How to Setup/Install CATIA V5 on AIX or Solaris faq560-780 Posted: 30 Sep 03 (Edited 30 Sep 03

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Here is a guide to how I have set it up in our organisation.

It gives a brief overview of what to watch out for and where I have installed it. Please feel free to correct it or offer any suggestions.

Software installation

Table-1 shows the location of where the software is loaded. This incorporates using more than one V5 Release level on the same Workstation, which allows flexibility whenever a new Release level is to be installed (which is usually customer driven).

Table-1

-----------------------------------------------------UNIX Comment

-----------------------------------------------------/usr/catia-V5/R9 CATIA-V5 Release 9 /usr/catia-V5/R10 CATIA-V5 Release 10 ------------------------------------------------------

Service Packs (Fix Levels)

· Every even numbered Service Pack contains updated documentation.Global and User. a service pack cannot be removed so if the service pack makes things worse it would mean reinstalling the V5 Release from scratch. which means that Workstation disk space could become a limiting factor (approx.env in CATIA-V4). represent the different customer environments (comparable to YOUR. V5 Environments In V5 there are 2 types of environment .e in a central location /central/catia/CATEnv). · If several customers were using the same release but different service packs the location structure will need to reflect this. are visible by all V5 users.g. e. service pack = 710 Mbytes). CATIA-V5 Release 9 Service Pack 5. Global environments 1. · The limitation here is that when installing a service pack you can choose whether to commit or apply it. can be managed on a server when located in a NFS directory (i. space for V5 HD2 configuration incl. User environments . 2.· This structure will also need to be governed by what Service Pack (fix level) that the customer is using. The only restriction to this is that you cannot add a further service pack until the previous is committed. · You can use the apply option to only apply a service pack as opposed to committing it. Once committed. 3.

. units. Controls need to be put in place to stop users from doing this otherwise users may create/edit models in their own environment which would fall outside of the controls of any Project that they are working on.Can be created and managed by users. delcatenv and chcatenv commands. such as: · presentation (background colours) · properties (tolerances. available or can be picked up etc) It is important that all these settings are locked down and made permanent so that: · users are unable to modify certain behaviours of a V5 session. making it easier to support user problems from an IT perspective. chmod 500 CATIAENV (The chcatenv command is used to modify environment variables). e. · it creates/enforces standards. line styles and widths) · environment (what licenses are displayed. This can be done by removing user execute permissions on the /usr/catia-V5/<release-level>/<OStype>/code/bin/CATIAENV. setcatenv.g. These are akin to user settings and allow users to control the behaviour of a CATIA-V5 session. Control CATIA-V5 User Settings CATReferenceSettingPath Variable The Global Environments will need further locking down as V5 contains a vast amount of settings (CATReferenceSettingPath Variable).

similar to Customer Project Tables in V4.Downgrade a CatPart to a lower V5 Release /usr/catia-V5/R9/aix_a/code/command/catstart -run "CNEXT -batch -e CATUIDownwardCompatibility" . As these are project dependant they are stored with the project e.Note · Start up CATIA-V5 in Admin Mode to make changes to the CATREFSettings · Modifications to the CATREFSettings are only SAVED when you EXIT Catia-V5.V5 Assembly . and should be provided by the customer.g. CATIA-V5 Drawing Standards CATCollectionStandard Variable These are drawing standards . /<all catia projects>/<PROJECT>/site/CATREFStandards Terminology CatProduct CatPart .V5 Model CatProductWithinCatProduct .Sub Assembly Utilities v5catback . not when clicking OK after each setting change. These should also be locked down so that users do not corrupt any customer deliverables.

v5imp .g as opposed to using the CDE icons. . /usr/catia-V5/R9/aix_a/code/command/catstart -run -env <ENVIRONMENT-NAME> -direnv /central/catia/CATEnv SOLARIS Installation 1.exp files) /usr/catia-V5/R9/aix_a/code/command/catstart -run "CNEXT -batch -e ExtractModelFromSequential" v5convert . Insert/mount cdrom 2.g.Convert V4 mode linto full V5 model /usr/catia-V5/R9/aix_a/code/command/catstart -run "CNEXT -batch -e CATV4ToV5Migration" Commands to start V5 as Admin or User v5admin e.Import a V4 model (via . when firing up V5 to set or modify any lock settings /usr/catia-V5/R9/aix_a/code/command/catstart -run "CNEXT -admin" -env <ENVIRONMENT-NAME> -direnv /central/catia/CATEnv v5user e./start s .

insert the second CD and click ok 14. Click FINISHED and check/uncheck the launch now button as required. Deselect all foreign languages 10. For Environment Directory type in /central/catia/CATEnv 8. Click Yes for the directory to be created 7.conf catiav5run stream tcp nowait root /usr/catia-V5/R10/solaris_a/code/bin/CATSysDemon #CATSysDemon /etc/services catiav5bb 6666/tcp #Dassault Systemes Communication ports . Click Install to start the installation 13. Select Custom to choose what software to install 9.conf and /etc/services as follows: /etc/inetd. for Release 10) type in /usr/catia-V5/R10 6. Ignore message enter a nodelock license key? 4. For Destination Directory (e. NOTES The installation adds entries to /etc/inetd. Select HD2 Configuration 11. Accept the default communication ports of · Backbone Process 6666 · Starting Backbone Automatically 6667 · Peripheral Device Broker 6668 12.g. When prompted. Click Next 5.3.

g. 3. calculator and pencil).ini /opt/lum/ls/conf 3. mkdir p /opt/lum/ls/conf 2. A default environment. Create the following link in each users $HOME: ln s /central/catia/CATEnv/CATCDE $HOME/CATCDE 2. This will contain the Catia V5 application launcher for each Environment you wish to work with.V5R9 is automatically created during the installation. e. cp /central/catia/default_files/Cat-V5/i4ls. ln s /opt/lum/ls/conf /var/lum (where i4ls. CATIA.ini is the LUM ini file for floating licenses) Starting CATIA V5 1. double click on the CATIA folder and then double click on the CATIA V5R10 icon. Click on the Application Manager Icon on the desktop (the picture of the filing cabinet with the ruler. The Following Are Required For Creating a Tar File /CATCDE /CATEnv /usr/catia-V5/R10 /etc/services /etc/inetd. You will see a folder called CATIA.conf /etc/dt/appconfig /var/lum /opt/lum/ls/conf . 4. To launch V5 using this environment.catiav5run 6667/tcp #Dassault Systemes Communication ports CATDeviceBroker 6668/tcp #Dassault Systemes Communication ports LICENSING 1.

Mount cd-rom : mount v cdrfs r /dev/cd0 /cdrom 2. Click Yes for the directory to be created 8. When prompted. Accept the default communication ports of · Backbone Process 6666 · Starting Backbone Automatically 6667 · Peripheral Device Broker 6668 12. Ignore message enter a nodelock license key? 5. Select Custom to choose what software to install 10. approx 44 PP s for HD2 configuration 3. NOTES The installation adds entries to /etc/inetd.g.. For Environment Directory type in /central/catia/CATEnv 9. for Release 9) type in /usr/catia-V5/R9 7. Click Next 6. insert the second CD and mount it again !!! 14. . Select HD2 Configuration 11. For Destination Directory (e.conf and /etc/services as follows: ./start s 4. Create logical volume . Click FINISHED and check/uncheck the launch now button as required. Click Install to start the installation 13. for V5/R9 req.AIX Installation 1.

g. e. A default environment. You will see a folder called CATIA. double click on the CATIA folder and then double click on the CATIA V5R9 icon. calculator and pencil).conf catiav5run stream tcp nowait root /usr/catia-V5/R9/solaris_a/code/bin/CATSysDemon #CATSysDemon /etc/services catiav5bb catiav5run 6666/tcp #Dassault Systemes Communication ports 6667/tcp #Dassault Systemes Communication ports CATDeviceBroker 6668/tcp #Dassault Systemes Communication ports Starting CATIA V5 1. CATIA. To launch V5 using this environment. Create the following link in each users $HOME: ln s /central/catia/CATEnv/CATCDE $HOME/CATCDE 2. Creating and Editing Environments .V5R9 is automatically created during the installation. 4. 3. Click on the Application Manager Icon on the desktop (the picture of the filing cabinet with the ruler. This will contain the Catia V5 application launcher for each Environment you wish to work with./etc/inetd.

· Remember that Global Environments are created and stored in /central/catia/CATEnv.Starting the Environment Editor There is an interactive tool available for creating and modifying Environments and their variables the CATIAENV command. from which you can create and delete environments and also view or modify their environment variables. The impact of this is that we do not have to create a CDE icon on each workstation whenever a new V5 environment is created. . As the root user . · The first time you fire it up it creates the default storage directory for your User Environments in $HOME/CATEnv (in the root user s case /CATEnv). It is better to store the icons in /central as it is easier to administer. As we do not want to create individual User Environments.run the command as follows: /usr/catia-V5/R9/aix_a/code/command/catstart -run CATIAENV · This fires up the Environment Editor. we can create a link from /CATEnv to /central/catia/CATEnv as follows: ln s /central/catia/CATEnv /CATEnv · The reason for this is that this is where the Environment Editor puts the CDE desktop icons to fire up each individual V5 environment.

Add the CATCollectionStandard and CATReferenceSettingPath variables. select New 4. select the Mode . Enter the name of the new environment 5. Creating A New Environment 1. click Environment 3. 6. Setting Up DLNames in Admin Mode 1.However. this will be developed further as I am looking into incorporating all CATIA-V5 Environments into the CDE Workspace Menu. i. Create the following link to store the desktop icon for the new environment: ln s /central/catia/CATenv/CATCDE /CATCDE 2.e Global environment as opposed to User environment. Start up V5 in Admin Mode: .

select DLName in the Document Environments column. Select the Tools./usr/catia-V5/R9/aix_a/code/command/catstart -run "CNEXT -admin" -env <ENVIRONMENT-NAME> -direnv /central/catia/CATEnv 2. Options The Options box is displayed 3. Click the Configure button to open the Configure box which lets you add or remove DLNames . then select successively the Allowed and Current buttons 5. click the Document tab. To make the DLNAME environment the current document. 4. In the General category.