Vision Acquisition Express VI Is Missing After Installing Vision Acquisition Software 18.5

Updated Feb 19, 2019

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Driver

  • Vision Acquisition Software

Issue Details

After installing Vision Acquisition Software 18.5 , I can no longer see the Vision Acquisition Software (VAS) express VI in my LabVIEW palette.

Solution

This is a known issue in VAS 18.5 with LabVIEW 2015, 2016 or 2017 where the menus and supporting folders for the Vision Acquisition Express VI are missing.

To add the missing Vision Acquisition Express VI for LabVIEW 32bit follow the steps below:
 
  1. Download and unzip the attached VAS Express Support 18.5 folder and copy the following files in your LabVIEW directory, located under: C:\Program Files(x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 201x 
  2. Copy the contents of the help folder located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\help to C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 201x\help
  3. Copy vision8.mnu located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\menus\Categories\VisionMotion to  replace or add it to C:\Program Files(x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 201x\menus\Categories\VisionMotion
  4. Copy the Vision Acquisition folder located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\vi.lib\express and add it to C:\Program Files(x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\vi.lib\express
  5. Copy the Vision Acquisition Express Utility VIs.llb located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\vi.lib\vision\driver and add it to C:\Program Files(x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\vi.lib\vision\driver

To add the missing Vision Acquisition Express VI for LabVIEW 64bit follow the steps below:
 
  1. Download and unzip the attached VAS Express Support 18.5 folder and copy the following files in your LabVIEW directory, located under: C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 201x 
  2. Copy the contents of the help folder located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\help to C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 201x\help
  3. Copy vision8.mnu located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\menus\Categories\VisionMotion to  replace or add it to C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 201x\menus\Categories\VisionMotion
  4. Copy the Vision Acquisition folder located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\vi.lib\express and add it to C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\vi.lib\express
  5. Copy the Vision Acquisition Express Utility VIs.llb located in \VAS Express Support 18.5\vi.lib\vision\driver and add it to C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\vi.lib\vision\driver

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