How to Install OpenG Libraries

Updated Oct 2, 2019

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Software

  • LabVIEW
  • OpenG Community OpenG Library
  • JKI VIPM Professional
  • JKI VI Package Manager

Issue Details

I want to install and download the OpenG libraries, but I can't find them on NI Package Manager. What can I do ?

Solution

  1. First download and install VI Package Manager.
  2. Next, you must tell VIPM about your LabVIEW versions, so that it can install the OpenG libraries onto your LabVIEW versions. See the getting started documentation for instructions for this.
  3. Check the network for packages -- this will let VIPM know which packages are available. This is also detailed in the getting started documentation. 
  4. Install packages on your LabVIEW versions
    • Make sure that the ogrsc_dynamicpalette package is installed. This is necessary, in order to see the "OpenG" category in your functions palette
  5. Restart your PC and you will now see the OpenG libraries in your pallette.

Alternatively, you can use the following steps:

  1. Download and install VI Package Manager
  2. Follow this link and download the OpenG Libraries
    1. If through VIPM, select the Download Through VIPM (Recommended) link
    2. Select Open VIPM File Handler.exe in the popup
    3. VIPM will open and then click the Install button
    4. Proceed through the installation wizard
OR
  1. If through a download, select the Download from FTP link
  2. Download the .vip file
  3. Either double click that file or in VIPM go to File >> Open Package File(s) to select the .vip file
  4. Click the Install button
  5. Proceed through the installation wizard
The OpenG Libraries will now be accessible in your pallette

Additional Information

  • NI Package Manager does not intend to replace the VI Package Manager.
  • It seems that sometimes, the installation of LabVIEW 2017 SP1 can uninstall the VI Package Manager. Please see in the related links for more informations about this.  

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