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Create a new RT project

Set up a LabVIEW project for an RT VI.

https://youtu.be/Idt8Es7Iw9I (2:43)


  1. Create a folder to contain all of the files associated with this LabVIEW project
  2. Connect the Academic RIO Device by its USB cable to establish the “USBLAN” network
  3. Start LabVIEW
  4. Select “File | New…”
  5. Select “Empty Project”
  6. Save the LabVIEW Project File (.lvproj) to the folder you created earlier
  7. Right-click the project icon at the top of the window and select “New | Targets and Devices”
  8. Keep the default selection of “Discover an existing target”, select your Academic RIO Device category, and then select your particular Device
  9. OPTIONAL: Rename the Device, if you prefer
  10. OPTIONAL: Delete the FPGA chassis if this is to be an RT-only project; you can always add the chassis again, if necessary – right-click on the Device, select “New | Targets and Devices”, and select the chassis for the Device
  11. Right-click on the Device and select “New | VI”
  12. Save the VI as “RT Main.vi”
  13. Edit the icon name to read “RT Main”