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 SimVascular installer for your operating system.

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

  5. If you need to run simualtion, please also download and install svSolver from the same website as above.

Notice: if your operating system/version is not listed in our supported versions, SimVascular may not run on it. However, feel free to try it!

Installation Instructions for Windows


Supported Versions

Windows 10 (tested)


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 run simulation, you need to install svSolver (download).

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

    NetFx20SP2_x86.exe
    

Notice:

    svSolver is installed at C:\Program Files\SimVascular\svSolver\yyyy-mm-dd

Installation Instructions for Apple OS X


Supported Versions

Mac OS X 10.10 (tested)
Mac OS X 10.11 (tested)
Mac OS X 10.12 (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".
    If it doesn't work either, try turn off Fire wall temporarily.
    
  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 run simulation, you need to install svSolver (download).

  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
    

Notice:

    svSolver is installed at /usr/local/sv/svsolver/yyyy-mm-dd

Installation Instructions for Linux


Supported Versions

Ubuntu 14 (tested)
Ubuntu 16 (tested)


Installing SimVascular

  1. Install the SimVascular deb package. Notice: for Ubuntu1 16, you need to install Ubuntu Software Center before installing the deb package!

  2. To launch SimVascular:

    Go to Unity Dash, search for "SimVascular"
    Click the SimVascular icon.
    
  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 run simulation, you need to install svSolver (download), and 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.

Notice:

    Simvascular is installed at /usr/local/sv/simvascular/yyyy-mm-dd
    svSolver is installed at /usr/local/sv/svsolver/yyyy-mm-dd