DAQmx VIs missing

I am having trouble getting the simulation environment template to run and can’t decide if it is a faulty labview installation or if I missed some downloads.

When I attempt to start the Simulation Environment Template.vi, it loads a long list of sub-VIs but is missing all those that start with DAQmx - DAQmx Clear Task.vi, DAQmx Write (Analog DBL 1Chan 1Samp).vi, etc. When I look in MAX, I see NI-DAQmx (version 8.0.1f0) in the software list. From LabVIEW Tools menu / Find VIs on disk… can’t seem to locate the offending VIs either.

Should these have been installed from the install CD or are they something downloaded with the FRC simulation files? Any suggestions?

Those files are installed with the Driver CD bundle - the kit you received of LabVIEW CDs contained one disk for LabVIEW and 3 disks for the Drivers. You need to put in the first Driver CD disk and install the Driver CDs, those will install the necessary DAQmx files.


Oh, I reread your post, and that’s very interesting. You probably have DAQmx installed alongside with LabVIEW 8.0 from last year, no? That version of DAQmx isn’t compatible with LabVIEW 8.2, so it isn’t associated with “LabVIEW” it is associated with “LabVIEW 8.0”. What you need to do is install the driver CDs included with LabVIEW 8.2, those will install the proper drivers for LabVIEW 8.2 and will also upgrade the drivers for LabVIEW 8.0.

Hopefully I haven’t confused you yet. Just keep this in mind: The DAQ drivers aren’t “drivers” in a pure sense, they should be considered “add-ons” for specific versions of LabVIEW. Move up to the new version of LabVIEW and the old “add-ons” won’t be associated with the new version of LabVIEW. I believe we’re up to NI-DAQmx version 8.4 (on the Driver CDs that came with LabVIEW 8.2 should be NI-DAQmx version 8.2 or 8.3 if I recall correctly, either of those should work fine).