Can I Build an Application, Using the Evaluation Version of LabVIEW for macOS ?

Updated Oct 18, 2021

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Mac OS X

Issue Details

I downloaded the Evaluation version of LabVIEW for macOS from LabVIEW Evaluation for macOS. However, when I open a LabVIEW Project, I only see "Source Distribution" under "Build Specifications". Can LabVIEW Evaluation for macOS build an executable? 


No, LabVIEW for macOS Evaluation cannot build an application. You will need LabVIEW for macOS Professional Edition to use the full functionality of Application Builder. 

Additional Information

  • Unlike LabVIEW for Windows OS, LabVIEW for macOS Evaluation does not have the same functionality as LabVIEW Professional Edition. 
  • When you decide to move from the evaluation version to the licensed version of LabVIEW for macOS, installing the licensed version will upgrade the existing evaluation version. The reason you cannot activate the evaluation version with a serial number is that there is no License Manager for Mac OS X or Linux.