How to Install Vision Development Module For LabVIEW 32-bit or 64-bit

Updated Feb 4, 2021

Environment

Software

  • Vision Development Module
  • LabVIEW

  • I want to install Vision Development Module support specifically for LabVIEW 32-bit or LabVIEW 64-bit. How can I do this?
  • I can access VDM VIs in LabVIEW 32-bit but they are missing from the palette in LabVIEW 64-bit. How can I get them to show up on LabVIEW 64-bit?

As of version 2009, the Vision Development Module (VDM) includes support for LabVIEW 64-bit. There is only one installer for VDM and it includes components for 32-bit and 64-bit installations. 

The VDM installer automatically detects which version of LabVIEW is installed on your computer, then installs the appropriate support for this version. For example, if you have LabVIEW 64-bit, then VDM 64-bit support will be installed. If you have LabVIEW 32-bit, then VDM 32-bit support will be installed. 

For versions after 2018, this process will be done through NI Package Manager, if you have both LabVIEW 32-bit and 64-bit on your machine:  Download and run the installer >> Select NI Vision Support for 32-bit and 64-bit from the additional items to install page >> Follow the Next Steps to complete installation



For versions of NI software before 2018, if you have both LabVIEW 32-bit and 64-bit on your machine: Download and run the installer >> Custom Installation >> Features tab >> Left-Click the icon next to the specific LabVIEW version you want to install support for >> Install this feature to a local drive:

For instance, The below installer for VDM 2013 SP1 was run on a computer with both LabVIEW 2013 SP1 32-bit and 64-bit installed:

 

Or if multiple versions of LabVIEW installed: