LabVIEW (National Instruments)

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used by engineers and scientists to develop measurement, test, and control systems using graphical icons and wires that resemble a flowchart.

    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device $200–1,500 for UMTC departments Paid for with departmental funds
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Not available
    Student For installation on a student's personal device No charge for the license expiring on 9/28/2022, check here later for renewal options

    Instructions for Departments

    College of Science and Engineering (CSE) 

    CSE has paid for a college-wide LabView license for its faculty and staff.

    Email to request access to the LabView installer(s) and serial number(s).

    Other Twin Cities Colleges and Departments

    Full (annual) and prorated (six-month) licenses are available for single users and department- or college-wide use.

    Home usage is allowed under our National Instruments LabView Concurrent License. See the Terms and Conditions section for details.

    Other University of Minnesota Campus Departments

    Departments not on the Twin Cities campus can purchase licenses directly from National Instruments.

    Instructions for Employees

    University of Minnesota employees can purchase licenses directly from National Instruments for personal use.

    If you use the software exclusively for UMN Twin Cities-related teaching, learning, or research and you want to install it on a personally owned device, follow the Instructions for Departments above.

    Instructions for Students

    Twin Cities Campus Undergraduates

    UMTC undergraduate students enrolled in at least 1 credit can purchase a LabVIEW license at a discounted price on the UMN Kivuto Store site.

    The license includes:

    • LabVIEW Student Edition
    • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module
    • LabVIEW MathScript RT Module
    • LabVIEW Module for LEGO® MINDSTORMS®
    • LabVIEW System Identification Toolkit
    • LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit
    • LabVIEW Modulation Toolkit
    • LabVIEW SignalExpress
    • NI Vision Development Module
    • NI Vision Acquisition Software
    • NI DIAdem Student Edition
    • NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module
    • NI LabVIEW FPGA Module
    • LabVIEW Database and Supervisory Control Module
    • LabVIEW Mobile Module
    • LabVIEW PID and Fuzzy Logic Toolkit
    • LabVIEW Robotics Module
    • LabVIEW Simulation Interface Toolkit
    • LabVIEW SoftMotion
    • LabVIEW Statechart Module
    • Motion Control and Motion Assistant

    Please note: LabVIEW does not include DAQ and Instrument I/O Assistants for Mac

    Students on Other Campuses

    Students not enrolled in UMTC courses can purchase licenses directly from National Instruments.


    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


    Home usage by Twin Cities campus employees is allowed under our National Instruments LabView Concurrent License:

    As long as a license is purchased and current from OIT, an individual who is a primary user of a single UMN owned computer on which the LabView software is installed and used may also install and use the LabView software on one (1) computer located in such user′s home, provided that

    • (i) the use of the software is pursuant to one of these licenses; concurrent use license, or academic research license; and
    • (ii) the use of the LabView software on such home computer is limited to work performed in the scope of such person′s employment with the University of Minnesota and complies with all terms and conditions of the signed Agreement.

    The LabView software must be promptly uninstalled from the individual’s home computer upon the termination of the designated individual’s employment, the non renewal of the license to use the software with OIT or the termination of the National Instruments LabView Agreement (whichever is earlier). 

    Additionally, under a single users license the software may be installed on up to three (3) computers, as long as the software is used on one computer at a time: 

    1. Primary work computer
    2. Home computer
    3. Lab or second work computer 


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