How to Install NI-DAQmx Base for LabVIEW 2017 on Mac OS X

Updated Mar 28, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW 2017 Full
  • LabVIEW 2017 Professional

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx Base

Operating System

  • Mac OS X

Issue Details

  • I'm not sure how to download and install NI-DAQmx Base for LabVIEW 2017. How can I do that?
  • I have NI-DAQmx Base 15.0 installed on my Mac with LabVIEW 2017 but none of the DAQmx functions can be located in LabVIEW. Why aren't they showing up?

Solution

 
  1. Install NI-DAQmx Base 15.0 - Mac OS X (Skip this step if already installed)
  2. Download and extract the contents of the NI-DAQmx Base Addon for LabVIEW 2017 archive found on the DAQmx Base 15.0 download page to a temp directory
  3. Open a terminal window in the location that the archive was extracted to and run the following command with administrator permissions: ./INSTALL.sh
  4. The command should take a couple of seconds to install and indicate success
  5. The NI-DAQmx Base Palette should now be available within LabVIEW 2017
  6. The archive and extracted files may now be deleted

 

This installation copies the LabVIEW 2015 version of the DAQmx Base functions into LabVIEW 2017, so it is recommended that you mass compile these functions to improve performance in loading times. There are three directories that need to be mass compiled.

  1. Open LabVIEW 2017
  2. Open the Mass Compile Utility by selecting Tools » Advanced » Mass Compile...
  3. Select the following directory: Applications » National Instruments » LabVIEW 2017 64-bit » vi.lib » _DAQmxBase
  4. Select 'Mass Compile'
  5. Select the following directory: Applications » National Instruments » LabVIEW 2017 64-bit » vi.lib » _dmxb
  6. Select 'Mass Compile'
  7. Select the following directory: Applications » National Instruments » NI-DAQmx Base » examples

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