When you import a pattern file into the Digital Pattern Editor, the editor automatically compiles the file. You can also use the Digital Pattern Compiler command-line tool (DigitalPatternCompiler.exe), located in <Program Files>\National Instruments\Digital Pattern Compiler, to compile text pattern files (.digipatsrc or .digipat.gz) to binary pattern files (.digipat). You must specify a pin and channel map file to compile text pattern files to binary pattern files. To compile compressed text pattern files (.digipat.gz), use the command-line argument gzip-digipatsrc.
Call the Digital Pattern Compiler with the –help option to list the available command-line options for the tool, which include commands to complete the following tasks: