Use the command line interface to build a package with your source files.
Before you build a package, you must assemble the intended source files and subdirectories into a single directory.
Open a command prompt.
Change directories to the location of Package Manager. The default location is C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager.
Run the following command: nipkg pack <directory containing package source files> <destination of .nipkg file>. For example, if you enter C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager> nipkg pack C:\temp\MyTestPackage C:\temp, Package Manager creates the .nipkg file in the temp directory.