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there are some vi in vision toolkit that their controls have not any useful information in labview help for user  so many ability of these vi are not discovered by LV user like  me 
for example IMAQ Particle Filter have input control with name of  selection value  inside this cluster we have item with name of Measurement Parameter  that have many mode to select but no detail information for them to know what kind of ability they have 
I think in next version of this toolkit it should be release  with enough information about these controls of  such vis

It would be nice if NI can provide Reset to default Values for settings in Vision assistant for many functions for e.g., Shape Detection etc. Currently either the developer should be getting default values from context help or delete the fuction and add it again.

Setting My Camera Attributes Programmatically Does Not Permanently Change the Attributes


Currently, we cannot update .icd file through LabVIEW using IMAQ. The only way to do so is saving new values in MAX.

However, IMAQdx has this functionality. It would be very convenient if we can update .icd files using IMAQ as well.

How Do I Programmatically Load or Save a Configuration File with IMAQdx?

I don't know if anyone else has requested this: It would be great if VA kept a track of the Template folder and Image file folder separately. I have to constantly load new templates and images and the program only remembers the last folder used, which means constantly navigating.

it would be handy if the VBAI "Threshold Image" step could operate on just a selected region of interest instead of only working on the full image.

Binned images are very useful for reducing processing time when you are looking at the entire image.  It would be very useful to have a function that would perform binning on an image to generate a new image.  The binning factor could be anywhere from 2x2 to 32x32 or even larger.  I would be happy with powers of two, but any integer value would be even more useful.  Different values for the X and Y binning would also be useful.  The values could be simply added together and divided by a user specified divisor, much like the filter options.  It would be similar to the existing IMAQ Block Statistics, but the output would be a new image ready for processing.


Right now, binning can be accomplished by multiple steps - filtering with the appropriate size filter, then using IMAQ Extract to reduce the size of the image.  This is much slower and less efficient than a single binning function would be, since the filter must be applied to every pixel, instead of just the pixels you are keeping.  It could be done in place on the original image if desired.



 When we create some geometries like circle, rectangle etc. in Custom Overlay step, we can not arrange the thickness of that geometry. We can not make something to be more apparent with changing the thickness.


The worst part comes out when you try to save/log an image while working with a high resolution camera. It is quite visible in VBAI Image Display window, but when you look at a logged image, you can not see any overlays because it has very small thickness(probably 1 pixel).


So, I think this feature can be added very easily and can help us create better visualization.

Hi there!


I wanted to propose a new tool to draw a ROI in the Vision Development Module and in the VBAI: maybe using the spline, the ROI will be more accurate for some particular inspections.


Tank you so much,




When working with LabVIEW Files, there are two ways to get the File Path back from the File Refnum -- one is to use the Close File function (which takes Refnum in and returns Path out) and the other is to use the Refnum to Path function (which I didn't know existed until today).


However, this very convenient "inverse transform" is not present in the NI Vision for AVI2 Files -- IMAQ AVI2 Close doesn't return the Path, and the Refnum to Path function won't accept an AVI Refnum as an input.  Assuming that the original Path information is contained in the DLL at the time that AVI2 Close is called, please return it (as a Path or as a String) when the AVI is close.  Alternatively, provide an AVI2 function (perhaps an extension to the existing IMAQ AVI2 Get Info) that returns the File Path.




Many times in computer vision, specifically when applied to field of robotics, it may be useful to perform an affine perspective transform on an image based on the robot's roll, pitch, and yaw angles coming in from an IMU. These VI's can be used to project input images into naider view which were originally taken at some alternate roll, pitch, and yaw angle. Applications include improved object recoginition, gimbal replacement, and more accurate visual servoing. 

1) Add a standard image overlays like rulers, gridlines and reticles.


2) Slave the position for an image overlay to the Set Coordinate System step.





Sub-state import / export in VBAI

Use standard / template states across multiple VBAI inspections.  Especially useful for communications methods and data / image logging formatting.


Think subroutines.


I am using NI Myrio FPGA to do image processing. With the help of NI Vision Assistant 2014, i am able to get the image from usb webcam. I want to use FPGA to convert the image to HSV. However the functions provided in NI Vision Assistant only allow me to get either H, S, or V image at once.

In order to solve it, i try to create one more FIFO to store the image. Here is my FPGA coding.

fpga code.jpg


However, I do not know how to access these FIFO. Here is Labview coding.

code 1.jpg

code 2.jpg

All these coding are actually generated by NI Vision Assistant and i cant find where can specify which FIFO i am accessing. Any can help me?



Inspection documentation. 

Display them in the table view and give an option to display them in the diagram view.

Important for documentation.   There is currently a comment field in the table view but no way to populate it.

What about the possibility of targetting PXI-RT (ETS or Linux-RT) from VBAI ?

According to the manual, only dedicated vision systems are actually supported as remote targets, but maybe in the future ?


Also, what about directly targetting FPGAs :-) ?


Thanks in advance,


I had a long lasting SRQ on this one but nothing came out of it and I'm left with the issue.


NI is aware of the issue and the work-around is : do not disconnet a USB device while you have triggered GigE (IMAQdx) acquisition in progress.

SRQ 7395589


I'm being forced to create an idea to try to get more momentum for a CAR to be created.

if VBAI could automatically generate a documentation that show :

- the step liste with the type for each step

- the dependencies between the steps (e.g. when the result of a step is re-used as a parameter in a subsequent step)

- the steps that procude results upon which the final decision is based


here is a basic example made in Excel, feel free to suggest a different model



having VBAI in other languges would helps us pushing it in more companies.

In Labview, we have an option for saving the VI for a previous version. I think it would be good if we have this feature in VBAI, too. 

It would be better if we can readily store a set of images in database using some vi, so that we can compare it with real time images.