Install Salome on Windows

This post shows how to install the salome-platform package on Windows. The same method can be applied to install Salome-Meca for Windows package available in our download page. For Code_Aster Windows standalone package installation, follow this post.

Install Salome for windows

Download Salome for windows from the official salome-platform download page.

Download Salome_Meca for Windows 64-bit

Execute the downloaded file. It will self-extract in a SALOME-x.y.z-WIN64 directory.

Extract Salome_Meca for Windows 64-bit

Test your Salome installation

Go into the extracted directory and into the “WORK” directory. Then execute “run_salome.bat”.

First launch Salome_Meca on Windows 7 64-bit

A cmd window will appear and set up things since Salome is running for the first time, be patient … Then another cmd window will effectively launch Salome.

Salome_Meca launch on Windows 7 64-bit

Finally a graphical environment should appear 🙂

Salome_Meca running on Windows 7 64-bit

21 thoughts on “Install Salome on Windows

  1. Hallo I have a problem with installation of salome-Meca, Can You help me. Describe: ok than I rrunning a run_salome.bat after that I see a progress in comand window a at the moment start a new small window with informations about the problem with VCOMP100.dll (didnt found a object VCOMP100.dll) than i push a OK button and process in comand window is still lauching (++++++++ like that). Two line and in the and I have a informations: “Error during Salome launch” Do You have some advices ? Sorry but I’m a engineer not a programist. It is my first step with Salome and Code_aster.


      1. I have the same problem, an I’ve already intalled Visual C++ 2013. But in the end i have this message “Error during Salome launch”.


  2. Hi,
    I love open source programs, therefore thank you for your work. I am very eager to use code_aster and Salome-Meca, I followed the tutorial, installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64), extracted files. However when I run run_salome.bat, the Salome-Meca started to load when it gets to 100 % I got an error:
    C++ container is not found.

    I just can not come around that, please help.


      1. Dear mr. Maximilien,
        thank you a lot. Just when I was writing a response, saying that I have check all the FAQ; no special signs ect., I remembered that while there were none in path I had one in computer name. I changed computer name, and magic happened, Salome is running =)

        Thank you again.


  3. Hello I have installed salome meca 2018 64bit on my PC (that runs windows 8.1) as indicated in the instructions above, but I have the following problems:
    1)First of all, I’m not able to save a project. When I try to save a project there is a warning that I quote here: “Can’t save file “blabla” possible reasons:
    -permission denied
    -Unsufficient disk space
    -application error try to use another file name
    2)Second, when I try to launch the program often SALOME MECA freeze/lock itself when I chose “Geometry” in the menu” and so I have to close the programs.
    3)Third, I’m not able to import iges files of bidimensional lines (straight and curved lines). A warning says that there is an error without specify what this error is. I don’t understand. This iges file in Ansys works properly.
    I have the same problems with salome meca 2017 64bit

    Can anyone help me?, I’m a civil engineer not a programmer. Thank you very much.


  4. Hi,
    I installed the version 2018 of salome-meca on a windows 7 Workstation.
    I’m tryng to run one of the tutorial in
    I got this warning when I select the asterstudy module

    *    Warning: python library for AsterStudy cannot be found:
    *    No module named ASTERSTUDY
    *    No module named ASTERSTUDYGUI
    Can not import OpenTurns. Please check your installation.
    SalomeApp_Engine_i::Load() isMultiFile = 0

    Is this an issue?


    1. Hi
      when I try t o apply mechanical loads I got the following error:

      TYPE: AttributeError
      Value: object has no attribute

        File "C:\Program Files\EDF\Salome-Meca-2018\MODULES\ASTERSTUDY\RELEASE\ASTERSTUDY_INSTALL\lib\python2.7\site-packages\asterstudy\common\", line 454, in wrapper
          retcode = func(*args, **kargs)
        File "C:\Program Files\EDF\Salome-Meca-2018\MODULES\ASTERSTUDY\RELEASE\ASTERSTUDY_INSTALL\lib\python2.7\site-packages\asterstudy\gui\meshview\", line 368, in displayMeshGroup
          sobject = self.find_group_by_name(meshfile, meshname, group, grtype)
        File "C:\Program Files\EDF\Salome-Meca-2018\MODULES\ASTERSTUDY\RELEASE\ASTERSTUDY_INSTALL\lib\python2.7\site-packages\asterstudy\gui\meshview\", line 487, in find_group_by_name
          typ = child.GetObject().GetType()


  5. Hi,

    while I install run_salome.bat I got the following error:
    I tried Salome 8.2.0 binary and Salome-meca 2019 Win10 x64. both of them giving same error. Can anyone know the solution?
    (vc++ 2010-2019 installed)

    runSalome running on DESKTOP-04DPI8U
    Searching for a free port for naming service: 2820 – OK
    Searching Naming Service ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Failed to narrow the root naming context
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “C:\SALOME-9.5.0\W64\KERNEL\bin\salome\”, line 680, in useSalome
    clt = startSalome(args, modules_list, modules_root_dir)
    File “C:\SALOME-9.5.0\W64\KERNEL\bin\salome\”, line 476, in startSalome
    File “C:\SALOME-9.5.0\W64\KERNEL\bin\salome\”, line 56, in __init__
    self.initNS(args or {})
    File “C:\SALOME-9.5.0\W64\KERNEL\bin\salome\”, line 95, in initNS
    SystemExit: 1

    — Error during Salome launch —


  6. Hi, i´m trying to download salome-meca on my windows and i´m having some problems. This is what i get on the command window:

    runSalome running on LAPTOP-1V53G0P9
    Searching for a free port for naming service: 2819 – OK
    Searching Naming Service found in 0.0 seconds
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “C:\aster\MODULES\INSTALL\KERNEL\RELEASE\KERNEL_INSTALL\bin\salome\”, line 633, in useSalome
    clt = startSalome(args, modules_list, modules_root_dir)
    File “C:\aster\MODULES\INSTALL\KERNEL\RELEASE\KERNEL_INSTALL\bin\salome\”, line 477, in startSalome
    File “C:\aster\MODULES\INSTALL\KERNEL\RELEASE\KERNEL_INSTALL\bin\salome\”, line 76, in run
    pid = subprocess.Popen(command).pid
    File “C:\aster\PRODUCTS\python-3.6.0\Lib\”, line 707, in __init__
    restore_signals, start_new_session)
    File “C:\aster\PRODUCTS\python-3.6.0\Lib\”, line 990, in _execute_child
    FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] El sistema no puede encontrar el archivo especificado

    — Error during Salome launch —

    Does anyone know what could be the problem?


  7. Hello, I have an error message when I run salome_meca, it is not the same as the previously posted ones:
    Warning, no type found for resource “localhost”, using default value “single_machine”
    Searching /Kernel/Session in Naming Service +++++++ found in 3.5 seconds
    Start SALOME, elapsed time : 0.0 seconds
    This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin “windows”
    in “”.

    Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
    It seems that there is an issue in the path to find the proper DLLs (if I understood it right from other forums). How could I solve this ?
    Thanks for your advice,



    1. Hello Yoram,
      You can ignore “Warning, no type found for resource “localhost”, using default value “single_machine”” and “This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin “windows” in “”.”
      If salome doesn’t start, there is undoubtedly an other issue


  8. Hello,
    I have problems with the installation.
    I first install code aster then launch “run_salome.bat” but nothing, the Onedrive folder opens.


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