I've been trying to get Systems-Molder to work of a few weeks now for a school project. I can make the models fine however when I try to run the simulation I get the following build errors:

Building "IntroductoryExamples.HelloWorld" as experiment "HelloWorld 1" started at 15:41:00 [:0:0-0:0] Error: Compilation of generated code failed (exit code 2). Build log:

"Calling Visual C++ setup script "C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio/2017/Community/Common7/Tools/VsDevCmd.bat" -arch=x86"

** Visual Studio 2017 Developer Command Prompt v15.0.26730.16 ** Copyright (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 14.11.25508.2 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

NMAKE : fatal error U1052: file 'sme.5.0.0_1516221660_24464.makefile' not found Stop. Build finished at 15:41:03 (took 00:02). Error: No executable generated C:/Users/alexj/AppData/Local/Temp/WolframSystemModeler-5.0.0/sme.5.0.0_1516221660_24464.exe

Any help would be appreciated.


  • $\begingroup$ You might want to ask HERE, some developers hang out there. $\endgroup$ Jan 17, 2018 at 22:56

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An update in Visual Studio 2017 broke the interaction between it and SystemModeler 5.0.

You can either upgrade to SystemModeler 5.1, or install Visual Studio 2015 as a workaround.

If you go into Tools -> Options -> Compiler, and press the Check for Compiler button, it should suggest and help you with installing the correct configuration of Visual Studio 2015.


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