Quanser Quarc is a simulation tool used with systems control devices to both simulate a test expected results. It integrates into Matalb and provides a rich environment for simulation and testing.

Installation of Quanser Quarc on a Windows PC

  1. Check the compatibility table and install any prerequisites
  2. Download the Package
  3. Navigate to the directory you downloaded the quarc_2.6.7z package

  4. Right click the Quarc package you downloaded and select “Extract Here.” You will need 7zip or a similar extraction utility installed to do this. Once extracted, the folder will be in the same directory.

  5. You will need to be connected to the engineering VPN to properly install the software.

  6. Enter the quarc_2.6 folder you extracted. Right-Click on ‘install.cmd’ and run as administrator.

  7. If the prerequisite applications needed for Quarc are compatible, select ‘Next’

  8. Select ‘I Agree’

  9. Select ‘Install’

  10. If prompted to install Cypress Universal Serial Bus controllers, select ‘install’
    Otherwise, wait for the installation to finish and move on to step 11.

  11. To use Quarc, you will need to be connected to the engineering VPN

Installation of Matlab 2017a on a Windows PC (latest version supported by Quarc)

  1. Download the Package
  2. Navigate to directory where you downloaded the Matlab2017a.7z package

  3. Right click the Matlab2017a.7z package you downloaded and select “Extract Here.” You will need 7zip or a similar extraction utility installed to do this. Once extracted, the folder will be in the same directory.

  4. You will need to be connected to the engineering VPN to properly install Matlab2017a.

  5. Enter the Matlab2017a folder you extracted. Right click and run "setup.cmd" and run as administrator. Matlab2017a will install by itself.

  6. To use Matlab2017a, you will need to be connected to the engineering VPN

Notes on Visual Studio

Visual C++ is required by Quanser Quarc. It must be manually selected when installing Visual Studio, as it is not installed by default.