Downloading and Installing VisIt
Where to get VisIt
How to install VisIt
Installing on UNIX and Mac
- visit-install syntax
- picking a network configuration
- picking a default bank
Installing on Windows
Using the installation wizard is pretty straightforward, just follow the instructions on each screen until done.
Here are a couple of screenshots of the Components page, showing how to remove some of the database readers to possibly improve startup performance.
With VisIt 2.3.0 and newer, you can run the installer from a command prompt, and pass it certain parameters to override defaults and to run in silent mode. Available options are as follows:
-ALLUSERS Install for all users. (Must be an admin. On Vista and Win 7, you will be prompted to elevate privileges, even in silent mode, unless you RunAs admin). Default: install for current user -SITE <llnl_open | llnl_closed | anl | asu | awe | clemson | lanl | lanl_closed | lsu | ncar | ncsa | nersc | nics | ornl | ohio | princeton | sandia | sandia_closed | slac | eth_zurich | cscs | umich | utah> Specifies host profiles to be installed Default: None -PB <parallel bank> Specifies parallel bank (FOR LLNL host-profiles) Default: bdivp -DB <database reader> Specifies a default database reader for VisIt. (eg Silo, FLASH, etc). Default: NONE. -DEV Install plugin development tools. Default: no plugin dev tools. -LIBSIM Install libsim tools. Default: no libsim tools. -AssociatePython Associate python files (.py) with VisIt. Default: don't set up association. -AssociateCurves Associate curve files (.curve, .ultra, .ult, .u) with VisIt. Default: don't set up association. /S Make install silent. /D <installationdir> Change install directory to <installationdir>. Default is %PROGRAM FILES% for ALL USERS and user's AppData folder for single user. MUST BE THE LAST PARAMETER!
What to do if you run into trouble
VisIt hangs at startup
Networking problems ...
VisIt runs but does not draw an image
OpenGL driver not configured properly (usually on Linux)