ModelSim-Altera Installation Instructions

PC Installation

  1. Download the modelsim-altera-55e.zip file to your hard drive and unzip it.

  2. Run the installation program ModelSim-Altera.exe located in the modelsim/pc directory.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

    Note: The software installation directory path cannot contain spaces.

  4. Reboot your computer when the installation is complete.

If you have a question or problem with installation or licensing that is not addressed here, go to the Altera®mySupport web site.

UNIX Installation (Solaris & HP-UX)

  1. Download the modeltech-altera-unix-55e.tar file to a temporary directory.

  2. Type the following commands from this directory:

    tar -xf modeltech-altera-unix-55e.tar
    cd modelsim/unix
    ./install.ms

  3. The installation script will guide you through the installation procedure.

If you have a question or problem with installation or licensing that is not addressed here, go to the Altera

mySupport web site.

Pre-Compiled Library Installation

If you use the ModelSim®-Altera simulation software, you will need to update the ModelSim-Altera pre-compiled libraries when you install a Quartus II software service pack. This update is not required for users of ModelSim PE/SE or other simulation tools.

  1. Exit the ModelSim-Altera software before continuing.

  2. Download the pre-compiled library update file.

    Note: Pre-compiled libraries for supported platforms are distributed in a single file.

  3. Copy the file to the <ModelSim-Altera software installation>/altera directory of your ModelSim-Altera software version 5.5e installation.

  4. Unzip the file in that directory.

  5. (Optional) Delete the pre-compiled library update file.

If you have a question or problem with installation or licensing that is not addressed here, go to the Altera

mySupport web site.