Getting started with Arc on Mac

Since Arc v1.3.0, Arc is on available on multiple platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac). This article explains the steps to getting started with Arc on Mac.

Download Arc for Mac

  1. Go to code.cubewise.com/arc-download

  2. Download the correct Arc version, in this example we download Mac 64 bits:

To find out if you need 32 or 64bit version, Go to the Apple Menu and select "About this Mac". If you have a Core Duo processor, you have a 32-bit CPU. Otherwise (Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7, anything else), you have a 64-bit CPU.

Starting Arc

  1. Unzip the arc.x.x.x_mac64.zip folder

  2. In the example below we copied the arc.app file into a new Arc folder in Documents.

  3. Open Mac Terminal

  4. Navigate to the folder where arc.app is, using the command cd

  5. Once in the folder, to start Arc type ./arc.app &

If you see the message “Server running on port: 7070”, it means that Arc started successfully.

To access it, opens a web browser and go to the URL https://localhost:7070/. If this is the first time Arc is starting on your Mac you will see this:

Trialling or Buying Arc

If this is the first time, Arc starts on your laptop, you will then need to validate your license by either trialling or Buying Arc:

Connect to TM1 instances

Arc uses the TM1 REST API to connect to IBM TM1 and Planning Analytics instances, therefore it can connect to any instances assuming the TM1 REST API is enabled for this instance and the httpPortNumber is open on the server.

To access all TM1 instances on a specific server, you will need to update the adminhost parameter in the settings.yml file:

To connect to an instance on the IBM Could, follow the instructions in this article:

If Arc can’t connect to your TM1 instances:

  1. Check first that you can access the TM1 REST API using your browser.

  2. Double check your credentials (CAM Namespace is case sensitive).

Where to find support?

If you still can’t connect to your instances, create a new issue on GitHub: