Enable LabVIEW Support for Automotive Diagnostics Command Set Toolkit (ADCS) 15.0

Updated Jun 18, 2018

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Software

  • Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 2015
  • LabVIEW
  • Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit
  • Automotive Diagnostic Command Set Toolkit 18.0
  • LabVIEW 2017 SP1 Full

Issue Details

I want to update, upgrade or migrate to the latest version of LabVIEW, but I can't find a version of Automotive Diagnostic Command Set (ADCS) Toolkit that is supported. How can I upgrade and install LabVIEW support for ADCS?

Solution

You can install the latest version of the toolkit, ADCS 18.0, which was released on May 21, 2018. This version of the software includes support for LabVIEW 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. If you are unable to upgrade to ADCS 18.0, use the steps below to enable support for ADCS 15.0.

ADCS 15.0 does not include support for LabVIEW 2016 or later. Although it is unsupported functionality, you can get this to work by manually adding support for later versions of LabVIEW. Below is an example illustrating how to do this for LabVIEW 2016. These same steps will work for later version of LabVIEW as well.

To enable LabVIEW 2016 support for ADCS 15.0, follow these steps:
  1. Install LabVIEW 2015 and LabVIEW 2016 or verify that they are both currently installed.
  2. Install NI-XNET 16.0 or later.
  3. Run the ADCS 15.0 installer. Within the Features dialog, select LabVIEW 2015 support for installation. The bitness should match the bitness of your LabVIEW 2016 program.
  4. Complete the ADCS installation, reboot.
  5. Open the NI License Manager and activate the LabVIEW/ADCS feature (within the LabVIEW 2015 toolkits).
  6. In Windows Explorer, open your LabVIEW 2015 folder. The following tables show the default file location
  • LabVIEW VersionFile Location
    LabVIEW 2015 32-bit    C:\Program Files(x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2015
    LabVIEW 2015 64-bit    C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2015
  1. Also, open your LabVIEW 2016 folder. The following tables show the default file location
  • LabVIEW VersionFile Location
    LabVIEW 2016 32-bit    C:\Program Files(x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2016
    LabVIEW 2016 64-bit    C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2016
  1. Copy the following folders and files from the LabVIEW 2015 folder into the LabVIEW 2016 folder:
    • \vi.lib\Automotive Diagnostic Command Set
    • \vi.lib\addons\Automotive Diagnostic Command Set
    • \examples\Automotive Diagnostic Command Set
    • \help\niadcs.chm \help\niadcs.txt
  2. In Windows Explorer, open your Shared 2015 folder (One level up from the LV2015DIR).\Shared\ExampleFinder\1.0\Products\LabVIEW\15.0\exbins\english\lvexadcs.bin4
    and copy the lvexadcs.bin4 file into the corresponding LabVIEW 2016 location: \Shared\ExampleFinder\1.0\Products\LabVIEW\16.0\exbins\english\lvexadcs.bin4
  3. Open LabVIEW 2016. Mass compile the following folders:
    • \vi.lib\Automotive Diagnostic Command Set
    • \examples\Automotive Diagnostic Command Set
      11. Restart the computer.

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