HOWTOs

This page contains a set of short informal recipes to help you solve common challenges you may face when using RTI Connext DDS. This recipes include topics such as configuring favorite IDE to work with our libraries, tuning the performance of your application, or configuring your firewall to let DDS traffic through.

You can contribute by commenting on existing HOWTOs or creating your own here (requires logging in).

This document describes how to check when the discovery process is completed. The tool that is going to be used is Wireshark. Before the analysis, these are some links that are of interest:

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he Modern C++ API for RTI DDS uses shared pointer to implement “reference types,” which include all subclasses of dds::core::Entity, such as DomainParticipant or DataReader, and other classes, such as FlowController, QosProvider. For more information about how different types are implemented, here are the conventions we follow in the API.
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This articles explains how to modify the logging buffer size and the method to write logs and traces in RTI Connext DDS Micro.
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This HOWTO shows an utility to browse files generated by the Admin Console 5.3.0 “Export Discovery Data” feature. It styles the exported xml file into readable tables with expandable sections and dropdowns.
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RTI Connector for Connext DDS is a convenient way of using scripting languages (JavaScript, Python, or Lua) to access a DDS network, and is available through the RTI Labs website (https://www.rti.com/labs), from the RTI github account(https://github.com/rticommunity/rticonnextdds-connector), or can be installed quickly using npm, the Node(.js) Package Manager.

Some extra steps may be needed when installing RTI Connector on a Windows PC:

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RTI Routing Service provides a transformation SDK in C to support the creation of custom transformation plugins. A route can be created by RTI Routing Service. This route transforms the incoming data, using this custom transformation plugin, and then republishes the updated data.

This article will be based on an example provided by RTI rti_workspace/<version>/examples/routing_service/shapes:

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Sometimes DDS users face issues while developing their applications, like for example communication issues. In these situations, usually we get this question: how can I figure out the issue and solve it?

There are several tools and features that can help you to debug your DDS issues:

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