Where to Download LabVIEW 2019 SoftMotion Module or NI-Motion 19 Driver

Updated Sep 27, 2019

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

Driver

  • NI-Motion

Issue Details

Where can I find the LabVIEW 2019 SoftMotion module or the NI-Motion 19.0 driver? 

Solution

There is no LabVIEW 2019 SoftMotion Module or NI-Motion 19 driver.
If you require the LabVIEW SoftMotion Module for your application, please use LabVIEW 2018 SoftMotion Module with LabVIEW 2018. which was the last version released.
If you require the NI-Motion driver for your application, please use NI-Motion 18.0  with LabVIEW 2018. 
NI-Motion's readme reads that it is supported with LabVIEW 2015 or later, however, it should be interpreted as 2015 or later until the publish date of NI-Motion 18.0.
In other words, NI-Motion is officially supported with LabVIEW 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Additional Information

If you have a complex system, NI recommends reaching third-party motion integrators or partners to better assess application needs and solutions. Some possible alternatives are listed below.

Recommended Alternatives

  • Use third-party controllers that can interface with NI products via serial or ethernet:
    •  Serial control with a LabVIEW API
    • Serial control without a LabVIEW API
  • Use standard C Series modules and create all motion control code in FPGA
  • Use EtherCAT drives with the NI EtherCAT driver instead of SoftMotion

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