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  • SPEOS CAA V5

    Based

    V15.0

  • Table of Contents

    Welcome to SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide ......................................................... 5

    System Requirements ............................................................................................... 6 OPTIS License Manager System Requirements ............................................................ 6 SPEOS CAA V5 Based System Requirements ............................................................... 7 OPTIS Labs System Requirements .......................................................................... 10

    OPTIS Labs Hardware Requirements .............................................................. 10 OPTIS Labs Software Requirements ............................................................... 12

    System Recommendations ........................................................................................ 14 OPTIS License Manager System Recommendations ..................................................... 14 SPEOS CAA V5 Based System Recommendations ........................................................ 14 OPTIS Labs System Recommendations .................................................................... 15

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based System Performances .................................................................. 17

    Local Installation ................................................................................................... 18 Uninstalling SPEOS CAA V5 Based .......................................................................... 18 Getting SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the CD-ROM ......................................................... 19 Getting SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the Web ............................................................. 19

    Connecting to the Portal ............................................................................ 19 Obtaining SPEOS CAA V5 Based ..................................................................... 19

    Parameterizing the User Account Control ................................................................ 19 Installing SPEOS CAA V5 Based ............................................................................. 19 Installing the OPTIS license ................................................................................. 20

    Configuring a Nodelock License .................................................................... 20 Configuring a Floating License ..................................................................... 21

    Setting the OPTIS license from SPEOS CAA V5 Based................................................... 22 Launching SPEOS CAA V5 Based ............................................................................ 23 Installing SPEOS CAA V5 Based from a Command Line ................................................. 23 Uninstalling SPEOS CAA V5 Based from a Command Line .............................................. 24 Warnings and Errors Messages .............................................................................. 24

    Warning: Video Configuration Error, Well Supported Mode Are 24 Bits and 32 Bits ...... 24 Getting the 1722 or 1721 Error Message .......................................................... 25 Getting the 1901 Error Message .................................................................... 26 Getting the 1500 Error Message .................................................................... 26 CATIA release not recognized while SPEOS installation ....................................... 26 SPEOS CAA V5 Based command is not displayed in the Start menu .......................... 27 SPEOS CAA V5 Based License is not Displayed in the SPEOS License Panel ................. 28 SPEOS CAA V5 Based workbench is not activated ............................................... 28 Warning: The Startup Catalog Files in the Following List Could Not be Found ............ 28

    Code Server Installation .......................................................................................... 30 Code Server Installation Architecture .................................................................... 30 Parameterizing the User Account Control ................................................................ 31 From the Code Server ........................................................................................ 31

    Getting Code Server Installation from the CD-ROM ............................................ 31 Getting Code Server Installation from the Web ................................................. 31 Downloading the Code Server software........................................................... 32

    Environment ................................................................................................... 32 Creating Bat Files ..................................................................................... 32 Adding SV5 to the CATIA V5 Environment ........................................................ 33 OPTIS Environment Variables ....................................................................... 33

    Installing the OPTIS license ................................................................................. 34 Configuring a Nodelock License .................................................................... 34 Configuring a Floating License ..................................................................... 35 Configuring for other Client computers .......................................................... 37 Setting the OPTIS license from SPEOS CAA V5 Based ........................................... 37

  • Launching the Environment from a Client computer ................................................... 38 VBA installation for a CATIA Code Server installation ................................................. 38 Checking the Environment Log File ....................................................................... 38

    Creating Environment ............................................................................................. 40 Creating environment for CATIA V5 & SPEOS CAA V5 Based .......................................... 40 Creating environment for Digital Project & SPEOS CAA V5 Based ................................... 45

    OPTIS Distributed Computing .................................................................................... 51 Architecture and Process of the OPTIS Distributed Computing ...................................... 51 Configuring the OPTIS Distributed Computing for a Local Installation .............................. 53

    Within a Same Network Domain .................................................................... 53 Within a Workgroup .................................................................................. 62 Learn More ............................................................................................. 69 Doing Some Quick Checks Before Running a Distributed Simulation ........................ 70

    Configuring the OPTIS Distributed Computing for Code Server Installation ........................ 71 Within a Same Network Domain .................................................................... 71 Within a Workgroup .................................................................................. 75 Doing Some Quick Checks Before Running a Distributed Simulation ........................ 79 Uninstalling the OPTIS Distributed Computing .................................................. 80

    Troubleshooting ............................................................................................... 80 OPTIS Distributed Computing Process ............................................................. 80 How to Configure the Windows Firewall? ......................................................... 81 How to Set the OPTIS Control Panel Properties? ................................................ 82 What to Do if the Spooler Status Does not See the Spooler? .................................. 82 What to Do if the Simulation Spooler Status Does not See the Servers? .................... 82

    Customizing Paths .................................................................................................. 84

    Index .................................................................................................................. 85

  • Welcome to SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide Page 5 of 87

    WELCOME TO SPEOS CAA V5 BASED INSTALLATION GUIDE

    System Requirements (see page 6)

    System Recommendations (see page 14)

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based System Performances (see page 17)

    WORKSTATION INSTALLATION Local Installation (see page 18)

    Code Server Installation (see page 30)

    OPTIS DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING FOR HIGH PERFORMANCES COMPUTING

    Local Installation (see page 53)

    Code Server Installation (see page 71)

  • Page 6 of 87 SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    OPTIS License Manager System Requirements

    Before installing OPTIS License Manager, please check that the date of your computer is correct.

    You must install the same OPTIS License Manager release on Client and Server computers.

    Hardware Requirements

    Pentium IV (or AMD equivalent) and higher based processor.

    Network Adapter

    A network adapter is required for the license management.

    Software Requirements

    Operating System

    OPERATING SYSTEM

    OPTIS License 2011 & 2011 SPX and 2012 & 2012

    SPX

    OPTIS License 2013

    OPTIS License 2013 SP1

    OPTIS License 2013 SP2

    Windows XP

    32 bits

    64 bits

    Windows Vista

    32 bits

    64 bits

    Windows 7

    32 bits

    64 bits

    Windows 8

    32 bits

    (2)

    (2)

    64 bits

    (2)

    (2)

    Windows Server 2003

    32 bits

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    64 bits

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    Windows Server 2008

    32 bits

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    64 bits

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    Windows Server 2008 R2

    64 bits

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    Windows 64 bit

  • System Requirements Page 7 of 87

    OPERATING SYSTEM

    OPTIS License 2011 & 2011 SPX and 2012 & 2012

    SPX

    OPTIS License 2013

    OPTIS License 2013 SP1

    OPTIS License 2013 SP2

    Server 2012

    (1) Except for License Server

    (2) With Solidworks 2013 SP1 only

    User Account Control

    Windows Vista Windows Server 2008

    Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2

    You must turn off The User Account Control during installation.

    You must set the User Account Control to Never notify during installation.

    Access Rights

    The user requires full access rights to the working folders.

    Network Communication

    Communication between the Client and the Server computers through the 51003 TCP port.

    Maximal Transmission Unit value must be set to default value (1500 bytes).

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based System Requirements

    Hardware Requirements

    CATIA V5 Hardware Requirements

    The SPEOS CAA V5 Based hardware requirements include the CATIA V5 hardware requirements. Please refer to

    the "Program Directory" CD provided for each CATIA release.

    Memory

    The required memory for SPEOS CAA V5 Based depends on each project. Basic applications require 2 GB, some

    applications (typically Visual Ergonomics) require up to 32 GB.

    Additional memory of 150 MB / MPatterns for 3D Textures.

    Graphics Adapter

    NVIDIA graphics card supporting shaders v1.4, CUDA v2.3 and OpenGL extension GL_ARB_framebuffer_object,

    GL_ARB_draw_buffers, GL_ARB_fragment_program; GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two,

    GL_ARB_vertex_buffer, GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object is required for VR Lab.

    Cluster

    The hardware requirements for the simulation servers and spoolers are the same as those of the simulation

    clients as a consequence up to 32 GB of RAM is required for some applications.

    Software Requirements

    CATIA V5 Software Requirements

    The SPEOS CAA V5 Based software requirements include the CATIA V5 software requirements. Please refer to

    the "Program Directory" CD provided for each CATIA release.

    CATIA V5 Versions & Pre-requisites

    The supported CATIA V5 versions depends on SPEOS CAA V5 Based versions:

    R17 R18 R19 R20 R21 V5-6 R2012 V5-6 R2013

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based V13.0

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based 14.0

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based 14.1

  • Page 8 of 87 SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide

    R17 R18 R19 R20 R21 V5-6 R2012 V5-6 R2013

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based 15.0

    Installation of the Human Builder 2 Product (HBR) for all packages.

    HBR license is not required.

    The CATIA V5 pre-requisites depends on SPEOS CAA V5 Based packages:

    Any P2 configuration including RT1 (MD2, HD2, ...) for Light Modeling (LMX), Digital Vision and Surveillance

    (DVSX) and Windshield Analysis (WAX).

    Any P2 configuration including RT1 (MD2, HD2, ...) + PH1 for Architecture Lighting (AL) packages.

    Any P2 configuration including RT1 and PhotoStudio (PHS) for Visual Ergonomics packages.

    Product Engineering Optimizer for PEO Interoperability (OPTIM2).

    MD2 for Optical Shape Design (OSD) package.

    Operating System

    The supported operating systems are:

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    V13.0 & 13.1

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    V14.0 & V14.1

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    V15.0

    Windows XP

    32 bits (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    64 bits

    Windows VISTA

    32 bits (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    64 bits

    Windows 7

    32 bits (1) (2) (3)

    (1) (2) (3)

    (1) (2) (3)

    64 bits Professional and Enterprise

    (2)

    (2)

    (2)

    Windows 8

    32 bits

    64 bits

    Windows Server 2003

    32 bits (4) (5)

    (4) (5)

    (4) (5)

    64 bits (5)

    (5)

    (5)

    Windows Server 2008

    32 bits (4) (5)

    (4) (5)

    (4) (5)

    64 bits (5)

    (5)

    (5)

    Windows Server 2008 64 bits

  • System Requirements Page 9 of 87

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based V13.0 & 13.1

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based V14.0 & V14.1

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based V15.0

    R2 (5) (5) (5)

    Windows Server 2012 64 bits

    (5)

    (1) Except for some applications requiring more than 3 GB.

    (2) From V5R19SP6 and V5R20SP2 releases of CATIA V5.

    (3) Except for CATIA V5-6R2012.

    (4) Except for some applications requiring less than 3 GB.

    (5) Except for distributed server & spooler.

    64 bits operating system is required for 3D Textures having more than 10 MPatterns.

    User Account Control

    Windows VISTA

    Windows Server 2008

    Windows 7

    Windows Server 2008 R2

    You must turn off The User Account Control during

    installation.

    You must set the User Account Control to Never

    notify during installation.

    Video Drivers

    A recent or certified video driver is required:

    AMD (http://ati.amd.com/products/workstation/certified_graphics_accelerators.html#7)

    NVIDIA (http://www.nvidia.com/object/dassault_certified_drivers.html)

    Access Rights

    The user requires full access rights to the working folders.

    Network Communication

    Maximal Transmission Unit value must be set to default value (1500 bytes) for OPTIS Distributed Computing.

    Cluster

    The software requirements for the simulation servers and spoolers are the same as those of the simulation

    clients as a consequence a 64 bits operating system is required for some applications.

    Simulation Client, Spooler and Server have to be within a same network domain or within a Workgroup (a

    peer-to-peer PC computer network).

    On each computer, 51001 and 51002 TCP ports have to be added from Windows Firewall, Exceptions.

    The OPTIS Service has to run under an account which:

    Can execute the OPTISService.exe, the SDS.exe and the SDSM.exe.

    Can read and write the following files from the previous executable files:

    OPTIS-Service.cfg located in ... (see page 84)\OPTIS.

    SDSM.cfg located in ... (see page 84)\OPTIS\SDSM.

    SDS.cfg located in ... (see page 84)\OPTIS\SDS.

    Spooleroptions.xml located in ... (see page 84)\OPTIS\Spooler.

    Can read and write in the Shared Directory regarding the Sharing rights.

    Can read and write in the Shared Directory regarding the Security rights.

    http://ati.amd.com/products/workstation/certified_graphics_accelerators.html#7http://www.nvidia.com/object/dassault_certified_drivers.html

  • Page 10 of 87 SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide

    The default configuration is the SYSTEM account with the particularity that a SYSTEM account of a computer is

    seeing through the domain by others computers as a Domain's computer.

    That's why sharing rights are affected to the SYSTEM and to the Domain's computers.

    Additional Software for MSI Installations

    32-bits Operating System

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 32bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exe

    ) Redistributable Package has to be installed.

    MSI installation already includes Microsoft Visual C++ 2010.

    64-bits Operating System

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 64bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exe

    ) Redistributable Package has to be installed.

    MSI installation already includes Microsoft Visual C++ 2010.

    Additional Software for CSI Installations

    You can find this additional software in the Prereqs directory of your installation.

    32-bits Operating System

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 32bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exe

    ) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 32bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x86.exe)

    Redistributable Packages have to be installed.

    64-bits Operating System

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 32bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exe

    ) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 32bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x86.exe)

    Redistributable Packages have to be installed.

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 64bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exe

    ) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 64bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x64.exe)

    Redistributable Packages have to be installed.

    OPTIS Labs System Requirements

    OPTIS Labs Hardware Requirements

    General Requirements

    Intel Pentium IV (or AMD equivalent) and higher based processor.

    Memory

    The required memory for OPTIS Labs depends on each project. Basic applications require 2 GB, some

    applications (typically Visual Ergonomics) require up to 32 GB.

    Graphics Adapter

    Support of OpenGL v2.1 minimum.

    Specific requirements (see page 10) are needed for 3D Energy Density Lab and Virtual Reality Lab.

    Specific Requirements

    Specific requirements are needed for 3D Energy Density Lab and Virtual Reality Lab.

    Intel Pentium IV (or AMD equivalent) and higher based processor.

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/5/165255E7-1014-4D0A-B094-B6A430A6BFFC/vcredist_x64.exe

  • System Requirements Page 11 of 87

    Memory

    The required memory for OPTIS Labs depends on each project. Basic applications require 2 GB, some

    applications (typically Visual Ergonomics) require up to 32 GB.

    Required memory estimation for Virtual Reality Lab.

    Graphic Adapter

    3D Energy Density Lab

    NVIDIA graphics processor.

    Support of Cg 3.0 minimum.

    Virtual Reality Lab

    AMD or NVIDIA graphics processor.

    Support of OpenCL 1.0 minimum.

    Support of OpenGL v2.1 minimum.

    SDK OpenCL is not required for GPU since it is already included in drivers.

    Active Stereoscopy can be done only on QUADRO and FIREPRO cards.

    GPU

    AMD (http://www.amd.com) NVidia (http://www.nvidia.com)

    Radeon FirePro GeForce Quadro

    Graphics Minimum Not supported FirePro V8800 Geforce GTX 480 Quadro FX 5600

    Drivers

    Certified Not supported 9.003 306.23

    275.36

    270.61

    305.93

    Known

    problems Not supported

    8.773

    8.83

    8.85.7.1

    < 306.23 280.13

    311.15

    If you need to downgrade drivers version, please uninstall current drivers version first before installing certified

    drivers version.

    Because of the current OpenCL limitation on GPU, the maximum usable memory is limited to 2 GB for AMD and 4 GB

    for NVidia.

    All Virtual Reality Lab functionalities are not available when using a NVidia GPU with Windows 8 operating system.

    SIM2 HDR monitor for Virtual Reality Lab

    HDR47 (http://www.sim2.com/HDR/hdrdisplay/hdr47e_s_4k) Series monitor.

    SIM2 HDR monitor has to be dedicated for rendering and a standard monitor for interface.

    You must use the Multiscreen mode to manage both monitors.

    Use of the High Dynamic Range DVI signal connector (#11).

    http://www.amd.com/http://www.nvidia.com/http://www.sim2.com/HDR/hdrdisplay/hdr47e_s_4k

  • Page 12 of 87 SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide

    You must press F1 key on the remote control to activate the HDRI mode. See your SIM2 HDR display user manual for more information.

    OPTIS Labs Software Requirements

    Operating System

    OPTIS Labs 2012 & 2012 SPX

    OPTIS Labs 2013 OPTIS Labs 2013 SP1

    OPTIS Labs 2013 SP2

    Windows XP

    32 bits

    64 bits

    Windows VISTA

    32 bits

    64 bits

    Windows 7

    32 bits

    64 bits

    Windows 8

    32 bits

    (2)

    64 bits

    (2)

    Windows Server 2003

    32 bits (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

  • System Requirements Page 13 of 87

    OPTIS Labs 2012 & 2012 SPX

    OPTIS Labs 2013 OPTIS Labs 2013 SP1

    OPTIS Labs 2013 SP2

    64 bits (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    Windows Server 2008

    32 bits (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    64 bits (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    Windows Server 2008 R2

    64 bits (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    (1)

    Windows Server 2012

    64 bits

    (1)

    (1) Except for distributed server & spooler

    (2) Except for Virtual Reality Lab

    User Account Control

    Windows VISTA

    Windows Server 2008

    Windows 7

    Windows Server 2008 R2

    You must turn off The User Account Control during installation.

    You must set the User Account Control to Never notify during installation.

    Network Communication

    Port 51008 must be available for the OPTIS Daemon in TCP.

    Port 51004 must be available for Virtual Reality Lab in TCP.

    Port 51005 must be available for Virtual Reality Lab in multicast UDP.

    Maximal Transmission Unit value must be set to default value (1500 bytes) for Virtual Reality Lab in

    multiscreen.

    Additional Software

    32-bits Operating System

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 32bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exe

    ) Redistributable Package has to be installed.

    64-bits Operating System

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 64bits

    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exe

    ) Redistributable Package has to be installed.

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x86.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exehttp://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/8/5D8C65CB-C849-4025-8E95-C3966CAFD8AE/vcredist_x64.exe

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    SYSTEM RECOMMENDATIONS

    OPTIS License Manager System Recommendations

    Hardware Recommendations

    Processor

    Bi-Xeon Quad-core Processors.

    Software Recommendations

    Operating System

    Windows Vista x64.

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based System Recommendations

    Hardware Recommendations

    Workstation Server/Spooler

    PROCESSOR

    Bi Intel Xeon E5-2650 (2.00Ghz 20

    MB 1600 8 Cores) Processor.

    -Or-

    Bi Intel Xeon E5-2687 (3.1 Ghz

    20MB 1600 8 Cores) Processor .

    Bi Intel Xeon E7-4870 (2.4Ghz 30 MB

    1600 10 Cores) Processor

    For one machine,use the maximum number of cores for the lowest number of processors.

    MEMORY 8 GB of RAM for Light Modeling application.

    48 GB of RAM for Visual Ergonomic application (up to 64 GB are required for some

    applications).

    HARD DISK

    600GB 15k RPM SAS

    10 GB for one Visual Ergonomic project.

    20 GB for one Virtual Reality project in Immersive view.

    Avoid SSD Drives for data storage.

    NETWORK Not Applicable 10 Gbits

    CLUSTER Not Applicable Less than 15 computers.

    Similar performance for each

    computer except for direct

    simulations.

    It is recommended not to use power

    management of the network adapter.

    Software Recommendations

    OPERATING SYSTEM FOR WORKSTATION OPERATING SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING CLUSTER

  • System Recommendations Page 15 of 87

    Windows Vista x64 Windows Vista x64 for Simulation clients.

    Windows HPC Server x64 2008 for Simulation Spooler

    and Simulation Server.

    OPTIS Labs System Recommendations

    Hardware Recommendations

    Processor

    Bi-Xeon Quad-core Processors.

    Memory

    8 GB of RAM for Light Modeling application.

    16 GB of RAM for Visual Ergonomic application (up to 32 GB are required for some applications).

    16 GB of RAM when using Observer View of Virtual Reality Lab.

    1 GB of RAM for Real Time Lab.

    Hard Disk

    10 GB for one Visual Ergonomic project.

    20 GB for one Virtual Reality project in Immersive view.

    Graphics Adapter

    AMD or NVIDIA graphics card with up to date drivers.

    -Or-

    Micro processor (CPU) supporting OpenCL.

    GPU

    AMD (http://www.amd.c

    om)

    NVidia (http://www.nvidia.com)

    FirePro GeForce Quadro

    RECOMMENDED GRAPHICS FirePro V9800 GeForce GTX 580 Quadro 6000

    For better performances, use only one graphics adapter in each computer.

    http://www.amd.com/http://www.amd.com/http://www.nvidia.com/

  • Page 16 of 87 SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide

    Software Recommendations

    Operating System

    Windows Vista x64 for Simulation clients computers.

    Windows HPC Server x64 2008 for Simulation Spooler and Simulation Server.

  • SPEOS CAA V5 Based System Performances Page 17 of 87

    SPEOS CAA V5 BASED SYSTEM PERFORMANCES

    Multi-threading

    The following graph shows the influence of the number of threads on the simulation time. It presents the average

    simulation time gain measured on Windows Vista x64, HPC Server x64 2008 and Seven x64.

    Simulation time gain is the ratio between the simulation time using one thread and the simulation time using more

    than one thread.

    Measurements have been made on a 64 bits computer with Intel® Xeon® CPU, E5520 @ 2.27GHz and 2.26GHz and

    48 GB RAM.

    Distributed Computing

    The following graph shows the influence of the number of servers in a Distributed Computing cluster on the

    simulation time.

    Simulation time gain is the ratio between the simulation time using one server and the simulation time using more

    than one server.

    Measurements have been made on an IBM cluster.

  • Page 18 of 87 SPEOS CAA V5 Based Installation Guide

    LOCAL INSTALLATION

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based is installed on every workstation where it will be used.

    Nodelock license Floating license

    Legend

    OPTIS License Server

    CATIA V5

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    Uninstalling SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    For a Floating License, the SPEOS CAA V5 Based software must be uninstalled on all License Client.

    On the License Server computers, only OPTIS License Manager software must be uninstalled.

    When a software upgrade must be done, the uninstallation of the software must be done.

    1. If you have Windows XP operating system, from the Start menu click Control Panel, and then double-click Add

    or Remove Programs.

    2. If you have Windows Vista or Seven operating system, from the Start menu click Computer, and then

    double-click Add or Remove Programs.

    3. Select the SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX software.

    4. Click Remove.

    5. When a box appears asking you if you are sure you want to remove SPEOS CAA V5 Based, click Yes.

    The uninstallation is complete.

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    Getting SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the CD-ROM

    If you upgrade your software, you must uninstall it before.

    1. Insert the CD-ROM from the SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX kit.

    If needed, you can double-click the index.html file to run the CD-ROM.

    2. When the page appears, click Setups.

    3. Click your operating system.

    4. Click Download.

    5. When the box asking you if you want to run or save the file appears, click Save.

    6. Save the file.

    Getting SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the Web

    Connecting to the Portal

    1. Go to the OPTIS website (http://www.optis-world.com).

    2. Click Portal Login.

    A new page appears.

    3. Type your e-mail or login and password.

    4. Click Login.

    The welcome page of the Portal appears.

    Obtaining SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    1. Click Software in the Portal page.

    2. Select SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the list.

    3. Select your operating system.

    You must select the operating system according to the configuration of your computer.

    4. Click Setup.

    5. Click Download.

    6. When a box asking you if you want to run or save the file appears, click Save.

    7. Save the file.

    Parameterizing the User Account Control

    This parameterization must be done before all software installation.

    If you have Windows XP, you do not need to follow these steps.

    If you have Windows 8, you can let the default user account control settings.

    1. From Start, click Control Panel and click User Accounts.

    2. If you have Windows Vista, click Turn User Account control on or off, click to clear the User Account Control

    (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

    3. If you have Windows 7, click Change User Account Control settings, move the slider to the bottom till Never

    Notify, and then click OK.

    4. If you have Windows Server 2008 or 2012, click User Accounts, click Change User Account Control settings,

    move the slider to the bottom till Never Notify, and then click OK.

    5. When a box asking you if you want to restart your computer appears, click Restart Now to take into account

    modifications.

    Installing SPEOS CAA V5 Based

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    Before installing SPEOS CAA V5 Based, you must uninstall all OPTIS software of the version 12.0 / 2012 SP1 or older.

    If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, you must parameterize the installation for Vista or Windows 7 before.

    A computer restart is required between CATIA V5 and SPEOS CAA V5 Based installation.

    For a Floating License, the SPEOS CAA V5 Based software must be installed on all License Client.

    Only OPTIS License Manager software must be installed on License Server computer.

    1. Double-click the file to run it.

    2. When the Windows Installer box appears, click Next.

    The box changes.

    3. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.

    The box changes.

    4. When no OPTIS software is installed on the computer, choose the destination folder, and then click Next.

    The box changes.

    5. Select the Custom setup type and click on Next.

    The box changes.

    6. By right-clicking, select the program feature to install belong to the CATIA version and the operating system of

    your computer. Click Next button.

    In case the set up does not recognize the correct CATIA releases installed, please have a look at Troubleshooting.

    7. Click Install.

    The installation is running.

    8. When the installation is complete, you can click Finish.

    9. When a box asking you if you want to restart your system appears, click Yes.

    Installing the OPTIS license

    Configuring a Nodelock License

    For a Nodelock License, you must install the Optis software.

    At the end of the installation, if the computer cannot restart or has specific administrator rights, you must follow

    the instructions of Running the OPTIS License Server.

    Obtaining a License

    1. Click All Programs on the Start menu, and then click OPTIS, OPTIS License, OPTIS License Manager.

    If the License Server information does not appear, you must follow the instructions located in Running the

    OPTIS License Server or in Configuring the Windows Firewall.

    2. Use the following icon to copy the Serial Number of License Server.

    Before copying the serial number, you must be careful to select the License Server Adapter.

    3. Click File, License portal...

    4. When the OptisLicenseManager box appears, click OK.

    5. Log onto the Portal.

    6. Select the license title, and then click the appropriate icon.

    -Or-

    Send an email to [email protected]

    It can take few hours before receiving an email notification about new license file available on your Portal.

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    Downloading the license file

    1. Log onto the Portal (http://www.optis-world.com/login.htm), and then click Licenses.

    2. Click the appropriate OptisLicense file.

    3. Click Download.

    4. When a box asking you if you want to save the file or find a program to open it appears, click Save.

    You can save it on your desktop or in any folder except the OPTIS folder.

    Launching the OPTIS License Manager

    1. Click All Programs on the Start menu, and then click OPTIS, OPTIS License, OPTIS License Manager.

    Importing a License

    Selected account has to be the current user.

    1. Click File, Import a license...

    If the File commands are not available, you must follow Running the OPTIS License Server.

    2. Select the new license in the box, and then click Open.

    The update appears.

    A star * in the Default box indicates the default license.

    It may happen that the license is not set by default.

    In this case, you must click Configuration, Use this license by default or directly double-click in the Default

    box.

    You must adapt the threads number of the computer to the license threads number. For more details, you can contact your sales contact (http://www.optis-world.com/contact.htm).

    Configuring a Floating License

    Configuring a Floating License from the Server

    For a Floating License, you must install the Optis License Manager on the License Server.

    At the end of the installation, if the computer cannot restart or has specific administrator rights, you must follow

    the instructions of Running the OPTIS License Server.

    If you prefer to install the OPTIS software (SPEOS, OptisWorks, SPEOS CAA V5 Based, SPEOS for Pro/ENGINEER®...), it is also possible.

    Obtaining a License

    1. Click All Programs on the Start menu, and then click OPTIS, OPTIS License, OPTIS License Manager.

    If the License Server information does not appear, you must follow the instructions located in Running the

    OPTIS License Server or in Configuring the Windows Firewall.

    2. Use the following icon to copy the Serial Number of License Server.

    Before copying the serial number, you must be careful to select the License Server Adapter.

    3. Click File, License portal...

    4. When the OptisLicenseManager box appears, click OK.

    5. Log onto the Portal.

    6. Select the license title, and then click the appropriate icon.

    -Or-

    Send an email to [email protected]

    It can take few hours before receiving an email notification about new license file available on your Portal.

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    Downloading the license file

    1. Log onto the Portal (http://www.optis-world.com/login.htm), and then click Licenses.

    2. Click the appropriate OptisLicense file.

    3. Click Download.

    4. When a box asking you if you want to save the file or find a program to open it appears, click Save.

    You can save it on your desktop or in any folder except the OPTIS folder.

    Launching the OPTIS License Manager

    1. Click All Programs on the Start menu, and then click OPTIS, OPTIS License, OPTIS License Manager.

    Importing a License

    Selected account has to be the current user.

    1. Click File, Import a license...

    If the File commands are not available, you must follow Running the OPTIS License Server.

    2. Select the new license in the box, and then click Open.

    The update appears.

    You must adapt the threads number of the computer to the license threads number. For more details, you can contact your sales contact (http://www.optis-world.com/contact.htm).

    Configuring a Floating License from the Client

    For a Floating License, you must install the Optis software on all License Client.

    At the end of the installation, if the computer cannot restart or has specific administrator rights, you must follow

    the instructions of Running the OPTIS License Server.

    Launching the OPTIS License Manager

    1. Click All Programs on the Start menu, and then click OPTIS, OPTIS License, OPTIS License Manager.

    Connecting to the OPTIS License Server

    When importing a distributed license on a spooler computer runs as a service, you must select the SYSTEM account too.

    1. Click Configuration, Configuration.

    -Or-

    1. Click Select.

    The Configuration box appears.

    2. Click Select, and then select the License Server computer.

    3. Click OK.

    If nothing happens, you must check that the License Server computer is running as a server. For more details, you can view Running the OPTIS License Server.

    Leaving the box empty is like selecting the computer you are working with.

    The update appears.

    4. Select the license you want to use.

    5. Click Configuration, Use this license by default to define it as the default one.

    A star * in the Default box indicates the default license.

    6. Redo the same process by being connected as the user of the software.

    7. For this time, select the User Account configuration to set the license by default.

    Setting the OPTIS license from SPEOS CAA V5 Based

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    The OPTIS license can be set from the SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX software itself.

    1. Launch SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX software.

    2. Click Tools, Options.

    3. From the Options, Analysis & Simulation menu select your workbench.

    4. A list of available configurations is displayed in the "Licensing" panel.

    5. Select the chosen license configuration.

    Launching SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    When License installation has been done successfully you are ready to launch the software.

    1. Select the Start, All Programs, OPTIS, SPEOS CAA V5 Based VX, SPEOS CAA V5 Based VX RXX command.

    2. The SPEOS CAA V5 Based VX software is launching.

    If a security window appears, Unblock the application.

    3. As an example, select the Start, Analysis & Simulation, Light Modeling command to launch Light Modeling

    workbench or the Start, Ergonomics Design & Analysis, Visual Ergonomics command to launch Visual Ergonomics

    workbench.

    4. The workbench is opened. The commands for Light Modeling or Visual Ergonomics are available in the toolbar to

    the top and the right of the application window.

    Installing SPEOS CAA V5 Based from a Command Line

    The SPEOS CAA V5 Based installation with a command line relies on the msiexec command of Microsoft.

    A full description of the options of the msiexec command can be found at the following link: msiexec

    (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/msiexec.mspx?mfr=true).

    1. Save your msi file on your desktop.

    2. Go to Start menu and select the Run tool.

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    3. Type the following command:

    msiexec /i "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX for XX bits operating

    system.msi" COLOR_TEST=0 /l*v "c:\log.txt"

    To get the correct "SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX for XX bits operating system.msi" path , drag and drop the msi file

    from the desktop into the "Run" box.

    4. Click OK.

    5. Send the log.txt file to OPTIS support in case of installation problems.

    COLOR_TEST=0 avoids the check of video card capabilities (useful in Remote Control mode).

    /l*v "c:\log.txt" creates a log file.

    /qn displays no user interface.

    INSTALLDIR="c:\OPTIS" defines the target directory. You can change the target place.

    It is also possible to install all Catia releases using the following commands: msiexec /i "sv5.msi"

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B18_32=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B18_64=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B19_32=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B19_64=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B20_32=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B20_64=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B21_32=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B21_64=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B22_32=1

    FEATURE_STATE_SV5_B22_64=1

    If using "=0" it will not install the selected release.

    Uninstalling SPEOS CAA V5 Based from a Command Line

    The SPEOS CAA V5 Based uninstallation with a command line relies on the msiexec command of Microsoft.

    A full description of the options of the msiexec command can be found at the following link: msiexec

    (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/msiexec.mspx?mfr=true).

    1. Go to Start menu and select the Run tool.

    2. Type the following command:

    msiexec /x "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX for XX bits operating

    system.msi" COLOR_TEST=0 /l*v "c:\log.txt"

    To get the correct "SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX for XX bits operating system.msi" path , drag and drop the msi file

    from the desktop into the "Run" box.

    3. Click OK.

    4. Send the log.txt file to OPTIS support in case of uninstallation problems.

    Warnings and Errors Messages

    Warning: Video Configuration Error, Well Supported Mode Are 24 Bits and 32 Bits

    If a message saying "Video configuration error, well supported mode are 24 bits and 32 bits" appears, do the

    following:

    1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.

    2. Double-click Display and select the Settings tab.

    3. Select Highest (32 bit) for Color quality.

    4. Install SPEOS CAA V5 Based.

    5. If it does not success, install SPEOS CAA V5 Based with a command line.

    You can view Installing SPEOS CAA V5 Based from a Command Line (see page 23).

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    Getting the 1722 or 1721 Error Message

    Problem

    It happens one of the following message appears at the end of the installation execution.

    Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete

    could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action: EnvR XX_XX_X, location: ...\BXX_XX

    -icon no -menu no -desktop no.

    Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not

    finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action: EnvR XX_XX_X, location: ...\BXX_XX

    -icon no -menu no -desktop no.

    Causes

    The CATIA V5 "setcatenv" command is not available on the computer due to a specific or uncompleted

    installation of CATIA V5.

    -Or-

    The CATIA V5 environment (.CATEnv) referencing SPEOS cannot be automatically created by the installation

    package.

    Solutions

    1. Uninstall SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the Start menu, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

    2. From the Start menu,

    1. Click Run...,

    2. Type regedit and OK.

    3. Check if there is the DEST_FOLDER file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Dassault Systemes/BXX/0

    path.

    If there is not, right-click to create new keys and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    the setcatenv.exe path.

    4. Check if there is the DEST_FOLDER file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Dassault Systemes/BXX/1

    path.

    If there is not, right-click to create new keys and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    the setcatenv.exe path.

    5. Check if there is the OSNAME file in the both 0 and 1 folders.

    If there is not, right-click to create new key and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    intel if the 32 bits CATIA release has been installed and win64 if it is the 64 bits CATIA release.

    3. From the explorer, open the ...\Dassault Systemes\BXX\win_b64\code\bin path and check if there is the

    setcatenv.exe file.

    4. Check that there is the administrative rights to the setcatenv.exe file.

    5. Install SPEOS CAA V5 Based using the Custom installation.

    Custom installation has a look in 0 and 1 folders located in the registry data to activate the correct CATIA

    releases.

    If a CATIA release appears but it should not, you can remove it by right-clicking on the not concerned CATIA

    release.

    6. If you can not launch the SPEOS CAA V5 Based installation,

    1. If you have a Windows XP operating system, from the Start menu, click Run..., type cmd and click OK.

    2. If you have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system, from the Start menu, type cmd, and right-click

    on cmd.exe to select Run as administrator.

    3. Type msiexec /i "repertoire/mon_msi".

    7. Install the SPEOS CAA V5 Based license.

    8. Launch SPEOS CAA V5 Based.

    The current environment(s) have to be customized manually or dedicated environment(s) have to be created

    manually by your IT CATIA administrator(s).

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    If your company uses a specific launcher for CATIA V5, it has to be customized by your IT CATIA administrator(s) to

    reference SPEOS.

    See also Creating environment for CATIA V5 & SPEOS CAA V5 Based (see page 40).

    Getting the 1901 Error Message

    Problem

    The following message can appear during the installation:

    Error 1901. Error attempting to read from the source installation database.

    C:\WINDOWS\Installer\XXXXX.msi

    Cause

    This error is a Windows error which occurs when the install file was not completely or correctly downloaded.

    Solution

    1. Download the install file again.

    2. Check the size of the file you just downloaded.

    You can compare the size of the file to the size indicated in the kits to make sure it was correctly downloaded.

    3. Relaunch the installation.

    Getting the 1500 Error Message

    Problem

    The following message can appear during the installation:

    Error 1500. Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one.

    Cause

    There can be two causes to this issue:

    Multiple instances of MSIEXEC.EXE are running at the same time.

    -Or-

    The registry key that indicates an installation is in progress was not properly removed by MSIEXEC.EXE.

    Solution

    To solve this issue, you can

    1. Reboot the affected machine.

    2. Try the installation again.

    -Or-

    3. Download Msizap.exe (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370523.aspx) from Microsoft.

    4. Run it to remove unwanted Windows Installer information.

    CATIA release not recognized while SPEOS installation

    Description

    It happens that the installation setup does not recognize all CATIA releases installed on the computer.

    Explanation

    This happens when there is a custom CATIA installation.

    Resolution

    When using a 64 bits XP computer on which a 32 bits CATIA release has been installed, you must install the SPEOS CAA V5 Based 64 bits set up using the custom installation to be sure that the 32 bits CATIA add-on is selected.

    1. Uninstall SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the Start menu, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

    2. From the Start menu,

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    1. Click Run...,

    2. Type regedit and OK.

    3. Check if there is the DEST_FOLDER file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Dassault Systemes/BXX/0

    path.

    If there is not, right-click to create new keys and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    the setcatenv.exe path.

    4. Check if there is the DEST_FOLDER file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Dassault Systemes/BXX/1

    path.

    If there is not, right-click to create new keys and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    the setcatenv.exe path.

    5. Check if there is the OSNAME file in the both 0 and 1 folders.

    If there is not, right-click to create new key and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    intel if the 32 bits CATIA release has been installed and win64 if it is the 64 bits CATIA release.

    3. Install SPEOS CAA V5 Based using the Custom installation.

    Custom installation has a look in 0 and 1 folders located in the registry data to activate the correct CATIA

    releases.

    If a CATIA release appears but it should not, you can remove it by right-clicking on the not concerned CATIA

    release.

    4. Install the SPEOS CAA V5 Based license.

    5. Launch SPEOS CAA V5 Based.

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based command is not displayed in the Start menu

    Description

    From Start menu, when clicking All Programs, OPTIS, SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX, the SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX

    command does not appear.

    Explanation

    The CATIA V5 environment (.CATEnv) referencing SPEOS has not being automatically created by the installation

    package.

    Resolution

    1. Uninstall SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the Start menu, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

    2. From the Start menu,

    1. Click Run...,

    2. Type regedit and OK.

    3. Check if there is the DEST_FOLDER file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Dassault Systemes/BXX/0

    path.

    If there is not, right-click to create new keys and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    the setcatenv.exe path.

    4. Check if there is the DEST_FOLDER file in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Dassault Systemes/BXX/1

    path.

    If there is not, right-click to create new keys and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    the setcatenv.exe path.

    5. Check if there is the OSNAME file in the both 0 and 1 folders.

    If there is not, right-click to create new key and a new string value. Value data of the string value has to be

    intel if the 32bits CATIA release has been installed and win64 if it is the 64bits CATIA release.

    3. Install SPEOS CAA V5 Based using the Custom installation.

    Custom installation has a look in 0 and 1 folders located in the registry data to activate the correct CATIA

    releases.

    If a CATIA release appears but it should not, you can remove it by right-clicking on the not concerned CATIA

    release.

    4. Install the SPEOS CAA V5 Based license.

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    5. Launch SPEOS CAA V5 Based.

    6. If the SPEOS workbench is missing, the current environment(s) has (have) to be customized manually or

    dedicated environment(s) has (have) to be created manually by your IT CATIA administrator(s).

    If your company uses a specific launcher for CATIA V5, it has to be customized by your IT CATIA administrator(s) to reference SPEOS.

    See also Creating environment for CATIA V5 & SPEOS CAA V5 Based (see page 40).

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based License is not Displayed in the SPEOS License Panel

    1. Install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package, click OK, and then click Finish.

    The links are available in SPEOS CAA V5 Based Requirements (see page 7, see page 12).

    2. Check if you still have the issue.

    1. If you still have the issue, create a .bat file

    2. Edit it.

    3. Type SET CNEXTOUTPUT=CONSOLE on first line

    4. From Start, All Programs, OPTIS, SPEOS CAA V5 Based, right-click on the SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX RXX

    XXbits shortcut.

    5. Select Properties.

    6. Select the Shortcut tab.

    7. Copy the Target link, and then paste it in the .bat file.

    8. Save the .bat file.

    9. Launch the .bat file.

    10. Check if an error is displayed in the "...\Dassault Systems\BXX\intel_a\code\bin\CNEXT.exe" -env

    SPEOSCAAVXX... console.

    11. If yes please send the screenshot to OPTIS support (http://www.optis-world.com/contact.htm#support).

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based workbench is not activated

    When SPEOS CAA V5 Based workbench is not activated, you can:

    1. Open ..\Program files\Dassault Systemes\BXX\intel_a\code\bin directory.

    2. Check if there is the SWKHUMANMODELINGITF.dll file.

    3. It is missing, uninstall and then reinstall the complete CATIA.

    Warning: The Startup Catalog Files in the Following List Could Not be Found

    Problem

    I get a warning saying:

    "The startup catalog files in the following list could not be found or contain the wrong information for the active

    document.

    OPTOSD.CATfct

    Verify your installation or ask the owner of this document to send them."

    Causes

    This warning appears when opening a CATPart file including SPEOS OSD features with CATIA V5 without SPEOS.

    Solutions

    If using SPEOS CAA V5 Based 32 bits operating system:

    1. Copy the OPTOSD.CATfct file from the SPEOS CAA V5 Based installation folder: "…\OPTIS\SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    VXX\BYY_32\intel_a\resources\graphic".

    2. Paste it to the CATIA V5 installation folder: "…\Dassault Systemes\BYY\intel_a\resources\graphic".

    If using SPEOS CAA V5 Based 64 bits operating system:

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    1. Copy the OPTOSD.CATfct file from the SPEOS CAA V5 Based installation folder: "…\OPTIS\SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    VXX\BYY_64\win_b64\resources\graphic".

    2. Paste it to the CATIA V5 installation folder: "…\Dassault Systemes\BYY\win_b64\resources\graphic".

    XX is the SPEOS CAA V5 Based version and YY the CATIA V5 release.

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    CODE SERVER INSTALLATION

    Code Server Installation Architecture

    The use of the Code Server Installation requires the Code Server Installation (O_SV5_CSI) option.

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based is installed on a centralized server and shared. An user at a workstation connects to the server

    to run the application.

    Advantages

    Compatible with existing architectures in large companies, without having to make exceptions to existing

    company standards.

    Reduces installation time, particularly in large environments with many users.

    Facilitates upgrades deployment, and give access to multiple versions or service packs.

    Simplifies the administration (license, settings).

    Reduces required disk space on each workstation.

    Nodelock license Floating license

    Legend

    OPTIS License Server

    Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

    Both .exe files of each folders included in ...\PreReqs folder has to be installed.

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    OPTIS License Server

    CATIA V5

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    Parameterizing the User Account Control

    This parameterization must be done before all software installation.

    If you have Windows XP, you do not need to follow these steps.

    If you have Windows 8, you can let the default user account control settings.

    1. From Start, click Control Panel and click User Accounts.

    2. If you have Windows Vista, click Turn User Account control on or off, click to clear the User Account Control

    (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

    3. If you have Windows 7, click Change User Account Control settings, move the slider to the bottom till Never

    Notify, and then click OK.

    4. If you have Windows Server 2008 or 2012, click User Accounts, click Change User Account Control settings,

    move the slider to the bottom till Never Notify, and then click OK.

    5. When a box asking you if you want to restart your computer appears, click Restart Now to take into account

    modifications.

    From the Code Server

    Getting Code Server Installation from the CD-ROM

    1. Insert the CD-ROM from the SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX kit.

    If needed, you can double-click the index.html file to run the CD-ROM.

    2. When the page appears, click Setups.

    3. Click your operating system.

    4. Select the Code Server Installation files corresponding to your CATIA release.

    Getting Code Server Installation from the Web

    Connecting to the Portal

    1. Go to the OPTIS website (http://www.optis-world.com).

    2. Click Portal Login.

    A new page appears.

    3. Type your e-mail or login and password.

    4. Click Login.

    The welcome page of the Portal appears.

    Obtaining Code Server

    1. Click Software in the Portal page.

    2. Select SPEOS CAA V5 Based from the list.

    http://www.optis-world.com/

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    3. Select your operating system.

    You must select the operating system according to the configuration of your computer.

    4. Select the Code Server Installation files corresponding to your CATIA release.

    Downloading the Code Server software

    1. Click on Download.

    2. Save the *.exe file in a folder of the Server.

    3. Launch the file which is available as self extracting zip files.

    The folder in which you launch the *.exe file has to be a shared directory.

    Environment

    Creating Bat Files

    A bat file is required for each application as SPEOS CAA V5 Based, SPEOS Core, OPTIS License Manager...

    1. Create a Shortcuts folder.

    2. Right-click in the folder.

    3. Select New, Text Document.

    4. Name it SPEOS Core XXb.bat or Optis License Manager XXb.bat.

    5. When the Rename message appears, click Yes.

    6. Right-click to edit the file.

    7. Type echo off.

    8. Enter.

    9. Type cls.

    10. Enter.

    11. Add the OPTIS Environment variables (see page 33).

    Never insert spaces between a variable and its value.

    12. Execute the application.

    Example for Optis License Manager WFX_XXb.bat

    echo off

    cls

    set OPTIS_BASE_PATH=\\pdt-fr130326sv\Software\SPEOS CAA V5

    Based\SPEOS_CAA_V5_Based_V11.0.0_B28\B20_64\Optis\

    set OPTIS_SOFTWARE_BASE_PATH=\\pdt-fr130326sv\Software\SPEOS CAA V5

    Based\SPEOS_CAA_V5_Based_V11.0.0_B28\B20_64\Optis\SPEOS CAA V5 Based\

    set OPTIS_USER_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH=U:\Settings\V11\User\

    set OPTIS_GLOBAL_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH=U:\Settings\V11\Global\

    "\\pdt-fr130326sv\Software\SPEOS CAA V5

    Based\SPEOS_CAA_V5_Based_V11.0.0_B28\B20_64\Optis\OptisLicense\OptisLicenseManager.exe"

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    Adding SV5 to the CATIA V5 Environment

    1. Choose your CATIA V5 Environment.

    2. Edit the CATIA V5 environment using the CATENV tool, the edition tool or your own tool.

    3. Add SPEOS CAA V5 Based to the CATIA V5 Environment using the following format: XXX\SPEOS CAA V5

    Based\VX\XXbits\SV5\BXX_XX.

    Example

    Before

    CATInstallPath=\\pdt070037v6\Dassault Systemes\B19\win_b64

    After

    CATInstallPath=\\pdt070037v6\Dassault Systemes\B19\win_b64;\\pdt070037v6\SV5_V7B7\64bits\SV5\B19_64\win_b64

    OPTIS Environment Variables

    Never insert spaces between a variable and its value.

    Environment Variables use the following format:

    Environment Variables Corresponds to Example

    OPTIS_BASE_PATH=XXX\SPEOS CAA V5 Based\SPEOS_CAA_V5_Based_VXXBX\BXX_XX\Optis

    The "..\..\OPTIS" folder for a specific

    operating system OPTIS_BASE_PATH=\\pdt-fr130326sv\Software\SPEOS CAA V5 Based\SPEOS_CAA_V5_Based_V71B6\B16_32\Optis

    OPTIS_SOFTWARE_BASE_PATH=XXX \SPEOS CAA V5 Based\SPEOS_CAA_V5_Based_VXXBX\BXX_XX\Optis\SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    The "..\..\OPTIS\SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    VXXX" folder OPTIS_SOFTWARE_BASE_PATH=\\pdt-fr130326sv\Software\SPEOS CAA V5 Based\SPEOS_CAA_V5_Based_V71B6\B16_32\Optis\SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    OPTIS_SOFTWARE_SERVICE_PACK=SP0

    What will be displayed in the About

    windows. OPTIS_SOFTWARE_SERVICE_PACK=SP0

    OPTIS_USER_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH=XXX

    The "C:\Documents and

    Settings\sschramm\Application Data"

    folder for the licenses and the distributed

    computing.

    OPTIS_USER_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH=U:\Settings\User

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    OPTIS_GLOBAL_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH=XXX

    The "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data" folder for the distributed computing.

    OPTIS_GLOBAL_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH=U:\Settings\Global

    OPTIS_LICENSE_SERVER=servername

    The set of the selected License Server and of the license.

    OPTIS_LICENSE_SERVER=ELE100092

    OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_SOFTWARE_ID=XX

    OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_SOFTWARE_ID= 40 for V12, 44 for V13, 46 for V14 and 58 for V15

    OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_SOFTWARE_ID=58

    OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_CONFIGURATION_ID={configurationID}

    OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_CONFIGURATION_ID={configurationID} can be found on the Portal page where is downloaded the license file.

    OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_CONFIGURATION_ID={00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000001235}

    Writing rights are needed for the related folders:

    OPTIS_USER_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH

    OPTIS_GLOBAL_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH

    OPTIS_USER_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH & OPTIS_GLOBAL_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH contents

    License files of the License Server.

    Files of the license configuration of the system account (created when the user configures a license from the

    system account, that's why rights are needed).

    Configuration files of the OPTIS Distributed Computing (SDS, SDSM, SpoolerStatus).

    Temporary files of the SDS.

    Configuration file of the OPTIS Control Panel.

    Checking the Use of the Environment Variables

    To be sure that the OPTIS License Server launched by the Optis Service functions using the OPTIS environment

    variables, you must:

    1. Define these variables in the System Variables section of the Environment Variables in Windows (See the

    Windows Advanced System Settings).

    2. Stop and restart the OPTIS Service.

    If you want to generate the the log server in a directory other than the default directory

    (C:\ProgramData\OPTIS\OptisLicenseServer), you must define the OPTIS_USER_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH and

    OPTIS_GLOBAL_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH OPTIS environment variables following the previous steps.

    The CSI module of the license manages only environment variables linked to the installation :

    OPTIS_BASE_PATH, OPTIS_SOFTWARE_BASE_PATH et OPTIS_SOFTWARE_SERVICE_PACK.

    You can define all other environment variables linked to configuration without having the CSI module in the

    license (OPTIS_USER_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH, OPTIS_GLOBAL_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH,

    OPTIS_LICENSE_SERVER, OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_SOFTWARE_ID and

    OPTIS_DEFAULT_LICENSE_CONFIGURATION_ID).

    Installing the OPTIS license

    Configuring a Nodelock License

    For a Nodelock License, you must install the Optis software.

    At the end of the installation, if the computer cannot restart or has specific administrator rights, you must follow

    the instructions of Running the OPTIS License Server.

    Obtaining a License

    1. Click All Programs on the Start menu, and then click OPTIS, OPTIS License, OPTIS License Manager.

    If the License Server information does not appear, you must follow the instructions located in Running the

    OPTIS License Server or in Configuring the Windows Firewall.

    2. Use the following icon to copy the Serial Number of License Server.

    Before copying the serial number, you must be careful to select the License Server Adapter.

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    3. Click File, License portal...

    4. When the OptisLicenseManager box appears, click OK.

    5. Log onto the Portal.

    6. Select the license title, and then click the appropriate icon.

    -Or-

    Send an email to [email protected]

    It can take few hours before receiving an email notification about new license file available on your Portal.

    Downloading the license file

    1. Log onto the Portal (http://www.optis-world.com/login.htm), and then click Licenses.

    2. Click the appropriate OptisLicense file.

    3. Click Download.

    4. When a box asking you if you want to save the file or find a program to open it appears, click Save.

    You can save it on your desktop or in any folder except the OPTIS folder.

    Launching the Optis License Manager

    1. Double-click on the Optis License Manager XXb.bat file.

    The OPTIS License Manager window opens.

    Importing a License

    Selected account has to be the current user.

    1. Click File, Import a license...

    If the File commands are not available, you must follow Running the OPTIS License Server.

    2. Select the new license in the box, and then click Open.

    The update appears.

    You must adapt the threads number of the computer to the license threads number. For more details, you can contact your sales contact (http://www.optis-world.com/contact.htm).

    Configuring a Floating License

    Configuring a Floating License from the Server

    For a Floating License, you must install the Optis License Manager on the License Server.

    At the end of the installation, if the computer cannot restart or has specific administrator rights, you must follow

    the instructions of Running the OPTIS License Server.

    If you prefer to install the OPTIS software (SPEOS, OptisWorks, SPEOS CAA V5 Based, SPEOS for Pro/ENGINEER®...), it is also possible.

    Obtaining a License

    1. Click All Programs on the Start menu, and then click OPTIS, OPTIS License, OPTIS License Manager.

    If the License Server information does not appear, you must follow the instructions located in Running the

    OPTIS License Server or in Configuring the Windows Firewall.

    2. Use the following icon to copy the Serial Number of License Server.

    Before copying the serial number, you must be careful to select the License Server Adapter.

    3. Click File, License portal...

    4. When the OptisLicenseManager box appears, click OK.

    5. Log onto the Portal.

    6. Select the license title, and then click the appropriate icon.

    -Or-

    http://www.optis-world.com/login.htmhttp://www.optis-world.com/contact.htm

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    Send an email to [email protected]

    It can take few hours before receiving an email notification about new license file available on your Portal.

    Downloading the license file

    1. Log onto the Portal (http://www.optis-world.com/login.htm), and then click Licenses.

    2. Click the appropriate OptisLicense file.

    3. Click Download.

    4. When a box asking you if you want to save the file or find a program to open it appears, click Save.

    You can save it on your desktop or in any folder except the OPTIS folder.

    Importing a License

    Selected account has to be the current user.

    1. Click File, Import a license...

    If the File commands are not available, you must follow Running the OPTIS License Server.

    2. Select the new license in the box, and then click Open.

    The update appears.

    You must adapt the threads number of the computer to the license threads number. For more details, you can contact your sales contact (http://www.optis-world.com/contact.htm).

    Configuring a Floating License from the Client

    For a Floating License, you must install the Optis software on all License Client.

    At the end of the installation, if the computer cannot restart or has specific administrator rights, you must follow

    the instructions of Running the OPTIS License Server.

    Launching the Optis License Manager

    1. Double-click on the Optis License Manager XXb.bat file.

    The OPTIS License Manager window opens.

    Connecting to the OPTIS License Server

    When importing a distributed license on a spooler computer runs as a service, you must select the SYSTEM account too.

    1. Click Configuration, Configuration.

    -Or-

    1. Click Select.

    The Configuration box appears.

    2. Click Select, and then select the License Server computer.

    3. Click OK.

    If nothing happens, you must check that the License Server computer is running as a server. For more details, you can view Running the OPTIS License Server.

    Leaving the box empty is like selecting the computer you are working with.

    The update appears.

    4. Select the license you want to use.

    5. Click Configuration, Use this license by default to define it as the default one.

    A star * in the Default box indicates the default license.

    6. Redo the same process by being connected as the user of the software.

    7. For this time, select the User Account configuration to set the license by default.

    http://www.optis-world.com/login.htmhttp://www.optis-world.com/contact.htm

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    Configuring for other Client computers

    To configure the license for other Client computers, there are two possibilities:

    Proceed again as following:

    Creating bat files (see page 32).

    Installing the OPTIS License (see page 20).

    - or -

    Report the configuration on all client computers using the "SPEOS CAA V5 Based VX.X.cfg" and the

    "OptisLicenseClient.cfg" files.

    Copy them from an already configured computer.

    Paste them in the OPTIS_XXX_APPLICATION_DATA_PATH\OPTIS\OptisLicenseClient folder of another one.

    Details of the ".cfg" files OptisLicenseClient.cfg: For floating configuration this file gives the name of the License Server. SPEOS CAA V5 Based VX.X.cfg: This file defines the defined license from the License Server list. Example of OptisLicenseClient.cfg pdt080052srvr

    Example of SPEOS CAA V5 Based VX.X.cfg 9 "{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}" 6

    Setting the OPTIS license from SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    The OPTIS license can be set from the SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX software itself.

    1. Launch SPEOS CAA V5 Based VXX software.

    2. Click Tools, Options.

    3. From the Options, Analysis & Simulation menu select your workbench.

    4. A list of available configurations is displayed in the "Licensing" panel.

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    5. Select the chosen license configuration.

    Launching the Environment from a Client computer

    When the environment of the SPEOS CAA V5 Based to the CATIA V5 Environment (see page 33) has been

    generated, an icon should have been created.

    From the Client computer, create a shortcut on the desktop to launch this environment.

    Example

    "\\pdt-fr130326sv\software\CATIA V5\BXX_XX\intel_a\code\bin\CATSTART.exe" -run "CNEXT.exe" -env

    CATIA_VXRXXSPX_SPEOS_VXX_XXb -direnv "\\XXX\XXX\CATEnv\User" -nowindow

    VBA installation for a CATIA Code Server installation

    VB6 needs to be installed to be able to use Visual Basic for Applications macros in CATIA.

    1. Install the VBA6.msi (VBA6.zip) from the webserver or from the CD rom (pathcdrom\VBA\VBA6.msi).

    2. Launch on the client computer in administration mode the CNEXT /regserver command from the directory

    where CATIA has been installed ("YourInstallDirectory" \"os"\code\bin\)

    For example, if you are using CATIA in Code Server Installation from the Product server:

    \\PDT080052SRVR\Softwares\CATIA V5\B19_64\win_b64\code\bin\CNEXT.exe /regserver

    For more details, please read the Microsoft Help (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb496977.aspx).

    Checking the Environment Log File

    The environment log file contains the following information:

    All directory path (from the registry and from the environment variables).

    VBA6.ziphttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb496977.aspx

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    License initialization parameters (from the registry and from the environment variables).

    Record of any error occurring during OPTIS environment initialization.

    Environment log file content is refreshed every 24 hours.

    The environment log file is generated in ... (see page 84)\OPTIS\OPTIS-SoftwareEnvironment.log.

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    CREATING ENVIRONMENT

    Creating environment for CATIA V5 & SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    This step is installed automatically by SPEOS CAA V5 Based installation. Location of this environment is

    ...\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OPTIS\Catenv.

    In the case of an unusual CATIA V5 installation on your computer, follow this step below.

    To link CATIA V5 with SPEOS CAA V5 Based, you need to create an environment.

    1. Select the Start, All Programs, CATIA P3, Tools, Environment Editor V5R15 command.

    2. The following window appears.

    3. Click on YES for the first Environment Editor Message and OK for the second Environment Editor Message.

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    4. The following window appears. Select the CATIA_P3.V5R15.B15 line as below.

    5. Select the Environment, New from... command.

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    6. The following window appears.

    7. Click the Add a new path to this environment option as below.

    8. Look for the path related to the SPEOS CAA V5 Based software.

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    9. Copy and paste the path in the Create environment from CATIA_P3.V5R15.B15 window.

    10. Give a name for your new environment relating Digital Project and SPEOS.

    11. Select Global for the Module option.

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    12. Click OK. The following window appears with the new environment.

    13. To check that it's running correctly, click on the Environment_CATIA_P3.V5R15_SPEOS_CAA_V5 icon.

    14. You can also select Start, All Programs, CATIA, Environment_CATIA_P3.V5R15_SPEOS_CAA_V5.

    15. The following window appears.

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    16. Now you can also select the Start, Analysis & Simulation, Light Modeling command to get SPEOS tools.

    Creating environment for Digital Project & SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    To link Digital Project with SPEOS CAA V5 Based, you need to create an environment.

    Be sure to have done first the installation of Digital Project and in a second hand SPEOS CAA V5 Based.

    1. Select the All Programs, CATIA, Tools, Environment Editor V5R15_GTR2 command.

    2. The following window appears.

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    3. Click on NO for the first Environment Editor Message and OK for the second Environment Editor Message.

    4. The following window appears. Select the DigitalProject.V1R2 line as below.

    5. Select the Environment, New from... command.

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    6. The following window appears.

    7. Click the Add a new path to this environment option as below.

    8. Look for the path related to the SPEOS CAA V5 Based software.

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    9. Copy and paste the path in the Create environment from DigitalProject.V1R2 window.

    10. Give a name for your new environment relating Digital Project and SPEOS.

    11. Select Global for the Module option.

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    12. Click OK. The following window appears with the new environment.

    13. To check that it's running correctly, click on the Environment_DigitalProject.V1R2_SPEOS_CAA_V5 icon.

    You can also select AllPrograms, CATIA, Environment_digitalProject.V1R2_SPEOS_CAA_V5 from the Start menu.

    14. The following window appears.

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    15. Now you can select the Start, Analysis & Simulation, Architecture Visualization& Lighting command.

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    OPTIS DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

    OPTIS Distributed Computing is a common tool for SPEOS CAA V5 Based, SPEOS Standalone and SPEOS for PTC Creo.

    With the OPTIS Distributed Computing, you can launch a simulation from a Simulation Client (a workstation where

    SPEOS is used) to a Simulation Spooler that queues it and send it to a set of Simulation Servers where the simulation

    effectively runs. Then the Simulation Spooler gets back the result of each Simulation Server and merge it before

    making it available for the Simulation Client.

    With the OPTIS Distributed Computing architecture, a Simulation Spooler can be connected to several Simulation Servers, however a Simulation Server is related to only one Simulation Spooler. We advise to choose a separate computer for the Simulation Spooler but nevertheless it can be a Simulation Server or a Simulation Client. Be careful that the chosen computer can slow down during the upload of simulation results.

    Simulation Spooler corresponds to the SPEOS Distributed Server Manager (SDSM).

    Simulation Server corresponds to the SPEOS Distributed Server (SDS).

    Simulation Client corresponds to the Simulation Spooler Status.

    Architecture and Process of the OPTIS Distributed Computing

    (*) or ...\LocalUser\Application Data\OPTIS\Orphan\ if ...\UserWorking\ no longer exists or cannot be accessed.

    Simulation Client computer

    When a User distributes a simulation, the system to simulate is zipped and copied by SPEOS or SPEOS Core in

    the Spooler directory of the Simulation Spooler computer (Step 1).

    When the Simulation Spooler Status (running in the User session) finds a finished simulation on the Simulation

    Spooler, it copies the results on the working directory of the Simulation Client computer (Step 8).

    Simulation Spooler computer

    SDSM.exe must run all the time (in SYSTEM account when started by the OPTIS Service, or in User account when

    started manually by the User in the User session).

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    Depending of the Simulation Spooler option in the OPTIS Control Panel, the SDSM could be started without

    being logged (it is started by the OPTISService.exe) or could be started in a user session (Start/All

    Programs/Startup).

    When the SDSM finds a new simulation in the Spooler directory:

    SDSM copies the system to simulate from the Spooler directory to the shared CurrentSimulation directory

    (Step 2).

    SDSM sends a simulation request to the Simulation Servers.

    When all the Simulation Servers have finished their simulation, the SDSM merges all the uploaded results

    (Step 7).

    Simulation Server computers

    SDS.exe must run all the time (in SYSTEM account when started by the OPTIS Service, or in User account when

    started manually by the User in the User session).

    Depending of the Simulation Server option in the OPTIS Control Panel, the SDS could be started without being

    logged (it is started by the OPTISService.exe) or could be started in a user session (Start/All Programs/Startup).

    When the SDS receives a simulation request from the Simulation Spooler:

    SDS downloads the system to simulate from the Simulation Spooler (Step 3).

    SDS unzips the system to simulate (Step 4) then executes the simulation by running SPEOS or SPEOS Core

    using Automation (Step 5).

    At the end of the simulation, SDS uploads the results to the Simulation Spooler (Step 6).

    All computers of the cluster must have the same configuration. A computer can simultaneously be a Simulation Client, a Simulation Spooler and a Simulation Server. Simulation Spooler and Simulation Server can be used without be logged. SPEOS CAA V5 Based add-in is not required on all computers, only SPEOS Core needs to be installed.

    Recommendations for SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    For Visual Ergonomics simulation (Inverse Simulation) it is recommended to use Simulation Servers with the same

    level of performance, the global performance being defined by the lower performing computer.

    Adding a low performance computer in the cluster can slow down the simulation time.

    On another hand for Light Modeling simulation (Direct Simulation) each Simulation Server that is added will speed

    up the simulation time whatever its performance.

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    Configuring the OPTIS Distributed Computing for a Local Installation

    SPEOS CAA V5 Based

    Within a Same Network Domain

    Simulation Client

    Parameterizing the User Account Control

    This parameterization must be done before all software installation.

    If you have Windows XP, you do not need to follow these steps.

    If you have Windows 8, you can let the default user account control settings.

    1. From Start, click Control Panel and click User Accounts.

    2. If you have Windows Vista, click Turn User Account control on or off, click to clear the User Account Control

    (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

    3. If you have Windows 7, click Change User Account Control settings, move the slider to the bottom till Never

    Notify, and then click OK.

    4. If you have Windows Server 2008 or 2012, click User Accounts, click Change User Account Control settings,

    move the slider to the bottom till Never Notify, and then click OK.

    5. When a box asking you if you want to restart your computer appears, click Restart Now to take into account

    modifications.

    Configuring Simulation Client

    1. From Start menu, click All Programs, OPTIS, OPTIS Distributed Computing, Simulation Spoolers Status.

    -Or-

    1. From SPEOS CAA V5 Based, launch the Simulation Spoolers Status.

    2. Click Configuration, Configurations....

    The Simulation client window appears.

    3. To select the Simulation Spooler you want to connect your client to, click Add... to browse or select a

    Simulation Spooler and then click Remove.

    The Simulation Spooler is added to the Connect this simulation client to simulation spooler(s) list.

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    A Simulation Spooler can also be added by typing its name in the edit box on the right side of the Add button

    and then by clicking Add....

    4. Move up or down Simulation Spoolers in the list to define the order of the Spoolers' display when the Network

    Update command is launched (Have a look to the SPEOS User Guide

    (http://portal.optis-world.com/portal/documentation/documentation.asp) for more details).

    Th