DAQmx Support in LabVIEW NXG Missing

Updated Jun 5, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW NXG

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx

Other

NI Package Manager

Issue Details

NI Package Manager (NIPM) states that the NI-DAQmx driver is installed, but I am still missing DAQmx support in LabVIEW NXG. This can manifest in any of the following ways:
  • The Hardware tab cannot identify or detect my DAQ devices or they are not showing up.
  • I can't find, am unable to see or can't locate the DAQmx API functions in the LabVIEW NXG palettes.
  • There are no DAQ devices available to run a Measurement Panel.
How can I add DAQmx support to LabVIEW NXG?
 

Solution

NI Package Manager must be used to get DAQmx Application Development Environment (ADE) support for LabVIEW NXG.  In order to include the support for NXG in the install you must include LabVIEW NXG in the 'Select Products' section.  This list will populate when choosing to install the LabVIEW NXG again.

The NI-DAQmx support for LabVIEW NXG component will be present if LabVIEW NXG support has been installed successfully as seen in Figure 1 (NXG 1.0) or Figure 2 (NXG 2.x) below.
Figure 1:  Installed software in NIPM (NXG 1.0)

Figure 2:  Installed software in NIPM (NXG 2.x)

Additional Information

The NI-DAQmx or LabVEW NXG installer contains three different NI-DAQmx software packages: 
  • NI-DAQmx Application Development Environment (ADE) Support for LabVIEW NXG
  • NI-DAQmx Device Drivers for all DAQmx compatible hardware supported under the specific version and ADE
  • NI-DAQmx Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX) Configuration tools for working with DAQmx supported hardware in MAX (e.g. Connection Diagrams, Create Tasks, etc.)

Figure 3:  Diagram of DAQmx Driver Components
 
Note that DAQmx driver components, such as DAQmx runtimes, may show as installed in NIPM even if DAQmx support for LabVIEW NXG has not been installed.  

Installing NI-DAQmx 18.0 only installs support for LabVIEW NXG 2.1, and no other versions of LabVIEW NXG. If you are using LabVIEW NXG 2.0, upgrade to LabVIEW NXG 2.1 in order to get support.

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