Does NI-Motion Support 64-Bit LabVIEW?

Updated Sep 19, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-Motion

Issue Details

I want to use NI-Motion in LabVIEW 64-bit enviroment. Is this possible and supported by National Instruments?


NI-Motion does not support any version of LabVIEW 64-bit. NI-Motion runs as a 32-bit application. NI-Motion supports LabVIEW 32-bit only. As stated in NI-Motion Readme file:
  • NI-Motion is compatible with 32-bit LabVIEW only. Therefore, you must have 32-bit LabVIEW installed even if you use a 64-bit OS.

However, NI-Motion can be used on 64-bit operating systems. Refer to National Instruments Compatibility documentation for Operating Systems to find information if software is supported: National Instruments Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.

Additional Information

If there is need for more virtual memory, you can find limits of 32-bit applications with possible extension on How Much Memory Can LabVIEW 32-bit or 64-bit Allocate?

If you have NI-Motion installed and try opening examples or programs that use NI-Motion VIs and try to open it in LabVIEW 64-bit the VIs will appear as Question marks. Please open the VIs in 32-bit LabVIEW so that you can work with NI-Motion.


Not Helpful