FRC Tabs Missing on LabVIEW Start Screen

Updated Jan 4, 2019

Reported In


  • roboRIO
  • roboRIO-FRC


  • LabVIEW
  • FRC Software

Issue Details

I installed the NI Software for FRC software, but when I open LabVIEW, I see the the default LabVIEW screen and not the FRC start screen. The options I see are 'Create Project' and 'Open Existing,' but I am looking for Tutorials and the FRC roboRIO project. How can I get the normal FRC splash screen?

I see the following screen:

Figure 1: LabVIEW 2017 Splash Screen

I don't see the LabVIEW FRC screen, with the Projects, Tutorials, Utilities, and Support. 

Figure 2: FRC 2018 Splash Screen


After installing the NI Software for FRC, you must then install the FRC Update Suite. Once you install the FRC Update Suite and restart the computer, you should see the LabVIEW FRC screen when starting LabVIEW.

This season's FRC Software and FRC Update Suite are available on the NI FRC Community Page.

Additional Information

The FRC Software Package will use a version of LabVIEW from the previous year. For instance, FRC 2018 is built using LabVIEW 2017. Seeing LabVIEW 2017 in any of the documentation or on the splash screen is not an indication that you have outdated software.