How to install whl files in Omniverse Kit

I am new to Omniverse and I need to install few .whl packages. How do we install whl dependency?

Thanks in advance

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Hi @emendizabal,

Can you provide the exact steps to install whl files from my local machine?

Hello @farman.ahmed! I want to make sure I give you the correct instructions on how to do this. So I am waiting for confirmation from the developer before posting steps. Apologies for the wait.

While I am wafting for a reply from the dev team. I searched the Python manuals for some help here and found this information: Installing Python Modules — Python 3.10.4 documentation

I hope this helps!

Hi @WendyGram,

This documentation is not of any help as Omniverse uses its own distribution of Python, please let me know if you find something more relevant.

Hi @farman.ahmed,
If it helps, I will describe how I installed additional Python modules to the Omniverse Kit.
I have not been able to find any documentation on this issue, so I will describe how I arrived at it myself.
Please point out if there is a correct way to install the Python module for Omniverse.
(Structurally, it would be nice to be able to add it to kit\extscore\omni.kit.pip_archive)

Run the following at the command prompt to pass through the Python path.
Please replace the description of the Omniverse installation folder as appropriate.

set PYTHON3_PATH=[Omniverse installation folder]\ov\pkg\create-2021.3.8\kit\python
set PYTHONPATH=%PYTHON3_PATH%\Lib\site-packages


Check if pip is available.

python -m pip -V

The following was displayed

pip 21.2.1+nv2712501 from [Omniverse installation folder]\ov\pkg\create-2021.3.8\kit\python\Lib\site-packages\pip (python 3.7)

I can confirm that pip is not available as is.

I could list what I have installed as pip below.

python -m pip list

Additional packages can be installed by following these steps.

python -m pip install [PackageName]

Specify the package in [PackageName] (e.g. wheel).

You may be able to install the whl package this way.
I installed some additional Python packages into Omniverse.
After this, when Omniverse Create was started, it was able to recognize Python packages.

I found “Using other packages from pip” in the Kit documentation.

I have not yet confirmed that it works, but it may be best to use this.