Install OPNET 14.5 on Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010

I made a video last year in installing OPNET 14.5 on Windows 7 with  Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

As I don't want to create it again, just I refer it you to. Also, for those who needs the Variables and Paths, I copied them here.

Before installing OPNET, we need:
Installed Windows on computer (As an example, I installed Windows 7 x64 (or 64 bit) on my computer)
Installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ((As an example, I installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 x86 (or 32 bit))


What we need before installing OPNET:
Installed Windows on computer (As an example, I installed Windows 7 x64 (or 64 bit) on my computer)
Installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ((As an example, I installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 x86 (or 32 bit))

Please note that you can install Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit or 32bit but I installed it in 32bit release while my Windows 7 is 64 bit. So as you can see all of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 installed path is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0"
We need this path later

What we need for installing OPNET is source of OPNET (We will install these respectively):
modeler_145A_PL8_7808_win.exe
modeler_docs_02-Sep-2008_win.exe
models_145A_PL8_24Sep08_win.exe
OPNET.Modeler.14.5.License.Maker-FFS.exe

We MUST add some variables in system path before running OPNET. I will show you the name and path of variables, then I will add them to System Variables.

Please note when OPNET is installed and educational license is installed, if your Windows is x64 or 64 bit, you will see two exe file for running OPNET which are named:
OPNET Modeler 14.5 (64-Bit)
OPNET Modeler 14.5
Which one you should select to run? It depends on the release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 which is installed on your machine. For example I installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 x86 or 32-bit on my Windows, so as you see that all of Variables were in " C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio " path, I must run OPNET Modeler 14.5 NOT OPNET Modeler 14.5 (64-Bit). 


OK! I think you can now follow the video. I hope it is useful.


Video Links:




Variables and Paths

DevEnvDir
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\

Framework35Version
v3.5

FrameworkDir
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\

FrameworkVersion
v2.0.50727

INCLUDE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\atlmfc\include;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\include\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\include\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\DIA SDK\include\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\En­tity Framework Tools\Templates\include\

LIB
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\atlmfc\lib\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\include\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\DIA SDK\lib\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\lib\

LIBPATH
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\­;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0­.50727\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\atlmfc\lib\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\lib\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\DIA SDK\include\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\En­tity Framework Tools\Templates\include\

Path
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin\;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Fr­amework\v3.5\;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\F­ramework\v2.0.50727\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\vcpackages\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Tools\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin\

VCINSTALLDIR
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\

VS100COMNTOOLS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Tools\

VSINSTALLDIR
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\

WindowsSdkDir
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\

42 comments:

PramodSharma said...

sir ,i had followed the steps provided by you but getting error message as.
Unable to load editor configuration file (modeler) because the file could not be found.

please help what to do.

Patrick Anekwe said...

I am also having the same problems as Pramod Sharma

Alireza Rezvani said...

Hi Pramod, Hi Patrick,
Thanks for your comment. Actually I need to know the version of VS and OPNET you are using.
But generally, these types of problem are related to Paths and Variables you have created for OPNET.
Please be sure they are correct, run OPNET as Administrator an let me know what was the result
Thanks

mona ganji said...

thank you for your guide, I do step by step as you described but like others it failed to load program, but by changing the directory to default "C:/Program Files/OPNET" that problem fixed and the program opened but it failed to simulate one of its tutorial models that an installation guide suggested for being sure of correct installation.
could you tell what is wrong?
thank you
this is that installation guide:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCYQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchgate.net%2Fpublictopics.PublicPostFileLoader.html%3Fid%3D5309f35fcf57d7550d8b4682%26key%3De0b495309f35f7e937&ei=zXfbVLOUBoXkaLapgSg&usg=AFQjCNHnf35tBe9p7f8b3_HbUaEhQxzfUg&sig2=dLUfRIBpfUw3zEStubdP3w&bvm=bv.85761416,d.d2s

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Mona,

Thanks for your comment.
Please note that OPNET need Visual Studio objects to run and OPNET find these objects, based on Variables and Paths you created in System Variable part. So, you have to say: Hey Mr. OPNET! this is the object's path you need.
So, again based on the version of Visual Studio and Windows you are using, check the variables. I am sure you made a mistake either in creating variables and paths, or running OPNET as administrator

mona ganji said...

@ Alireza Rezvani

Thank you for your response,

I have Visual Studio installed in the same directory suggested in the installation guide I mentioned in previous comment, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0"
so all variables should be same as what you said and what that guide says,

this is some errors I faced:
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Process model (bursty_source) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Process model (eth_defer_v2) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Process model (eth_mac_v2) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Process model (ethernet_mac_interface) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Process model (sink) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Pipeline stage model (dbu_closure) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Pipeline stage model (dbu_coll) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Pipeline stage model (dbu_ecc) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Pipeline stage model (dbu_error) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Pipeline stage model (dbu_propdel) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Pipeline stage model (dbu_txdel) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
External code file (ethernet_notif_log_support) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
External code file (link_delay) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
External code file (oms_auto_addr_support) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
External code file (oms_dist_support) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
External code file (oms_ot_support) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
External code file (oms_pr) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)

----
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
External code file (oms_sim_attr_cache) compilation failed
Errors given in file (C:\SPB_Data\op_admin\tmp\cc_err_18320)




I don't really know what is wrong, I am not expert in defining variables.

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Mona,

The errors you mentioned are related to the wrong variables and paths. So, if you are sure that the Variables and Paths in spell are correct may be you should correct the "C:\Program Files" in the paths.

For doing this please note:

1- If your Windows is 32-bit and the Visual studio is 32-bi1
The paths will be "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio...."

2- If your Windows is 64-bit and the Visual studio is 64-bi1
The paths will be "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio...."

3- If your Windows is 64-bit BUT the Visual studio is 32-bi1
The paths will be "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio...."

Also, do not forget running OPNET as Administrator

mona ganji said...

Thanks for reply,

I got what you say, so my WIN is 64 bit but the VS I installed is 32 ( coz "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0" is the path)
this is the variables I defined but didn't work:

1. DevEnvDir
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE;
2. Framework35Version
v3.5;
3. FrameworkDir
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework;
4. FrameworkVersion
v2.0.50727;
5. INCLUDE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
10.0\VC\ATLMFC\INCLUDE;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
10.0\VC\INCLUDE;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft
SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Include;
6. LIB
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\atlmfc\lib;C:\Program
Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\lib;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft
SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Lib;
7. LIBPATH
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5;C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Fra
mework\v2.0.50727;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
10.0\VC\ATLMFC\LIB;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
10.0\VC\LIB;
8. Path
;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
10.0\VC\BIN;C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5;C:\WINDOWS\Micr
osoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual
Studio 10.0\VC\VCPackages;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
10.0\Common7\IDE;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio
10.0\Common7\Tools;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft
SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin;
9. VCINSTALLDIR
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC
10. VS100COMNTOOLS
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Tools\
11. VSINSTALLDIR
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0
12. WindowsSdkDir
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A;


Could you say which is wrong?
Thanks in advance

Максим Крупенченко said...
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Максим Крупенченко said...

In the simulation, an error "<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Process model (bridge_dispatch_v2) compilation failed
due to error on source line (19)
Errors given in file (C: \ Users \ Ìàêñèì \ op_admin \ tmp \ cc_err_208) "
OPNET established May 14 on Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012
Please tell me what is wrong? I can not understand (
thanks

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Максим
The only thing that comes to mind is your valuables and paths needs to be corrected.
Otherwise, I have no idea

Максим Крупенченко said...

Is there a difference between 14.5 OPNET and OPNET 14.0? I can not find the version 14.5

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Максим
In terms of the valuable and paths, I am not sure but probably have. Because there is a big difference between OPNET 12 and OPENT 14.5 so I can guess there is some difference between 14.5 and 14

Максим Крупенченко said...

I can not find Opnet 14.5 (whether you have it ?? If you are not complicated, can throw? Without it, I do not write a diploma (thanks a lot!

Максим Крупенченко said...

Everything worked! Thanks for the video and for the help!

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Максим
Good to here that every thing is working ;-)

Yawar Hussain said...
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Angelo Paolo Aruta said...

May I know where i can download the files for installation, specifically the installer for the OPNET modeler, models and docs as well as the license maker? I badly needed this program for my thesis.. It will be of great help if you can reply.. thank you very much..

by the way, you can contact me on this email address: apv.aruta@gmail.com

once again thank you for your kind consideration.

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Angelo

Hi,

Sorry I don't have the OPNET any more. I create this video a couple of years ago

Anonymous said...

Hi
Thanks for the info! I installed both Visual Studio and Opnet in E drive.Made changes to the paths but when i run as administartor,it says unable to load editor as file cannot be found!
Please help!

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Anonymous!

Hi,

I have no idea. because you need to EDIT one of the most important valuables. So you cannot only change the C:\ to E:\

Please see the view you will find what I am talking about

Anonymous said...

should I have to install all the files-

modeler_175A_PL5_12930_win.exe

models_175A_PL5_03Jul13_win.exe

modeler_docs_28-Jun-2013_win.exe

These all are about 1.5 Gb in size. Please help.

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Anonymous
Hi,
What do you mean exactly? Do you expect to work with OPNET without installing it?

I am not sure which file you can not install

Nur Fadilah A.Bakar said...

Hi Alireza Rezvani,

I cannot find the license?Can you help me on this.
Where to get the file of license.

Thnks in advance.

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Nur
Hi,
Sorry I don't have OPNET any more.

Kiana said...

Hi Alireza,
First I want to appropriate for your useful tutorial in OPNET. I installed OPNET 14.5 on Windows 7 64bit with VS 2010 Professional 32bit.I set Environment Variables based on your inmstruction and checked that the existing directories.
When I try to Run any example in OPNET, it gives following error;

Object repository construction failed
due to errors encountered by the binder program (bind_so_msvc)
T (0), EV (-), MOD (NONE), PROC (sim_load_repos_rebuild)
----
Errors reported by the binder program follow
(these messages have been saved in (C:\Users\100388887\op_admin\tmp\bind_err_6536):
LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'kernel32.lib'

----
<<< Program Abort >>>
Error encountered rebuilding repository -- unable to proceed
T (0), EV (-), MOD (NONE), PROC (sim_load_repos_load)

I appreciate your kind help in advance.
Kiana

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Kiana

Thanks for your comment. To be honest, have no idea. The only thing that comes to mind is be sure you are running OPNET by administrator permission, if you already have configured the variables and paths in the system settings

susan said...

hello
i have installed opnet and edit the values but when i want to open the opnet modeler 14.5 i see this error:
cannot enable ETS scripting support due to missing files.
this is likely because "\sys\lib" is not included in the "mod_dirs" preference.
you may proceed without this functionality for now. but certain parts of the program may not behave as documented.
please help me!!!!

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Susan,

Sorry. I have no idea. It is a long time I havenot worked with OPNET. I hope others can help you.

Unknown said...

can you help me please to resolve this problem ? who know this error help me please please


<<< Recoverable Error >>>
object code file (stmod) not found

----
<<< Program Abort >>>
Error encountered loading model library (stmod)
Unable to proceed with simulation.
T (0), EV (-), MOD (NONE), PROC (sim_load_repos_load)

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Unknown

Please read other discuss here. You will find the solution
Thanks

Ehsan Fayazi said...

سلام آقای رضوانی
من از دانشجویان کارشناسی ارشد دانشگاه بهشتی هستم. موضوع پایان نامه بنده در رابطه با شبکه های حسگر بیسیم هست و باید از نرم افزار آپ نت استفاده کنم. فایل آموزشی شما وچند راهنمای دیگر هم مطالعه کردم ولی چون دانشجوی کنترل هستم در مورد استانداردهای مخابراتی وای فای و وایمکس با مشکلاتی مواجه شده ام.اگر وقت داشته باشید چند سوال از شما بپرسم و بنده را راهنمایی کنید.

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Ehsan
Hi,
Thanks for your comment. Actually it is a long time I have not worked with OPENT so I am not sure I can help. But if you have any specific question please ask here, in English please, may be some one knows the answer
Cheers

alisazainab72 said...

First I want to appropriate for your useful tutorial in OPNET. I installed OPNET 14.5 on Windows 7 64bit with VS 2010.I set Environment Variables based on your inmstruction and checked that the existing directories.
When I try to Run any example in OPNET, it gives fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'msvcrt.lib.

I appreciate your kind help in advance

alisazainab72 said...


First I want to appropriate for your useful tutorial in OPNET. I installed OPNET 14.5 on Windows 7 64bit with VS 2010.I set Environment Variables based on your inmstruction and checked that the existing directories.
When I try to Run any example in OPNET, it gives fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'msvcrt.lib.

I appreciate your kind help in advance.
you can contact me on this email address: alisazainab72@gmail.com

Alireza Rezvani said...

@alisazainab72
Hi,
If you have set the variables correctly, the only thing which comes to mind is be sure you are running the OPNET by Administrator privileged. To do this, right click on OPENT shortcut and select Run as Administrator.

alisazainab72 said...

The opnet is opened correctly (Run as adminstrater) but the following errors appear in executing.
<<< Recoverable Error >>>
Object repository construction failed
due to errors encountered by the binder program (bind_so_msvc)
T (0), EV (-), MOD (NONE), PROC (sim_load_repos_rebuild)
----
Errors reported by the binder program follow
(these messages have been saved in (C:\Users\Mena-Rose\op_admin\tmp\bind_err_6036):
LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'msvcrt.lib'


----
<<< Program Abort >>>
Error encountered rebuilding repository -- unable to proceed
T (0), EV (-), MOD (NONE), PROC (sim_load_repos_load)

----
I appreciate your kind help in advance

Alireza Rezvani said...

@alisazainab72
I think you need to check the variables.

Alimi Oyeniyi said...

hi, thank you for the wonderful self explanatory video. However, I am still having errors in the installation. Can you pls send the software for the OPNET MODELLER as well as the VISUAL STUDIO 10 that works to my dropbox using email alimioyeniyi@gmail.com. I will be highly grateful. Thank you in advance

Alireza Rezvani said...

@Alimi

Hi,
Thanks for your comment. I don't have the software any more. I don't use the OPNET.

Sorry I cannot help

Anonymous said...

Anyone is here to help me to resolve this error, in opnet simulator.
LNK1181: cannot open input file 'kernel32.lib' occurred
How to fix it ?

Coova said...

@Kiana
I have encountered the same problem, but I do find some mistakes in setting System Variables. There is an error within the paths of system variabe LIB posted by the host blogger on this page.

"LIB
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\atlmfc\lib\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\include\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\DIA SDK\lib\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\lib\"

The word 'include' should be 'lib'. After I correct it, the OPNET works.