- 1 What Exactly Is LabVIEW, and What Can It Do for Me?
- 2 Demonstration Examples
- 3 Wrap It Up!
- 4 Additional Activities
1.4 Additional Activities
Activity 1-3: More Neat Examples
In this activity, you will look at some example programs that ship with LabVIEW.
From the Help menu, choose Examples.
This will bring up the LabVIEW Help system, opened at the Examples section. Clicking on a link to a specific example will bring up the specific VI in LabVIEW.
Run the example by clicking on the Run button.
After you run an example, choose Show Diagram from the Window menu to see what the program looks like.
Now look through and run other VIs in the examples to try to get an idea of the LabVIEW environment and what you can do with it. Although all of the examples are extremely educational, you should investigate a few particularly interesting directories: Demonstrations, Measurement Examples, and I/O Interfaces. Feel free to browse through any VIs that strike your fancy; you can learn a lot just by watching how they work. Also feel free to modify and use these examples for your own applications (just be sure to save them to a different location so you don't overwrite the built-in examples).
When you're done, select Close from the File menu to close each VI. Do not save any changes you may have made.