LabVIEW™ is a powerful, popular, graphical programming language, but to those who haven't built a Virtual Instrument yet, it may be intimidating. In this course, LabVIEW™: Big Picture, you will learn foundational knowledge of LabVIEW™ development, including some real-world examples. First, you will learn the basic components of a LabVIEW™ program and the applications where it excels. Next, you will discover how to re-use your existing skills and intellectual property within the LabVIEW™ environment. Finally, you will explore how to speed your process by a factor of ten by leveraging advanced instrumentation platforms. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a high-level knowledge of LabVIEW™ development, preparing you to take the next steps in LabVIEW™ programming.
Jeremy Willden has gone from hardware engineering to software development, his career ranged from the smallest startups to multinational corporations, creating products to give a competitive edge and fuel rapid growth.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Jeremy Willden, and welcome to my course, LabVIEW: Big Picture. I'm a systems engineer at Constellation Labs, and I've been writing LabVIEW code for about 20 years deploying applications from production test to process automation to medical device research. Whatever boring, repetitive process you may be required to perform at work, chances are good that LabVIEW can help speed it up and reduce errors while improving the quality and amount of log to data. This course is a high-level overview of the LabVIEW programming language and development environment with a lot of real-world examples mixed in. Some of the major topics that we will cover include dataflow programming, example code to save you time, data visualization and instrument drivers to help you make your first measurements quickly. By the end of this course, you'll understand the types of processes that LabVIEW can easily automate and accelerate and be able to understand at a high level how to interpret and navigate a LabVIEW block diagram. There aren't really any prerequisites for this course, but if you have a research or manufacturing measurement or process in mind, it won't hurt. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into LabVIEW programming with courses on LabVIEW Fundamentals, Getting Started with LabVIEW, Event-driven Programming in LabVIEW, and Advanced LabVIEW Programming. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn systems and process automation with the LabVIEW: Big Picture course, at Pluralsight.