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LabVIEW Instructional Use License & Download

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Eligibility: UIC Faculty, UIC Staff, UIC Students, UIS Faculty, UIS Staff, UIS Students, UIUC Faculty and Staff and UIUC Students.
LabVIEW Instructional Use License & Download
The instructional-use license is defined as use which meets either of the following criteria: (i) a common exam is given to students at the end of a semester or other academic period and the exam relates (in whole or part) to the students’ use of the NI Software or (ii) homework or similar projects requiring the use of the NI Software are used for grading in lieu of an exam.
Total Price:Free
Payment Type: Credit Card


Overview of the NI Academic Site License


The University of Illinois has an Academic Site License that permits the use of National Instruments software on university-/college-owned computers and resources. Review the information below to learn how to obtain and use software products such as NI LabVIEW and NI Multisim for your academic needs.

 What Is LabVIEW?

LabVIEW is a complete development environment built specifically to make users more productive and ensure they have all the tools they need to design, prototype, and build measurement and control systems. It provides unprecedented hardware and software integration and a flexible graphical development environment that reduce complexity and save development and deployment time. LabVIEW inspires you to solve problems, accelerates your productivity, and gives you the confidence to continually innovate. Find out more about LabVIEW at

This license includes the LabVIEW Student Install Option.

Version: Downloads are provided for Spring and Fall 2015 Edition, Spring and Fall 2016 Edition, Spring and Fall 2017 Edition (license valid for all versions) for Windows and Mac. Linux Fall 2016 and 2017 version other Linux versions must be installed from the Loaner Media Kit.

 Please review this link for additional details about the Academic Site License.

NI Academic Site License: LabVIEW Option

LabVIEW Professional Development System
NI Signal Express
VI Package Manager

LabVIEW Add-Ons: Design
LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module
LabVIEW MathScript RT Module
LabVIEW Statechart Module
LabVIEW Softmotion Module
LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit
LabVIEW Robotics Module

LabVIEW Add-Ons: Deploy
LabVIEW Real-Time Module
LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx Compilation Tools
LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit
LabVIEW roboRIO Toolkit
Automotive Diagnostic Command Set

LabVIEW Add-Ons: Interface
LabVIEW Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite
LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit
LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite
LabVIEW Spectral Measurements Toolkit
LabVIEW Modulation Toolkit
LabVIEW DataFinder Toolkit

LabVIEW Add-Ons: Validate
LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit
LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit
LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit

LabVIEW: Communications
LabVIEW Communications System Design Software
LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite
LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm Toolkit
Xilinx Compilation Tools for Windows

NI TestStand

NI LabWindows/CVI Full Development System
LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler
LabWindows/CVI PID Toolkit
LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module
LabWindows/CVI Signal Processing Toolkit
LabWindows/CVI Spectral Measurements Toolkit
LabWindows/CVI Spectral Measurements Toolkit Run-time Engine
LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit

Measurement Studio
Measurement Studio Enterprise Edition VS2010/2012/2013
Measurement Studio Installer Builder

NI DIAdem Professional

Stand-Alone Motion and Vision Software
NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection
NI Motion Assistant

NI Device Drivers
For a complete list, visit this link.


This software is licensed by a license manager. Please review your order during installation to find the correct server connection information.


Due to firewall restrictions, particularly on off-campus and wireless connections, you will need to connect to your campus VPN service before installing and to use this software.

LabVIEW Teaching License for University of Illinois
Any instructor can take advantage of this license for use in the classroom, computing lab, or teaching laboratory to add hands-on learning across multiple sciences and engineering disciplines. Educators may also install software on their PCs for curriculum preparation. The license includes access to LabVIEW and additional NI software.


Eligibility for Use

NI software from the Academic Site License may be used only for academic purposes. Users must be employed by or actively enrolled in classes at the University of Illinois. Professors, educators, graduate students, and researchers may install the software on their university/college-owned computers and the user’s home computer. Undergraduate students may use the software on university/college-owned computers in an instructional or laboratory setting.

For additional information, refer to the NI general purpose software license agreement.

Student Installation Options
Undergraduate students can install and activate the software on their PCs for learning purposes or purchase LabVIEW at a discount with the LabVIEW Student Edition. This license will continue to function as long as the campus LabVIEW license is renewed and you are entitled to all upgrades released during this period.

Please review the System Requirements before purchasing.

Documentation for LabVIEW products is not sold on campus. Online documentation is available on the web from National Instruments.

Additional Information

Training Resources—Online

  • Self-Paced, Online Training Courses—You are eligible for free NI self-paced online training for over 18 courses. Each course contains multimedia training modules, interactive quizzes to test your understanding, and challenging exercises and their solutions. To gain access, create a new NI User Profile with your university .edu email domain, or if you have an existing User Profile, modify it to use you university .edu domain email address. Go to to access the training.
  • Online Videos— Use this set of step-by-step tutorials, example projects, and short videos to get started with NI LabVIEW, NI DAQ, and NI RIO. Go to

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