For installing IDS NXT Vision App Creator, the following system requirements must be met:
If you want to build vision apps with the IDS NXT Vision App Creator also the installation of the Oracle Virtual Box is required. Download the software from: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Note: You do not require the extension pack for Oracle Virtual Box.
NOTICE! Do not install IDS NXT Vision App Creator with administrator privileges.
Start the IDS NXT Vision App Creator via "Start > IDS > IDS NXT Vision App Creator".
Note: The program sets up the virtual machine and searches for available compilers on the system at first start. This process may take a few minutes and the program will stop responding.
During installation, the directory "C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\NXT" is automatically set as default directory. If you want to store projects in a different directory, set up an additional directory in the IDS NXT Vision App Creator under "Tools > Options > IDS NXT". Then, restart the IDS NXT Vision App Creator and the virtual machine to apply the changed settings. How to setup an additional project directory is described step by step in the manual for the IDS NXT Vision App Creator.
If you want to deploy a vision app from IDS NXT Vision App Creator to an IDS NXT camera, you must configure the camera unter "Tools > Options > Devices". How to setup a camera is described step by step in the manual for the IDS NXT Vision App Creator.
Use the project wizard to start a new project for a vision app or a plugin. The project wizard automatically creates the correct project settings and a initial project structure.
Source code examples for programming vision apps can be found on GitHub at the following link: https://github.com/ids-imaging/ids-nxt-vision-app-examples
The software includes some parts that are copyright-protected from access by third parties, and which were published under Open Source licensing conditions, see list on https://en.ids-imaging.com/open-source.html.
NOTICE! No administrator privileges are required to uninstall the IDS NXT Vision App Creator.
To uninstall IDS NXT Vision App Creator, use the menu-driven setup program. Proceed as following:
The default uninstallation under Windows 10 "Apps & Features" always uses administrator privileges. Therefore, it may happen that no corresponding files are found during uninstallation. Use the same user for the uninstallation as for the installation. Open "Start > Programs > IDS > IDS NXT Vision App Creator" and click the right mouse button above the entry to call "Uninstall". Alternatively, use the entry "IDS NXT Vision App Creator" under "Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features".
|Update of the IDS NXT Vision App Creator||After an update, the setting of the alternative "Source Folder" for projects must be reset.|
|Update the virtual machine||During the update, the virtual machine is deleted and replaced by a new one. Before updating, you must manually back up files that you have stored in the previous virtual machine and want to use further.|
|Uninstallation||The installation of the IDS NXT Vision App Creator does not require administrator privileges. If you installed the previous version as an administrator, the uninstall entry in the Control Panel may not be removed automatically. Go to "Control Panel" > "Programs and Features" and uninstall the previous version of IDS NXT Vision App Creator here.|
|Settings in the IDS NXT Vision App Creator do not work:
There is a problem with the settings within the IDS NXT Vision App Creator so you cannot compile or deploy any vision apps or plugins.
|You have to reset the IDS NXT Vision App Creator and reboot your PC. This could be done by calling the setup with the "Repair" option. The virtual machine must be stopped first.
NOTICE! The virtual machine will be deleted and all user settings are reset.
|Warning "Clock skew detected" when building a project:
When the project is built, a warning is issued that the clocks are not synchronous ("Clock skew detected").
|The virtual machine runs with a Linux operating system. The time on the virtual machine may differ from the time on the host PC.|
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