The Origin installation provides a collection of custom building-block Virtual Instruments (VIs) that enable the user to create their own VIs to communicate with Origin. These custom VIs can be used for operations such as opening and closing communication with Origin, exchanging data back and forth between Origin and LabVIEW, and sending commands to Origin.

In order to access these Origin sub-VIs in the LabVIEW Functions Palette, select Tools: Copy Origin Sub-VI to LabVIEW vi.lib\addons\Origin... to automatically copy these files and optionally delete any older versions of these files.

Alternatively or for Origin 8.0 and earlier, you may copy the LabVIEW Libraries from <Origin Program Folder>\Samples\COM Server and Client\LabVIEW\Palette to the vi.lib\addons\Origin subfolder under the LabVIEW installation folder. Specifically, please copy the following files:

  • OriginApp_LV7.llb - Basic VIs that handles the Origin OPJ files, worksheet and columns
  • OriginAppClassics_LV7.llb - Older VIs exsited before Origin 8 (deprecated)
  • OriginWave_LV7.llb - VIs that handles Origin matrix objects
  • OriginMatrix_LV7.llb - VIs that handles LabVIEW Waveform data
  • The custom VIs are designed to work in LabVIEW 2020 or later versions. They might not work properly in older versions.
  • Once sub-VI, OA_ConnectToOrigin, has been modified. If you have VIs that have made use of this sub-VI, you will need to replace it with the modified version.
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