USE CAUTION WHEN DOWNLOADING PLUG-INS FROM UNKNOWN AUTHORS. As with any VIs you pull from the web, use caution. Take a moment to glance at the block diagrams of the code and make sure the plug-in does what it is advertised to do. The plug-ins uploaded by NI have been locked so that they can only be edited by NI employees to ensure contents are not replaced by malicious entities.
If/When you review plug-ins, please use the Star rating using the guide described at the top of the community Read This First document.
No installation is necessary, you just need to save the LLB in the right directory.
When you download one of the .llb files for a shortcut menu plug-in, the plug-in will note whether it is an "Edit-Time" or "Run-Time" plug-in (see image below).
If it is an edit-time plug-in, save the LLB here:
If it is an run-time plug-in, save the LLB here:
Plug-ins added to these directories become a part of all versions of LabVIEW from LabVIEW 2015 and later.
Restart LabVIEW for the new plug-in to become part of your editing environment. (This can be done programmatically without restarting LabVIEW using the Refresh Menus application property.)
If you want a plug-in to only appear for a specific version of LabVIEW, you can add it to
To identify where to install a plug-in, look at its tag for either edit-time or run-time location. If a plug-in is untagged, you'll have to contact the author if it is not obvious. In this image, two plug-ins are tagged and two are not.