Yes! The easiest way to do this is to use a networked computer to download the OpenG packages using VIPM and then use VIPM Professional to create a VI Package Configuration with the packages that you want to install on the non-networked machine. Here are the steps:
On your networked computer:
1) Startup VIPM and select Tools>>Check the Network for Available Packages from the menu to populate the package list with all the latest available packages.
2) Open the Options dialog from the Tools>>Options menu and on the General tab ensure that the Show only Installable Packages in Package List option is NOT CHECKED. With this option turned OFF, you will be able to see all the packages that are available regardless of with which LabVIEW version they are compatible.
3) Next, press the "Show Package Configuration Editor" button on the VIPM toolbar or select Window>>Show Package Configuration Editor from the menu.
4) Drag and drop all the packages you need from the VIPM package list into the Package Configuration Editor. Note: You can also right-click on the selected packages and pick "Send to Configuration"
5) Make sure that you see the package glyphs in the package configuration, which means that the actual package files will be stored inside the VI Package Configuration file.
6) Save the VI Package Configuration onto a thumbdrive. VIPM will download all of the packages before saving, if they are not already downloaded.
On your non-networked computer:
7) Right click on the VIPC file in your thumbdrive and select Add Contents to VIPM Library to add the packages into VIPM's package list).
Just to be certain, this can only be done with the $500 version of VIPM?
Yes. VIPC Editor is a Pro feature. Here is link to compare VIPM Free and Pro features: http://jki.net/vipm/compare
Your first comment is "Yes! The easiest way to do this is".... but is there an alternative? Having to spend $500 to install a free set of tools doesn't make much sense. Not to mention, most places dealing with this are probably going to be secure area government facilities, or secure areas at government contractors (ie non-networked, closed area PC's)... , where getting approval to spend that $500 is going to be next to impossible.
VIPM is not the exclusive way to access the OpenG Tools.You can also access the OpenG Tools packages on Sourceforge.
Ok, so I did see those packages, but being a total nube to working with LabVIEW, here's where I'm coming from. The "OpenG Libraries" is advertised on the lv tools network, which ultimately from this I was able to download "openg.org_lib_openg_toolkit-184.108.40.206.vip" from http://download.ni.com/evaluation/labview/lvtn/vipm/packages/openg.org_lib_openg_toolkit/ directory per NI's direction for direct download. I also downloaded and installed VIPM free. All seemed well, after VIPM install and then openg.org_lib_openg_toolkit-220.127.116.11.vip install, I see all the dependencies being not satisfied.
Is it a matter of finding all of those dependencies one at a time from the Sourceforge directories and installing them the same way I installed openg.org_lib_openg_toolkit-18.104.22.168.vip ?
Yes, correct. You can download each individual VIP or OGP file (they are both recognized by VIPM) and install them.
If the easiest way to do it requires a $500 purchase, then I'd like to know the second easiest way, please.
Make that the package configuration contains the package glyphs, which indicates that the VI Package Configuration file contains the real package files. phrazle
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