Configuring Oasis 8.3 & Dimaxis 4.4 on 64-bit Windows
Note: This article is intended for a highly-technical audience.
When using Oasis 8.3 and Dimaxis 4.4 on 64-bit Windows, there are two issues:
- The Solid 4.1 ODBC driver doesn't work, which prevents Dimaxis from operating.
This is caused by the Solid 4.1 ODBC driver setup program not recognising 64-bit Windows properly. The required files are not copied to the Windows system folder.
- Oasis 8.3 expects the Dimaxis program to reside in C:\Program Files.
By default, when installing a 32-bit program, Windows redirects the program files to C:\Program Files (x86) instead of the usual C:\Program Files.
This may be resolved as follows:
- Locate the following files on another system (or the program setup CD): sacw3241.dll, snpw3241.dll, socw3241.dll, sosw3241.dll, ssmw3241.dll and stcw3241.dll and copy them to C:\Windows\SysWow64. No further setup or registration is required.
- Create a junction point in C:\Program Files using Sysinternals' Junction utility:
Junction "C:\Program Files\Planmeca" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Planmeca"