Accessing NI Scope From NI InstrumentStudio and NI LabVIEW Simultaneously

Updated Jul 7, 2020

Reported In


  • PXIe-5171
  • PXIe-5170


  • InstrumentStudio
  • LabVIEW



Programming Language

  • LabVIEW G

Issue Details

Can I simultaneously access a few channels of my NI-Scope PXIe-5170 from NI InstrumentStudio, while others from NI LabVIEW?


The default architecture does not allow the users to fetch any NI Scope's data from two different sessions of the same device, e.g., using NI InstrumentStudio and NI LabVIEW, simultaneously. If the device is accessed from the NI LabVIEW while NI InstrumentStudio session is running, the NI InstrumentStudio session will automatically abort and NI LabVIEW based session will take the priority.