Platform Support

Hardware Notes - Pro/MECHANICA

Last updated: March 2004

Platform Models Operating System Windowing Environment Graphics Accelerator Hardware
(see note a below)
3D 
Graphics
C Compiler Fortran Compiler
(see note d below)
SGI (32 bit)
(see note b)
 R5000  IRIX 6.2, 6.3,6.5 4Dwm, X11R5 Extreme, Impact  GL 
OpenGL
C/C++ V7.2+ FORTRAN V7.2+ 
SGI (64 bit) 
 
R8000 
R10000 
R12000
IRIX 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5  4Dwm, X11R5 Extreme, Impact  GL 
OpenGL
 C V7.2+  FORTRAN 
V7.2+ 
Sun Ultra1 
Ultra2 
Ultra10 
Ultra30 
Ultra60
Solaris 2.6, 2.7
(see note m)
Solaris 8
(see note n)
OpenWindows, CDE,  X11R5  Creator 3D, Elite 3D XGL 
OpenGL
C V4.0+ &
C/C++ V5.0 (only on Solaris 2.7)
FORTRAN 4.0+   &
5.0 (only on Soalris 2.7)
HP 9000/700 Family 
(including PA8000 native build) 
(including B, C, J, K class) 
HP-UX 10.20 
HP-UX 10.20 (ACE) (see note g & p)
CDE, X11R5  CRX-24Z, HCRX-24Z, HCRX-48Z, Visualize-24, Visualize-48 
Visualize-fx6 
Visualize-fx2 
Visualize-fx4
Starbase 
OpenGL
HP C VA10.32.12
ANSI C++( for Custom Loads)
HP FORTRAN VB10.20.10
DEC Alpha 
Unix
DEC 3000: 
AlphaStations 250, 400, 500 
Personal Workstation 600AU
Digital Unix v4.0d CDE, X11R5 ZLX-M1, ZLX-M2, ZLX-L1, ZLX-L2, ZLXp-E1, ZLXp-E2, ZLXp-E3: 
Powerstorm 
OpenGL (Open3d v4.3) DEC C V5.7
The user will have to install the C++ compiler to run
Motion engine.
DEC FORTRAN V5.1
IBM  RS6000 family
43P-150
43P-140
397
42T
AIX 4.3.2 (see note k) CDE, X11R5 Gt4e, Gt4x, Gt4xi Family, GXT500, GXT1000 (see note c), GXT800P, GXT800M, GXT550P, GXT3000P (see note k) OpenGL (see note i) AIX XL C V3.1.4,
V3.6.4(see note l)
AIX XL F 5.1
Intel based
PC
(Windows NT)
Intel Based PC (with NT compatible hardware)  Windows NT 4.0 
(with SP4 & SP5)
N/A   Win32 GDI 
OpenGL
MS Visual C++ 
V5.0, V6.0
Intel FORTRAN V2.4 (see note e)
Intel Based
PC
(Windows 95b/98)
Intel Based PC 
(with Win95 
compatible hardware) 
Windows 95b 
Windows 98
(see note q)
N/A   Win32 GDI 
OpenGL
MS Visual C++ V5.0, V6.0 Intel      FORTRAN V2.4 (see note e)
DEC alpha
PC
(Windows NT)
DEC Alphastation 500, 400, Personal Workstation 600A  Windows NT 4.0 N/A   Win32 GDI 
OpenGL
MS Visual C++ V5.0, V6.0 DEC FORTRAN X1.0
Language Support: English, German, Japanese (See note r)
Notes:
a. Pro/MECHANICA requires a 24-bit graphics card. You can use other graphics cards with Pro/MECHANICA; however, they may not offer any accelerated graphics gains and you may experience color flashing.
b. IRIX 4K series is not supported starting 2000i2.
c. GXT 1000 on IBM's require X-Windows to be started with xinit - -x abx -x mbx -x GLX
d. Fortran compilers are only required if you are running Fortran custom loads.
e. Intel is providing this to customers. Please contact Customer Support for details.
f. Specific Models listed inside of [ ] brackets are tested in QA.
g. Required for native OpenGL support.
h. CADDS 8.0 and CVDORS 8.1 requires V4.2 compilers on Sun
i. The following patches are required on IBM for use with OpenGL: OS 4.2.1 use patch IX78807, OS 4.3.1 use patch IX78809
k. IBM GXT3000P graphics cards with AIX 4.3.2 need an APAR (patch) from IBM. Alternatively, users can choose to run in x11 graphic mode.
l. To link or execute objects built with the 3.6.4 compilers, you will need the 3.6.4 libraries. The 3.6.4 runtime is included in AIX 4.3, but AIX 4.2.* seats will need a patch(xlC.rte-3.6.4.0, xlC.rte-3.6.4.1 & xlC.msg.en_US.rte -3.6.4.0)
m. SunOS (2.5.6 with ultra-1) needs the patch -Generic_105181-03 & 105210-24, installed for DPI to work.
n. Pro/M 2000i2 is expected to work with Solaris 8 ( C compiler version C4.2).
p. On HP's to have integrated mode work correctly, PHSS_19739 (HP DCE/9000 1.5 cumulative patch) patch needs to be installed.
q. On both Win95 and Win98, a visual fortran threaded run-time support library (DFORMD.DLL) needs to be installed and is available at: www.digital.com/fortran.
r. Japanese not supported on Windows 95b/98

Supported MCAD Systems

You can integrate several MCAD systems with Pro/MECHANICA Release 2000i2. The following table lists the MCAD systems supported in Release 2000i2 and the platforms they are supported on. See the Interface Guide for details about using each of these MCAD systems with Pro/MECHANICA.

Platforms

CATIA
Release 4.2.0
(English only)
Pro/ENGINEER 
Release 22(2000i2)
Date Code:2000010 &
 2000060
CADDS 
Release 8.1
(English only)
Unigraphics 
Release 15.0.0
(English only)
DEC Alpha Unix  
DEC Alpha PC 
(Windows NT)
     
HP
IBM
Intel-based PC 
(Windows NT)
   
See Note a
Intel-based PC 
(Windows 95)
     
SGI_MIPS4 (64 bit)
See Note b
SGI_MIPS4 (32 bit)
See Note b
Sun  
See Note h above
NOTES: 
a.  Only supported for import of UG parts into Mechanica (transfer from UG using ugmech not supported). 
b.  SGI platforms with OS level IRIX 6.5 and above only are supported for UG15.0

Supported Data Transfer Standards

Pro/MECHANICA supports the following standards for transferring data to and from MCAD programs:

Platform DXF 13.0 IGES 5.2 VDA 2.0
DEC Alpha PC 
(Windows NT)
 
DEC Alpha Unix
HP
IBM
Intel-based PC 
(Windows NT)
 
Intel-based PC 
(Windows 95)
 
SGI (64 bit)
SGI (32 bit)
Sun
 
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