Providing your development team with easy to use templates is a great way to reduce development time, reduce the number of bugs, and increase commonality between developers. With modern LabVIEW design patterns and frameworks, templates typically require more than just .vits. Most complex templates can be time consuming and error prone to instantiate correctly. The Create Project Wizard introduced with LabVIEW 2012 allows you to plug in your organization’s templates and provides hooks to execute your own custom automation (possibly including VI Scripting).
This presentation contains code snippets of how I acheived the automation necessary to greatly simplify the instantiation of some of our templates, and provides a quick introduction to VI Scripting to empower further automation. Using the information I have provided I hope to assist others who are interested in benefiting from the convenience and repeatability obtained by plugging your templates into the Create Project Wizard.