LabView Software Installation

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment which makes it easy to design engineering systems, convey concepts, and helps you focus your time on the theory. The software is installed in these department labs*:

  • RNS 293
  • RNS 294
  • RNS 298
  • RNS 354 

*access to rooms may vary; please speak with your Professor. 

The software is also available for students to install on their personal computers for learning purposes. You can use LabVIEW while you are at the college; the serial number is good for the period of one year. 

Windows - How to Install LabVIEW

Please follow these steps to install LabVIEW on a personal Windows computer:

  1. Visit: and click the Download button.
  2. You will be prompted to Log In with your NI User Account. National Instruments (NI) are the makers of LabView.
    If you don’t already have an account, scroll down and select the "Create Account" link and setup a new NI User Account. 
  3. You will receive an email from NI to confirm your account. Once you click on the link they send you, your file will automatically start downloading.
    If it doesn't automatically start, click the link on the page to download the installer file. 
  4. Once the software is downloaded, run the downloaded file to begin the installation, accepting the license agreements.
  5. On the Installing Software Platform Bundle window > select only LabVIEW and then scroll down and deselect any drivers that might be selected by default (the drivers allow LabVIEW to run instruments in the lab only), then click Next

  6. When prompted to install Additional items, select “Deselect All” and then click Next:

  7. Start the installation (this might take some time).
  8. Before using the software for the first time, you will be prompted to activate it. The steps, including the serial number, can be accessed by visiting the LabVIEW Activation Code and Steps. NOTE: the link might prompt you to login; enter your St. Olaf email and password.


Mac - How to Install LabVIEW

Please follow these steps to install LabVIEW on a personal MacOS computer. 

  1. Make sure you are logged into your St. Olaf email account, and then visit > Shared drives > St. Olaf Software (you might need to select Hidden shared drives in the upper-right corner to see it) > LabVIEW. Or click this link:  
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the dmg file, open the file, and double-click the installer:

  3. Click continue through the install screens, and accept the license.
  4. Once the install is completed, you can move the dmg to the trash. Do not install the drivers; they allow LabVIEW to run instruments in the lab only.

The software is now installed, licensed and ready for use on your personal MacOS computer. 




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