CAVE Annotation Tool
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Installation Instructions (Linux)

CAT is an add-on feature for CAVE. It needs to be installed separately on each workstation.
You'll need to reinstall after each AWIPS II version update.

Please note: The installation should be run as root.

  1. If needed, create a directory to save the feature file. For example,
    mkdir /localapps/install/annotation_tool
  2. Download the repository file to this directory
    cd /localapps/install/annotation_tool
    Download using the link above.
  3. Rename the file to remove the version-specific tag
    mv gov.noaa.gsd.viz.drawing.feature.16.4.1.zip gov.noaa.gsd.viz.drawing.feature.zip
  4. Install the CAT feature
    /awips2/cave/caveInstall.sh <your install directory> gov.noaa.gsd.viz.drawing.feature
  5. Set ownership
    chown -R awips:fxalpha /awips2/cave/plugins

When you start CAVE, you'll see an Annotate addition on the menu bar.

Installation Instructions (Windows)

For Windows, download and unzip the file in c:/sysadmin/, for example. Use a cmd.exe line like this:

cave.bat -nosplash -application org.eclipse.equinox.p2.director -destination "c:\Program Files (x86)\Raytheon\AWIPS II\CAVE" -repository file://c:\sysadmin\annotation_feature -i gov.noaa.gsd.viz.drawing.feature.feature.group


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