Update interferes with the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Run-Time. Visit ni.com/r/exjq43 for more information and steps to resolve this issue.
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Switch Executive no longer installs IVI Compliance Package (ICP). Switch Executive supports IVI configuration and runtime, but no longer supports the following features:
To use these features, you must install ICP separately. ICP is included in the Software Platform Bundle media. A stand-alone web distribution is available from ni.com/downloads.
Switch Executive supports all IVI switches, which includes all NI switches and some third-party switches.
Refer to the NI Switch Executive Help, accessible from Start»All Programs»National Instruments»Switch Executive»Switch Executive Documentation, for information about Switch Executive.
You can access all the installed Switch Executive examples at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»Switch Executive»Switch Executive Examples and online at ni.com/examples.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for Switch Executive are located in the LabVIEW XXXX\examples\SwitchExecutive directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
The NI Example Finder offers two ways to access all installed LabVIEW example VIs and their descriptions:
The following sections detail considerations for using LabVIEW NXG with Switch Executive.
Software support for LabVIEW NXG differs in the following ways:
View context help in LabVIEW by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object.
Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the LabVIEW window. You can also view context help for the search results.
Additional documentation is available online at ni.com/manuals.
Launch LabVIEW and click the Learning tab.
LabVIEW lessons are located in the Lessons tab, and LabVIEW Examples are located in the Examples tab. Follow the instructions in the lessons and examples.
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 Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
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.
Switch Executive no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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