64-bit Windows 10 / 11
The ProteusDS Installer that contains all applications comprising ProteusDS. Functionality in individual applications will depend on subscription status.
Once you have downloaded and run the installer to install ProteusDS on your Windows PC, you must apply an Activation Code to enable the software on your computer. Each Activation Code is unique for the computer that the software was installed on.
To request an Activation Code, open the ProteusDS Subscription Manager application in the ProteusDS program group in the Windows Start Menu. Follow the instructions in the application, and then request an Activation Code for your computer. An Activation Code will be sent via email from our support team.
Disable real-time virus scanning
Disabling real-time virus scanner activity on simulation output files can dramatically increase performance if running I/O-intensive simulations or many simulations concurrently.
We recommend users add an exclusion to their virus scanning software that ignores ProteusDS.exe. This file is located here:
C:\Program Files\Dynamic Systems Analysis\ProteusDS\ProteusDS.
Disable search indexing
Disabling ‘search indexing’ in Windows can lead to a modest performance increase if running I/O-intensive simulations (a large number of DObjects or a frequent output interval) or many simulations concurrently. Find out more here: Search indexing in Windows
Configure network firewalls
ProteusDS uses a UDP networking protocol to communicate between applications (e.g. starting/stopping simulations, monitoring simulations). Sometimes, this communication may be blocked by Windows Firewall. In the event that Windows Firewall presents an alert that it has blocked some features of ProteusDS, please choose ‘Allow access’.
For computers using 3rd party firewall or antivirus applications ensure that the following applications are granted network access:
C:\Program Files\Dynamic Systems Analysis\ProteusDS\ProteusDS\ProteusDS.exe
C:\Program Files\Dynamic Systems Analysis\ProteusDS\PST.exe
C:\Program Files\Dynamic Systems Analysis\ProteusDS\ProteusDSQueueingManager.exe
These applications use the following ports for UDP communication: Port #1: 23737 Port #2: 23738
Configure graphics settings
PostPDS relies on OpenGL. If you encounter an error when trying to load simulation results in PostPDS open the ‘ProteusDS Configuration Utility’ from the ProteusDS programs in the Windows Start Menu and set the ‘Rendering detail mode’ to ‘Compatibility’. Save and exit the application and try reloading the simulation results in PostPDS. If this fixes the problem, but you have a discrete graphics card on your computer, consider updating your graphics card drivers and then setting the ‘Rendering detail mode’ back to ‘Full’ for maximum performance.
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