NI LabVIEW Instructions

The NI LabView software site license at Caltech requires a disconnected license file to run.

  1. Download and install the LabView software. (Note that this can be downloaded directly from National Instruments.)
  2. After installation, locate your computer ID. Click here for instructions on how to find your computer ID.
  3. Submit your computer ID via a Caltech Help request at https://help.caltech.edu (request type IMSS > Software Licensing & Distribution > Other). Please allow up to 48 hours for your request to be completed.
  4. After receiving your disconnected license file, save the file to the computer you have installed LabVIEW on.
  5. Open NI License Manager by selecting Start > All Programs > National Instruments > NI License Manager.
  6. Choose Options > Install License File from the menu.
  7. Select the disconnected license file and click OK.
  8. Note: You can also install the license file by dragging-and-dropping the file into the NI License Manager user interface.