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Download Link for Installing National Instruments Software

Updated Dec 12, 2018

Issue Details

  • I would like to download and install National Instruments Software. What is the proper procedure to follow?
  • When I click on "I am Evaluating LabVIEW Development System" on a product download page, I am sent to a page with multiple software modules but not the one I am willing to download. The National Instruments website won't let me download the software I click on.
  • I am trying to download an older version of software, like Vision Builder for Automated Inspection. When I select "I am Evaluating Vision Builder for Automated Inspection," I am directed toward a page where I am able test out software on a virtual machine in the cloud. How can I download this software to my local development machine instead?
  • I cannot find the download link for the most recent version of LabVIEW.


National Instruments software can be downloaded from or through a search engine. You can find the software you need by searching for the specific software name, version (and bitness).

In the product's download page, select I am a current user of LabVIEW Development System to download the selected software (regardless of having used it before or not). This should initiate a download of the specified software version on your local machine.

Once the download is complete, run the file to start the installer.

Additional Information

  • All the software for Windows will download in evaluation version, and you will have the chance to activate it later.
  • If you would like to see the recommended software to start developing in (e.g. the latest version of LabVIEW), select "I am evaluating [Software]" option on the download page.
  • Access to legacy releases of National Instruments software is available only to accounts with an active Standard Service Program (SSP). More information in the following document: How to Download Older Versions of National Instruments Software.
  • Some software packages like the NI Software Suites do not offer a stand alone installer that can be download for offline distribution. If you search for one of the NI Software Suites, you will find a Web Based installer Instead that will download and install the software in the computer. If you need access to installation media for offline distribution, use the media that is shipped after the purchase. If you don't have this installation media, contact NI to coordinate its delivery.


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