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Windows Installation Tips and Techniques for CCD and CATIA V5 (SYS-8). SUBJECT: Using CCD to migrate from other CADAM-like systems to CATIA V5 on Windows NAME: Pierre Devaux for Ozzie Marquez October 4, 2000. AGENDA. MIGRATION PLAN OS AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS CCD ENHANCEMENTS

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Windows Installation

Tips and Techniques for CCD

and CATIA V5

(SYS-8)

SUBJECT: Using CCD to migrate from other CADAM-like systems to CATIA V5 on Windows

NAME: Pierre Devaux for Ozzie Marquez

October 4, 2000

agenda
AGENDA

MIGRATION PLAN

  • OS AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
  • CCD ENHANCEMENTS
  • WINDOWS NT INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION TIPS
  • LICENSING AND PLOTTING
  • DATABASE MIGRATION
  • ON-LINE DOCUMENTATION
  • ADMINISTRATOR TIPS
os and hardware requirements
OS and HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
  • CATIA-CADAM DRAFTING (CCD) SUPPORTS:

CCD V4 CCD V5R3

Windows NT 4.0 up to SP5 Windows NT 4.0 up to SP5

Windows 2000 Windows 98 & 95, Windows 2000 as of V5R4

  • HARDWARE FOR A PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM:
    • 150 MHz CPU (or faster)
    • 64 Mb of RAM (more if working with large raster models)
    • 2D graphics adapter with 2 Mb VRAM
    • 2 or 3 button mouse (3 preferred)
    • 17 inch SVGA monitor with .28 (or better) dot pitch
    • Network adapter (required for licensing)
os and hardware requirements1
OS and HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
  • CATIA V5 SUPPORTS: Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0 SP5. Windows 2000 as of V5R4.
  • HARDWARE FOR A 2D/3D PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM:
    • 400 MHz CPU (or faster)
    • 256 Mb of RAM (minimum)
    • 3D OpenGL graphics adapter with 1280 x 1024 resolution
    • 3 button mouse
    • 17 inch SVGA monitor with .28 (or better) dot pitch
    • Network card (required for licensing)
windows 2000
WINDOWS 2000
  • New features available with Windows 2000 that administrators should consider:
    • Enhanced Security
    • Disk Quotas
    • Encryption
    • Property Sets
    • Symbolic Linking
    • Link Tracking
    • DFS
ccd enhancements
CCD ENHANCEMENTS
  • CCD V423R1 Administration
    • Windows 2000 support
      • LUM 4.5.8 required for Windows 2000
    • Automatic license release
      • Administrators can now specify an idle time of 30 minutes or more before the session license is released.
    • Static binding for license clients
      • LUM 4.5.5 or above is required on the License Server.
      • LUM does not have to be installed on the clients.
    • Remote Plot Mode
      • Drawings on remote host can now be plotted without having to file the model locally.
    • Window Temp Plot Data
      • New button TPD added to Plot Current. Plots what’s on the screen, like Buffer Plot
ccd enhancements1
CCD ENHANCEMENTS
  • CCD V423R1 Administration (con’t)
    • Synchronization of remote format tables with CCD-NT
  • CCD V5R5 Administration -- In addition to all the 423R1 enhancements, it includes:
  • Advanced Mouse Button Functions (Windows only)
    • Right mouse button clicks can now perform several function key operations.
  • Windows 95 (OSR2) support
  • New character strokes
    • Several new characters have been added to support Helix to CCD migrations.
ccd enhancements2
CCD ENHANCEMENTS

CCD V5R5 Administration (con’t)

  • CADEX is now available
    • Requires a separate install
    • A V4 type license is required
  • IUE change
    • Absoft ProFortran V6.2 is now certified (Windows only)
  • MCX/Helix Translator
    • Helix Migration Package can be downloaded from www.cadam.com
  • New Web-based makup and annotation product (CADAM Web Conference) is now available on www.cadam.com for a test drive
installation
INSTALLATION
  • Remove all references to older CCD releases before installing CCD V423 or V5
    • Using Control Panel, remove the following environment variables:
      • CCD_ROOT
      • OPGS_RUN_TIME
      • DXF_TMP
      • PDELIB_TMP
    • Also remove all references to the older CCD release directory from the Path variable.
  • Use a regular user to install CCD V423 or V5
    • Installing CCD on Windows is very simple.
installation1
INSTALLATION
  • REGISTRY ENTRIES
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
        • SOFTWARE/
        • DASSAULT SYSTEMES/
        • CATIA-CADAM Drafting/
        • 55.0/
          • CCD_ROOT e:\ccdraft
          • UserManuals e:\ccdraft\doc
      • On Windows, if CCD is installed by the administrator, use Regedt32 to change access to DASSAULT SYSTEMES. Give everyone read access.
installation2
INSTALLATION
  • Code-serving versus installing on each client
    • Code-serving advantages:
      • Since the code is only installed on one system, code updates and administration is centralized, therefore simpler.
      • Ensures that everyone is running the same level of code.
      • Recommended if network speeds are acceptable when invoking CCD or CATIA.
    • Code-serving disadvantages:
      • If the code-serving machine goes down, everyone is down.
      • On slow networks, for example, starting CCD (~10 Mb) or CATIA DR1 (~13 Mb) or CATIA MD2 (~67 Mb) can take some time.
installation3
INSTALLATION
  • Code-serving versus installing on each client (con’t)
    • Client installation advantages:
      • Improves application startup time. Specifically on Wide Area Networks (WAN).
      • The user or administrator can run a local, customized version of CCD or CATIA.
      • If the workstation uses a nodelocked license, the user can continue to run locally, even if the database server is inaccessible.
    • Client installation disadvantages:
      • More difficult to administer and control in large installations.
installation4
INSTALLATION
  • CLIENT CCD Shortcut

Create a CCD Shortcut on each NT Client with the following options:

Target: ccdraft <options>

-f (full screen)

-m (start-up model name)

Start in:

Name of directory CCD should start in for File/Open.

licensing
LICENSING

LICENSING CCD

  • Only IBM’s License Use Management (LUM) is supported. The current version is 458.
    • NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, IRIX or Solaris) can be a license server
      • You must install LUM on the server and at least on one client.
      • After installing LUM on one client, move the Winnt\i4ls.ini file to all other clients.
      • Install the new ccdnls.dll with static binding support on all CCD clients. This dll is available from DSA’s FTP Site.
      • LUM is free for all platforms and can be downloaded from:

http://www-4.ibm.com/software/is/lum/v4.5.html

licensing1
LICENSING
  • LICENSING CCD V5
    • LUM V4.5.5 or above is required, but LUM 458 is recommended.
    • A valid CATIA V5 Configuration (DR1, MD1, ME2, etc.) must be installed to run CCD V5.
    • IBM generates two license certificates: One for CATIA V5 and the other for CCD, even though CCD is an add-on product. Ask for product number 5691-CCD.
    • CCD V5R5 comes with a 45 day full-function trial license.
licensing2
LICENSING
  • LICENSING CCD V5 (con’t)
    • CCD V4 HRAS (Hybrid Raster) and CADEX can be used with CCD V5, but both require a V4 license.
    • IUE and MCX are now included with Base CCD V5, therefore a separate license for these products is not required. The Markup and Annotation product is no longer available in V5.
plotting
PLOTTING
  • ON WINDOWS, CCD SUPPORTS:
    • CGM, HPGL, HPGL/2 and PostScript
    • Other formats (see CCDraft\Plot\Samples\ps2tiff.bat)

UNIX Scripts Equivalent files on Windows

PLOT/plotscript_hp2 Plot\hpgl2.bat (runs the job)

PLOT/backend_hp2 Plot\hpgl2.def (PHIGS config)

PLOT/plotopts_hp2 Plot\hpgl2.opt (plot options)

Plotting is well documented in the CADAM Drafting Installation Guide for Windows NT.

plotting1
PLOTTING
  • Buffer plotting can be done by using the new (Window TPD) button on Plot Current.

You can also use the Windows screen capture tools or CCD’s clipboard feature.

  • Windows Print Driver Support
    • If you can print to a printer/plotter from Windows, then CCD should also be able to plot to it. Just select Windows Printer as the default plotter from CCD’s Plotter Setup menu.
    • Only the plotopts file is customizable.
migration plan
MIGRATION PLAN

MF CADAM

MICRO CADAM

CADRA

Models

Symbols

B

E

T

T

E

R

Data Transfer

MCXTRAN

(UNIX)

GOOD

PRO CADAM Pre-V3R5

PRO CADAM V3R5 or >

CCD -UNIX models/symbols/formats

BEST

NURESTOR

db_update model names C_/C_/C_xxx to D_xxx

Rename

Model update name only D_xxx to xxx.cdd

DXF/DWG

IGES

Model update D_xxx to xxx.cdd Call and File models

CCD-V4 or V5  CATIA V5 on Windows

migration plan1
MIGRATION PLAN
  • Backup all data before any changes are made!
    • Archive MF CADAM models in NURESTOR format. Helix models should be archived in either DMNDOS or OS File (.MCD) format. Don’t forget the symbols, fonts, and formats (Helix models).
    • It’s a good idea to store these files on CD-ROM.
  • What CADAM Tables need to be migrated?
    • Symbols, Fonts, Special Characters, Plot Formats
  • Plotting
    • What plotters and plot options will be used?
    • If migrating from UNIX, save all the plotscripts. It will help you when configuring plotting on Windows.
migration plan2
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CCD Data exchange options on Windows
    • Access to MF CADAM’s database
      • ICF is the only interactive option on NT to access the MF CADAM database.
      • Starting with MVS OS390 V2.5, ICF will not work from Windows or UNIX to MF CADAM. A special MVS IUCV fix is available from DSA to resolve this problem.
    • Access to CCD UNIX database
      • ICF (user is confined to the UNIX CADAM database, but can file to Windows. Must also file locally to plot the model accessed on remote systems.)
      • PCNFS (Warning: Unlike UNIX, Windows is not case sensitive)
      • IMPORTANT: CCD (UNIX and Windows) releases should be the same.
migration plan3
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CCD data exchange options on Windows (con’t)
    • External File Translator (EFT)
      • AutoCAD DXF and DWG format support.
      • AutoCAD releases 11 - 14 are supported.
      • Some model touch-up may be required.
    • NURESTOR files can be imported/exported using the CCD Data Transfer option on Windows.
      • Best method of transferring data from CADAM-like systems (other than Helix) into CCD.
      • Almost 100% translation in most cases.
migration plan4
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CCD data exchange options on Windows (con’t)
    • Helix Migration Package (mcxtranv4)
      • The recommended method if migrating from MICRO CADAM or Helix to CCD.
      • Available from www.cadam.com.
      • Best translation method. Results are near 100%.
      • Unlike NURESTOR format, mcxtranv4 has no limitations such as model size or other imposed restrictions by the older NURESTOR Mainframe CADAM format. What you see in Helix is what you’ll see in CCD!
migration plan5
MIGRATION PLAN
  • UNIX CADPROF SETTINGS
    • Document all current settings. The same settings can be used in the CCD Cadprof utility on Windows. If migrating from Helix, refer to the Helix Defaults to Cadprof Mapping document in the Helix Migration Package.
  • MAINFRAME CAD PRIVILEGE TABLE SETTINGS
    • Use it as a guideline to help you design user database access permissions on Windows NT, once the migration is completed.
migration plan6
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CADAM Drawing Database Migration
    • Drawing database can reside on any disk drive that Windows can access. No more (group,user) directory structure required. This is similar to Helix’s OS File Format.
    • System directory (symbol, font, format, stdnote) can also reside anywhere, but you must define its location with cadprof. Default is CCD_ROOT\Drawings\System directory.
migration plan7
MIGRATION PLAN
  • Decide where the CADAM database will reside
    • On Windows or UNIX.
    • CADAM’s (group,user) database structure can be duplicated with directories/subdirectories on Windows.
    • FAT32 File Systems are supported, but NTFS is recommended.
  • Windows Security: directories and file access permissions
    • NTFS formatted disk or partition is required.
    • Use the Administration Utilities to set file access permissions on production release or shared directories, files, etc.
migration plan8
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CADAM Drawing Database Migration to Windows
    • From Mainframe CADAM
      • The Data Transfer utility of either Professional CADAM or CATIA-CADAM Drafting on UNIX is required to transfer the symbol and font tables.

Symbol and Font Tables:

      • Use the original FT05F001 index file used to create the tables on the mainframe.
      • If not available the index file can be created on the UNIX workstation.
      • For font tables you should also locate the mainframe font spacing table FT08F001, but it is not required -- the default will work.

Plot Format tables (not a manual step anymore!):

      • As of CCD V423PTF1 and CCD V5R4 SP1, plot format tables are now synchronized automatically on on all supported platforms. Some configuration required.
      • For Mainframe CADAM it is still a manual process if there is no TCP/IP connection to the mainframe.
migration plan9
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CADAM Drawing Database Migration to Windows (con’t)
    • From Helix
      • Symbol and Font Tables:
      • BULKXFER, included with the Helix Migration Package, automatically transfers all the symbol and font tables from Helix (sys,symbol) to CCD.
      • Plot Formats
      • BULKXFER transfers all the format models in (sys,format) and appends the new formats to the current CCD format table.
migration plan10
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CADAM Drawing Database Migration (con’t)
    • From PROFESSIONAL CADAM on UNIX (or IBM’s old RT)
      • Run db_update to change the model naming convention from the C_ /C_/C_xxx to the newer D_xxx
      • Run mdlupd UNIX IUE utility to update and rename models to the new CCD convention:
        • Rename all models from D_xxx to xxx.cdd (note that is .cdd not .ccd)
        • Optionally opens and files all models (required if migrating from RT-CADAM

and recommended for early versions of PRO CADAM pre-V3R5).

migration plan11
MIGRATION PLAN
  • CADAM Drawing Database Migration (con’t)

Special characters in the model name

    • Since MF CADAM, PROFESSIONAL CADAM, CCD-UNIX and Helix use their own data manager, special characters such as: * \ ?, could be used in the model name. These characters cannot be used in a Windows file name.
      • Use the mapping tables under the CCD_ROOT\PROFILE\convert\tables directory to map the special characters to a valid character on Windows:

For English: NAME-8859_UCS-2.map (maps to WIN)

UCS-2_NAME-8859.map (maps from WIN)

Note: ICF, MCXTRAN and Data Transfer use these tables (not PCNFS).

migration plan12
MIGRATION PLAN

SYMBOL TABLE NAMING CONVENTIONS

CCD or PRO CADAMCCD - WIN ( 20 characters max)

FONT TABLES

DRAWINGS/system/font/D_128/D_fonts \Drawings\system\font\128-fonts.cdd

DRAWINGS/system/font/D_128/FSpace \Drawings\system\font\128-FSpace.bin

SYMBOL TABLES

DRAWINGS/system/symbol/D_001/D_symbols \Drawings\system\symbol\001-symbols.cdd

FORMAT TABLES

DRAWINGS/system/format/D_8009a \Drawings\system\format\8009a.cdd

STDNOTE TABLES

DRAWINGS/system/stdnote/D_cadam_std_mm \Drawings\systems\stdnote\cadam_std_mm.cdd

migration plan13
MIGRATION PLAN
  • SPECIAL CHARACTERS: MF OR UNIX TO WINDOWS
    • CCD uses the Unicode Standard character set
      • User-defined special characters on UNIX (PRO CADAM or CCD) and MF CADAM need to be recreated on Windows.
        • Use CCD’s fontutil (located under CCD_ROOT\gphigs) to create the new characters.
        • New characters must be defined in the Unicode User Define area E800-EFFF. This area allows for 1,792 new characters to be defined.
        • Use the cadspec utility to add the new characters to the Special Character Window.
      • Professional CADAM versions prior to V3R5 did not support the Unicode Standard, therefore in addition to the above steps you need to:
        • Modify the character mapping table corresponding to the language locale being used. The mapping tables are located under the CCD_ROOT\profile\convert\tables directory.
migration plan14
MIGRATION PLAN
  • SPECIAL CHARACTERS: MF OR UNIX TO WINDOWS (con’t)
    • Helix and MICRO CADAM
      • A new mapping table has been added to support the Helix and older MICRO CADAM special characters:
        • Ccdraft\Profile\Convert\Tables\Helix-8859_ucs-2.map
      • Check the Migration Package on www.cadam.com for any updates to this table.
migration plan15
MIGRATION PLAN
  • REF-ENT IS AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE
    • Reference Entity models must reside in a directory\sub-directory, with a name that must match the name of the group,user where the original reference entity model was located on UNIX or MF.

In addition, these directories must reside under the CCD_ROOT\Drawings directory defined in cadprof.

      • For example, on MF or UNIX
        • The model eng-dwg-3 in eng,bob references the model ref3 located in eng,ref
      • On Windows
        • The model eng-dwg-3 can be anywhere, but the model ref3 must be located under the CCD_ROOT\Drawings\eng\ref\ directory.
        • Note: If a model is created on Windows, the reference entity must reside in the same directory
on line documentation
ON-LINE DOCUMENTATION
  • ON-LINE DOCUMENTATION
    • On-line help is now in HTML format. A browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape is required.
    • The full documentation, including the User Guides, can be accessed and printed from Ccdraft\En_US\Help\doc.htm
administrator tips
ADMINISTRATOR TIPS
  • Cleanup after Data Transfer
    • Check for files under Ccdraft\datatran\temp directory
      • If failures occur during the data transfer process, temporary files may be left behind and some of these files can be very large. Delete them.
    • Check Ccdraft\datatran\sysinfo\requests
      • Delete old request files
  • Cleanup after the External File translator
    • Check for files under Ccdraft\tmp and C:\tmp
  • Cleanup after Plotting
    • Ccdraft\tmp, Ccdraft\plot\requests, Ccdraft\plot\status
administrator tips1
ADMINISTRATOR TIPS
  • CCDVER utility has been enhanced.
    • Starting with CCD 421R2 and CCD V5, you can change the CCD environment variables with CCD_ROOT\Bin\ccdver.exe. This will allow you to configure multiple CCD environments on the same system without conflicts. See next page for sample screen.
  • All user modifiable installation parameters are now kept in the CCD_ROOT\Profile directory.
administrator tips3
ADMINISTRATOR TIPS
  • CCD Service Packs for V5 and PTFs for V4
    • Made available as needed to resolve severe problems, but no more than four between releases.
    • Available only from www.cadam.com, under Software Downloads
  • TRAINING
    • Since Helix and CCD are so similar, training may not be necessary. The minor differences can be covered in a few hours.
    • Current MF or UNIX CADAM users may need help using CCD’s new Windows user interface.
    • Schedule training to immediately follow the installation.
    • Take a Windows NT or Windows 2000 Administration class.
important web sites
IMPORTANT WEB SITES
  • New CADAM Web Site: http://www.cadam.com
  • with links to:
    • CCD SOFTWARE, WHITE PAPERS, UPDATES (Service Packs & PTFs) AND GENERAL INFORMATION.
    • IBM’s SITE:
      • http://www.ibm.com/solutions/engineering/escatia.nsf/public/whitepapers
    • CCD SALES AND GENERAL INFORMATION:
      • http://www.catia.ibm.com/prodinfo/ccdhome.html