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Readme and Installation Guides for Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011

Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011

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Readme for Ecotect Analysis 2011 .............................................................................................................................4 Links To Resources .......................................................................................................................................................4 Accessing Autodesk Green Building Studio ...................................................................................................................4 Stand-Alone Installation Guide and Getting Started with Autodesk Ecotect Analysis ..........................................6 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................................7 System Requirements ....................................................................................................................................................7 Minimum Software System Requirements ..............................................................................................................7 Minimum Hardware System Requirements .............................................................................................................7 Product Serial Number ...............................................................................................................................................7 Installation ......................................................................................................................................................................8 Administrator Rights ...................................................................................................................................................9 The Installation Wizard ...............................................................................................................................................9 Setup—Welcome Page ...........................................................................................................................................9 Setup—Software/Utilities to Install ..........................................................................................................................9 Setup—Autodesk License Agreement .................................................................................................................. 10 Setup—User and Product Information .................................................................................................................. 10 Setup—Select Destination Location...................................................................................................................... 11 Setup—Select Components .................................................................................................................................. 11 Setup—Select Start Menu Folder ......................................................................................................................... 11 Setup—Select Additional Tasks ............................................................................................................................ 12 Setup—Product Licensing Method........................................................................................................................ 12 Setup—Ready to Install ........................................................................................................................................ 12 Setup—Installing ................................................................................................................................................... 13 Setup—Required Components ............................................................................................................................. 13 Setup—Final Page ................................................................................................................................................ 13 Activating Your License................................................................................................................................................ 13

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Running in Trial Mode ........................................................................................................................................... 14 Selecting the Activate Option ................................................................................................................................ 14 Changing Your Product Serial Number .................................................................................................................... 16 Network Administrator’s Guide and Getting Started with Autodesk Ecotect Analysis ....................................... 18 Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................. 19 System Requirements .................................................................................................................................................. 19 Minimum Software System Requirements of workstation ..................................................................................... 19 Minimum Hardware System Requirements of workstation .................................................................................... 19 Getting Started with Network Administration ................................................................................................................ 20 Choose an Installation Type ..................................................................................................................................... 20 Choose a License Server Model............................................................................................................................... 21 Setting Up Network Tools and Your License Server................................................................................................. 22 Installing the Network License Manager ............................................................................................................... 22 Registering and receiving network license file ...................................................................................................... 24 Configure Your License Server................................................................................................................................. 24 Setting up the workstation ............................................................................................................................................ 27 Administrator Rights ................................................................................................................................................. 27 The Installation Wizard ............................................................................................................................................. 27 Setup—Welcome Page ......................................................................................................................................... 28 Setup—Software/Utilities to Install ........................................................................................................................ 28 Setup—Autodesk License Agreement .................................................................................................................. 28 Setup—User and Product Information .................................................................................................................. 29 Setup—Select Destination Location...................................................................................................................... 29 Setup—Select Components .................................................................................................................................. 29 Setup—Select Start Menu Folder ......................................................................................................................... 30 Setup—Select Additional Tasks ............................................................................................................................ 30 Setup—Product Licensing Method........................................................................................................................ 30 Setup—Network License Details........................................................................................................................... 31 Setup—Ready to Install ........................................................................................................................................ 31 Setup—Installing ................................................................................................................................................... 31 Setup—Required Components ............................................................................................................................. 31 Setup—Final Page ................................................................................................................................................ 32 Working with Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 ....................................................................................................... 33 Pages ....................................................................................................................................................................... 33 Project Page ......................................................................................................................................................... 33 3D Editor Page...................................................................................................................................................... 33

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Visualize Page ...................................................................................................................................................... 34 Analysis Page ....................................................................................................................................................... 34 Reports Page ........................................................................................................................................................ 34 Panels ...................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Training Packages .................................................................................................................................................... 35 Accessing the Web Service Tools for Whole Building Analysis ............................................................................ 35 Appendix A: Troubleshooting Network Licensing. ........................................................................................................ 36

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and Updates. This is part of an ongoing effort to consolidate multiple accounts. the authentication system for Autodesk Subscription Center. Getting Started Guide. If you have Ecotect Analysis with subscription.com/ecotect-analysis you will find FAQs. contact the Subscription Center for support http://www. Demos.autodesk. Documentation.autodesk.com/forums/category. The Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) http://forums.com/ecotect-analysis-support for answers to your technical questions.jspa?categoryID=186 Ask questions and share information about using Green Building Studio and Ecotect Analysis in one of our peer-to-peer forums.autodesk.augi. Training Packages.com/ecotect-analysis-documentation o Training www.autodesk.autodesk.com/services • • • • • • • ACCESSING AUTODESK GREEN BUILDING STUDIO Autodesk Green Building Studio is integrated with Autodesk Single Sign In. and carbon analysis. water. and provide a single User ID and Password for accessing Autodesk Green Building Studio and Subscription Center.com/ecotect-analysis-howtobuy Customers who purchase a Subscription for their Ecotect Analysis license can access the Green Building Studio web service for the duration of their Subscription term in order to conduct whole building energy.com/ecotect-analysis-training o How to Buy www. Demos.com has forums on Ecotect Analysis and Green Building Studio forum under AEC > Sustainable (Green) Design. For FAQs. White Papers.autodesk. Discussion Groups and many Autodesk customer sites.autodesk. contact your local reseller. click on the Locate a Reseller link at www. 4 .README FOR ECOTECT ANALYSIS 2011 LINKS TO RESOURCES Autodesk offers many resources to help you make the most of Ecotect Analysis: • On the Ecotect Analysis product web page www. For Sales Support. o Documentation www. simplify the sign in process. To locate a reseller. Known Issues related to Green Building Studio the product web page is www.autodesk.autodesk.com/greenbuildingstudio The Autodesk Ecotect Analysis Discussion Group can be found at http://discussion.com/subscriptionlogin Search the Ecotect Analysis / Green Building Studio Knowledge Base from the Support page at www.

• If you change your password in subscription center this change will also apply to Green Building Studio • If you cannot login and you don’t receive an email with the new user information. please check the technical solution Green Building Studio / Ecotect Analysis validation e-mail are getting lost posted in the Knowledge Base.Changes in functionality: • Autodesk Green Building Studio account user management is available through the Subscription Center • All users of the Autodesk Green Building Studio web service are required to download a new desktop client to access the service.” 5 . Please follow the prompts on the screen during the download and installation process. • If your login doesn’t work go to the Subscription Center – at the subscription center you can select “Check to see if you’re on Subscription.

6 . For information about installing network-licensed versions of the program. This guide also includes a basic introduction to the user interface and the operation of this tool. see the Network Administrator’s Guide.Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011 STAND-ALONE INSTALLATION GUIDE AND GETTING STARTED WITH AUTODESK ECOTECT ANALYSIS This document describes how to install and activate Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011 software on your computer using a stand-alone license.

A software license manager embedded into the product prevents unauthorized use of the product and will require you to input your serial number in order to register and activate your copy of Autodesk Ecotect Analysis. Minimum Software System Requirements • Windows® 95 operating system (or later) • Windows NT® 3. and carbon analysis. Make sure to have these available before you install the program so that you don’t have to stop in the middle of the installation. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 is a Microsoft Windows® application.5x operating system • Windows® XP operating system • Windows® Vista operating system • Windows® 7 operating system Note: Windows® XP 64.024 x 768 high-color (16-bit) screen resolution or higher Product Serial Number When you install Ecotect Analysis. and many of its advanced graphical display abilities are best viewed using a hardware-accelerated graphics card. The serial number and product key are located on the outside of the product packaging. While it will run on quite modest hardware. and carbon analysis capabilities 1 converge with desktop tools for visualizing and simulating performance of the building model within the context of its environment. Powerful web-based whole-building energy. The following are the minimum requirements for running this software. Windows® Vista 64 and Windows® 7 are supported in 32-bit compatibility mode only. you are prompted to enter your serial number and product key in the Product and User Information page. Customers who purchase a Subscription to their Autodesk Ecotect Analysis license can access the Autodesk ® Green Building Studio web-based service for the duration of their Subscription term in order to conduct whole building energy. or in the email you received if you downloaded your product. Use the desktop tools and web-service functionality together to help create more sustainable designs. water.INTRODUCTION Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011 software is a comprehensive concept-to-detail sustainable design analysis tool. 1 ® 7 . Transfer the detachable sticker or save a copy of the email to a safe location to keep this information for future transactions. Minimum Hardware System Requirements • Intel® Pentium® II processor or equivalent. water. 300 MHz or faster • 128 MB RAM or higher • 85 MB free hard disk space or higher • OpenGL® hardware accelerated video card • 1. some of its analysis functions can be processor-intensive. providing a wide range of simulation and analysis functionality on a single platform.

exe file in the top directory of your DVD drive. INSTALLATION To use the product. the installer for the software will usually run automatically after inserting the DVD into your computer. browse to the location where you have saved the file and double-click the left mouse button on this file. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE: If you have lost your serial number or product key. Installing Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 can be done directly from the product DVD. if you have downloaded the program from the internet. 8 . Using your web browser. Close all running applications to avoid possible installation problems and data loss. you can run it manually by locating the setup. Similarly. you must install the product. without the ability to save or print. For information about installing a network licensed version of the program. After 30 days the software will run in Demo Mode. register and activate it. contact Autodesk Services & Support for assistance. simply double-click the left mouse button on this file when you locate it. see the Network Administrator's Guide. You can still activate the software as described in the Activating Your License section below and even change the product serial number you wish to use for activation. and then launch it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Avoiding Data Loss During Installation The Ecotect Analysis installation process may stop if some applications (such as Microsoft® Outlook® or virus-checking programs) are running. Depending on your operating system and its settings.If you do not yet have your Autodesk Ecotect Analysis serial number. or are not yet ready to activate. If it does not. you can still install the software and run in a fully functioning trial mode for 30 days from date of installation. This section provides instructions for installing and activating Ecotect Analysis for an individual user on a stand-alone computer.

in order to properly install this software and its licensing components.Administrator Rights As the installation of this software also includes secure licensing features. the actual Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 software is installed. the installer will issue a warning and not let you continue. The Autodesk Network License Manager is used by an administrator to set up a local license server. many of which will require you to make choices or interact in some way. Thus. You must have a network license. Setup—Welcome Page This page is displayed when the installer is first run. which can be purchased only from an Autodesk sales partner to use this option. Its aim is to show which software it is about to install and provide a brief description of it. you must first log on to the computer with an account that has administrative privileges. This is the typical. A network license is not available when purchasing online. Click the Next > button to continue. Setup—Software/Utilities to Install By default. 9 . option for this page. Select your option and click the Next > button to continue. it needs access to areas of the system registry and file system that only users with administrative privileges are permitted to access. and recommended. If you do not. Installing and Running the Product The Installation Wizard The installer will first prompt you with a series of wizard pages.

It is important that you take care entering the product serial number and product code as these will be used later in the license activation process. Select the “I Accept the Agreement” option and click the Next > button to continue.Setup—Autodesk License Agreement A printed license agreement is not included in your product packaging. Enter all your details and click the Next > button to continue. the license agreement is displayed during the installation process. Setup—User and Product Information Use this page to enter your name and organization. Instead. and dated proof of purchase to the location where you acquired it. the installation will be canceled. In order to continue with the installation. return this software along with the software package. To receive a full refund.rtf file in the install directory of your product. When you accept the license agreement and complete the installation. If you reject the license agreement. 10 . you have 30 days from your date of purchase to return this software. all other items in this package. as well as the product details you will find either on the cover of your DVD or in the electronic receipt you received after purchase. you can find a copy of your license agreement in the EULA. If you choose the “I Do Not Accept the Agreement” option after reviewing the terms of the license agreement. you must accept the terms and conditions within the Autodesk License Agreement.

Setup—Select Components This wizard page allows you to select the individual components of the software to install. the software itself can be installed anywhere on your system.Setup—Select Destination Location You use this page to select the folder into which the software will be installed. All the components absolutely required for the software to run should be grayed out as these must always be installed. It is recommended that you manage your folders here instead of manually moving them later as the uninstaller will likely be unable to find or delete the moved links if you uninstall the software. It is recommended that you use the default location as this will place the software in the same location as any other Autodesk products you may have installed. However. You can create subfolders by simply using a backslash (\) character between the names making up each folder. Click the Next > button to continue. Ensure the installation folder is where you want it and click Next > to continue. Setup—Select Start Menu Folder In addition to copying all the software and license files to the destination folder. the installer also creates a series of links in your Start Menu. 11 . or manually check/uncheck the individual components you need. You can use this page to enter the folder and subfolder(s) in which to place these links. Click the Next > button to continue. You can select from a series of default setups using the large drop-down list at the top.

Setup—Select Additional Tasks In addition to the links in the Start Menu. You should be judicious in your use of the For All Users option as some people take great care of their personal desktop layouts. Once you are happy with all the options selected. This gives you an opportunity to review the installation before actually proceeding with all the required tasks. as you must be an administrator to do this install. you can choose to create this just for yourself or. Choose the additional icons you wish to create and click Next > to continue. Choosing the wrong one will mean that the wrong license files will be included and you will likely have to completely reinstall to obtain your correct license. 12 . Setup—Product Licensing Method Select Stand-alone license method and click the Next > button to continue. When creating a desktop icon. every user. Setup—Ready to Install Once you have answered all the questions required by the installer. click the Install button to continue. the installer can also create links on your desktop and in the Quick Launch area of your application bar. For network licenses please refer to the Network Administrator’s Guide. Although both options are available during installation. you can only choose the one that matches the specific license you have purchased. a summary of all your decisions will be shown here.

ACTIVATING YOUR LICENSE Product activation is a software-based license management technology incorporated into many Autodesk® products. Autodesk Ecotect Analysis can be run immediately after installation. It is a secure and hassle-free process that authenticates licensed users running Autodesk software.Setup—Installing As the installation proceeds. you will need to wait for each of these components to complete its own separate installation. a message line is updated with each task being undertaken and the progress bar indicates the relative percentage complete. Again. a licensing wizard similar to that shown in Figure 1 will be displayed. This is an automated. including Autodesk Ecotect Analysis. make sure the Launch Ecotect option is selected. You will need to wait for all tasks to complete. which could take a couple of minutes. the installation may need to install additional Windows system components. electronic process that requires an Internet connection. If you would like to run the software immediately. The process verifies that the serial number is legitimate and has not been activated on more computers than are eligible. the installer will display this final page. 13 . These are widely used components that should not affect your system or other software. Setup—Required Components Depending on your operating system. Click the Finish button to close and complete the installation. Upon first use. Setup—Final Page Once all files and components have been copied and installed correctly.

Selecting the Activate Option When you choose the Activate option. These two numbers are used by the license activation server to generate an activation code that authorizes the particular computer you are currently using to run the software.Figure 1―The first page of the licensing wizard displayed when Autodesk Ecotect Analysis is first run. The full application will then launch. select the Get an Activation Code option and click the Next button. This option will be displayed each time you run the software for the next 30 days. Running in Trial Mode To run in trail mode. This will contain the serial number you entered during the install process as well as a newly generated request code. 14 . If you do not already have an activation code for the displayed combination of serial number and request codes. a larger pop-up window will appear similar to that shown in Figure 2. select the Try option.

This will display an additional area within the window into which you can paste or type the activation code. If you already have an activation code. select the Enter an Activation Code option.Figure 2―The Activation page of the licensing wizard. 15 .

Figure 5―Using the Update… button to change your product serial number. 16 . Once you have entered your activation code. as shown in Figure 5. locate and click the Update… button immediately to the right of it.com/register and following the steps outlined above. This dialog box shows a range of information about both your product and the computer you are currently running it on. simply follow the detailed instructions on each page. Simply enter your new serial number and click the OK button. To change the entered serial number. you can register and activate your product online by accessing http://www.autodesk. Changing Your Product Serial Number You can change the product serial number you entered during the install process by using either the Product and License Information item in the main Help menu or the Product Information link in the About dialog box. Alternatively. Figure 4―Ways to display your Product License Information. Both of these methods will display the Product License Information dialog box. as shown in Figure 4. From this point on. This will display the Update the Serial Number dialog box.Figure 3―Pasting in your activation code. select the Next >> button to continue.

17 .Figure 6―Updating your product serial number.

For information about installing stand-alone versions of the program. This guide also includes some basic introduction to the user interface and the operation of this tool. see the Stand-Alone Installation Guide. 18 .Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011 NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR’S GUIDE AND GETTING STARTED WITH AUTODESK ECOTECT ANALYSIS This document describes how to install and activate Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011 software on your computer using a network license.

The Network License Manager supports multiple network interface cards. Minimum Hardware System Requirements of workstation • Intel® Pentium® II processor or equivalent. water. and many of its advanced graphical display abilities are best viewed using a hardware-accelerated graphics card. and carbon analysis. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 is a Microsoft Windows® application. 300 MHz or faster Customers who purchase a Subscription to their Autodesk Ecotect Analysis license can access the Autodesk ® Green Building Studio web-based service for the duration of their Subscription term in order to conduct whole building energy. Windows® Vista 64 and Windows® 7 are supported in 32-bit compatibility mode only. water. and carbon analysis capabilities 2 converge with desktop tools for visualizing and simulating performance of the building model within the context of its environment. 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64bit (x64) processor (or Computer/processor faster) Compatible with existing Ethernet network Network interface infrastructure card Communication protocol TCP/IP Hardware/Software of server Notes The Network License Manager supports Ethernet network configurations only. Minimum Software System Requirements of workstation • Windows® 95 operating system (or later) • Windows NT® 3. Before you begin installing the program on a network. Powerful web-based whole-building energy. Use the desktop tools and web-service functionality together to help create more sustainable designs. some of its analysis functions can be processor-intensive. The Network License Manager uses TCP packet types. providing a wide range of simulation and analysis functionality on a single platform. While it will run on quite modest hardware. 2 ® 19 .5x operating system • Windows® XP operating system • Windows® Vista operating system • Windows® 7 operating system Note: Windows® XP 64.INTRODUCTION Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011 software is a comprehensive concept-to-detail sustainable design analysis tool. make sure that your servers and client workstations meet the following minimum recommended hardware and software requirements for a deployment: Requirement Windows® Vista® 32-bit Windows® XP® 32-bit Windows® 2003 Server Edition Operating system Intel® Pentium® IV.

This means you get a true floating license. Ecotect Analysis runs on the maximum number of systems for which you have licenses. GETTING STARTED WITH NETWORK ADMINISTRATION Network administration requires careful planning and execution. and activation occurs on each workstation.• • • • 128 MB RAM or higher 85 MB free hard disk space or higher OpenGL® hardware accelerated video card 1. you need to choose the type of installation to deploy. Before you begin installing the program on a network. you install the program to workstations with the files and registry entries that allow the program to communicate with the Network License Manager. Workstations running the program based on a network installation do not require individual activation. The location where you set up the license manager should be a shared location so that users can access the server across the network. registration. Ecotect Analysis can be installed as one of the following: Network License installation With this type of installation. This section gives you information about how to set up a license server. You also define the configuration of the Network License Manager so that the licenses can be accessed. At any one time. Choose an Installation Type When you set up your deployment. make sure that your servers and client workstations meet the minimum recommended hardware and software requirements for a deployment. Licensing of this program is managed by at least one license server.024 x 768 high-color (16-bit) screen resolution or higher The location where you set up the license manager should be a shared location so that users can access the server across the network. purchasing 25 licenses but installing on 40 workstations). but installation. ‘The Software/Utilities to Install’ screen of the Setup Wizard will offer the following choices: 20 . You do not use the Network License Manager to manage product licensing. The main advantage is that you can install Ecotect Analysis on more systems than the number of licenses you have purchased (for example. Stand-Alone installation Choose this type of installation for stand-alone installations where a single serial number and product key are used for a single seat.

You must install the Network License Manager on each server. you should refer to the steps outlined in the Stand-Alone Installation Guide for Ecotect Analysis for the rest of the installation. Distributed license server model. A single license file represents the total number of licenses available on the server. opt to setup the ‘Autodesk Network License Manager’. you must run the Network License Manager on each server that is part of the distributed server pool. you need to decide which license server model to use to distribute the product licenses.Chose ‘Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 (Recommended)’ option if you would like to install a Stand-Alone version of the product. The license file on all three servers is the same. For the network installation. To install a Network version. With this configuration. Redundant license server model. One server acts as the master. 21 . The Network License Manager is installed on a single server. A unique license file is required for each server. Choose a License Server Model If you chose the Network License option. You use three servers to authenticate a single license file. while the other two provide backup if the master server fails. Licenses are distributed across more than one server. so license management and activity is restricted to this server. licenses continue to be monitored and issued as long as at least two servers are still functional. If you choose Stand-Alone installation. use one of the following license server models: Single license server model. To create a distributed license server.

click Next > to begin installation. The Network License Manager helps you configure and manage license servers. Click Next. accept the default installation path (C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\) or Browse to specify a different path. In the Autodesk Ecotect Analysis wizard. Installing the Network License Manager The Network License Manager is used to configure and manage the license servers. 22 . On the Select the Installation Folder page. click Autodesk Network License Manager. a new folder is created using the name and location you provide. 1. Click Next. Select who will access the Network License Manager. yourself. 3. 2. you need to use the Network License Manager. If you enter a path that does not exist. or for anyone who uses the computer. On the Welcome to the Autodesk Network License Manager Setup Wizard.Setting Up Network Tools and Your License Server If you are planning to have users run the program using network licenses.

On the Confirm Installation page.4. 5. click Next to complete installation. 23 . When the Installation Complete page displays. click Close.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Registering and receiving network license file To register and receive you network license file. 24 . 1. You must specify the drive letter.autodesk. Do one of the following: (Windows XP) Click Start menu > All Programs > Autodesk > Network License Manager > LMTOOLS Utility (Windows Vista) Double-click the LMTOOLS icon on the desktop.autodesk.com/register or contact your Autodesk Business Center. the universal naming convention (UNC) is not supported. go to http://www. When you install the Network License Manager files. You configure a license server so that you can manage Ecotect Analysis licenses you received when you registered at http://www. Configure the license server with the LMTOOLS Utility that becomes available on installing the Network License Manager To configure your license server Configure Your License Server You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the LMTOOLS utility. make sure the Configure Using Services option is active. you must provide a path to a local drive.com/register or through your Autodesk Business Center. In the LMTOOLS program.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WARNING Do not install the Network License Manager on a remote drive. on the Service/License File tab. 2.

Click the Config Services tab. 4.exe).3. this daemon is installed in the C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager folder. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOTE If you have more than one software vendor using FLEXnet for license management. In the Path to Lmgrd. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5. By default. the Service Name list contains more than one option.exe File field. enter the path to the Network License Manager daemon (lmgrd. enter a service name you want to use to manage licenses. 25 . Make sure that only one Autodesk service is listed. In the Service Name list. or click Browse to locate the file.

select Use Services. If a service has not yet been defined for Autodesk. To run lmgrd.com 7. select Start Server at Power Up. or click Browse to locate the file. 26 . click ReRead License File to refresh the Network License Manager with any changes made to the license file or Options file.6.log file extension.log extension manually. The log file must have a . Click Save Service to save the new configuration under the service name you selected in step 4. It is recommended that you save to the \Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager folder. In the Path to the Debug Log File box. b. The license server starts running and is ready to respond to client requests. enter a path to create a debug log. To automatically start lmgrd. 11. Click Yes when prompted if you would like to save the settings to the service. You can obtain your Network License information through the registration and activation process at http://register. For new log files. or click Browse to locate an existing log file. If a service for Autodesk is already defined and running. you must enter the .exe as a service.autodesk. click Start Server to start the license server. 9.exe when the system starts. In the Path to the License File box. 10. This is the location of the license file obtained by the Network License Activation. Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab and do one of the following: a. 8. enter the path to your license file.

SETTING UP THE WORKSTATION To use the product. browse to the location where you have saved the file and double-click the left mouse button on this file. Depending on your operating system and its settings. it needs access to areas of the system registry and file system that only users with administrative privileges can go. Using your web browser.exe file in the top directory of your DVD drive. This section provides instructions for installing and running Ecotect Analysis for an individual using a workstation. The Installation Wizard The installer will first prompt you with a series of wizard pages. Administrator Rights As the installation of this software also includes secure licensing features. many of which will require you to make choices or interact in some way. Similarly. Installing Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 can be done directly from the product DVD.12. you must first log on to the computer with an account that has administrative privileges. Thus. the installer will issue a warning and not let you continue. you can run it manually by locating the setup. If it does not. simply double-click the left mouse button on this file when you locate it. Close LMTOOLS Utility. and then launch it. if you have downloaded the program from the internet. in order to properly install this software and its licensing components. the installer for the software will usually run automatically after inserting the DVD into your computer. You must have the Network License Manager setup before installing the program on a workstation. 27 . you must install the product on the workstation that intends to run Ecotect Analysis. If you do not.

return this software along with the software package. Setup—Autodesk License Agreement A printed license agreement is not included in your product packaging. Select ‘Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 (Recommended)’ and click the Next > button to continue. It will indicate which software it is about to install and provide a brief description of it.Setup—Welcome Page This page is displayed when the installer is first run. Click the Next > button to continue. you must accept the terms and conditions within the Autodesk License Agreement. This is the typical. the license agreement is displayed here during the installation process. If you reject the license agreement. the actual Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 software is installed. you have 30 days from your date of purchase to return this software. In order to continue with the installation. 28 . you can find a copy of your license agreement in the EULA. When you accept the license agreement and complete the installation. Setup—Software/Utilities to Install For the “Software/Utilities to Install” screen. and recommended. all other items in this package. To receive a full refund. If you choose the “I Do Not Accept the Agreement” option after reviewing the terms of the license agreement. by default. and dated proof of purchase to the location where you acquired it. the installation will be canceled.rtf file in the install directory of your product. Instead. option for this page.

Ensure the installation folder is where you want it and click Next > to continue. You can select from a series of default setups using the large drop-down list at the top. Setup—Select Components This wizard page allows you to select the individual components of the software to install.Select the “I Accept the Agreement” option and click the Next > button to continue. 29 . the software itself can be installed anywhere on your system. or manually check/uncheck the individual components you need. Setup—Select Destination Location You use this page to select the folder into which the software will be installed. It is important that you take care entering the product serial number and product code as these will be used later in the license activation process. Click the Next > button to continue. However. as well as the product details you will find either on the cover of your DVD or in the electronic receipt you received after purchase. It is recommended that you use the default value as this will place the software in the same location as any other Autodesk products you may have installed. Enter all your details and click the Next > button to continue. Setup—User and Product Information Use this page to enter your name and organization. All the components absolutely required for the software to run should be grayed out as these must always be installed.

the installer can also create links on your desktop and in the Quick Launch area of your application bar. You can create subfolders by simply using a backslash (\) character between the names making up each folder. You should be judicious in your use of the For All Users option as some people take great care of their personal desktop layouts. Setup—Select Additional Tasks In addition to the links in the Start Menu. Choose the additional icons you wish to create and click Next > to continue. You can use this page to enter the folder and subfolder(s) in which to place these links. Although both options are available during installation. Click the Next > button to continue.Setup—Select Start Menu Folder In addition to copying all the software and license files to the destination folder. every user. 30 . For Stand-Alone licenses please refer to the Stand-Alone Installation Guide. you can choose to create this just for yourself or. Setup—Product Licensing Method Select Network license method and click the Next > button to continue. It is recommended that you manage your folders here instead of manually moving them later as the uninstaller will likely be unable to find or delete the moved links when you come to uninstall the software. you can only choose the one that matches the specific license you have purchased. the installer also creates a series of links in your Start Menu. Choosing the wrong one will mean that the wrong license files will be included and you will likely have to completely reinstall to obtain your correct license. as you must be an administrator to do this install. When creating a desktop icon.

Setup—Installing As the installation proceeds. the installation may need to install additional Windows system components.Setup—Network License Details Select Network license model to use either (Single or Multiple License Servers) Enter the name of the server running the Network License Manager. Once you are satisfied with all the options selected. which could take a couple of minutes. click the Install button to continue. you will need to wait for each of these components to complete its own separate installation. This gives you an opportunity to review the installation before actually proceeding with all the required tasks. These are widely used components that should not affect your system or other software. 31 . a message line is updated with each task being undertaken and the progress bar indicates the relative percentage complete. Setup—Required Components Depending on your operating system. Again. You will need to wait for all tasks to complete. a summary of all your decisions will be shown here. Setup—Ready to Install Once you have answered all the questions required by the installer.

make sure the Launch Ecotect option is selected.Setup—Final Page Once all files and components have been copied and installed correctly. 32 . If you would like to run the software immediately. Click the Finish button to close and complete the installation. the installer will display this final page.

you can simultaneously run as many copies of the desktop software as you would like. It consists of a main editable drawing area surrounded by edit toolbars. The drawing toolbar along the left-hand side is where all the object generation tools are found.WORKING WITH AUTODESK ECOTECT ANALYSIS 2011 When you first run Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011. entered using the tabs running down the lefthand side of the main window. Project Page This page allows you to add information about the project that will be stored along with the model. geometric modeling. This information is also useful for archival and quality assurance purposes. As you will spend a lot of time in the main window when using Ecotect Analysis. or tabulated summaries. The Notes section is entirely flexible and can contain any amount of formatted text. while the model manipulation tools are found along the top in the editor toolbar. However. To this end. an attempt has been made to shape the program so that it does not rely on a labyrinth of cascading dialog boxes to perform actions and adjust parameters. 3D Editor Page This page is where the actual geometric building model is generated and edited. the interface is laid out in different pages and a series of panels for operating on selected objects and zones. Pages 33 . Each page allows you to work on a different aspect of the model. meaning that you can only work on one model file at a time. including its embedded data. Figure 1―The components of the main Ecotect application window. data visualization. analysis graphs. This is a single-document application. Pages represent the main work areas in Ecotect Analysis. the main application window will be displayed. opening a different model in each.

• Object Transformation Controls for numerically transforming selected objects and nodes. In this canvas you can store and manipulate the various camera views within the model as well as display a range of spatial analysis information. or zone. The information in this panel can be quite diverse. • Shadow Settings Controls for displaying shadows and shading functions. it will be displayed here. Panels 34 . • Export Manager Quick access to model export options. • Analysis Grid Controls for positioning and calculating the analysis grid. • Zone Management A list of zones in the current model. HTML pages. • Rays and Particles Controls for spraying acoustic rays and particles within the model. Similarly.Visualize Page This page contains the OpenGL canvas. If you open an HTML or MHT file in Ecotect Analysis software. Reports Page This page contains an integrated utility canvas for displaying data tables. Many of these panels allow you to perform operations on the current selection set. such as zone data. its output will also be displayed here. A series of control panels are located on the right side of the main application window. • Scripts and Wizards Quick access to scripts and user-created utilities as well as controls for positioning and creating simple parametric geometry. occupancy information. node. and summary information about the current model. • Material Assignment Displays and assigns the primary and alternate material assignment of the selected object(s). • Display Settings Tools for controlling what is displayed in the 3D model. be it an object. Each panel contains controls for different aspects of the model and its analysis. which uses hardware accelerated graphics to display hidden-line and rendered views of the current model. Analysis Page This page provides calculation functions for a wide range of analysis to be carried out on the model. • Selection Information Information and settings for the currently selected object or node. if you run a script that uses the Report Generator. • Visualization Settings Visualization controls for the OpenGL hardware rendering engine. each represented by a separate tab section beneath the main graph. These fall into different categories. and measurement distances.

water.com/ecotect-analysis-training ACCESSING THE WEB SERVICE TOOLS FOR WHOLE BUILDING ANALYSIS Customers who purchase a Subscription to their Autodesk Ecotect Analysis license can access the Autodesk® Green Building Studio® web-based service for the duration of their Subscription term in order to conduct whole building energy. including a product demonstration. are available to help you make the most of Ecotect Analysis.autodesk.Training Packages Several training packages. For details. and the results are provided to you in a web browser. You will need to set up your web-service account as a separate process. These can be found online at the Autodesk Ecotect Analysis product center at www. the web-based service provides a user-friendly front end to powerful building energy analysis software. 35 . Using the Autodesk Green Building Studio technology. and carbon analysis.autodesk.com/ecotectanalysis-documentation on the Autodesk Ecotect Analysis product center. please refer to the Getting Started with Green Building Studio Web Service guide available at www. All of the computationally intensive simulations are carried out on remote servers.

Ecotect. and Green Building Studio are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk.APPENDIX A: TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK LICENSING. Ecotect Analysis 2011 needs to be installed with the “multiple license server” option with the Ecotect 2011 License Server specified as one of the license servers and the other applications license servers specified as the secondary servers or it will fail to start with the error “A valid license could not be obtained by the network license manager”. and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. product names. and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Inc. All rights reserved. In a situation where Ecotect Analysis 2011 and other Autodesk products are running with network licensing and installed on the same system but Ecotect Analysis 2011 uses a different Network License Server. © 2010 Autodesk. or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.. Inc. All other brand names. 36 .