I thought the Community Edition was supposed to be free? Is there something I am doing wrong?
Yes, the CommunityEdition is free - but you still need a license.
Read the installation manual - I guess NI provides that: you need to log in with your community account, then download the CE, then install the CE and activate it with the credentials of your community account!
(Tl,dr: RTFM… 😉 )
Best regards, GerdW
using LV2016/2019/2021 on Win10/11+cRIO, TestStand2016/2019
The first edition of LabVIEW to use the subscription model was LabVIEW Community Edition. At the time, I thought this was highly unusual; now I see it was a harbinger of things to come.
The new licensing paradigm was a total nightmare, but it seems we were Guinea Pigs so that by the time they rolled out the licensing scheme for real, most of the bumps would be smoothed over.
(Mid-Level minion.) My support system ensures that I don't look totally incompetent. Proud to say that I've progressed beyond knowing just enough to be dangerous. I now know enough to know that I have no clue about anything at all. Humble author of the CLAD Nugget.