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1 LabVIEW Crash Course Presented by:

2 Goals of Crash Course Become Familiar with the Interface Become Familiar with Basic Commands Become Familiar with Basic Elements Slide 2

3 Crash Course Parts Section 1: Introduction Presentation Section 2: Worksheet Slide 3

4 Slide 4 What is LabVIEW? Laboratory Virtual Instrumental Engineering Workbench LabVIEW is a graphical language It works just like block diagrams LabVIEW consists of two environments Backpanel/Block Diagram Frontpanel

5 Slide 5 Back Panel This is where you build your Programs All blocks and programming elements go here

6 Slide 6 Block Explanation Blocks are called VIs VIs come in a variety of shapes and sizes VIs are connected to each other by wires

7 Slide 7 Block Explanation VIs are setup so data moves from left to right Each data type has its own wire color Constants, Controls, Variables and Indicators have the same color scheme Inputs Formatting Outputs Data Flow

8 Slide 8 Block Diagram Execution Order Can be a Problem or 6?

9 Slide 9 Block Diagram Execution Order Can be a Problem Solve with Sequence Structures or Data Flow Right Click =>Structures => Flat Sequence => For Loop, While Loop, Timed Structure, ETC

10 Slide 10 Express VIs Automate Frequently used operations Will be used to generate signals

11 Slide 11 Debugging If youre unsure how to use a VI use ctrl-H for context help LabVIEW contains several example VIs Keep an eye on what data types you use

12 Slide 12 Debugging Highlights Data Flow You can also use the Error Data Type Debugging

13 Slide 13 Front Panel This is where your programs will output to There is no zoom function – what you see is what you get

14 Slide 14 Front Panel Objects placed on the Front Panel will create icons in the back panel for the VI to manipulate

15 Slide 15 Advanced Topics Loops, case structures, comments, variables, sub-programs and just about every other Comp-Sci term can be implemented in LabVIEW There is text programming in LabVIEW For more info visit NIs website

16 Slide 16 Hints Work on the back panel first Dont cross wires – Keep the diagram clean If in doubt: right-click

17 Slide 17 Shortcuts Ctrl-B-Remove Broken Wires Ctrl-R-Run VI Ctrl-E-Change Environment Ctrl-T-Tiled View Ctrl-H-Show Icon Help Ctrl-(drag)-Copy to Location Shift-(Right Click)-Call Cursor Palette

18 Other Resources LabVIEW for Dummies Slide 18

19 Slide 19 Worksheet Time!


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