Monday, March 14, 2011

Theo Jansen Mechanism Matlab Code M-file

 A few readers have requested the full m file for the Theo Jansen mechanism. I've uploaded it here. If the download won't work for you lease me your email address and I will gladly send it to you. Please don't just copy the file. This is meant for reference only. In other words, figure it out on your own!



http://cadsystemshelp.blogspot.com/2010/04/theo-jansen-mechanism-matlab-code.html

Theo Jansen Mechanism Matlab Code.doc download 

*7/22/2011 download link should be fixed now!

Monday, March 7, 2011

How can I obtain my CATIA target ID?

What is a target ID? A target ID is a code calculated on your computer which identifies your computer which is then used to generate the license key for your software. This target ID is something Dassault Systems products use to license the software to your machine or to the specific server that will be running the purchased licenses from. 

How do you obtain the target ID number? There are two basic procedures to go about getting the target ID.  You can download a free TargetID.zip utility from the internet which will tell you directly what the TargetID number is.

The second method for obtaining CATIA's target ID is to follow these steps. Please note that the LUM server should preferably be a server that will remain on at all times so that all users can access the licenses at any time.

  1. If LUM is not already installed, please download and install the correct version of LUM for the operating system that you are working with. 
  2. For Windows users, double click on arkwin468.exe from the folder where you downloaded LUM.  Take the defaults and complete the installation.
  3. Select Start -> Run and type in cmd.  At the command prompt, please type the following:   i4target –O  (Note that the O must be capitalized.)  The highlighted information listed under the LUM Target ID section is the target ID.
What if I do not plan to license my software on a Windows Environment?

  • AIX/IBM Workstations open up a Terminal Window and type in the following;
    • For V5"i4target -O" (minus the quotes)for V4 type in"uname–m" (minus the quotes) and remove the zeros in the front and in the rear.
  • HPUX/HP Workstations open up a Terminal Window and type in the following;
    • "i4target" (minus the quotes)
  • IRIX - SGI Workstations open up a Terminal Window and type in the  following;
    • "sysinfo"(minus the quotes)
  • SunOS/Solaris - Sun Workstations open up a Terminal Window and type in the following;
    • "hostid" (minus the quotes)
Please note that Virtual Machines CAN NOT be setup as license servers.