Package a custom device to manually distribute it to VeriStand.
Before you begin, you must build the custom
For information on building installers, refer to the LabVIEW Help.
On your development machine, create a top-level directory to contain the custom device
Within the new directory, create two sub-directories and label them
Build and Source.
Copy the source distributions you built from the custom device project into the
Include both the LLBs and the Custom Device XML file.
Copy the LabVIEW project you used to create the custom device into the
Source directory, along with any supporting files and dependencies.
On the same level as the Build and Source
directories, create a readme file that includes any instructions an operator needs to
install, license, use, and/or modify the custom device.
Create a ZIP file from the top-level directory.
You now can distribute the custom device ZIP file to any operator using a corresponding
version of VeriStand. The operator can add the custom device to VeriStand by copying the
contents of the Build directory into the <Common Data>\Custom
directory or, for timing and sync devices, the <Common
Data>\Timing and Sync
directory on their host computer. VeriStand parses these
directories for custom devices when it launches.
The path to the shared directory
varies based on your operating system.
To enable an operator with LabVIEW access to modify and rebuild the custom device, you can
provide the files in the Source directory.