With the LabVIEW Platform, one installation gives you access to nearly all products in the LabVIEW platform. If you purchased any LabVIEW modules or toolkits, install and activate them using the LabVIEW Platform installer to ensure compatibility with LabVIEW 2021. If you want to evaluate any of these add-ons before purchasing them, you can install these add-ons and try them for free for a set period of time.
You can run the LabVIEW Platform installer on the following operating systems:
Note Refer to Unsupported Windows Operating Systems for more information about support for Microsoft Windows OSes.
NI installs the LabVIEW Platform using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, the LabVIEW Platform installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/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.
Complete the following steps to install products using the LabVIEW Platform media.
Save the media in order to modify or repair your installation or to distribute NI software with your custom-built installers.
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 2021.
LabVIEW 2021 allows different language versions in 32-bit and 64-bit to be installed on the same machine. For example, if you have a 64-bit English version of LabVIEW 2021 installed, you can install a 32-bit Japanese version. However, if you already have a 32-bit English version installed, you must uninstall that version before installing a 32-bit LabVIEW of another language.
LabVIEW NXG 5.1 installs with all languages. Navigate to File >> Environment Settings to change the language version.
If you want to install LabVIEW modules and toolkits, ensure you install modules and toolkits that are compatible with LabVIEW 2021. If you attempt to install incompatible toolkit versions, you might corrupt your LabVIEW installation. If you install an incompatible version and corrupt your LabVIEW installation, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code repair to learn how to repair software in NI Package Manager.
The following products are included in the LabVIEW Platform. Refer to the readme of each product for information including system requirements, installation, activation, known issues, and bug fixes.
Note Some drivers included with previous versions of the LabVIEW Platform are not included with this release. Visit ni.com/downloads for the latest driver versions.
|G Web Development Software 2021||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|JKI VI Package Manager||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Runtime||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Compilation Tool for ISE 14.7||2020||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Compilation Tool for Vivado 2019.1||2020||64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm Toolkit||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Module Chinese||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Module English||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Module Japanese||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW FPGA Module||2021||64-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module Chinese||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module English||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module French||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module German||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module Japanese||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module Korean||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW MathScript Module||2021||64-bit|
|LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module||5.1.0||64-bit|
|LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module||5.1.0||64-bit|
|LabVIEW NXG Web Module||5.1.0||64-bit|
|LabVIEW Real-Time Module Chinese||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Real-Time Module English||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Real-Time Module Japanese||2021||32-bit|
|LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|Vision Development Module||2021||32-bit and 64-bit|
|FlexRIO with Integrated I/O||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|FlexRIO with Modular I/O||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|IVI Compliance Package||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI CompactRIO||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-488.2||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-DAQmx||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-DCPower||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-IMAQ||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-IMAQ I/O||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-IMAQdx||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP||20.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-SCOPE||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-Serial||20.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-Sync||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-VISA||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|NI-XNET||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
|PXI Platform Services||21.0.0||32-bit and 64-bit|
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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, refer to NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.
LabVIEW 2021 Platform 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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