The purpose of this document is to provide a repository for community ideas and code that could improve the RAD utility (formerly known as RTAD). Please post any feedback or code to this document.
This example uses the System Configuration Tools to provide a more complete turn-key utility for managing LabVIEW RT Application Images. The two main functions of this utility are to:
Retrieve application images from a RT target and store them on the local harddrive.
Deploy an RT application image from the local harddrive to one or more RT targets connected on the network.
In addition this utility can interactively configure some of the network settings of LabVIEW RT targets.
This example is intended to be customized for the particular needs of an individual application or customer.
Note: An Application Image is the contents of the harddrive of a LabVIEW RT target. In order to replicate or duplicate LabVIEW RT applications in large quantity you create a master target with the desired application image and then copy (retrieve) and deploy the application image from the master to other RT targets.
This example requires the following software. These must be installed in order to load and run this example.
For the RAD application installer:
LabVIEW 2012 Run-Time Engine
NI System Configuration 5.5.1 (or higher)
Optional: NI-RIO (Necessary for deploying images with bitfiles)