This file contains important information about the NI InsightCM™ SDK software, including system requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.
The NI InsightCM SDK consists of the following components:
|Component||Where to Find|
|Reference code for device software that runs on NI real-time targets||<InstallDir>:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\InsightCM\Devices\|
|LabVIEW APIs for customizing the device software||In LabVIEW on the Functions»Add-ons»InsightCM palette.|
|A LabVIEW API for developing a service to communicate with services running in NI InsightCM||On the Functions»Add-ons»InsightCM»Message Service palette.|
|An example of a LabVIEW-based service||<InstallDir>:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2017\examples\InsightCM\MessageService|
The NI InsightCM SDK supports NI InsightCM 3.2.
The following sections describe the hardware and software requirements for the components of the SDK.
The computer on which you install and develop with the NI InsightCM SDK has different software requirements for developing with LabVIEW based on what task you want to perform. The following table lists the software requirements for the most common tasks in the InsightCM SDK.
|Create new device|| |
|Create new LabVIEW-based service||LabVIEW 2017 (32-bit)|
|Create new C#-based service||Visual Studio 2015|
To run software developed with the NI InsightCM SDK on a CompactRIO, you must first download various supporting software components to the target. Use the LabVIEW Real-Time Software Wizard in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer to download software to a target. For more information on how to install software onto a remote system, refer to Installing a Custom Software Selection in the Measurement & Automation Explorer Help.
Targets must have the following software:
Complete the following steps to install the NI InsightCM SDK software:
|Note Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code USBGuideSpec for the USB flash drive user guide and specifications.|
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI InsightCM.
You can access a list of IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in NI InsightCM on the NI website. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of NI InsightCM. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
You can access the NI InsightCM SDK help in LabVIEW by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help and navigating to the NI InsightCM SDK Help topic.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. You can find LabVIEW examples for the NI InsightCM SDK in the labview\examples\InsightCM directory. The NI InsightCM SDK allows you to modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
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