Linking the OLI Engine with Unisim Design (Video)
New installation procedure for the OLI Engine in UniSim
OLI Systems has combined the installation of the OLI Engine 9.2 (and later) for all the various versions of the OLI Engine in UniSim. Prior to version OLI Version 9.2, there was a separate installation file for UniSim R430 and R440. Now we have combined the installation into a single package. This makes life easier for OLI Systems, Honeywell International and the IT groups tasked for installing our software.
There are two conditions which you may encounter when installing the OLI Software for UniSim. The first is the simplest in where a single copy of UniSim exists and you are adding or upgrading the OLI Engine software. The second is more complicated where you have multiple versions of UniSim Previously installed with multiple versions of OLI software in use. We will cover both conditions.
Installing the OLI Engine with previous version of OLI installed.
In this condition, we have several versions of UniSim installed with several version of the OLI Engine. In this example we will install the same OLI Engine for all versions of UniSim. The start menu may look like this:
You can now download and install the latest OLI Engine for UniSim. For our example we will install the OLI Engine 9.2 for UniSim. Instructions for downloading the software and installing the software can be found elsewhere.
After installing the software your start menu changes slightly.
It is advised that you uninstall the previous versions of OLI Engines associated with UniSim in order to be consistent with the new version.
Notice that there is no version number of UniSim associated with this new entry.
Click the new entry OLI Engine 9.2 for UniSim.
Select the Tools folder
Select the tool OLI Engine Config Tool.
If you receive a message about allowing this program to make changes to your computer, please accept Yes/OK.
This window shows you the installed UniSim programs. As you can see from the example we have version R430 installed. The program has automatically installed each with the current version of the OLI Engine (for this example that is 9.2.1). The build date of the OLI Engine is also displayed which for this example is 04-December-2014.
If this is what you want, then you are done and you can click the Close button.
This dialog has some options. The first major option is the Link All and Unlink All buttons. For example, there is an older version of the OLI Engine installed on this computer. This version is 9.1.4. If you wanted to downgrade quickly to see what the old version supplied you can do so quickly.
Click the Link All button.
The result will be as below:
You can link a particular version of the software. Highlight a version, for our example we will choose UniSim R430.
Click in the Unlink button to unlink the UniSim 8.6 from OLI Engine 9.2
Now to link it back,
Select UniSim R430 and then click the Link button. Next Select Link to OLI Engine 9.2.
Only show detected or installed products
This check box is used when a non-standard UniSim installation has occurred. OLI may not be able to directly detect the software or an installation script is being written and UniSim was not available. In this case we can link the OLI Engine to a non-existent product for later installation.
Uncheck the Only show detected or installed products box.
As you can see, there are versions of UniSim that are not installed.
Check for Updated configuration file
Clicking this link will poll the OLI Download Web Site for a new version of a configuration file. At some point in the future, Honeywell Technologies will release a new version of UniSim (or change its name). At that time this configuration tool will be easily updated by downloading a small file.
Installing the OLI Engine without previous versions of OLI installed
Locate the OLI Systems folder program group from from the Start Menu and the locate the OLI Engine 9.2 for UniSim (we are using version 9.2 as an example, locate the version you want to install)
In this group locate the OLI Engine Config Tool in the Tools folder
If the operating system ask you to allow changes please accept YES to allow this action.
The program may display no linked OLI Engines to the UniSim products. You can link the OLI Engine to all products by clicking the Link All button. Here were are linking to version 9.2 of the OLI Engine
This shows that we have linked version 9.2.1 of The OLI Engine to all the detected UniSim versions on this computer.
You may also install for just a single version of UniSim. In the below image we are linking only to UniSim R430
Click the Link button to link this version. Link to the desire version:
Here is the linked version, click the Close button when done.
Alternative Start Up
Sometimes when the OLI Engine Config Tool is started you will find all the programs already linked such as in the following image:
If all the versions are linked correctly simply click the Close button or link to the desired version as described above.
In some user environments, the ability to update the links is restricted. The OLI Engine Configuration Tool actually modifies the registry for the computer. We have developed a command line tool that administrators can use to update the linking without giving the suitable privilege to the end user.
Here is the command:
OLIEngineConfigTool.exe /App:Unisim /Link:"OLI Engine <Version>" /AppVer:"UniSim <Version>" /ALL
For example, for the OLI Engine 9.2 for Unisim Design R440 the command will be:
OLIEngineConfigTool.exe /App:Unisim /Link:"OLI Engine 9.2" /AppVer:"UniSim R440" /ALL