Bimserver OSX homebrew

Assume you have homebrew
Install latest JDK for osx
brew update
brew install tomcat
Simlink catelina to your user's home
cd 
ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/tomcat/8.0.33/libexec/ tomcat8
cd tomcat8/conf
nano tomcat-users.xml
## add to end of file just before </tomcat-users>
  <role rolename="manager"/>
  <role rolename="admin"/>
  <role rolename="manager-gui"/>
  <role rolename="admin-gui"/>
  <user username="username" password="password" roles="admin,manager,manager-gui,admin-gui"/>
## then config catelina opts.
cd ../bin
nano catalina.sh
## add to top of file after ^W JAVA_OPTS
JAVA_OPTS="-Djava.awt.headless=true -Xmx8G"
# reseve half memory for when tomcat runs big models
cd ../webapps
download latest stable release from bimserver github
wget https://github.com/opensourceBIM/BIMserver/releases/download/1.4.0-FINAL-2015-11-04/bimserver-1.4.0-FINAL-2015-11-04.war
mv bimserver-1.4.0-FINAL-2015-11-04.war bimserver.war
then start tomcat
../bin/startup.sh
tail -f ~/tomcat8/log/catelina.out
When out says: INFO [main] org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start Server startup in ... ms then you can navigate to http://localhost:8080/bimserver and setup
BONUS Cobie plugin.
~/tomcat8/bin/shutdown.sh 
cd ~/tomcat8/webapps/bimserver/WEB-INF/plugins/
get latest COBIE plugin release from github
wget https://github.com/opensourceBIM/COBie-plugins/releases/download/1.1.3/bimserver-cobieplugins-0.1.0-2016-02-10.jar
~/tomcat8/bin/startup.sh
tail -f ~/tomcat8/log/catelina.out
Login when catelina is done.

 

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