2. Basic Isaac Sim Installation

2.1. Workstation Setup

  1. Here are the requirements for running Omniverse Isaac Sim on a local workstation:

  2. Download Omniverse Launcher.

  3. Move omniverse-launcher-linux.AppImage to a folder or the Desktop to prevent accidental deletion.

  4. Run sudo chmod +x omniverse-launcher-linux.AppImage to allow the app to be executable by the user.

  5. Double-click the omniverse-launcher-linux.AppImage file to Install Omniverse Launcher.

  6. Install Cache from Omniverse Launcher.

  7. Install Nucleus from Omniverse Launcher.

2.2. Omniverse Launcher

Omniverse Isaac Sim can be found and installed on the Exchange tab in the Omniverse Launcher. To simplify the process, enter isaac sim in the search bar.


When the installation is complete, go to the Library tab and select Isaac Sim on the sidebar.

To run Isaac Sim App Selector, click the Launch button.


2.3. Isaac Sim App Selector

This is a mini windowed app that will help run Isaac Sim in different modes.

Isaac Sim App Selector will run as default when launching Isaac Sim from the Omniverse Launcher.


Click START to run the Isaac Sim main app.

2.4. Isaac Sim First Run

When starting Omniverse Isaac Sim for the first time, a dialog box below will pop-up.


Click Download assets to copy the Isaac Sim sample assets to the /Isaac folder on the local Nucleus.


  • This dialog can be accessed at any time by going to the Isaac Utils -> Nucleus Check menu.

  • If the download was interrupted, delete the /Isaac folder from localhost to get the Download assets button to appear again for redownload. Download will be quick the next time if Cache is installed.

Congratulations! You have completed the basic installation of Isaac Sim for workstation.

Proceed to Isaac Sim Interface to begin the first Basic Tutorial.