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Limitations of the LabVIEW Evaluation Version

Primary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Full Development System
Primary Software Version: 1.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems

Problem:
What limitations should I expect when running the LabVIEW Evaluation Version?

Solution:
LabVIEW 2012 and LabVIEW 2013
  • Professional Development System
  • You will not have access to block diagrams of VIs not available in the Base Development System.
  • Upon installation you will be able to use the fully functional software package for a period of 7 days.
  • At the end of the 7 day trial, you will be given the option to extend your evaluation for an additional 45 days by entering your ni.com User Profile information into the NI Evaluation Wizard.
  • You will have access to the Application Builder but it will have a watermark on the front panel of the built applications.
  • Application Builder cannot use any "Additional Exclusions"

LabVIEW 2009, 2010, and 2011
  • Professional Development System
  • You will not have access to block diagrams of VIs not available in the Base Development System.
  • You may use this version for a maximum of 30 days after the first installation.
  • You will have access to the Application Builder but it will have a watermark on the front panel of the built applications.
  • Application Builder cannot use any "Additional Exclusions"
LabVIEW 8.5 and 8.6
  • Professional Development System
  • You will not have access to block diagrams of VIs not available in the Base Development System.
  • You may use this version for a maximum of 30 days after the first installation.
  • You will have access to the Application Builder but it will have a watermark on the front panel of the built applications.

LabVIEW 8.2

  • Professional Development System
  • You will not have access to block diagrams of VIs not available in the Base Development System.
  • You may use this version for a maximum of 30 days after the first installation.
  • You will have access to the Application Builder but it will have a watermark on the front panel of the built applications.
  • You cannot install the LabVIEW Simulation module.
  • You cannot install the System Identification toolkit.

LabVIEW 8.0

  • Professional Development System
  • You will not have access to block diagrams of VIs not available in the Base Development System.
  • You will have a watermark on the front panel of applications built using the Evaluation Version.
  • You may use this version for a maximum of 30 days after the first installation.
LabVIEW 7.0
  • Professional Development System
  • You will not have Application Builder even though you are using the Professional Development System.
  • You may run any VI for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • You may use this version for a maximum of 30 days after the first installation.
  • You may keep LabVIEW open for a maximum of 30 minutes before you must close and re-launch it. 
You can download a current evaluation version of LabVIEW here.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 343B8TRF: Which Development System is the LabVIEW Evaluation Version?
KnowledgeBase 2H3BOCQ2: Why Do I Get Error 20 When I am Trying to Open a VI Written in the Evaluation Version of LabVIEW?

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Report Date: 04/26/1999
Last Updated: 02/08/2014
Document ID: 1KPEIKU0

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