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Activating LabVIEW Application Builder 8.0 or Newer

Primary Software: LabVIEW Toolkits>>LabVIEW Application Builder
Primary Software Version: 8.5.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

I purchased LabVIEW Application Builder 8.0 or newer, but I didn't receive a CD, DVD or USB media. How can I use Application Builder?

You must have the same LabVIEW and LabVIEW Application Builder versions. For instance, LabVIEW 8.5 uses LabVIEW Application Builder 8.5.

If you have LabVIEW Professional Development System, you only need to activate LabVIEW Professional using your LabVIEW Professional serial number and you will be able to use LabVIEW Application Builder without activating anything else.

If you have LabVIEW Full or Base and purchased LabVIEW Application Builder separately, you should have two serial numbers - one for LabVIEW Full or Base and another serial number for LabVIEW Application Builder. Use your LabVIEW Full or Base serial number to activate LabVIEW Full or Base. Use your LabVIEW Application Builder serial number to activate LabVIEW Application Builder. You should receive your LabVIEW 8.0 or newer Application Builder certificate in the mail. This certificate has your LabVIEW 8.0 or newer Application Builder serial number.

Complete the following steps to activate Application Builder:

  1. Install LabVIEW Full or Base
  2. Open the NI License Manager (Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager)
  3. Navigate to Local Licensing»LabVIEW x»Toolkits
  4. Right-click on Application Builder and choose Activate as shown below.
  5. Use your Application Builder Serial Number to activate. Note that your LabVIEW Serial Number cannot be used to activate the application builder. 

If you have questions about the activation process, please refer to the Product Activation link below or contact NI.

Related Links:
Products and Services: Product Activation
KnowledgeBase 3EDC8LIT: Which LabVIEW Development Systems Come with Application Builder and Can I Purchase it Separately?
KnowledgeBase: Activating National Instruments Software Products


Report Date: 11/03/2005
Last Updated: 12/27/2017
Document ID: 3R2BNI6E

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