SDKTool in SAM 2020-11-29 Mac distribution will not start

  • Eric K Zeise
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13 Dec 2020 15:37 #9107 by Eric K Zeise (November 29, 2020) in the sam-osx-2020-11-29 distribution exits with a "Library not loaded: @rpath/ssc.dylib" error without starting. in the bundle ( exits with slightly more information:
dyld: Library not loaded: @rpath/ssc.dylib
        Referenced from /Applications/NREL/
        Reason: image not found
zsh:  abort        /Applications/NREL/

This behavior persists in MacOS 11.0.1, 10.13.6 and 10.11.6 (May 21, 2019) in the sam-osx-2018-11-11-r4 distribution operates properly (per documentation).

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17 Dec 2020 08:08 - 17 Dec 2020 18:10 #9128 by sjanzou
These instructions are for MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur. For more about SDKtool, see .
1. Download SAM 2020.11.29 for Mac from and open the sam-osx-2020-11-29.dmg disk image.

2. Open a Finder window, go to the Applications folder, and create a SAM_2020.11.29 folder.

3. To run SAM, right-click the SAM app and click Open.

4. To open SDKtool, right-click the SDKTool app, click Show Package Contents and navigate to MacOS folder.

5. Right-click the SDKtool app and click Open.

6. SDKtool opens with no SSC library loaded.

7. To load the SSC library, from the Finder Applications/SAM_2020.11.29 folder, right-click the SAM app, click Show Package Contents,  and navigate to the Frameworks folder.

8. Copy and paste the ssc.dylib from Frameworks folder to the SAM_2020.11.29 folder.

9. In SDKtool, click Choose SSC library at the top of the window, and choose ssc.dylib from the SAM_2020.11.29 folder.
10. The module browser should display a list of modules from the library.
Last edit: 17 Dec 2020 18:10 by Paul Gilman. Reason: images

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