Install the QNX Momentics IDE

Updated: September 12, 2023

If you intend to develop applications for the QNX Neutrino RTOS, we recommend that you install the QNX Momentics IDE. The IDE extends the capabilities of the QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) by providing a graphical environment for developing, debugging, and profiling applications.

Installing the IDE

The procedure for installing the QNX Momentics IDE is similar to that for installing QNX SDP.

To install a completely new Momemtics application or a second copy in a different location:

  1. Select Add Installation from the Welcome screen or the Advanced tab.
  2. Expand the QNX Momentics IDE group, then click QNX Momentics IDE.

    Note: To read the product release notes before proceeding with the installation, right-click the package, then select Properties > Release Notes.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Accept the default installation folder, name, and description, or modify them according to your requirements.
  5. Ignore the settings for the update policy, debug symbols, experimental packages, and target architectures—they don't apply to the IDE.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Make sure that the QNX Momentics IDE item is checked, then click Next.
  8. Review the list of packages that the QNX Software Center will install, then click Finish to start the installation process.

Upon completion of the installation process, the new installation of the IDE becomes your current installation and appears in the Installed tab.

Updating the IDE

If you install anything (e.g., third party plugins) into Momentics Installation, it is modified. To preserve your installation, use the update method below:
  • To update a base installation to the latest one, use the Momentics (Update Only) package which appears in the Available tab of QSC.
  • To update the existing installation which is already an update, use the Momentics (Update Only) package which appears in the Updates tab of QSC.
Note: If you did not modify your installation, use the New Installation method instead of the Update method. Then, remove the old installation.

Installing Momentics plugins into another Eclipse instance

Use the Update Only package to install Momentics plugins in a Non-Momentics Eclipse based IDE.

Launching the IDE

To learn how to start and use the IDE, download the Integrated Development Environment User's Guide. To access the guide, go to the QNX Product Documentation page ( and follow the links for your version of QNX SDP. You can also find documentation for the IDE and for QNX SDP in the IDE's integrated help system.

Note: To use the IDE, you need an installation of QNX SDP.

Uninstalling the IDE

If you need to uninstall the IDE, use the standard procedure for removing an installation. See Remove an installation for details.