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User manuals not updated on NI site

Hello NI, LabWindows/CVI has been released a while ago and 2019 even earlier so why there are no manuals online? We currently have to limit ourselves to 2017



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Hi Roberto,

 

for LabVIEW the latest help is for LV2018…

(Apart from NXG documentation.)

Best regards,
GerdW


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Yeah, this is definitely a problem.


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I don't know the details of the LabWindows/CVI manuals. Were there really dramatic changes since 2017? Typically the language does not change that much.

 

 

Since somebody mentioned LabVIEW, I am sorry for also hijacking this thread and talk about LabVIEW for a moment:

 

It is a good idea to consolidate the LabVIEW online help into one version-agnostic online reference, but a few things need to happen:

 

  • they should no longer mention a version directly (e.g. 2018 as they currently do)
  • Each help page needs to have footnotes on version specific changes and indicate the earliest version that has the described function. (e.g. maps and sets, 2019+)
  • Help pages for new features need to be added!!! (We still don't have online help pages for anything in the "collection" palette that I could find. Again e.g. Maps and Sets, introduced in LabVIEW 2019)
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If they are updating the software enough to charge for upgrades the documentation update should be reflected.

 

If NI is going a different direction in terms of documentation delivery that should be signaled to the users.


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Thanks for the feedback. Look for an exciting announcement from NI in a few months about a brand new online documentation experience that will address many of these concerns. 🙂

 

In the meantime, newer versions of the help still ship with the product. Newer versions of the installed help are also attached to the online version.

 

https://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/371361R-01/

 

2021-06-25 10_01_03-LabVIEW 2018 Help - National Instruments.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela L. 

Product Owner - Product Documentation

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Hi Iagelian,

 


@lagelian wrote:

In the meantime, newer versions of the help still ship with the product. Newer versions of the installed help are also attached to the online version.


Well, that doesn't help when we would like to provide a link into related (LabVIEW) help articles when writing answers in the LabVIEW board…

Best regards,
GerdW


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@GerdW  ha scritto:

Hi Iagelian,

 


@lagelian wrote:

In the meantime, newer versions of the help still ship with the product. Newer versions of the installed help are also attached to the online version.


Well, that doesn't help when we would like to provide a link into related (LabVIEW) help articles when writing answers in the LabVIEW board…


It's the same for me: I'd like to link an up-to-date version of the help when posting to the CVI board.

Of course I know that in my CVI 20xx installation the help is up to date! 😉



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