Downloading SimVascular

  1. Go to SimVascular download webpage.

  2. Login to SimTk or create a new account (if you haven’t done so).

  3. Click “Download Links” and choose the latest installer for your operating system.

  4. List your intended use for the software and agree to the license agreement.

Installation Instructions for Windows


Supported Versions

Windows 10 (tested)
Windows 8
Window 7


Installing SimVascular

  1. Install SimVascular

  2. SimVascular still provides the old GUI. If you want to launch SimVascular with the old GUI:

    Right click on the SimVascular icon on the desktop.
    Add "-tcl" to the very end of the "Target:" command line, for example:
        "C:\Program Files\SimVascular\sv\yyyy-mm-dd\simvascular-bin.exe "Tcl/SimVascular_2.0/simvascular_startup.tcl -tcl"
    Or
    Copy the original icon and make such change so you have one icon for the new GUI and the other for the old GUI.
    
  3. To access the full functions of SimVascular Simulation tool, it’s required to install svSolvers. There is a separate installer for svSolvers at simtk.org

  4. For Windows 7, you may need to install a few extra package to use SimVascular.

    NetFx20SP2_x86.exe
    

Installation Instructions for Apple OS X


Supported Versions

Mac OS X 10.10.x (tested)


Installing SimVascular

  1. Launch the downloaded package and agree to the terms of service.

  2. Drag SimVascular into your Applications folder when this window opens.

  3. Launch SimVascular through your Applications folder or Launchpad.

    A dialog may popup when launching, saying: “SimVascular” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.”.
    Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General, click “Open Anyway”.
    If it doesn't work, turn on  "Anywhere" for "Allow apps downloaded from"; After SimVascular launches, turn it back on to "Mac App Store and identified developers".
    
  4. SimVascular still provides the old GUI. If you want to launch SimVascular with the old GUI by default:

    Open a terminal.
    Run "touch ~/.simvascular_default_tcl" which creates an empty file.
    
  5. To access the full functions of SimVascular Simulation tool, it’s required to install svSolvers. There is a separate installer for svSolvers at simtk.org

  6. (Optional) You can also launch SimVascular using the Terminal. To install the SimvVascular command line tools run:

    sudo /Applications/SimVascular.app/Contents/Resources/setup-symlinks.sh
    

Installation Instructions for Linux


Supported Versions

Ubuntu 14 (tested)
Ubuntu 15
Ubuntu 16 (tested)


Installing SimVascular

  1. Unpack the installer (zip/tar file).

  2. To launch SimVascular:

    Open a terminal
    Go to SimVascular installation directory
    Run "./simvascular" 
    
  3. Notice: it may mention missing some libs during launch, according to the information, try “sudo apt-get install [missing lib]” to install them. Most likely you need to run:

    sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-0
    sudo apt-get install libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
    
    Sometimes, you may need to:
    sudo apt-get install libxss
    sudo apt-get install libxmu-dev (for OpenCASCADE)
    sudo apt-get install libxi-dev  (for OpenCASCADE)
    
  4. SimVascular still provides the old GUI. If you want to launch SimVascular with the old GUI by default:

    Open a terminal.
    Run "touch ~/.simvascular_default_tcl" which creates an empty file.
    
    you may need to:
    sudo apt-get install tcllib tklib (for old GUI)
    sudo apt-get install tcl-dev tk-dev (for old GUI)
    
  5. To use SimVascular Simulation tool, you need to install MPI:

    For Ubuntu 14:      
    sudo apt-get install libmpich2-dev
    
    For Ubuntu 16:
    sudo apt-get install libmpich-dev
    
  6. (Optional) To add SimVascular to your path , you will need to run the post-install script:

    sudo bash setup-symlinks.sh
    

    This script places symbolic links in /usr/local/bin to the simvascular executable scripts. You may wish to edit the symbolic links.

  7. (Optional) To use Meshim (if applicable) on linux, copy your Meshsim license file into the simvascular directory and rename it meshsim-license.dat