Installation

To use the samples from Luceda Academy, you first need an IPKISS installation and license. If you don’t have IPKISS yet, contact us at info@lucedaphotonics.com so we can get you started with an evaluation.

Step-by-step installation

  1. Install IPKISS and the license by following these instructions.

  2. Download and install PyCharm (https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/).

  3. Download the Luceda Academy samples:

    1. Go to Download samples and subscribe.
    2. Check your e-mail inbox, where you will receive an e-mail containing the link to download the samples. If you don’t receive the e-mail, please check your spam folder and add the sender to the Safe Senders list (click here for a guide on how to do that).
    3. The default download location is C:\luceda, but you can choose a different folder if you wish, as long as it has write access.
  4. Configure PyCharm to run the Luceda Academy samples correctly:

    1. Open PyCharm.
    2. Click on File -> Open and select the Luceda Academy folder (the default location is C:luceda).
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    1. Set up the correct IPKISS Python interpreter:
      • Go to File -> Settings…
      • In the “Project” section, select “Project Interpreter” and a new window will pop up.
      • Click on the gear symbol on the top right of the window and select “Add…”. A new window will pop up.
      • Tick “Existing environment”, then click on the three dots on the right side.
      • Select the IPKISS Python interpreter: C:\luceda\ipkiss_330\python\envs\ipkiss3\python.exe
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    1. To make sure IPKISS knows which source directories to look into, add the following folders to the PYTHONPATH:
      • additional_utils
      • library\si_fab\si_fab\ipkiss

    To do that, right click on each folder and click on “Mark Directory as…” -> “Sources Root”.

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  5. Test that everything runs correctly:

    1. In the Luceda Academy project in PyCharm, open training\getting_started\component_mmi\mmi_layout.py
    2. Right click on the file or on the code editor window and select “Run mmi_layout”.
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