AR# 1389: Xsimmake, Workview Office: Using Workview Office 7.1.2 or 7.2 with XACTstep 6.0.1 (Xsimmake failed)
Xsimmake, Workview Office: Using Workview Office 7.1.2 or 7.2 with XACTstep 6.0.1 (Xsimmake failed)
Keywords: Xsimmake, XACT, Workview Office, failed
Urgency : Standard
Problem Description: Here is a list of problems and workarounds for using Workview Office with XACT 6.0.1.
1. XSIMMAKE fails - VSM not found 2. XSIMMAKE fails - Invalid keywords 3. XSIMMAKE fails - license is about to expire 4. Install DS-391
Viewlogic changed the functionality of VSM.EXE with the Windows 95/NT versions of Workview Office - it is now a Windows GUI executable. The old DOS vsm that xsimmake expects to run is now called VSM_NGUI.EXE.
Simply replace the xsimmake.xfw file in XACT\DATA with the one in the zip file.
This patch is only needed for the versions of Workview Office that run on Windows 95/NT (any version except 7.1.2).
Invalid keywords in viewdraw.ini file, such as:
C:\temp\viewdraw.ini Line 58: WINDOW_BACKGROUND 15 0 0 Invalid keyword 'WINDOW_BACKGROUND'
can cause the tools, such as XSIMMAKE, to fail. Replace the viewdraw.ini file with one from the CD ROM in PROSER\STANDARD, and update the libraries by resaving the project file. You can also simply comment out these lines in the viewdraw.ini file.
Product ds391 needs to be installed to the Workview Office directory. The default for the install program is to install to the C:\PROSER directory. Set this to point the the WVOFFICE directory. Either install the Viewlogic Standard System or DS-391. Do not install the VIewlogic Standard Standalone system; this will install PROseries.
If the license file is set to expire in 30 days or less, the warning issued in vsm will cause XSIMMAKE to fail. To solve this, update your license file with Viewlogic.