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cpntools petri nets simulator

CPN Tools

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4.0.1 | Updated: 16 Sep 2020



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To install CPN Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade CPN Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall CPN Tools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade cpntools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade cpntools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure cpntools installed
    name: cpntools
    state: present
    version: 4.0.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'cpntools' do
  action    :install
  version  '4.0.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: cpntools,
    Version: 4.0.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cpntools
   Name     = 'cpntools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '4.0.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'cpntools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '4.0.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install cpntools version="4.0.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 16 Sep 2020.


A tool for editing, simulating, and analyzing Colored Petri nets.

The tool features incremental syntax checking and code generation, which take place while a net is being constructed. A fast simulator efficiently handles untimed and timed nets. Full and partial state spaces can be generated and analyzed, and a standard state space report contains information, such as boundedness properties and liveness properties.

New Features in Version 4.0

  • Declarative constraints
  • 3rd part extensions
  • Simplified use of non-colored nets
  • Support for export to PNML
  • Support for real and time colorsets
  • Improved support for time (time intervals and state-space reduction)
  • Simplified state-space analysis
  • Fresh new look

CPN Tools is originally developed by the CPN Group at Aarhus University from 2000 to 2010. The main architects behind the tool are Kurt Jensen, Søren Christensen, Lars M. Kristensen, and Michael Westergaard. From the autumn of 2010, CPN Tools is transferred to the AIS group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$url = ''

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    url            = $url
    softwareName   = 'cpn tools*'
    checksum       = 'B040B59FB9F09E0972D7BF89E6097C5E925802FB566E75A723465ADD83E7E8D3'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    silentArgs     = '--mode unattended --enable-components debugger,ppcpnet,newcomponent'
    validExitCodes = @(0)

#Uninstalls the previous version of CPN Tools if either version exists
Write-Output "Searching if the previous version exists..."

[array]$checkreg = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($checkreg.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Output 'No installed old version. Process to install CPN Tools.'
    # No version installed, process to install
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($checkreg.count -ge 1) {
    $checkreg | ForEach-Object {
        if ([version]$_.DisplayVersion -lt $version) {
            Write-Output "Uninstalling CPN Tools previous version : $($_.DisplayVersion)"
            $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = '--mode unattended'
            $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

            # Reset to default values
            $packageArgs['file'] = ''
            $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = '--mode unattended --enable-components debugger,ppcpnet,newcomponent'

            # Process to install
            Write-Output "Installing new version of CPN Tools"
            Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
        } elseif (([version]$_.DisplayVersion -eq $version) -and ($env:ChocolateyForce)) {
            Write-Output "CPN Tools $version already installed, but --force option is passed, download and install"
            Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    softwareName   = 'cpn tools*'
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    silentArgs     = '--mode unattended'
    validExitCodes = @(0)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    $key | ForEach-Object { 
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
    Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }

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