DWSIM 12-10-20, 10:08 a.m. Nef259
Please report the problem in detail in the developer's forum: https://sourceforge.net/p/dwsim/discussion/mac_newui/
22-10-20, 11:12 a.m. Priyam_Nayak



Assuming you have installed debian package and convrted using deb (dwsim version 6.2.2)

Make sure this dependencies are satisfied

mono-basic (AUR)
gtk-sharp2 (AUR)
coin-or-ipopt (AUR)

check the process below for  reinstalling 

  • Allow the installer, pacman, to access the AUR repository (not as default)
  •  from AUR install the following packages:
  • - debtap (ver3.2.2-1)
  • - mono-basic (ver 4.8-1) not mono only! The name is misleading because mono-basic is not a reduced version of mono but a package with mono and VBbasic
  • - gtk-sharp-2 (ver2.12.45-2)
  •  download from sourceforge: dwsim_6.2.2-amd64.deb
  •  open a terminal and transform the deb package to a arch package with debtap: $ debtap dwsim_6.2.2-amd64.deb
  • answer to the questions such name (i.e. dwsim-6.2.2amd64) licence (i.e. GPL2) and when it asks to open a .PKGINFO answer with choice 2 (nano editor is preinstalled in Manjaro).
  •  change : gtk>=2.12 in gtk2>=2.12 because Manjaro has gtk2 preinstalled, save and exit
  • at the and debtap gives you a compress package called:dwsim-6.2.-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
  •  in the terminal run $ sudo pacman -U dwsim-6.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz. A lot of dependedencies are downloaded and installed.
  •  pacman builds by default in the directory : /usr/lib/dwsim and makes a couple of launcher files in /usr/bin called dwsim and dwsim-classic
  • open both files as root and check if the path is correct. In my case the path was wrong because was /usr/local/lib/dwsim so with /local added. I corrected manually all of them.
  • at the end you can run dwsim just typing in a terminal, whitout root privilege: $dwsim or $ dwsim-classic


if problem persists,

After you have made sure,

1) Manjaro Setting manager

,2) Go to Hardware section and select Hardware configuration

3) Click on Autoinstall all opensource drivers(see image)

So you are set there's a chance that you may updates have unlinked old symlinks so type paste this in terminal

LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH=/usr/lib/dri LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib dwsim

Okay you are set !

02-12-20, 7:10 p.m. entroky

this is the result of the above post
02-12-20, 7:43 p.m. entroky


I confirm, thanks for the guide and for the necessary dependencies to install DWSIM on my ArchLinux.
Although this may be helpful, I followed the instructions and in the final section I don't know why it asked me for extra dependencies such as:
luckily I have an extra archlinux community repository called Arch4edu that provides some educational packages. I would also like to comment that if you are going to use it other than tiling window manager as in my case, I use Qtile since it could cause problems with the windows and it would be uncomfortable to work, so I recommend using another such as Plasma, Gnome, Budgie, etc.

I would also like to ask what would be a guide to install the thermoC plugin, because when I tried to install it I got "it already exists in the file system (it's part of dwsim)"

22-12-20, 9:35 p.m. osvarcha

Using the above guidelines, I could install the DWSim perfectly. In my case, the pacman built it by default in the directory /usr/local/lib/dwsim and the launcher files on the path /usr/bin were also showing the same path (including Local). Therefore, I believe there is no need to correct the file path. However, on starting to use the simulation, DWSim is able to build GUI but as soon as I click on any Equipment modelled on PFD, the simulator crashes. What is the solution to this? Is there any mistake in building? Please advise.
12-12-21, 2:02 p.m. sppar

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