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Software Development Kit for InsightCM 3.6 Readme

September 2019


This file contains important information about the Software Development Kit for InsightCM software, including system requirements, installation instructions, and known issues.


Overview

System Requirements

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

The Software Development Kit for InsightCM consists of the following components:


ComponentWhere to Find
Reference code for device software that runs on NI real-time targets <InstallDir>:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2019\InsightCM\Devices\
LabVIEW APIs for customizing the device softwareIn LabVIEW on the Functions»Add-ons»InsightCM palette.
A LabVIEW API for developing a service to communicate with services running in InsightCMIn LabVIEW on the Functions»Add-ons»InsightCM»Message Service palette.
An example of a LabVIEW-based service <InstallDir>:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2019\examples\InsightCM\MessageService

System Requirements

The following sections describe the hardware and software requirements for the components of the SDK.


Host/Development Computer

The computer on which you install and develop with the Software Development Kit for InsightCM 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 Software Development Kit for InsightCM.


Task Requirements
Create new device
  • LabVIEW 2019 (32-bit)
  • LabVIEW 2019 Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW 2019 FPGA Module
  • NI CompactRIO Device Drivers May 2019
  • LabVIEW 2019 Electrical Power Suite (MCSA only)
  • NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite 2019 (CMS, MCSA, and EMSA only)
  • LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit 2019 (EMSA only)
  • NI Vision Acquisition Software 2019 (IR only)
  • NI Industrial Controller Device Drivers 19.0 (IR only)
  • NI Vision Development Module 2019 (IR only)
Create new LabVIEW-based service LabVIEW 2019 (32-bit)
Create new C#-based service Visual Studio 2015

NI Real-Time Targets

To run software developed with the Software Development Kit for InsightCM 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:


Software Version Required for
HTTP Client with SSL Support 19.0.0 All targets
LabVIEW Real-Time 19.0.0 All targets
NI Application Web Server 19.0.0 All targets
NI cRIO Module Detection 3.6 All targets (except the NI-9055 and NI-9058)
NI InsightCM Model Number Bitfiles 3.6 All targets
NI Software Development Kit for InsightCM 3.6.0 All targets
NI Scan Engine 8.0 All targets
NI System Configuration 19.0.0 All targets
NI System Configuration Remote Support 19.0.0 All targets
NI Web-based Configuration and Monitoring
  • Hardware Configuration Web Support
  • Network Configuration Web Support
  • Software Management Web Support
  • Time Configuration Web Support
19.0.0 All targets
NI-RIO
  • CompactRIO Support
19.0 All targets
NI-VISA 19.0.0 All targets
NI-RIO IO Scan 19.0 All targets
NI-Watchdog 19.0.0 All targets
OPC UA API 19.0.0 All targets
Remote Panel Server for LabVIEW RT 19.0.0 All targets
Run-Time Engine for Web Services 19.0.0 All targets
SSL Support for LabVIEW RT 19.0.0 All targets
WebDAV Server 19.0.0 All targets
NI Sound and Vibration 19.0 CMS, MCSA, and EMSA only
Industrial Controller Monitoring Support 19.0.0 IR only
Industrial Controller Support 19.0.0 IR only
NI Vision RT 19.0.0 IR only
NI Vision-RIO 19.0.0 IR only
NI-IMAQdx
  • GigE Vision Camera Support
19.0.0 IR only

Application Software Support

The Software Development Kit for InsightCM supports InsightCM 3.6.


Installation Instructions

Complete the following steps to install the Software Development Kit for InsightCM software:


  1. Navigate to ni.com/downloads and search for Software Development Kit for InsightCM.
  2. Select the version of Software Development Kit for InsightCM you need.
  3. Click Download and run the executable.
  4. Follow the prompts for using NI Package Manager to complete installation.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.


Known Issues

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 InsightCM.


Bug Fixes

You can access a list of IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in InsightCM on the NI website. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of InsightCM. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.


Accessing the Help

You can access the Software Development Kit for InsightCM help in LabVIEW by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help and navigating to the Software Development Kit for InsightCM Help topic.


Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. You can find LabVIEW examples for the Software Development Kit for InsightCM in the labview\examples\InsightCM directory. You can 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.


Automating the Installation of NI Products

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:


Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

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.


Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

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.



Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices


You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:


  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

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