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Help: HOWTOs -- Pro/Engineer on Linux
0. Simple step-by-stepThis section is if you don't want an explanation, you just want to get going.
1. Load the Pro/E Wildfire 3 module.
module load proe/wildfire32. Change directory to /tmp.
cd /tmp3. Launch Pro/E.
1. IntroductionND Engineering Computing supports Pro/Engineer (Pro/E) on both Windows and Linux. Launching Pro/E on Windows requires only clicking the icon, but launching it on Linux requires a couple more steps that may not be obvious.
2. ModulesPro/E is provided through CRC's module system. When a user loads a module, environment variables and other settings are modified to give the user easy access to the desired program. Detailed instructions and usage info can be found at the module page at the CRC Wiki.
To display a list of the available modules:
module availTo display a list of the currently loaded modules:
module listTo load a module (where module_name is the desired module):
module load module_nameIt is seldom necessary to manually unload a module; modules are typically robust enough to have no effect on any other user operations. If desired however, a user can manually unload a module:
module unload module_name
3. Pro/E VersionsTwo versions of Pro/Engineer are available for use: Wildfire 2 and Wildfire 3. Wildfire 3 is the newer, and usually preferred version. The module names are explanatory:
module load proe/wildfire2 module load proe/wildfire3Unless you explicitly need to use Wildfire 2, perhaps for compatibility or familiarity reasons, we suggest that you use Wildfire 3.
4. Change to /tmpPro/E requires that the current working directory be on a local drive, and not on a network drive. Examples of network drives include NFS and AFS. Notre Dame students' home directories and all files contained within are held on AFS. This means that you cannot launch Pro/E from a current working directory within your home directory (~/). Linux's temporary directory, found in /tmp, allows a user to have read/write access to a local directory.
To change to /tmp:
cd /tmpIf you don't change to /tmp, then Pro/Engineer will most likely fail to launch fully and crash. If this happens, just log out and log back in.
5. Launch Pro/EYou are now ready to launch Pro/E. Command:
proeIf you have any questions or comments, please let us know at email@example.com.
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