Installing MSC Apex Generative Design 2021.2 on Linux

Downloading Files

If you are downloading from the Solutions Download Center, download the _linux64.zip file and follow these steps:

  • To copy the application to the intended folder root privileges are required. Please extract the content of the zip to /opt/, e.g. with:
    sudo unzip MSC.Software-Apex-GenDes-2021-2-Linux.zip 'MSC.Software/*'

  • Then the startscript must be made executable:
    sudo chmod 755 /opt/MSC.Software/MSC_Apex_Generative_Design/2021-825738/runGD_Engine.sh

Generative Design Engine - Command Line Optimisation

The Command Line Optimisation is the only option available for Linux. This allows you to prepare the models on a different computer and run the solver on a different computer than you have the MSC Apex Generative Design graphical user interface installed on.