Since the last videos I made which showed how to install a Virtual Linux Machine on your PC and install Salome Meca 2017 on top of it, a new release of Salome-Meca 2017 for Windows went out!
Good news for those who are a bit afraid to step into the linux world but still want to try out Open-source FEA.
How to install Salome Meca 2017 on Windows?
The process of installation on windows is really simple, but I decided to make a video to show you step by step how I did to run the Salome Meca 2017 on my windows 7 PC (and yes… I am still on windows 7…but don’t worry, it is suppose to work on windows 10 as well)
Here’s the video:
The process of installation is actually pretty simple and straightforward:
- Download the install file from the website code-aster-windows.com
- Unzip the file
- Open the terminal, cd into the WORK directory and run the run_salome.bat executable to launch Salome Meca 2017
And that’s it!
Still want to install it on Linux?
Check out my previous detailed step-by-step article here:
Need a tutorial to start?
Now, it’s good to install Salome-Meca…but it’s even better if you understand how to use it to simulate something ;-)
And that is NOT straightforward at all, you’ll see…but with practice, nothing is impossible! (right?)
Check this article in which I show you how to model and simulate a simple plate:
I hope you enjoy those articles!
If you have something to ask or to say, please leave a comment here, I try to answer every comment
Also if you have ideas about tutorials you would like to see for example, please propose them in the comments as well. It is always useful to know what kind of model you are interested to simulate and it gives me ideas ;-)
–Cyprien – Feaforall
Martin Lawrence says
I have followed your instructions to install Salome-Meca under Windows 7, but upon starting up Salome-Meca, it hangs on : ‘Waiting for Study Server’ displayed on the opening window. I have also tried installing it under Windows 10, but it does not want to know. I would appreciate any advice on how to get Salome-Meca working.
Unfortunately, Salome-Meca is not “officially” supported on windows by EDF (The company who develops it in France). This Salome Meca for windows has been developed by a small company which kind of bundled it to be usable on windows. Thus it doesn’t surprise me it doesn’t wrk on all computer configurations… The best way now I can recommend who be either to install a virtual machine on your windows computer with a software such as VirtualBox and install Salome-Meca on it, or… make a linux partition on your machine and install the official release of Salome-Meca on it. Good luck!
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I have installed salome meca 2017, but there is no aster study feature. how to fix it? thanks
You probably didn’t install the right package.
If you are on ubuntu, go here and download the latest 2018.0.1 install:
If you are on windows, download the 2018 version from here:
(You need to have python2 installed on your computer)
I would like to know if it will be possible to use ASTK to launch a simulation, in the widows version ?
No, I don’t think so.