Can't use CLIP or IP Integration Nodes in LabVIEW FPGA

Updated Dec 22, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • FPGA Xilinx Compilation Tools

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am trying to configure a CLIP or an IP integration node with the IP Block for my LabVIEW FPGA target. When I try to go through the Configuration Clip Wizard on my development machine I get the error:
You cannot create CLIP declaration with the Configuration CLIP wizard because necessary compilation tools are not installed locally.

I am not planning on using this machine to compile the FPGA code. It is only for development. Why does the error specify that I need compilation tools?


Both CLIP and IP integration nodes require that the Xilinx compilation tools are installed locally as these features rely on functionality from these tools to work properly. You might want to check the LabVIEW FPGA Module Compatibility with Windows 10.

If you already have installed Xilinx compilation tools on your machine, check the compatibility of your system, assuring the hardware, software, and OS are all compatible.

Additional Information

All of the following features in the LabVIEW FPGA module require compatible Xilinx compilation tools with the operating system:
  • IP Builder
  • IP Integration Nodes (IPIN)
  • Component Level IP (CLIP)
  • Xilinx IP Functions
  • Third-Party Simulation using ISIM (ISE) or XSIM (Vivado)
  • Project Export for Vivado Design Suite
  • Local compilation

LabVIEW FPGA supports the above list of features when using Vivado 2019.1 with Windows 10. On the other hand, LabVIEW FPGA does not support those features when using ISE 14.7 with Windows 10 but it does support them when using ISE 14.7 and Windows 7.