This document is part of the NI Package Management Portal.
Introduction to NI Package Manager (NIPM) Packages
What is an NI Package Manager (NIPM) Package?
An NIPM package file is a .nipkg file, as shown below.
An NIPM package has the following:
In the following example, imagine you have a componentized LabVIEW application that consists of the following components:
Now, you want to distribute these components using NIPM packages. You can build a package for each component and define the dependencies as shown below.
You might even want to create a higher-level package that make more sense to your end-users who will be performing the installation. For example, your end-user might prefer to just select their Test Station and Device-Under-Test (DUT) and trust that all the necessary software will get installed.