Missing .bin File Error when Creating, Saving, or Exiting Vision Assistant Express VI

Updated Dec 18, 2023

Reported In


  • Vision Development Module
  • Vision Assistant
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I am performing one or more of the following actions:
  • Select the Vision Assistant Express VI from the LabVIEW Palette and drop it on my block diagram.
  • Save my Vision Assistant Script within the Vision Assistant Express VI window.
  • Exit out of the Vision Assistant Express VI window.
After doing so, I receive an error similar to the one below. How can I fix this?

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


This is a known bug captured by Corrective Action Request (CAR) 703223 and affects Vision Development Module (VDM) versions 2018 and earlier. 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 Help .