How Do I Install InstrumentStudio?

Updated Oct 22, 2018

Reported In


  • InstrumentStudio


  • NI-DMM 18.1
  • NI-SCOPE 18.1
  • NI-FGEN 18.1
  • NI-DCPower 18.1

Issue Details

How can I download and install InstrumentStudio?


InstrumentStudio is a free software that you can download from the following options:
  • By installing the either 18.1 or any later versions of NI-SCOPE, NI-DCPOWER, NI-FGEN and NI-DMM, where InstrumentStudio will also install by default.
  • Download InstrumentStudio from here
  • Download InstrumentStudio from the NI Package Manager

Additional Information

It is important to note that when you install InstrumentStudio from the Package Manager or from online, you get a "stand-alone" version that contains only the runtimes of the four drivers. The development support for the drivers is not included and you cannot perform operations that require the API. You need to install or upgrade the drivers to the 18.1 version or higher to get full access.