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Installation Guide

Tecplot, Inc.

Bellevue, WA

2006

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Contents
Chapter 1 Requirements ................................. 6
Technical Support ..............................................6 Requirements .....................................................6
System Requirements ................................................6 Platform Requirements .............................................7 Graphics Requirements ............................................7 Display Requirements ...............................................7 License Server Requirements....................................7

License Types ....................................................8
Single User License ..................................................8 Network License .......................................................8

License Keys .....................................................8 Changing License Servers or IP Addresses .......9 Running Network Versions of Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus .....................................................9

Chapter 2 Windows Installation ....................11
License Types .................................................. 11 Installation Instructions ...................................12 Additional Installation Instructions .................14
Evaluation License .................................................14 Single User with a Dongle ......................................14 Single User without a Dongle.................................15 Network License .....................................................15
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..........33 4 ..................................................................30 Tecplot Installation on Other Linux Clients ..................18 Modifying the Windows XP firewall ............................21 Linux Installation Preparation .20 Chapter 3 Linux Installation ..........31 Tecplot Start-Up ...................21 TEC360HOME Environment Variable Setup ..................................................................................................17 Monitoring the License Manager ..................................................................32 License Server Changing.........................23 Linux Software Installation ....................................................................................30 Tecplot Installation on Windows Clients ...........21 Linux Help Configuration .......................29 License Manager Stopping ............16 License Manager Settings ..........................16 Working with the Network License Manager .............16 Starting the License Manager ......................................18 The Resource File ...............................31 License Manager Setup ..................................31 Site License Installation ..............................................28 TLMHOST Variable Setup ............................................................................................................31 Tecplot Running Remotely ...24 Network and Single User License Installation 26 License Server Selection ..23 User Alias Selection .....26 License Key Installation .............................Contents Site License ..18 Controlling the License Manager .................................... 21 Linux Installation Procedure ....................................27 License Manager Daemon Start-Up ...........

34 License Manager Set-Up ....................37 Uninstalling Tecplot .....................38 5 ........................... 34 Installation Instructions .....................................................................................Chapter 4 Macintosh Installation ..........36 License Server Changing ..............................................................37 Notes .....

path names.com/support • E-mail: support@tecplot.653.9393 Please include your Tecplot license number whenever contacting Tecplot Technical Support. offers technical assistance through the following methods: • Internet: www. 1 . 6 . environment variables and aliases. Inc. 1 .1 System Requirements Tecplot requires a minimum of 250 MB of disk space and 1 GB of RAM.1 Technical Support Tecplot.2 Requirements 1.tecplot.Chapter 1 Requirements The installation instructions contained within this manual require a basic understanding of file editing. please ask your system administrator for assistance in installing Tecplot 360.com • Telephone: 425. directory navigation. If you are unfamiliar with any of these.2.

R10k Sparc HPUX 11.Requirements 1.27 or newer Solaris 8 or newer OpenGL or Mesa OpenGL or Mesa OpenGL or Mesa OpenGL or Mesa OpenGL or Mesa OpenGL or Mesa Supported 32-bit Platforms CPU/Model Operating System Graphics Platform Windows Linux Intel Intel Macintosh PPC Windows XP.3 newer Mac OS X 10. 1. glibc 2.6.4 Display Requirements A minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 is required.3.3 newer IRIX 6.5 License Server Requirements If you’re using a network license version.0 or newer AIX 5. 7 . R8k.4 OpenGL OpenGL or Mesa OpenGL or Mesa 1. The server that runs the license manager must be running whenever users run Tecplot 360 on a networked computer. 9K/7xx RS6000 Intel IA64 R5k.2. glibc 2.2. the following restrictions apply: 1.3 newer Linux Kernel 2. The server must have a stable IP address.4. 2.4 or 2.1 or newer Linux Kernel 2.3 Graphics Requirements An OpenGL-accelerated card is required. 10. glibc 2.2. 2000 Linux Kernel 2.2 Platform Requirements TABLE 1.4 or 2.6. 1. Supported 64-bit Platforms CPU/Model Operating System Graphics Platform HP IBM Linux Linux SGI Sun TABLE 2.2.5.

2 Network License A Network license allows Tecplot 360 to be run anywhere within a local area network (LAN) for up to a specified number of users. 1.1 . located inside the Tecplot Program Group under the Start menu. If you are not sure about what type of license you have.3. • Windows: Run the LM Administration utility. This is a floating license. For Linux Single User licenses. Refer to 2. Log on to your License Server and determine the server code. The procedure for obtaining license keys for Tecplot is as follows: 1. The license key is printed on the dongle supplied with your software. or would like to upgrade your license. 1.4 License Keys Note (Windows Single User with a dongle): If you are installing Tecplot for the first time.1 Single User License A Single User license allows one copy of Tecplot 360 to be installed. so Tecplot 360 may be installed on as many computers in your LAN as desired.3. The installation procedure depends upon the type of license purchased. Tecplot 360 cannot be displayed remotely using the X-Window System and only one session of Tecplot 360 may run at a time. you do not need to request a key to run Tecplot. please contact Tecplot or your distributor.3. 1 . 8 .2 “Single User with a Dongle” on page 14 for additional information.3 License Types There are two basic types of Tecplot 360 licenses for Linux and Windows. run and displayed on a single computer.

Changing License Servers or IP Addresses • Linux: switch to the Tecplot home directory and type: . Run the License Manager.9393 Be sure to specify your license number and server code whenever you request a new key.com • Telephone: 425. Install Tecplot 360 first (including the Network License Manager). 1. • E-mail: support@tecplot. (See Section 1 .setuplic • Select Install Purchased License Key. 1 . Install Tecplot Focus (without the Network License Manager).6 Running Network Versions of Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus If you have a network license of both Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus. Request a license key using one of these methods: • Internet: www. you need to perform the following additional steps (on the server computer ONLY).tecplot. or change the IP address of your license server.653.5 Changing License Servers or IP Addresses Windows Network License and Linux License keys are unique to a single computer hardware ID and IP address. If you need to move your Tecplot license to a new machine.” ). 1.com/support. 1 . Enter your Tecplot 360 key 9 . please contact Tecplot or your local distributor to request a new key.4. “License Keys. a. 3. On the Support page and choose Request a License Key. 2.

b. Enter your Tecplot Focus key 10 .

use Explorer to open the CD directory and double-click on setup.1 License Types There are five license types for Tecplot 360: •Evaluation License •Single User License (with a dongle) •Single User License (without a dongle) •Network License •Site License The installation instructions are essentially the same for each license type and are provided in 2 . 2 . “Single User with a Dongle”.Chapter 2 Windows Installation 2 . “Installation Instructions”.2. Additional information on Network License management can be found in 2 .exe. “Working with the Network License Manager”.2.3. If not. 11 .2 Installation Instructions The auto-install should begin the installation process once the CD is loaded.4. Additional instructions for dongle users are provided in 2.

Organization and License Number. • 4. License Agreement . Browse for a new folder if you would like to install Tecplot elsewhere. you must have administrator rights on your computer to install the necessary settings.4 “Network License” on page 15 for instructions on installing the license manager and 2 . you can skip this step and enter it when you first launch Tecplot.Please fill out the information for Name. If you have those rights. and clicking Next. select the Anyone Who Uses This Computer radio button. select that radio button and click Next. Acceptance is indicated by selecting the I Accept radio button. Refer to 2.Select the appropriate license type and press the Next button.Please read and accept the license agreement in order to continue with the installation. If you don’t have your evaluation key.3. and click Next. 2.Network License Manager software must be installed on one computer with a stable IP address. User Information . • NOTE .4 “Working with the Network License Manager” on page 16 for information on working with the license manager. If you will be the only user.1. Select the Next button to continue. License Type . • [Network License users ONLY] Enter the name or IP address of the machine on which the License Manager software has been or will be installed. That computer must be part of the network where Tecplot is installed. 12 .Enter the Eval Key provided with your CD or contact your Tecplot salesperson for a key. Destination Folder -A default Destination Folder is selected for installation. [Evaluation users ONLY] . and it must be running during those times when Tecplot is in use. 3. • If others will be using this software.

you may browse to a new folder. Select Installation Type . the Documentation folder (Docs) or the Demo folder.3. 8.A default Working Folder is selected for installation. Select an option and click Next. Select the Next button to continue.Specify whether to perform a custom or default installation type.1 “Evaluation License” on page 14 • 2.3.4 “Network License” on page 15 • 2. Ready To Install .3.3 Additional Installation Instructions 2.3 “Single User without a Dongle” on page 15 • 2. The default installation installs all components of Tecplot.3. 6.1 Evaluation License If you did not enter your Eval Key in Step 2.5 “Site License” on page 16 • 2 . or click Install to continue. The remaining installation steps are dependent upon the type of license that you have.Additional Installation Instructions 5.2 “Single User with a Dongle” on page 14 • 2. Working Folder . Once the installation process is complete. 7. click Finish. 13 .3. Please proceed to the section corresponding to your license type: 2. Alternatively. 9. The custom installation allows you to select whether or not to install the Add-on Developer’s Kit (ADK) directory.3.You may click Back to change your selection. enter it when you first launch Tecplot.

2. This screen gives you the option to restart your system now or later. Run Tecplot. Upon receipt.” please perform the following steps: 1. If you are updating from an earlier version of Tecplot.2.2 Single User with a Dongle Your Tecplot Single User license is protected by the Sentinel SuperPro dongle and a license key that is associated with your dongle.3 Single User without a Dongle Once you have completed Steps 1 . you can install a new license key and your current dongle will still work. Contact your local distributor with your dongle ID (displayed in the dialog) and a new key will be sent to you. The dongle is distributed along with your Tecplot installation key. The Single-Computer License Key dialog will launch. Run Tecplot. Restart Your System . 6. Attach the Sentinel SuperPro dongle to your computer’s parallel port.8 from 2 . “Installation Instructions. and a new key will be sent to you. 2.2. Send your license number and the server code generated by the dongle. 2. 3. you must restart your system. prompting you to enter your license key.” please perform the following steps: 1. attach the dongle first. If a printer or other device is using the port. 5.3. 14 . enter your license key in Tecplot. 4. Once you have completed Steps 1 .3. “Installation Instructions.In order for the installation to take effect.8 from 2 . then connect your device to the dongle.

Additional Installation Instructions 2. Go to our website to get a key. The Personal License Key dialog will launch. or you can click Start > Programs > Tecplot License Manager >Install Key.com. Installation of the License Manager software requires Administrator privileges (unlike the Tecplot installation).4 Network License The Network version of Tecplot runs under the control of a license manager. Refer to 2 .tecplot. Copy the Server Code. A program named Install Key will automatically be launched at the end of the License Manager installation. The License Manager is installed on only one computer on your network. even if you are licensed for multiple copies of Tecplot. You should choose a computer with a stable IP address that will be on and available any time someone wants to run the Tecplot software. that is on the network where Tecplot will be run. Tecplot can be loaded on any computer on the same network as the License Manager. When the Install Key widget appears. the dialog will display the Key Directory. Tecplot License Manager Setup will guide you through the installation process. with a stable IP address.msi (located in the licensemgr subdirectory of the windows directory on your installation CD). and with that information. you must have Tecplot License Server software installed on one machine. You must contact Tecplot Support by e-mail or telephone to obtain a key that will activate your Tecplot licenses. If you have a Network license. prompting you to enter your license key. call or e-mail Tecplot where a support representative will provide you with a Key code that should be entered in the Key field of the dialog. 2. 15 . www.4 “Working with the Network License Manager” on page 16 for addition information on the Network License Manager. Contact your salesperson or technical support if you have a problem. the Host Name and the Server Code. Start the installation by double-clicking on TecplotLM.3.

• Disabled . Please contact your site license manager for the file. 2 . 2. The Tecplot Network License Manager dialog has the following options: •Startup . • 16 .5 Site License If you choose the Site license. • Automatic . please familiarize yourself with the other two applications in the License Manager: Server Runtime Control and Query Server.Select one of the following settings for launching the license manager Manual . Server Runtime Control allows you access to information relating to Tecplot logs.Select this option to launch the license manager manually (via the Tecplot License Manager) whenever your computer is restarted.Use the Settings button to adjust the startup parameters of the Tecplot license manager.ste into your Tecplot installation directory. you need to copy an additional installation file.1 Starting the License Manager To launch the Tecplot license manager. while Query Server allows you to list current servers. •Settings .Select this option to disable the license manager. tecplot.2. clients and information on the environment in which your host operates.4 Working with the Network License Manager In addition to the Install Key program.Select this option to launch the license manager automatically with each restart.4.3. select TecplotLM from the control panel.

3 Monitoring the License Manager Use the Query Server utility to monitor the status of your license keys.g. After a brief wait. If you are also running instances of the Tecplot Focus via the license manager. See also: 1 .Select the Launch or Stop button to change the activity status of the License Manager. enter “01” in the Feature field to monitor your Tecplot Focus keys. If you have a Network license. C:\Tecplot\TLM) •Log File Name = TLM. with a stable IP address.6 “Running Network Versions of Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus” on page 9.2 License Manager Settings Select the Settings button from the License Manager and verify the following parameter values: •Key Directory = TLM subdirectory below the Tecplot home directory (e.4. you must have Windows License Server software installed on one machine.Working with the Network License Manager •Launch/Stop . 2. that is on the network where Tecplot will be run.log (located in the Key directory) •Log File Size Limit > 0 (40k is a reasonable limit) 2. 17 . Enter “02” in the Feature field and press the Client button.4. a list of your license key(s) and their status will be displayed.

If redundant License Manager servers are being used.e.select the Zero Log button to empty the license manager log file. Any changes to the resource file must be installed by stopping and restarting the license manager. the resource file should also contain the names of the hosts on which the License Manager may be running.2.4 Controlling the License Manager Use the Server Runtime Control utility to control the log file. •Bury Client . The resource file must be named tlm. The Server Runtime Control dialog has the following options: •Zero Log .res.select the Dump Log button to write the server information to the log file. To restrict this add the %IPACCEPT command to the resource file.e 18 . and it must reside in the TLM subdirectory of the Tecplot home directory.4.5 The Resource File The resource file contains user login names or host names for which licenses are to be reserved.4. the Tecplot License Manager accepts requests from any IP address within your local network. log-off the user and make the license available for another user).select the Find Log button to identify the path for TLM.e.e. RESTRICTING USERS By default. The %IPACCEPT command has the following format: %IPACCEPT e.Use the Bury Client button to revoke the license for a running client (i. •Find Log .log •Dump Log . 2.

precede the hostname with the “@” symbol.allows Tecplot to be run on machines with an IP address beginning with 192. where NNN is 02 for Tecplot 360. CLIENT1. If a hostname is entered. 19 .123 %IPACCEPT THIS. or the word “THIS”.37. GROUP can be anything you want and is not related to the Linux “group”. an integer range.. NUMKEYS is the number of licenses reserved for the GROUP.200-210 .THIS.. The word “THIS” is used to represent the corresponding IP address for the machine where the license manager is running. use the word EXCLUDE in lieu of NUMKEYS. EXCLUDED AND HELD LICENSES Licenses may be reserved for individual users or client machines using the resource file..123.. RESERVED..THIS.CLIENTn are either login names or hostnames of computers. .Working with the Network License Manager where the e may be any one (or a comma separated list) of: an integer. Individual users can also be excluded from using licenses. a wildcard (*).37.CLIENTn:NUMKEYS:HOLDPERIOD Each line starts with an integer value NNN. To restrict specific users.* . HOLDPERIOD is the number of seconds to hold a license recently made available by a member of the GROUP before making it available to other users.allows Tecplot to be run on machines within the subnet as the license manager and whose IP address end in 200-210. For example: %IPACCEPT 192. CLIENT2. CLIENT2. Reserved and excluded licenses are indicated in the resource file using the following command: NNN:GROUP:CLIENT1.

select the Exceptions tab. Select the Windows Firewall control. “My Network (Subnet) Only” would be recommended. 9. Contact Technical Support at support@tecplot. 7. (Optional) Select the Change Scope and modify the computers that can use this port. 20 . Set Port=5291. Press the OK button to apply the changes and close the dialog. 3. 2.4. Choose the UDP radio button. 4.6 Modifying the Windows XP firewall The license manager for network licenses may not work on Windows XP platforms until you change the following settings. 1.com.You are now ready to use your Tecplot Network license on Windows XP. 8. Select the “Add Port…” button. if you have additional questions. In the Windows Firewall dialog. Set the Name= “TecplotLM”. 10. Launch the Control Panel.2. 5. 6.

3.Linux Installation Procedure Chapter 3 Linux Installation 3 . There are two ways that you can do this: •By assigning the path for the Tecplot home directory to the environment variable TEC360HOME.1. 3.1. you must tell it where the Tecplot home directory is located.1 Linux Installation Preparation The Tecplot home directory is where the Tecplot program and associated files are stored. In order for Tecplot to run properly. This allows you to install Tecplot in system directories such as /usr or /usr/local. •By setting aliases that use the -h flag on the command line. If you do not know. type the following command: echo $SHELL 21 .2 TEC360HOME Environment Variable Setup If you use the TEC360HOME environment variable. which typically have write permission only if you are logged in as root. The following procedure assumes you know what type of shell you are using. you must also include the bin sub-directory of the Tecplot home directory in your PATH environment variable so the Tecplot program and other utilities in this directory can be executed.1 Linux Installation Procedure We suggest that you log in as root to install Tecplot.

do the following (choosing the commands appropriate to your shell): •For users running the Bourne.profile 22 . add the following to your .cshrc file must be activated.profile file (Bourne or Korn) or . PATH=. Korn. and a response of /bin/bash means the BASH shell..bash_profile (for Bash) in your login home directory: TEC360HOME=/usr/tec360 export TEC360HOME . .{pre-existing code}.. replace that path with the Tecplot 360 path information.. $TEC360HOME/bin) . set path = (.. If you have the path to an earlier version of Tecplot included in your PATH environment variable.. a response of /bin/sh means the Bourne shell..cshrc file in your login home directory: setenv TEC360HOME /usr/tec360 . All changes made to your .A response of /bin/csh means you are using the C shell. add the following to your ...{pre-existing code}... run the following command: .paths already assigned..profile or . replace that path with the Tecplot Version 360 path information. paths already assigned ./.. if your Tecplot home directory is /usr/tec360. •For the Korn or Bourne shells. a response of / bin/ksh means the Korn shell.:$TEC360HOME/bin If you have the path to an earlier version of Tecplot included in your PATH environment variable. •For users running the C shell..... For example. or Bash shell.

cshrc •For bash shell. 3. add to the . .bash_profile file in your login home directory: 23 .1.4 User Alias Selection If your Tecplot home directory is /usr/tec360.bash_profile 3. If you are having trouble viewing the help files.3 Linux Help Configuration Help in Tecplot now uses any browser capable of displaying an HTML file. add to the . add to the .profile file in your login home directory: alias -x tecplot="/usr/tec360/bin/tecplot -h /usr/tec360" alias -x preplot="/usr/tec360/bin/preplot" alias -x cnvtec="/usr/tec360/bin/cnvtec" •For users running the C shell.Linux Installation Procedure •For C shell.1. . run the following command: . set up the following aliases: •For users running the Bourne or Korn shell. Tecplot may be configured to use any browser with only slight modifications to the example LaunchBrowser file located in the bin directory. The comments in the file should provide sufficient information for you to customize your settings. run the following command: source . please contact your System Administrator./.cshrc file in your login home directory: alias tecplot "/usr/tec360/bin/tecplot -h /usr/tec360" alias preplot "/usr/tec360/bin/preplot" alias cnvtec "/usr/tec360/bin/cnvtec" •For users running the bash shell./.

/.cshrc file must be activated.cshrc 3. This directory is generally named /cdrom or /CDROM. 6.1. Switch to the unix (or UNIX) sub-directory under the root directory of the CD.1 setuptec.profile or . Log on to your computer (preferably as root. •For the Korn or Bourne shells. 4..) 2. first kill the License Manager daemon tlmd. run the following command: .profile •For C shell. Issue the ls command and check the results.alias tecplot = "/usr/tec360/bin/tecplot -h /usr/tec360" alias -x preplot="/usr/tec360/bin/preplot" alias -x cnvtec="/usr/tec360/bin/cnvtec" All changes made to your . named according to one of the following formats: SETUPTEC. It is best to delete the previous License Manager installation directory. You should see the setuptec script. . Go to your current Tecplot home directory and type: tlm/tlmadmin -k 3. 24 . run the following command: source . 5.5 Linux Software Installation To install Tecplot from your CD drive: 1. Insert the Tecplot CD in the CD drive (exact CD mounting procedures may vary between platforms). If you are upgrading from an older version of Tecplot.

When setuptec asks for the directory where the distribution files should be written.3.. • 10.” then move on to Section 3 . At this point.The setuptec script displays a server code for the current machine.” • If you already have your license key for Tecplot 360.1" . select “Get server code now and install key later. 25 . ". select “Skip license key installation on this machine.” If you are installing a Site License. including the double quotes and all other punctuation marks.2. follow the steps outlined in Section 3. Send this information to Tecplot or your local Tecplot distributor (See 3.1 “Linux Installation Preparation” on page 21). select “Skip license key installation on this machine. continue on to one of the following sections: If the machine where you are installing Tecplot is not the one that will be running the License Manager.4. “Site License Installation. The setuptec script prompts you for information and completes the installation process. 9./setuptec 8.2 “License Key Installation” on page 27).2.” and continue with the steps below./SETUPTEC. The setuptec script now asks you if you wish to continue with the installation of the license key to run Tecplot.2.2. .” Then at a later time. “TLMHOST Variable Setup./setuptec. “License Key Installation.” then go to Section 3. Start the setuptec script by issuing the command from the following list that best matches the result from the previous step. but do not yet have a key.” • If you are installing Tecplot on the machine running the License Manager. enter the full path to the Tecplot home directory (See 3. select “Obtain server code now and install the key now.1.Linux Installation Procedure setuptec 7.

11. If you have a Single User License. Note: We no longer support redundant License Managers for those who have used redundant license servers for Tecplot Version 7. When a user runs Tecplot on any machine in the network. the License Manager “checks in” the key. 3 .2 Network and Single User License Installation Linux Network and Single User licenses both run under the control of the Tecplot License Manager.0 or older. please contact Tecplot Technical Support. 3.Enter the key provided by Technical Support at the prompt. you will only be able to run and display Tecplot on the licensed computer.2. The Tecplot License Manager consists of a daemon application which runs on a single computer called the license server.1 License Server Selection The machine you designate as your license server must have the following characteristics: •The license server must be of a machine type and operating system that Tecplot Version 360 supports. This daemon manages the allocation of keys to Tecplot users. The License Manager limits the number of Tecplot sessions currently active to the number of users allowed by the license. 26 . The Tecplot License Manager limits the number of users who can access Tecplot simultaneously. If you have any questions or comments regarding this. Tecplot contacts the license server via TCP/IP and “checks out” a key from the License Manager. or your local Tecplot distributor. When the user quits Tecplot.

$TEC360HOME/tlm/02.lic. 4. or you wish to move the License Manager to a different 27 . Go to the Tecplot home directory and enter the following command: . operating system or ethernet card should change.” for details). The setup program will display a list of options. That is. To install the key. After successful installation of your license key. Choose the option labeled “Install purchased license key. “License Keys. the setup will create a key file.2 License Key Installation In order to run Tecplot. which may be based in part on the license server’s IP address. Do not edit or move this file after installing.2. The key is linked to your server code./setuplic 2. Any change to the operating system or the IP address will require a new key. a license key must be installed on the machine that runs the License Manager daemon. you should be able to contact the license server via telnet or ping.” 3. At the prompt. If your IP address. 3. the license server must be set up so that it can communicate via TCP/IP with all machines on which you will be running Tecplot. •For network licenses. Obtain a license key (See Section 1 . enter your license key.4. use the following steps: 1. •The license server must have a stable IP address.Network and Single User License Installation •The license server must be up and running when users are running Tecplot on any machine in your network.

and then started. or your local distributor. 3./setuplic Setup will display a list of options. If the computer where the License Manager is located has stopped.2. Be sure to include your license number and your new server code in your request. 28 .server. Choose the option labeled “Restart the license manager.3 License Manager Daemon Start-Up The License Manager daemon must be running in order for any user to run Tecplot. The system startup script to which you add this command will vary depending on your operating system. The License Manager may be started manually or automatically. start the License Manager by going to the Tecplot home directory and entering the following command: . Manual Start-Up. send a request for a new key to Tecplot Technical Support. If you did not already launch the License Manager daemon during the installation process or if the License Manager was stopped for some reason. Consult with your system administrator if you are unsure which system startup script is appropriate.” Automatic Start-Up. the License Manager will not restart automatically unless one of the system startup shell scripts contains the following command: <tecplothomedirectory>/setuplic <tecplothomedirectory> restart where <tecplothomedirectory> is the full path to the Tecplot home directory.

local. enter the following line into your . on any machine where the software will be executed. 3. TLMHOST must be set for all users of Tecplot.. be sure to edit the system startup shell scripts and make any modifications necessary to start up the Tecplot Version 360 License Manager instead of the old License Manager. you may place the command in /etc/rc2.profile file (Bourne or Korn) or .d/ rc.cshrc. Korn or Bash shell.cshrc file: setenv TLMHOST @remotehostname 29 . On SGI/Solaris.2.profile or .bash_profile file (Bash): TLMHOST=@remotehostname . Tecplot looks to the TLMHOST environment variable for this information. they must set TLMHOST equal to @hostname where hostname is the name or IP address of the host where the License Manager daemon is running. export TLMHOST •For users running the C shell. on Linux you might place the command in /etc/rc. it needs to know which machine is running the License Manager.Network and Single User License Installation For example. enter the following line into your .. For users to access Tecplot. We suggest that you set this environment variable in each user’s .d/ S9x. Note: If you are updating from a previous version of Tecplot.4 TLMHOST Variable Setup In order for Tecplot to contact the License Manager daemon. •For users running the Bourne.bash_profile file by using one of the following commands.

As always.2. run the following command: .4.2. “Kill the License Manager. .” ) 30 . Be sure to set TLMHOST to the name of your license server./setuplic In setuplic. “Linux Software Installation. Be sure to include the @ symbol in your TLMHOST variable. you may need to log in as root to kill the License Manager. switch to the Tecplot home directory and type: . “TLMHOST Variable Setup.5.” Depending on your system permission settings. 3. run the following command: source . changes made to your . (See Section 3. •For the Korn or Bourne shells.cshrc file must be activated. choose the “skip license installation” option.profile •For C shell.5 License Manager Stopping To terminate the License Manager daemon at any time. as shown above.1. choose option 5.profile or . follow steps 1 through 9 as listed in Section 3.6 Tecplot Installation on Other Linux Clients To install Tecplot on other Linux machines in your network.where remotehostname is the name of the host where the License Manager daemon (tlmd) is running.” When the setup is complete.2.cshrc 3.

3 Site License Installation After completing the steps in Section 3.2. 3. To install Tecplot on a Windows client. “Linux Software Installation.” choose the “skip license installation” option.3. and provide the following information: •Your license number. type: tecplot A complete description of Tecplot’s command line options can be found in the Tecplot User’s Manual. it is possible to run Tecplot on a Windows client. follow the instructions in Section 2 . without displaying remotely from a Linux machine.1 Tecplot Start-Up To run Tecplot. “Installation Instructions.7 Tecplot Installation on Windows Clients With a Linux Network License. will be provided by our support staff. A license key.3. 31 .Site License Installation 3. 3.5. •The network IP address(es) at your site.2 Tecplot Running Remotely If you purchased a Network or Site License.2. you may run Tecplot remotely using the X Window System. Send a license key request to Tecplot Technical Support.1.” 3 . along with instructions on how to install the key.

2. you may use the setuplic shell script in Tecplot’s home directory. including the server code. or the TecplotLM utility in Tecplot’s TLM directory to setup the License Manager. Send a license key request.1. Otherwise.” for more information on the setuplic shell script. close the Tecplot installer.3 License Manager Setup The license-managed version of Tecplot requires the Tecplot License Manager to run on a network-accessible machine. double-click on the TecplotLM icon in Tecplot’s TLM directory.) To use the TecplotLM utility: 1.3. 3. Your machine’s server code is displayed. If TecplotLM was launched by the Tecplot installer. (Refer to Section 3 . For 32 . to Tecplot or your local distributor. for example: tecplot -d computername:0 •If you purchased a Single User License. type: DISPLAY=hostnameofservermachine:0. Tecplot must run and display on the same computer. If the License Manager is running on a Macintosh. type: setenv DISPLAY hostnameofservermachine:0 •Another option is to use the -d flag on the command line.X Window System programs send their output to the display identified by the DISPLAY environment variable. export DISPLAY •If your login shell is the C shell. “Linux Installation Procedure. Set your DISPLAY environment variable by entering one of the following commands: •If your login shell is the Bourne or Korn shell.

Site License Installation information on how to request a license key. 6.3. please contact Tecplot or your local distributor to request a new key. 3. the License Manager starts.4 License Server Changing License keys are unique to a single computer hardware ID. If you need to move your Tecplot License Manager to a new machine.4. Fill the supplied key in the License Key text field and click Add.6 “Running Network Versions of Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus” on page 9. A message appears stating the key has been added. 4. Proceed with the Auto-Start installation. Click Start Manager. (It is disabled if the License Manager is already running. (Optional) Click Auto-Start to configure the operating system to automatically start the License Manager whenever the system is re-booted. 33 . If it is enabled.) 5.” 3. See also: 1 . Close the installer window and click Auto-Start again. see Section 1 . Be sure to specify your license number and server code whenever you request a new key. Click Quit. “License Keys. you can still install license keys when the License Manager is running. the installer comes to the front and does nothing. If TecplotLM was launched by the Tecplot installer and you did not close the installer prior to clicking Auto-Start. This launches another installation package.

8. 4. Choose Continue. A new folder. This should be named Tecplot 360 or Tecplot360. Double-click on the Tecplot 360 disk icon on your desktop. Select a disk for the destination. is created with Tecplot installed in it. If you agree to the terms of the Software License Agreement. then double-click on the Mac folder to open it. 34 .1 Installation Instructions To install Tecplot 360 on your computer. click Continue. Click Continue. After reading the Software License Agreement. You must have administrative privileges in this case. After reading the Read me notes. See 3 . A pop-up window appears.pkg. 1. click Agree. click Continue. 3. 6. Double-click on the Tecplot 360 Install icon.Chapter 4 Macintosh Installation 4 . perform the following steps: You may also use the Linux installation procedure in a terminal window (the CD is mounted in /Volumes). 2. Tec360.1 “Linux Installation Procedure” on page 21. Insert the Tecplot CD into your CD drive. 5. This launches Apple’s package installer to install Tecplot. 7.

You will not be able to load your own data sets or save created data sets. • If you have an evaluation license from Tecplot Technical Support. Make sure the button reads Install. If you have purchased Tecplot. click the button labeled Install or Upgrade. If you click Upgrade inadvertently. You are able to load data sets from Tecplot’s Demo directory. Also choose the appropriate option: If you do not have a license key and want to quickly run Tecplot without the key. Refer to 4 . Due to an apparent bug in Apple’s Installer. choose Install an Evaluation License Key. 11. If you want to load your data sets. • If Tecplot’s License Manager is already installed on any machine on your network. If you have installed to anywhere other than the default location. please call Tecplot Technical Support for instructions. choose Use Restricted Demo Mode.The License Setup dialog will now be displayed. Contact your system administrator if you do not have this information. enter your license number.Installation Instructions 9. choose Use an Existing Network License. You are prompted for your key when you click Continue. choose a different option. 10. If prompted.3 “Uninstalling Tecplot” on page 37 for instructions on uninstalling Tecplot. clicking Upgrade changes the ownership of the directory into which you install Tecplot. On the Easy Install window.Click Close after the files are installed. • 35 . do not click Upgrade. Uninstall Tecplot and reinstall using the Installer. enter the name and password for an account with administrator privileges.

or the TecplotLM utility in Tecplot’s TLM directory to set-up the License Manager. you may use the setuplic shell script in Tecplot’s home directory. If you did not install X11 when you installed your operating system. close the Tecplot installer. Otherwise. If TecplotLM was launched by the Tecplot installer.Click Continue to complete your Tecplot installation. 12. (Refer to Section 3 .install X11 using your Tiger DVD installer disk.1.) To use the TecplotLM utility: 1. This launches the TecplotLM License Manager utility.download X11 from Apple’s website at http://www.html. “Linux Installation Procedure.3 Users .apple.2 License Manager Set-Up The license-managed version of Tecplot requires the Tecplot License Manager to run on a network-accessible machine.• If you purchased a Tecplot license. you will need to install it in order to run Tecplot: Mac OS 10. allowing you to enter your license key and set-up the License Manager to run on your machine. 36 . If the License Manager is running on the Macintosh. double-click on the TecplotLM icon in Tecplot’s TLM directory. choose Install a Single-Computer or Network License on this Machine. Mac OS 10.com/downloads/ macosx/apple/x11formacosx. TecplotLM is discussed below.4 Users . 4 .” for more information on the setuplic shell script.

Fill the supplied key in the License Key text field and click Add. If it is enabled. This launches another installation package.1 License Server Changing License keys are unique to a single computer hardware ID. Proceed with the Auto-Start installation. the installer comes to the front and does nothing. all Tecplot-related Receipts directories must be removed. For example.com/support to submit a request for a license key. Click Start Manager. Close the installer window and click Auto-Start again. the License Manager starts. 4. Be sure to specify your license number.3 Uninstalling Tecplot Apple’s package installer creates a directory of the same name as the installed package in /Library/Receipts/. 4. you previous server code and your new server code whenever you request a new key. you can still install license keys when the License Manager is running.) 5. TecplotLM will display your machine’s server code. when you install Tecplot by double-clicking on Tecplot360.pkg/ is created.2. a directory /Library/Receipts/Tecplot360. along with all files installed by the package. If you need to move your Tecplot License Manager to a new machine. A message appears stating the key has been added. If TecplotLM was launched by the Tecplot installer and you did not close the installer prior to clicking Auto-Start. (It is disabled if the License Manager is already running.pkg. 4 . 6.Uninstalling Tecplot 2. To completely remove an installation. 3. (Optional) Click Auto-Start to configure the operating system to automatically start the License Manager whenever the system is re-booted. please contact Tecplot or your local distributor to request a new key.tecplot. Go to www. If you cannot 37 . Click Quit.

This procedure is described in the Tecplot User’s Manual section on resetting preferences. 4 .drag everything to the trash because the file permissions are too restrictive.4 Notes Apple's X11 X server doesn't treat the Command or Option key as an Alt key.pkg /Library/Receipts/AutoStart. users with Administrator privileges can delete the directories with the sudo command in a shell as follows: sudo sudo sudo sudo /bin/rm /bin/rm /bin/rm /bin/rm -rf -rf -rf -rf /Applications/Tec360 /Library/Receipts/Tecplot360. 38 .pkg /Library/StartupItems/TecplotLM You may be prompted for your password (not the root password). A workaround on this is to add a line to the/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file: xmodmap -e "keycode 66 = Alt_L" Which will occur when the X server is restarted. You should also remove your Tecplot preferences file. You should also be able to type the xmodmap command in at a terminal window.