LabVIEW: More Tips and Tricks

Quick post today.  I recently stumbled across this excellent PDF by Nick Golas.  It contains an enormous quantity of time-saving tips for users of LabVIEW (originally hosted by the IEEE here).  What’s great about this particular work is that it’s illustrated with a ton of screenshots.  For instance, I did not know that you could use the mouse scroll wheel, along with the Ctrl key, to quickly flip through stacked structures:

Use Ctrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel to Browse Stacked Structures

I’ve also never noticed the “Retain Wire Values” toolbar button, which does just that: it retains the last values of any wires which have been executed.  You can then apply probes while the VI is stopped and view the last states of your program.

Seriously though, if you use LabVIEW, take a few minutes and check this out.

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