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Thread: HOWTO: Run Pro/Engineer WF 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: HOWTO: Run Pro/Engineer WF 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

    At least you can run it; I downloaded the torrent and managed myself to install it according to SHooTERS's instructions (installed also lobmotif3, tcsh, libstdc++5,etc). But it is frustrating that even though the launcher "proe1" belongs to my user and is marked as executable I get the error "Permission denied" (translated from Spanish) when executing ./proe1

    Definitely, piracy doesn't worth it... I hope I can use VariCAD as mt main CAD system soon.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Re: HOWTO: Run Pro/Engineer WF 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

    Quote Originally Posted by hambone79 View Post
    I have done it before in a virtual machine to see if it was possible, but I can't find my notes on the installation process. If I remember correctly, I had to install the 32bit version of the Motiff libraries to make it work.
    Have any luck finding any notes on the installation process?
    I have successfully installed Proe on 32 bit but now have switched to 64 bit and
    would appreciate any information that you may have to share.


  3. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Re: HOWTO: Run Pro/Engineer WF 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10


    I am trying to use the script that you wrote and am able to get the script to start proe and deactivate compiz, but when I shutdown proe, compiz doesn't come back. I read to uncomment certain things to make compiz work and I believe I did, but I don't know for sure. Below is the script as I have modified it for myself.

    PROE_PID='/sbin/pidof proe1' # This will depend on your custom Pro/E launchers

    function launch_proe {
    export LANG=C
    #Uncomment the line below if you are using Compiz
    metacity --replace &
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/LIBx11-noxcb/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH $PROE_PATH/proe &
    while [ -n $PROE_PID ]; do
    sleep 3

    if [ -z $PROE_PID ]; then
    #Uncomment the line below if you are using Compiz
    compiz --replace &

    if [ -d $WORKING_DIR ]; then
    mkdir $WORKING_DIR

    This script is definitely very nice, just wish I could get it to work.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Hasselt, Belgium
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Re: HOWTO: Run Pro/Engineer WF 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

    Hey, I just went to the trouble of getting wf 3 running on precise 32 bit, and I thought yopu guys might find it useful.
    NB.: It's a quick & dirty way, startup script could be nicer.

    To run pro/e wf3 in precise 32 bit
    prior requirments;
    make sure your gfx card is properly configured
    Have a running licence server or locked licence
    Install required packages;
    sudo apt-get install csh libmotif4 libstdc++5 portmap libxmu6 rpcbind
    Create libmotif3 symlinksin /usr/lib/ -> -> ->

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/lib????.so.4 /usr/lib/lib???.so.3
    Get gtk 1.2 at,
    Download latest libgtk1.2-common, libglib1.2ldbl and libgtk1.2
    Install proe WF3 (duh)
    Create startupscript for proe;
    gksudo service portmap stop
    gksudo rpcbind -wi
    export LANG=en_US

    UPDATE, installing the gnome environement (described here, and disabling compiz (by running 'metacity --display=:0 --replace') makes the in program tabs less twitchy.

    Last edited by mutrax; February 11th, 2013 at 12:53 PM. Reason: added some packages that others pointed out to me & extra gfx tweak
    No matter how great your product is, if you don't throw time and money against it it's a sh#tt# system. ubuntu <-> apple <-> microsoft

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