WUELUG04: Siemens PCTC

For the fourth meeting of the Würzburg LabVIEW User Group (WUELUG), we managed to talk our customer Siemens into opening the doors of their brand-new Power Converter Test Center in Nuremberg. 23 of our members took this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – an outstanding success for our still very young user group! 23 WUELUGers – an awesome crowd! For the last three years, we’ve been working together with our colleagues from the Transmission Solutions Business Unit of Read more…

Separate Compiled Code From Source

Usually, LabVIEW stores the compiled code used to run a VI together with the graphical code of the VI in the same file. LabVIEW automatically recompiles all changed VIs together with all callers, modifying a lot more files than were actually touched. Your SCC won’t like that! Luckily, there’s an option to separate the compiled code from the graphical source code. “Separate Compiled Code From Source File” VI property At the ALA Summit last November, we Read more…

The Quick Drop Podcast

We are always delighted at every new community outreach attempt amongst the LabVIEW users. A new project recently emerged, from Jonathan Hobson, who created the Quick Drop Podcast dedicated to LabVIEW and people involved with its development. The Quick Drop Podcast on Spotify The Maker So far Jonathan has released 4 episodes in the Quick Drop Podcast. The zeroth episode is an introductory one about Jonathan himself and his motivation for creating the podcast. We Read more…

VI Scripting: Add Glyph to VI Icon

Using LabVIEW’s VI Scripting features, it is surprisingly easy to create tools that increase development efficiency and enforce coding guidelines. For example, having groups of associated VIs stand out on your block diagrams makes maintenance a lot easier. VI Scripting allows you to add glyphs to VI icons programmatically with very little overhead. Adding a glyph to a VI icon manually Manually adding a glyph to a VI isn’t too much of a hassle. You Read more…

GDevCon #1

GDevCon #1 – “An Independent Conference For Graphical Programming” was an incredible experience for us, both as a participant and a founding member! Background The GDevCon alliance was formed in 2017 by 10 international companies, with the goal of creating an entirely independent LabVIEW conference. The conference is built upon the several core values. Most importantly, it’s independently organised, that means there is no possibility of any influences or biases due to sponsor pressure. In Read more…

ALA Summit 2018

The Alliance of LabVIEW Architects finally had its long-awaited first summit! The ALA Summit 2018 enabled our group to meet and exchange ideas! Day One of the ALA Summit 2018 The ALA The Alliance of LabVIEW Architects, or ALA for short was formed by 6 European companies dedicated to advancing the development process of LabVIEW software. It has members from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany. Each founding member is a certified LabVEW Architect. Read more…

The ALA Summit 2018

ALA Summit 2018 November 14 to 17 saw the first ALA Summit take place in Adderbury, UK. The members of the ALA gathered in an AirBnB to discuss all things LabVIEW, as well as drink some beer and have a few laughs along the way. Before getting started on the Summit itself, maybe you are not familiar with the ALA, what it is and how it came to be (that sounds a bit LOTR…), check Read more…

What is The ALA?

The Alliance of LabVIEW Architects If you follow me (or iNU Solutions) on Twitter, or if we have spoken in the past 18 months you may have heard mention of the ALA. This blog post will give a bit of insight into who we are and why we got together in the first place. History As part of the CLA Summit 2017 in Vienna there was a panel discussion regarding “Maintaining and Growing a LabVIEW Read more…

NI VIP 2018

National Instruments’ (NI) annual VIP conference took place in October, and as always, we were there. This year’s VIP 2018 was different from the previous, as we were presenting too! VIP 2018: Opening The VIP 2018 is by far not the first VIP we have attended and each and every year proved valuable and fruitful. Considering we have already presented internationally many times, at GDevCon, NI Week and CLA Summits, it’s funny that this was Read more…

GDevCon #1

GDevCon#1 So, GDevCon actually happened!! Who would have thought that 10 software developers could pull off such a task and not only make it work, but have to change venues due to demand!! This blog post however is not about the event itself, or indeed the organising of it, it is all about ME! Just kidding, it’s actually a very short piece about my take away from the event and what it meant to me Read more…