The purpose of this tutorial is to provide you with a friendly and easy to follow step-by-step guide for a dongle-based standalone installation of Catalyst Professional.
Table of Contents
Step 1 - Software Download
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
To complete the installation, you will first need to download the corresponding files from our website which can be seen at the following link:
**Please note that the demo data is a separate installation.
Step 2 – Software Installation
Launch the Geomatica executable that you previously downloaded. The following window appears:
The Catalyst Professional Installation Wizard starts.
Click ‘Next’ to proceed.
The license agreement appears. Please read through the agreement and select ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’ and then click ‘Next’ to proceed. By not agreeing to the terms and conditions the installation will immediately cancel.
The Python Environment window now appears. This allows you to choose whether you would like to set up your Python environment to use Python 3.6 by default. If you un-check this option your current Python environment will not be changed.
The Installation Location screen appears. Choose a destination folder to install the software, and then click ‘Next’.
**Due to certain read/write permission issues under the Program Files on new Windows machines, the default installation location is the C: drive. We suggest keeping this default installation path in order to run the software.
For a Standalone Installation with a dongle, choose USB Dongle (local license) as the Licensing Mode, and click ‘Next’.
The installation is ready to begin.
Step 3 – Installing Drivers for a Dongle (Hardlock)
If you do not have the current drivers for the dongle (hardlock) they will be installed. If you have an older version of the drivers then they will be updated. You may see the following windows if you are updating drivers.
The Sentinel System Driver Installer welcome panel appears. Please select ‘Next’ to proceed.
The license agreement for Sentinel System Driver appears. Please read through the agreement and select ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’ and then click ‘Next’ to proceed. By not agreeing to the terms and conditions the installation will immediately cancel.
The Setup Type screen now appears. Please toggle the ‘Complete’ installation and select ‘Next’ to proceed.
Installation is ready to begin. Click ‘Install’.
The Sentinel System Driver Installer is now complete. Please select ‘Finish’ to proceed.
You will be prompted to restart your machine. For the time being please select ‘No’ and restart after the Geomatica installation is complete.
The Geomatica Installation Wizard is complete. Check “Start the License Utility” and click ‘Finish’.
Step 4 – Requesting a License File
Now that the installation has completed you will need to request a license file.
On your computer open the License Utility (last icon on toolbar).
Copy the Dongle ID and Fingerprint information from the Licensing mode section of the tool and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include your customer number, name and company name along with the Dongle ID and Fingerprint information.
You will then be sent a license file by our Support team.
**Catalyst Professional comes with a trial key that automatically enables software functionality. See Trial Days Left to see how many days you are entitled to.
Step 5 – Importing a License File
Upon receiving your license file, save the license file to your computer.
After doing so, click the ‘Import…’ button in the License Utility (last icon on toolbar), navigate to the location of the license file and click ‘Open’.
The Package field will list all the packages you are entitled to with this license.
The standalone dongle based installation of Catalyst Professional is now complete. You may start using the software.
For any technical assistance you can always contact email@example.com. Please be sure to include your customer number for easy reference as well as all relevant screen captures.