Download and Install CAVE
Download the DMG, open and drag the CAVE folder to Applications as with any other macOS application. The CAVE application will write local configuration files to ~/Library/CAVE
macOS 10.12 (Sierra) requires you remove the application from quarantine before running:
xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/CAVE/cave.app
To get around quarantine you can also run CAVE from the command line
Client-side Python scripting (including Derived Parameters for grid parameters) does not work on macOS
For CentOS/Red Hat 6 and 7. Installs to /awips2/cave and writes files to ~/caveData.
Install as root:
chmod 755 ./installCAVE.sh ./installCAVE.sh
All package dependencies should be resolved by yum.
Run CAVE from the command line
or find CAVE in the GNOME menu Applications > Internet > AWIPS CAVE
- x86_64 CentOS/RHEL 6 or 7
- OpenGL 2.0
- 4GB RAM
- Latest NVIDIA driver for your graphics card
- 2GB disk space for caching datasets in ~/caveData
Writes files to caveData in the user's home directory.
Client-side Python scripts (including Derived Parameters) do not work on Windows
AWIPS Data in the Cloud
Unidata and XSEDE Jetstream have partnered to offer a EDEX data server in the cloud, open to the Unidata university community. Select the server in the Connectivity Preferences dialog, or enter
edex-cloud.unidata.ucar.edu (without http:// before, or :9581/services after).
Localization Preferences Error
You can reset CAVE by removing the ~/caveData directory (on macOS ~/Library/CAVE) and then run
cave again to connect to an EDEX server. Your local files have been removed, but if you are re-connecting to an EDEX server you have used before, the remote files will sync again to your local ~/caveData (bundles, colormaps, etc.).
No Images Displayed
If you are able to load wire-frame contours but not images, update your video driver.