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Installing Labview and necessary add-ons on a PLC Arduino
Programming Industrial Controllers using Labview
LabVIEW offers a graphical programming approach that helps you visualize every aspect of your application, including hardware configuration, measurement data and debugging. This visualization makes it easier to integrate measurement hardware from any vendor, represent complex logic in the diagram, develop data analysis algorithms and design custom user interfaces.
Here you have the link to check out the available PLC systems in our website which you can use in LabView platform:
Preparing the programming environment
For this tutorial, it will be assumed that we already have our industrial PLC, the installed Arduino IDE and the National Instruments LabVIEW software. Maybe, if you have already worked with Serial communication with either any microcontroller and LabVIEW, it is possible that you have already installed the NI Visa plug-in, but if that is not the case we will explain below the necessary requirements to perform its installation
In order to work and enable communication ports and interfaces from LabVIEW, we have to install the NI Visa plug-in as mentioned and fortunately National Instruments offers it to us free of charge from its official website. To proceed to install it, we will download from here.
NOTE: Install programming environments such as NI LabVIEW before installing this product.
There we can see the different versions of NI Visas as detailed in the following image for which we will choose to download the most recent version by clicking on the first link (in this case the NI Visa 19.0 version is being used, for other versions the procedure may vary slightly but in general the steps are usually performed in a similar way). Select your own Operating System (Windows or MAC OS).
NOTE: Before downloading Labview Environment, you must create your own National Instruments account .
Like many of the National Instruments add-ons, it is first necessary to unzip the downloaded installer by following the steps below: