The STEP Tools SDK for Intel 64bit Linux supports all modern distros with runtime compatibility back to RHEL/Centos 7, Debian 7, and Ubuntu Trusty. The 64bit libraries are link compatible with GCC 4.8 or later, with dynamic linking as well as plain and position-independent (-fPIC) static linking.
The STEP Tools development stack is spread across several packages. The Core SDK package contains software needed for all types of data, with separate STEP and IFC Stacks that covers applications based on those models.
- To install,
unzipthe package into the desired installation directory. This will create a directory called
steptools_20. You can unpack distributions for many platforms into the same directory. The binaries for each platform are in separate subdirectories under "bin" and the libraries for different compiler configs are in separate subdirectories under "lib".
% cd /my/dest/dir % unzip stdev_20_0_linux_x64.zip
The SDK libraries are built for several different compiler configurations. These are kept in separate directories as shown below:
Linux Intel 64bit <install-dir>/lib/linux_x64_gcc GCC 4.8+, static libraries <install-dir>/lib/linux_x64_gcc_pic GCC 4.8+, static libraries with -fPIC <install-dir>/lib/linux_x64_gcc_shared GCC 4.8+, dynamic libraries (.so)
- In the
steptools_20directory, run the
stdev_installscript, which creates environment settings with the install location and C++ compiler version that you plan to use.
% cd steptools_20 % ./stdev_install
- Request, and then install a license key as described in Software License Keys. We will send the key by e-mail.
- Install the STEP Stack or IFC Stack as required. Simply unzip the package on top of the install directory.
The install script creates
rose_logicals.sh (for Bash) and
rose_logicals.csh (for C Shell) in the installation
directory. These set environment variables for paths to the
development files. Check them to make sure
the settings are correct.
rose_logicals.sh/csh when you start a new
shell. This appends
$ROSE_BIN to your search path and
$ROSE_LIB to the shared library path. Make sure
these are always set before you use any of the development tools.
% source rose_logicals.csh % . rose_logicals.sh