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What are VI files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VI file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your VI files.

What is a VI file?

VI files have multiple uses, and LABView Virtual Instrument is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

LABView Virtual Instrument

LABView (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a platform which enables the development of custom virtual instruments (VIs) for use in measurement, test, and control systems. LABView Virtual Instrument files usually use the VI file extension as the default. These files contain the source code and visual representation of the virtual instrument created using the LABView software. The VI's are saved in a binary file format and can be opened and edited with LABView.

LABView's graphical programming approach is one of its major advantages. With its simple drag-and-drop interface, users can customize virtual instruments without the need to know traditional text-based programming. Also, LABView includes numerous built-in functions such as data acquisition and analysis, signal processing, and control design.

With LABView, users can create virtual instruments that can communicate with various types of hardware, like cameras, sensors and other instruments. These VI's can be used to generate stand-alone applications compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms. Furthermore, one can also create web services using it and make them run on real-time or embedded systems.

How to open VI files

We have identified one VI opener that is compatible with this specific type of VI file.

Programs that open LABView Virtual Instrument files

Last updated: May 17, 2024

All known file formats using extension .VI

While LABView Virtual Instrument is a popular type of VI-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .VI file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ArcSoft VideoImpression Project

We know that one VI format is ArcSoft VideoImpression Project. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different VI openers which you will find listed below.

Jovian Logic VI Bitmap

We know that one VI format is Jovian Logic VI Bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Xerox VI Project File

We know that one VI format is Xerox VI Project File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of VI files. Remember, different programs may use VI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

NI LabVIEWNI LabVIEWUser submitted
NI LabVIEW Student EditionNI LabVIEW Student EditionUser submitted
National Instruments LabVIEW Embedded EditionNational Instruments LabVIEW Embedded EditionUser submitted
Video ImpressionVideo ImpressionUser submitted

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