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Installation instructions for Thermal Desktop for AutoCAD:

Thermal Desktop version 4.8 requires AutoCAD 2000 or newer (2000, 2000i, 2002,
2004, 2005, 2006)
You must have AutoCAD (ACAD), AutoCAD Mechanical (AutoM), or Mechanical Desktop
already installed.
You must have also started ACAD, AutoM, or MechD at least
once so that the required registry keys are inserted in the system registry.
Thermal Desktop requires these keys to install menus and toolbars.
NT/2000/XP users that have administrative privilege may install
the product directly. End users on NT/2000 machines that do not
have administrative privilege require a two step installation.
The two step installation requires one initial installation
performed under an administrator account, followed by running
"Start->Programs->Thermal Desktop->User Menu Setup" under each
user account.
The administrator account installation will install the required
program files and make necessary entries into the Windows registry.
Subsequent execution of "User Menu Setup" will install Thermal Desktop
menus into the AutoCAD environment for each user.
Download ThermalDesktop48*.exe from the C&R website into any directory on your
Follow the instructions below depending on which
operating system you are using.
Thermal Desktop is supported for WindowsNT/2000/XP.
Windows95 is not supported.
WindowsNT/2000/XP Users:
Windows NT/2000/XP users will typically have to install in two steps.
First, logon using using the administrator account, or an account
with administrator privilege.
Execute ThermalDesktop48*.exe. Select "Install Products".
Select "Thermal Desktop".
Follow the instructions at the prompts to complete the installation.
If the account with administrator privileges in which
Thermal Desktop was installed is also the end user account,
then the installation is complete.
For each additional user on the machine, you must also run the
Thermal Desktop user menu setup.
!!! Each user must also have run AutoCAD or Mechanical Desktop
at least once before running the menu setup !!!
From the Windows Start menu, execute:
Start->Programs->Thermal Desktop->User Menu Setup.



Install license file

a) If you have a valid license file
i) Copy the file (radcad.lic) to the
[your path to thermal desktop] directory maintaining
the name radcad.lic. Do not use any word processor
applications to view and save this file, as it may
corrupt the file.
ii) Install the hardware license key as described below
b) If you are evaluating the software and have a demo license pack
i) Run the License Manager from the start menu
(Start>>Programs>>Thermal Desktop>>License Manager).
ii) Click "Install License Files" and follow the
instructions on the screen.
c) If you do not have a valid license or demo license pack
i) Request a license through the License Manager.
ii) Run the License Manager from the start menu
(Start>>Programs>>Thermal Desktop>>License Manager).
iii) Click "Request License Files" and follow the
instructions on the screen.
Install the License Key (not applicable for demo licenses or network licenses)
Thermal Desktop comes with a license key which fits on your computers parallel port
or USB port.
If using a parallel port key, this key will plug directly into the parallel port,
and any devices that require
the port will plug into the key. If you have purchased more than one C&R product,
you will receive only one key.
To install the parallel port key, remove everything that is currently attached to
the parallel
port. Plug in the key and tighten its attaching screws. Reattach anything that
was attached to the parallel port to the rear of the key.
Please read the license agreement found in LicenseAgreement.txt
before running Thermal Desktop.
The FloCAD and RadCAD modules of Thermal Desktop may be licensed separately
from Thermal Desktop.
The Users Manual is provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 to read the Users Manual. Acrobat
Reader 3.0 or newer should have been installed by your AutoCAD or Mechanical
Desktop installation.
The Users Manual is also installed as Windows help inside Thermal Desktop
and may also be invoked from the Start->Programs->Thermal Desktop menu
on the Windows desktop.
We ask that you please read the Users Manual before using Thermal Desktop,
and recommend completing the tutorials at the end of the manual.



Users with custom AutoCAD menu profiles:

AutoCAD customizations may be saved using a user defined profile.
If you are using a custom profile, install Thermal Desktop as
indicated above. Then manually install the Thermal Desktop menus
and toolbars into the custom profile.
1. Execute AutoCAD (or Mechanical Desktop)
2. Bring up the Preferences dialog (Tools->Preferences for AutoCAD,
Assist->Preferences for Mechanical Desktop)
3. Click on the "Files" tab if it is not already visible
4. Add the Thermal Desktop installation directory path name
to the "Support File Search Path"
5. Click the "Ok" button
6. Bring up the Customize Menus dialog (Tools->Customize Menus for AutoCAD,
Edit->Customize Menus for Mechanical Desktop)
7. Click on the "Browse" button
8. Set "Files of Type:" to "Menu Template (*.mnu)"
9. Browse to the Thermal Desktop installation directory
10. Select "thermal.mnu", then click the "Open" button
11. Click the "Load" button and answer "Yes" to the confirmation dialog
12. Select the "Menu Bar" tab
13. Select "RADCAD" from the "Menu Group:" drop-down list box
14. Highlight "Thermal" in the left side list box
15. Highlight "Help" in the right side list box
16. Click the "Insert>>" button
17. Click the "Close" button

C&R Technologies may be reached at any of the following:

Phone 970-547-7149
Fax 303-971-0035
www page
Please contact us for any questions, and also for any
suggestions for future releases.