ECOA AS6 Tooling Instructions


  • ecoa-edt (Java tool) - Allows to edit ECOA models

  • ecoa-asctg (Python tool) - Allows to generate an ECOA application HARNESS

  • ecoa-csmgvt (Python tool) - Allows to generate a framework for functional testing of an ECOA application

  • ecoa-exvt (Python tool) - Allows to validate an ECOA application project

  • ecoa-ldp (Python tool) - Allows to generate an ECOA application platform

  • ecoa-mscigt (Python tool) - Allows to generate ECOA APIs from ECOA XML files

  • ecoa-toolset (Python tool) - Common utilities used by ecoa-csmgvt and ecoa-mscigt


  • Python 3.8 or higher

  • Pip 21.3 or higher

  • Setuptools 64.0 or higher

  • Wheel 0.38.4 or higher

  • Linux or Windows 10 environment

  • GCC/Makefile or MSVC 19

  • CMake

  • JDK 17

Java Tool Instructions


  1. Make sure Java 17 is available on your computer

  • Linux

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt -y install wget curl
    sudo apt install ./jdk-17_linux-x64_bin.deb
  1. Copy the ECOA Design Tool files to your computer

  2. Edit the “ECOA Design Tool.ini” file

  • Linux

    Path to the JDK should be


    Make sure the “ECOA Design Tool” is executable.

    chmod +x ECOA\ Design\ Tool
  • Windows

    Edit the ECOA Design Tool.ini file by adding the -vm option to specify the path to the javaw.exe file available in JDK 17.

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-17\bin\javaw.exe

Nota: you must respect the line break between -vm and the path to the javaw.exe file


  • Linux

    Run the ECOA Design Tool executable from terminal with admin rights

    sudo ./ECOA\ Design\ Tool
  • Windows

    Run the ECOA Design Tool.exe executable from Windows

Python Tool Instructions


  1. Create a virtual environment

  • Linux

    python3 -m venv .venv
  • Windows

    py -3 -m venv venv
  1. Activate the virtual environment

  • Linux

    source .venv/bin/activate
  • Windows

  1. Install the package(s) you’re going to use

pip install path/to/wheel/file --no-build-isolation --no-deps


ecoa-asctg -p <path/to/the/ecoa/project/file> -c <path/to/the/config/file> -k ecoa-exvt

ecoa-csmgvt -p <path/to/the/ecoa/project/file> -k ecoa-exvt

ecoa-exvt -p <path/to/the/ecoa/project/file>

ecoa-ldp -p <path/to/the/ecoa/project/file> -k ecoa-exvt

ecoa-mscigt -p <path/to/the/ecoa/project/file> -k ecoa-exvt

Run the -h, --help of each tool for more information.


The whole documentation of the tools is available in the public Github repository.