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I need to adjust the sampling rate of a Waveform, TSA Resampling VI accomplishes this task but it does not keep t0 value since it creates a new waveform instead of adjusting the original one.

I think an additional feature should be added to keep the reference of the original waveform, or specify in the documentation that you will have to modify the VI in order to keep t0.







Maybe this has been already requested elsewhere and I'm missing it....

but it would be useful to have a Wait (ms) with connectors for error in and out.

This can help keeping the BD clean...



When using the Distributed System Manager to remove processes a dialog is shown confirming their removal, along with a list of the processes to be removed. Depending on display resolution and the number of processes to be removed, the dialog extends well past the bottom of the screen, making the Yes and No buttons largely unusable.



Instead, the list of processes to be removed should be shown in a list box, table, or similar with a vertical scrollbar, and the confirmation dialog remain a sensible size.


(I know I can just hit Enter as Yes is the default option, or remove fewer processes at once, but that's beside the point!)

I would like the ability to probe the loop iteration terminal ("i" in For and While Loops) without the need to wire it to something (indicator, edge of structure,...).

I have used labview for a long time and avid user.  One issue I have been hitting lately is the "LabVIEW everywhere" slogan never really panned out, it has become LabVIEW everywhere NI allows it to be.  I am getting jealous of the Arduino and Rasberry Pi and hundreds of PICS and ARMs not avaliable to me (Yes I have the pro liscence but not embedded).  I wish Labview pro opened up the toolchain and started porting to many other platforms by default.  I am seeing jobs that labview is loosing ot to where it should be much more competetive like the embedded market. 


Essentially I am looking to see the Labview development environment easily work with toolchains for the most popular processors and also open up a simple standard to add targets to projects. 


Wouldnt it be nice to program a $25 ardunio dirrectly from labview (NO THIS IS NOT WHAT THE TOOLKIT IS DOING).  Add a Ardunio target file (maps the io memory to variables and throw down a loop, boolean shift register, a wait and a digital line variable, download to the micro and the blink led example is done.  Really open up the doors for LabVIEW everywhere.



It would be nice if the Strip Path function had a recursive option rather than having to string Strip Paths together or use an external loop.


 eg change from this:




to this:







The default LabVIEW environment option should not show terminals as an icon. 



I can't count the number of times I've seen this dialog :




Of course I want to continue, that's why I right-clicked the structure and chose Remove [Structure]!  This dialog must be a holdover from pre-Undo days.  Do we pop-up a dialog when you select your whole diagram and press <Delete>?  What about when you press Ctrl-B?  These actions have the potential to remove just as much diagram content as Remove [Structure].


Please get rid of this dialog, and just let us Undo the operation if we need to, just like we do all the other potentially destructive diagram edit operations.

What if I had this:



Then I wanted to insert something with similar terminals:




I'd end up with this:




But the Error terminals aren't wired! So maybe I should be able to select both wires:




Then Right Click » Insert Write Node:




Then I'd have this:




How easy would that be!?






(Unless it's already changed in newer LV's, i'm on 2011 right now)


When opening the connector pattern, the current isn't marked in any way. If i'm after some extra connectors or a symmetrical one (why do people choose 3-1-1-1?) it'd be nice to quickly see where to start looking. A simple bold outline would suffice, maybe in blue?





Self-explanatory screenshot with the requested new feature, please see below. More here:



Add new features, flexibility, and new controls to the Front Panel.  The only new controls I've seen were made by LabVIEW Customers, and although they were great, they were not resizeable without being distorted (bitmap).  I think it's time for NI to give more options and features for the Front Panel Controls.  I attached some suggestions.  They are there for example, so don't focus on the controls I've made, but the idea of improvements I am suggesting.  NI has done a great job on the Diagrams.  I should hope it's time NI improves the Front Panel.



I propose that Case Selectors should accept any type of reference, and the two cases generated are "Valid Ref" and "Invalid Ref". (This would be very similar to the current behavior of the Case Selector accepting errors with the two cases of "Error" and "No Error".)


The current behavior using "Not a Number/Path/Refnum" is very unintuitive. It requires the programmer to use Not Logic (i.e., do something if the reference is "not not valid").





This is a very simple improvement, since the features are almost there. I want the block diagrams look like an electric diagram, that is: Controls aligned to the left, with the labels on the left of the control and the indicators moved to the right with the labels on the right, like this:



The problem is that in current LV versions the alignments occurs on the labels as well, making look the diagrams like this:



Normally you should: 1) align labels relative to the object and 2) align the objects (without the labels) relative to the block diagram. This kind of cleaning up saves a lot of space and clutter.


Now I am pushing my luck, but it would even be better if I could have these settings on SubVI's only, because I usually don't want this in my main.


Good luck 



This is not directly related to LabVIEW but I haven't found any other thread which seems like a better fit. I'm posting it on the Idea Exchange since this is the best place for other customers to potentially agree with me.


NI drivers/software are quite often large, and above 1 GB is not uncommon and sometimes above 3 GB. Having everything in a single file is in my opinion a good thing because I don't have to look for multiple driver parts and download packages, but the file size must be matched by the download speed. Waiting three-four hours or more to download a single driver is not a fun thing to do and quite often you need more than one driver.


Sometimes the speed is okay, but as a general rule I would say it's slow. I'm located in Sweden and of course this issue is dependent on a lot of links between where I am located and the server where NI host the files.

But, download speeds of 200-300 KByte/s from NI are not uncommon but I can run speedtests on for example and get download speeds at 50Mbps using American servers.


I don't know how NI host the files, if it's internal servers or something else but it would be nice if NI looked into the possibility of somehow making this faster.


When creating a control or indicator based on a subVI terminal or strict typedef, formatting (speicifically the radix) is preserved.  However, when creating a constant from the same source, the format is removed.  This can cause incorrect behavior to inadvertantly be implemented when dealing with components that use Octal or Hexadecimal, as incorrect values can be input under the assumption of the correct formatting.






Instead, block diagram constants should display the same behavior as controls and indicators, and maintain the correct radix/formatting when created from an existing source.



The Timing palatte is looking bad with all thes gaps.  A simple fix would be to fill these holes with useful functions. I'm proposing 3 and attaching 2 from my re-use code. (I may re-create the third later)



Time to (Attached): and its inverse, XL to

12:00:00.0 AM Jan 0, 1900 is a pretty common epoch (Base Date) for external programs and converting from LabVIEW epoch shows up several times a year on the forums. and Time to excel has a few solutions to threads under its belt.   Moreover for analisys against external data from other enviornments you are often using Access, Excel, Lotus... All share the same epoch (and Leap year bug) in their date/time formats.  These vi.s have been pretty useful to me although the names may change to avoid (tm) infringements


Time to Time of (Attached) has also been in my arsenal and proves both valuable and get on a few threads per year on the forum.


The gaps in the palatte make it a perfect fit


The error ring control is awesome having its parameterized input strings which supprots things like %s, %d, and %f to customize your error string.  This is not supported by the error ring when you are defining the string in an external project erorr code file however, and that is a problem since you then can't localize for multi language from external files.


This idea is to add parametrized inputs to the error ring for ALL errors, custom or loaded from project resource files.


see screenshot below.

error ring.jpg

If you have a local variable and you either rename it's control/indicator, or you click it to change it to refer to a different variable, all local instances resize based on a centre justified behaviour, which can have undesireable layout issues.

For example here is a what happens when it's made longer next to the bounds of a case structure.
(The Boolean is provided to show how it's aligned, and also to show it resized the case structure).



If the local variable were Left justified as a 'Write' type (expands to the right when changed) or Right justified when a 'Read' type (expands to the left when changed) it wouldn't make such a mess of things!


1. Allow for "Tabbed Browsing" of VI's to better manage windows.

2. Allow for the BD to be open independent of the FP.

3. Allow dockable palettes... dock to either the edge of the screen, or to the top bar (pictured below) of LabVIEW.

4. As a bonus, consider being able to open PDF's, txt's, and html's in tabs also for Help and documentation.

5. Finally, allow the project tree to be docked into the IDE.


Please, add your own IDE upgrade ideas in this discussion - illustrations will be especially helpful here. If it's a major enough idea, create a new idea!