Required Software for Industrial Controller

Updated May 14, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • Industrial Controller
  • IC-3173

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • Vision Development Module
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • Vision Builder for Automated Inspection

Issue Details

  • What software should I install in order to use an NI Industrial Controller?
  • I have a project file that has an Industrial Controller defined in it. I cannot view the configuration because LabVIEW says it is missing a required module, driver, or plug-in. How do I identify what is missing?  What do I need to install to remove this message?

Solution

The required software depends on whether you intend to run LabVIEW or Vision Builder for Automated Inspection programs.

LabVIEW

  • A copy of LabVIEW is needed to program LabVIEW code for an Industrial Controller.  If the Controller is an IC-3110, LabVIEW 2015 or earlier is needed, as 2015 was the last version to support this controller.
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module is required to program Industrial Controllers with the NI Linux Real-Time OS. LabVIEW Real-Time Module is not required to program Industrial Controllers with the WES7 OS.
  • Vision Development Module is necessary if you need to implement image processing functions on Industrial Controllers.
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module is only required if you would like to program the FPGA for image coprocessing or custom triggering. The Industrial Controllers FPGAs are shipped pre-programmed for the Vision RIO personality which offers common digital I/O and triggering functionality.
  • Industrial Controller Device Drivers 15.5 or a more recent version.
  • NI Device Drivers February 2016 or a more recent version.

Vision Builder for Automated Inspection

  • Vision Builder for Automated Inspection 2015 or a more recent version.
  • Industrial Controller Device Drivers 15.5 or a more recent version.
  • NI Device Drivers February 2016 or a more recent version.

Additional Information

NI hardware, such as NI Industrial Controller, includes Vision Acquisition Software license.

The NI IC-3110 runs a different operating system than newer Industrial controllers, and thus has different supported software platforms.

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