Missing .bin File Error when Creating New Vision Assistant Express VI

Updated Dec 12, 2018

Reported In


  • Vision Development Module
  • Vision Assistant
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I want to use the Vision Assistant Express VI in LabVIEW to perform image processing. When I select the Vision Assistant Express VI from the LabVIEW Palette and drop it on my block diagram, I get an error such as:

"C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\Vision Assistant\13135395.bin" not found.


To fix this problem, please upgrade to Vision Development Module (VDM) 2018 SP1 or later.

If you cannot upgrade, as a workaround you can call Vision Assistant outside of LabVIEW. In the standalone Vision Assistant application, you can create new Vision Scripts and then generate LabVIEW code from those scripts. You can find this process in the NI Vision Assistant Tutorial.

Additional Information

This behavior is a known issue in Vision Development Module 2017 and earlier. It has been fixed in Vision Development Module 2018 SP1 and later.


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