Can I Open and Edit Two LabVIEW Projects at the Same Time?

Updated Mar 16, 2018

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

Can I open up two LabVIEW projects at the same time and edit the VI's on both project without causing problem? Will LabVIEW be able to distinguish the VI's from two separate projects? What if VI's of both projects have the same file name?


You can open and edit two Vi's, with the same name and are in different projects at the same time as long as the 2 file paths are different. However if you want edits to reflect from one VI to the other VI, it's not possible if you want to eventually make the 2 VI's separate and distinct. 

Another way to manage your files is through Git which is a source control system. This can allow you to locally branch and merge files.