NIWeek 2011

Jul 25th, 2011 by Christina in "Hidden" Features, LabVIEW, NI Week

It’s almost time for NIWeek 2011!

I’ve looked over the Session Catalog for this year and there are so many great choices that I’m having a hard time narrowing down my list of recommended sessions. So I’ll limit myself to the sessions relating to user interface design with LabVIEW.

First on my list is, of course, my session, co-presented with Simon Hogg: Customizing NI LabVIEW Controls and Indicators, Tuesday (August 2) at 4:45 PM in 13A/B.

You’re probably thinking, “Sounds like things I’ve heard a million times before,” right? I guarantee not! Simon and I will be demonstrating some secret, unpublished features of the Control Editor that are new in LabVIEW 2011. They’re not quite ready for “prime time,” but we’re willing to let a select few start using them!

Other sessions that I recommend include:

  • Building Quality NI LabVIEW User Interfaces, Tuesday (August 2) at 1:00 PM in 13A/B. My colleagues Nitin Thomas and Simon Hogg will cover the broader topic of user interface design in LabVIEW, skipping over customizing controls since that will be covered in my session.
  • Flexible GUI for Vibration Analysis with NI LabVIEW, Tuesday (August 2) at 2:15PM in 11B. Jeremy Weiss from Mechanical Solutions, Inc. will talk about making UIs designed for rotating machinery vibration troubleshooting, including the usage of tree controls and subpanels.
  • User Interface Tips 2.0, Wednesday (August 3) at 4:45 PM in 13A/B. Jonathan Cohn from Bloomy Controls will provide his tips for making the best user interfaces.
  • Introducing NI LabVIEW 2011, Tuesday (August 2) and Wednesday (August 3) at 10:30AM in 13A/B. See all the new features of LabVIEW 2011, including a new style of front panel controls!

Did I miss any sessions you think should be on this list? Please post them in the comments!


  • Thanks for the Heads Up — my list of “Wanna See” and yours largely overlap! Can you noodge the people in charge of the “Make My NI Week Schedule” application to get it up so we can start to “fill in the blanks” and resolve the conflicts?

  • Bob – you should already be able to use the online NIWeek scheduler. There is a link in your NIWeek registration confirmation e-mail. Let me know if you need help accessing it, or if that’s not the application you were looking for!


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