Details of the CadActive Installation
The CadActive Application is (typically) a package that gets deployed to the end-users computer.
For most users, this consists of two main elements:
- Our CadActive Launcher
- The actual application
The CadActive Launcher
The launcher is essentially a package manager for Creo. In most implementations, Creo loads this first. The launcher then searches to ensure that:
- The version of Creo is supported
- The cadactive Application is downloaded and up-to-date
- The server/cache/log data is set up properly
In essence, the launcher is a way for us to make sure that everything automatically updates and continues to work smoothly as we make changes.
NOTE: Often times, this is either suppressed or disabled for "local" or "offline" implementations.
The CadActive Application
The application is where all the magic happens. This is the core of our products, and is what shows up as "clickable buttons" in Creo.
Since this is the code that actively ties into Creo and creates features/geometry, we make sure that this application exactly matches the version and datecode of Creo you are actively using. This helps us avoid mismatches, create work-arounds for any potential bugs in Creo, and helps us ensure that the code works perfectly for every version.