Download Legacy Soft Front Panel for NI-FGEN

Updated Oct 25, 2021



  • InstrumentStudio



The legacy soft front panel for NI waveform generators has been deprecated since NI-FGEN 18.1 in favor of InstrumentStudio. InstrumentStudio is a 64-bit soft front panel application that unifies soft front panels for multiple NI instruments, including NI-FGEN instruments, on 64-bit systems and is automatically installed when you install any of the applicable drivers on a 64-bit system. The legacy soft front panel was still included with NI-FGEN for use on 32-bit systems, which do not support InstrumentStudio, or if you chose not to install InstrumentStudio. 

This guide contains the steps to download the legacy soft front panel If you need to use it with a version of NI-FGEN that does not include it. 

Note: To run the legacy soft front panel, the LabVIEW Runtime engine (version 2018 or later) must be installed in your environment. 

Note: NI software released after May 1, 2021, no longer supports 32-bit operating systems. As a result, the legacy soft front panel for NI-FGEN instruments has been removed from the NI-FGEN installer starting with NI-FGEN 21.3, and InstrumentStudio is now the only soft front panel application that is installed alongside the driver. 

Complete the following steps to download and install the legacy soft front panel: 
  1. Download the attached zip file, NI-FGEN Soft Front, and unzip to any local directory.
  2. Copy the files included in SysWOW64 folder to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 directory.
  3. Launch NI-FGEN Soft Front Panel.exe from the unzipped directory.