Calling all LabVIEW CRIO experts

Here is what we are trying to do. We have an old 4 slot CRIO from 2013/2014 and we want to use LabVIEW 2016 to image and write code to the CRIO for a demo robot. We want to use these components because of the money tied up in the equipment and we do not wish to revert to the older version of LabVIEW if at all possible.

We have the imaging tool located from this link that did NOT come with 2016 version of LabVIEW to image the CRIO:

When we create a project we cannot locate the same model of CRIO FRC 2 in the project creation menu to proceed to programming. I guess we are wondering if it is even possible to program the CRIO in LabVIEW 2016 with the FRC package without reverting. Is there any team out there working with this same scenario?

It’s been a few years, but IIRC you need to use LabVIEW from the 2014 FRC season or earlier to program a cRIO. I think 2015 had that ability also, but the license should have expired by now. After that, I believe they took out the ability to write cRIO programs. NI has been generous to give a time-unlimited version of LabVIEW from 2014 specifically for this purpose. If you go here and scroll to the bottom of the page, you’ll find the links to download the software and update suite. You do need your 2014 LabVIEW serial number, but if you don’t have that you should be able to get one by asking around or contacting NI and asking for a new one.

Good luck!