This FAQ guides you through the process of installing Simcenter STAR-CCM+ locally using the command line method in either Linux or Windows. The fully automated silent install is also shown.
This FAQ guides you through the process of installing Simcenter STAR-CCM+ locally using the command line method in either Linux or Windows. In the most general terms, the command '-i console' is added after the name of the installation executable in order to run the installation using command line interface.
Although this procedure did not change for many years now: please refer to the installation guide of the version you are installing for the most up-to-date information on the installation. There are two versions of the command line installation.
The installation process is the same for both operating systems. Only the first command is different.
First go to the directory containing the installation files. Using cd (change directory).
./STAR-CCM+17.04.008_(...).sh -i console
STAR-CCM+17.04.008_(...).bat -i console
The installer then commences:
=============================================================================== Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2021.3 (16.06.008-R8) (created with InstallAnywhere) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preparing CONSOLE Mode Installation... (...) =============================================================================== License Notice -------------- (...) PRESS <ENTER> TO CONTINUE: (...) DO YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT? (Y/N): (...) Participate in the Product Excellence Program? (Y/N) (Default: Yes):
You will have to agree to the license agreement and decide on if you want to take part in the product excellence program.
=============================================================================== Select Installation Location ---------------------------- Where Would You Like to Install Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2021.3? Default Install Folder: C:\Program Files\Siemens ENTER AN ABSOLUTE PATH, OR PRESS <ENTER> TO ACCEPT THE DEFAULT
Afterwards you may choose a different installation location. Please use an absolute path.
Now you will be given a summary with all relevant settings. After you checked them press ender to start the installation process. This will take a few minutes, during which time Simcenter STAR-CCM+ as well as the prerequisite programs required will be installed. A notification will be given once installation is complete, as well as a reminder of where the software is installed.
Command-line installation is now complete, and this should be tested by opening the program to confirm it runs.
The silent install works without any user input to allow for mass- and automated distribution of Simcenter STAR-CCM+. Information on installation process is stored in the log file.
|Command Line Argument||Description|
|-i silent||Performs a silent installation. No console or dialog windows appear.|
|-DPRODUCTEXCELLENCEPROGRAM=0||To opt-out of the Product Excellence Program.|
|-DINSTALLDIR=<path>||Provides an alternative location for the Simcenter STAR-CCM+ installation. Please use an absolute path.|
|-DINSTALLFLEX=false||Controls whether the license server is installed and configured. If you do not want to install the license server, set this argument to false.|
|-DNODOC=true||Controls whether or not the Simcenter STAR-CCM+ documentation is installed. If you do not want to install the Simcenter STAR-CCM+ documentation, set this argument to true.|