Each of the three tools:
- T-VEC Vector Generation System (VGS)
- T-VEC Tabular Modeler (TTM)
- Simulink Tester for T-VEC (sl2tvec)
have an installation wizard that runs under Windows 2000 and Windows XP. T-VEC has been executed under Vista, but this is not a recommended environment.
The default and recommended target location for the installation is:
T-VEC, and especially the Simulink Tester tools, make use of not only GUI applications but command line batch files, perl files, and make files. Many of the lower level tools run window versions of unix utility programs and these can sometime have problems if the T-VEC install is done in locations such as:
- "C:\Program Files"
where there are space characters in the file path names. Therefore, the default installation location (C:\t-vec) is recommended.
Tools can be installed on any machine, but T-VEC recommends that adminstrative-level privileges be used because the installation creates or updates Windows Registry information. If an installation is performed without adminstrative privileges, the installation is likely to work, but not all features of the tools will operate correctly (e.g., recently loaded project or files), because T-VEC uses the registry and this is created during installation.
For the purpose of training and use of the installed TTM examples, it is necessary for users to have permission to perform compilation. In some cases it is necessary to compile a test driver with the target under tests to support test execution.
T-VEC tools are typically loaded on a desktop machine, but to run the tools, you must obtain a license or connect to a license server. See more on License Management.
Server (e.g., Citrix)
T-VEC tools have been used on server machines such as Citrix.
Computer Resource Requirements
TTM & T-VEC
It is recommended that Workstation/Desktop machines be a modern Pentium class processor with 1 GB of RAM. TTM & T-VEC can operate with less RAM (e.g., 512KB) for small projects such as those required for the TTM training.
The resources for the Mathworks Simulink/Stateflow RTW code generation tools are somewhat similar to those for the Simulink Tester and T-VEC. Most users will need 1 GB, but some large-scale systems have exceeded 3 GB. For large projects a high-end processor it is recommended or necessary.
The T-VEC tools use the registry and when updating the installation, there have been situations where the VGS GUI is blank. Uninstalling and reinstalling the tools may not correct the problem, because re-installation does not modify the saved registry settings.
Open a command window (DOS window) and execute the command
TTM and VGS GUI’s:
The TTM and VGS GUI's have layout info saved in the registry. There are circumstances when this information can be corrupted or the user move something that result in an unusable GUI layout, such as missing menu bars, etc. The info can be reinitialized by starting ttm up on the command line with -initSettings
> TabularModeler.exe -initSettings