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LabVIEW features that nobody uses

Maybe there are features in LabVIEW that have been retained from the stone ages that nobody actually uses anymore.

 

This thread should act as a repository of such lead nuggets. 😄

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Triggered by this thread, We have it on good authority that there are some things that nobody actually uses.

 

The feature discussed is enabling database access for a subVI.

 

 

Is there anyone who actually uses this? What does it actually do? Where is it useful? (Here is an old article).

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Sorry but VI Logging is used by my boss every chance he gets. See that thread for more.

 

But I will help out with...

 

1)

Edits the control icons. I do that but have never seen others do so.

 

2)

VI hierachy group by library.

I use but based on what it looks like when you colapse a library in 2013 nobody (who Beta Tests) uses that.

 

Ben

Retired Senior Automation Systems Architect with Data Science Automation LabVIEW Champion Knight of NI and Prepper LinkedIn Profile YouTube Channel
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@Ben wrote:
But I will help out with...

 

1)

Edits the control icons. I do that but have never seen others do so.


Glad to see I'm not the only one.  I find it especially useful if you view a constant as an icon.


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Ben a écrit :

1)

Edits the control icons. I do that but have never seen others do so.


Me too.

Each ctl, without exception, receives an icon. Specific templates differentiate them from the VIs.

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I can't remember the last time I used :

LV menu >> Operate >>

  • Print at Completion
  • Log at Completion
  • Data Logging

Do you use these features of LV ?

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I used Print at Completion for one project.  Ok, I actually just inherited the project.  But still, the print out looked horrible.  All that needed printed up was a graph.  So I rewrote the VI to just print the graph.  I'm pretty sure it was just a simple invoke node is all I had to do.  Don't get me started on the Rube ridden code set...


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Stacked sequence structure. NI doesn't even claim it any more. Notice the sequence frame is gone on the LV 2014 icon. Smiley Happy

PaulG.

LabVIEW versions 5.0 - 2020

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Units.

 

On occasion I have tried to use units in numerics but it gets so complicated to do anything that I quickly give up.

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@Bob_Y. wrote:

Units.

 

On occasion I have tried to use units in numerics but it gets so complicated to do anything that I quickly give up.


The units feature is awesome! However, I agree it can get complicated so it's been a long time since I used it.

Thoric (CLA, CLED, CTD and LabVIEW Champion)


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