Systems Engineering Software

Installing toolsets manually


This page describes how to install our toolsets manually into a manually installed Eclipse. However, all bundled IDE releases include all our tooling and do not require such manual installation.

After you have manually installed Java and Eclipse, and started Eclipse, it is time to install one or more Systems Engineering toolsets into Eclipse.

If you have not yet installed any of our toolsets into your Eclipse installation, you can follow the instructions to install your first toolset. If you have already installed one or more of our toolsets before, and wish to install some additional toolsets, follow the instructions to install additional toolsets instead.

After you’ve installed some toolsets, you can start to use Eclipse and our software.

Installing your first toolset

To install your first Systems Engineering toolset into Eclipse:

  • Go to the software installation window by selecting Help menu ‣ Install New Software... and wait for the Available Software window to appear.

  • In the Work with text box, enter (or paste) the URL of the Systems Engineering Update Site and press the ENTER key on the keyboard to confirm.

  • If you get a dialog stating there is a problem, click the Details >> button for further details. If may mention Address family not supported by protocol family: connect. If so, close Eclipse, and add the following line to the eclipse.ini file:

    Add the line at the end of the file, on a line by itself. By default, eclipse.ini is located in your Eclipse directory, except for Mac OS X, where instead it is in the directory inside the Eclipse directory. Restart Eclipse and try again.

  • Wait for the Pending... text to disappear and the list to be filled with available software.

  • Select the group of tools (called a category in Eclipse) you wish to install, by putting a check in the checkbox (the small square) before the name of the category. Alternatively, click on the small arrow to the left of the checkbox to expand the category and show the toolsets that are part of the category. This allows you to install specific toolsets, and specific versions of toolsets, instead of the entire category.

    By default, only the latest (most current) version of each toolset is shown. The update site however, also contains some older versions of the toolsets. To show those older versions, make sure the Show only the latest versions of available software option is unchecked.

    Keep in mind that all toolsets of our software must have the same version, in order to co-exist in your Eclipse installation.

  • Once you have selected all the toolsets you wish to install, click the Next button to continue.

  • Wait for dependency resolving to complete. In case of dependency conflicts, Eclipse will try to compute a solution, and show the Install Remediation Page. Choose one of the suggested solutions. Ideally, choose Update my installation to be compatible with the items being installed, if that is one of the suggested solutions. Click Next to continue with the modified installation request. For information on how to prevent dependency conflicts, as well as alternate ways to resolve them, see Resolving dependency conflicts.

  • Wait for dependency resolving to complete. Once the Install Details window appears, click Next again to continue.

  • Accept the licenses, and click Finish.

  • Wait for the software to install. You’ll get a ‘Security Warning’ with a message Warning: You are installing software that contains unsigned content..., which you may ignore. Just click OK to continue.

  • When asked to restart, click Yes.

Installing additional toolsets

If you have installed one or more of our toolsets before, and you would like to install additional toolsets from our update site, follow these steps:

  • Follow the instructions to update your toolsets to the latest version.
  • Follow the instructions from Installing your first toolset to install the additional toolset or toolsets. Note that instead of entering the update site URL manually, you can select it from the drop down list, since you used it before.

If you don’t update your existing toolsets before installing additional ones, you may run into dependency conflicts. Eclipse Kepler (4.3) and higher may be able to resolve such conflicts automatically, but this takes quite some time and may not always be successful.

All toolsets of our software must have the same version, in order to co-exist in your Eclipse installation. The aforementioned dependency conflicts happen most often due to the installation of newer versions of the new toolsets than the versions that you have already installed for the existing toolsets. By updating the existing toolsets to the latest versions before installing the new toolsets, you can safely install the latest versions of the new toolsets. Alternatively, you can choose the exact same versions for the new toolsets as you have for the existing toolsets.