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rossly (Automotive) (OP)
6 Mar 07 6:46
Has anyone used upgraded to Vista and using V5?  Just wondering if there are any issue before I make a switch.

Ross Parpart
Product Design Engineer

solid7 (Mechanical)
6 Mar 07 8:59
Maybe the first issue that you might want to consider is that Vista is not currently a supported platform.

Catia Design|Catia Design News|Catia V5 blog

Vision1231 (Automotive)
6 Mar 07 11:03
It's my understanding that it is usable, but there are issues as far as removing and re-installing V5 when you do it. If you buy a new Computer with Vista already loaded, it works fine....
solid7 (Mechanical)
6 Mar 07 11:18
Being "useable" and being "supported" are two different things.  There have been no Catia releases which are designated for Vista.  Therefore, if you install Catia on Vista, you should not expect to receive any help.  Dassault/IBM will not help you, and most likely not many users will, either.

Every set of media for Catia installation is OS specific, and there have not been any Vista releases yet.  You are almost certainly asking for some flavor of trouble if you install Catia on a Vista machine at this point in time.

Be patient.  Wait for the right tool for the job.

What's more - if you've used a computer for any amount of time, you should know better than to rush into a brand new OS.  Why not wait to see what the major issues are, and think a little harder about it around SP1 or so?  All the preliminary data indicates that there are problems with Vista, especially as it pertains to OpenGL enabled applications.

Catia Design|Catia Design News|Catia V5 blog

Slaen (Automotive)
6 Mar 07 11:39
We actually messed with installing Vista on a machine at work. We couldnt get it to install so we just copied a the directory in to the machine and it works. Its a little buggy but I agree with Solid7. Be patient and wait when microsoft launches a new O/S in a sense we are the beta testers so let everyone else work out the bugs. :)
rossly (Automotive) (OP)
6 Mar 07 12:05
Guys, thanks for the input.  I am on the side of waiting.  Just was wondering if anything was brave enough...
warburton1 (Aerospace)
6 Mar 07 14:04
Its not just about new OS / new bugs!

Vista doesn't properly support OpenGL, the graphics language used by Catia. Instead MS opted to try and push their own DirectX to the forefront. Until the necessary drivers for OpenGL are adequately working with Vista, I wouldn't bother trying any OpenGL based software on a Vista platform. Pro/E, Solidworks and others are reporting performance drops of upto 80% when using Vista. Check out Tom's hardware page for more information.

Vision1231 (Automotive)
7 Mar 07 13:16
Again, it was my understanding......Please don't shoot the messenger....I have not used it nor researched it, just repeating what our IT support people are saying, that's all.
solid7 (Mechanical)
7 Mar 07 13:52
I'm not "shooting the messenger", so to speak.  Just pointing out that there are other variables in the equation - some of which you may or may not be aware of.

No harm, no foul. thumbsup2

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d1e5elp0wer (Mechanical)
19 Aug 07 16:00
I read in an article that certification of Dassault's products will continue throughout 2007.

I was just wondering if you had news on CATIA's certification. Bought a notebook recently (like most members here battling with Vista) with Vista preinstalled on it and have trouble setting up V5R16 on it.

It's just that the latest post here dates back to March and now's August.
solid7 (Mechanical)
19 Aug 07 16:56

Catia is not supported on Vista.  That still has not changed.

Catia Design|Catia Design News|Catia V5 blog

d1e5elp0wer (Mechanical)
21 Aug 07 4:41
Thanks for the fast response. I also looked on the company's website, found nothing. Waiting is the best option here...
jkralowell (Automotive)
7 Sep 07 0:45
Apparently Dassault will support Vista for 64bit platforms only, not 32-bit.  And it will happen for a "yet-to-be-determined" Service Pack level of V5R18.
jkralowell (Automotive)
7 Sep 07 0:55
As I re-read my post from a moment ago I want to make a minor correction.  From what I know - there are no plans for 32-bit support in the first Vista-supported V5R18 SP??? release.  That doesn't necessarily mean it will never happen.  Sorry if I implied that.
hyperoxyd (Mechanical)
21 Sep 07 19:10
Hello everybody, I can just agree what was said above. I just recetly bought a Laptop with Vista pre-installed on it and I was trying to run the instalation but it failed, so we have to wait until some supported version will come out. However, any suggestion what should I do if I would like to use V5R16?
solid7 (Mechanical)
21 Sep 07 20:06

Quote (hyperoxyd):

However, any suggestion what should I do if I would like to use V5R16?

My suggestion would to use a supported OS. wink

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ferdo (Mechanical)
23 Sep 07 2:47
Make another partition on your hard disk with a supported OS.


wolfgrrl (Aerospace)
27 Sep 07 8:56
I can't see Catia catering to ONLY 64 bit Vista. There are many companies that do not wish to run 64 bit due to the fact that compatible software is a big issue. There are many softwares that do not support 64 bit that are in use in the business world.
1304808 (Civil/Environmental)
3 Oct 07 20:52
Catia does work on vista, my buddy installed it when entering safe mode from his start up, it worked with VR15. I'm not sure how to do it but I could get the steps.
solid7 (Mechanical)
3 Oct 07 20:55

Quote (1304808):

my buddy installed it when entering safe mode from his start up

So, it's a hacked install, then?

Catia Design|Catia Design News|Catia V5 blog

1304808 (Civil/Environmental)
3 Oct 07 21:03
It worked on my friends Sony Vaio, he installed it onto 6 computers so far. It is not backwards compatible with new versions.
solid7 (Mechanical)
3 Oct 07 21:06
He's using it for legitimate use, or pirating copies out on an unsupported system?

Catia Design|Catia Design News|Catia V5 blog

1304808 (Civil/Environmental)
3 Oct 07 21:11
Since it is a hacked install, he has not encountered any problems with the program, so what is the most that can happen, i just started using the program.
Helpful Member!  catiajim (Aerospace)
4 Oct 07 8:26
The most that can happen is 5-10 years for Grand Theft, a $250K fine for using Pirated Software, and a lawsuit from Dassault Systemes.

Only use licensed software!  Do not come here for help if you are using pirated or hacked software.

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