Cannot See cRIO in LabVIEW NXG

Updated Jun 12, 2020

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW NXG

Driver

  • NI CompactRIO

Issue Details

I can see my CompactRIO device in NI MAX and LabVIEW, however, I cannot see it in LabVIEW NXG.

Solution

LabVIEW NXG 5.0

NI CompactRIO 20.0 driver introduced support for cRIOs in LabVIEW NXG 5.0. For more information and list of supported devices, refer to NI CompactRIO 20.0 Readme.

If a compatible cRIO doesn't appear in LabVIEW NXG 5.0, verify that LabVIEW NXG FPGA and LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Modules are installed.

Should it still not be visible, devices can be manually added by selecting Add hardware in SystemDesigner and using the IP address as shown below:

LabVIEW NXG 4.0 and Previous

LabVIEW NXG 4.0 and older does not support the NI-RIO driver. This driver is necessary in order to communicate with cRIO devices.

Information on supported drivers for LabVIEW NXG can be found in Supported Hardware and Drivers.