Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions
Installation Guide
Release 2
Tecplot, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
2008
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Rev 09/2008
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing the Tecplot License Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Third Party Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
License Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Pre-release Testers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
System, Graphics, and Display Recommendations. . . . . . . . . 7
Supported Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Windows Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Windows Installation Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Local License Manager Files Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Macintosh Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Macintosh Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Local License Manager Files Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Linux Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Environment Variable Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Linux Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Local License Manager Files Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
License Manager Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
FLEX LM Installation on Windows Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . 27
FLEX LM Installation on Mac/Linux Platforms. . . . . . . . . . 31
Running the License Administration Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Useful Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
User Documentation Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
License Type Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Checking Out/Returning Licenses Over a Network . . . . . . . 37
Common License File Error Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Obtaining License Key Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changing License Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
License File Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Network Licenses for Multiple Tecplot Products . . . . . . . . . 40
Troubleshooting Your Connection to FLEX LM . . . . . . . . . 41
Running FLEX LM on Windows XP Platforms . . . . . . . . . . 41
Running Tecplot Products on a Laptop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4
Introduction
Overview
This installation guide contains instructions to help you successfully
install Tecplot 360 and the FLEXnet License Manager. In order to
complete the installation process, you must have a basic understanding of file editing, directory navigation, path names, environment
variables, and aliases. If you are unfamiliar with any of these topics,
please ask your System Administrator for assistance.
The Tecplot 360 installation is now available primarily as a download. Download the appropriate setup file to begin. If you have difficulty downloading the Tecplot 360 install file, please contact
Technical Support for help.
Installing the Tecplot License Manager
Tecplot 360 Version 2008 Release 2, when purchased with the Network or Site license, includes a license manager powered by FLEXnet . This Tecplot License Manager (FLEX LM) allows network
administrators to “float” licenses anywhere on a network, and it
allows users to “borrow” and “return” these network licenses.
You must install the Tecplot License Manager separately from Tecplot
360. If you have a Network or Site license, the System Administrator
must install FLEX LM on the server before you can run Tecplot 360.
Refer to “License Manager Installation” on page 6 for instructions on
how to install and configure the Tecplot License Manager.
TM
Third Party Software
For your convenience, we have provided the following third party
software in the thirdparty directory of your Tecplot 360 DVD. We do
not provide technical support for this software. Please contact the
appropriate support group for assistance.
• ActiveState Komodo Editor - Handy tool for editing
Python scripts
• Adobe Flash Player - Tool for use in viewing .swf files
• GlobFX Swiff Point Player for Windows - Player for
use in viewing .swf files
• Octaga X3D Player - Tool to use to view X3D plots
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Introduction
6
Getting Started
Technical Support
If you have difficulty performing the installation, we recommend that
you review the “Useful Information” on page 14. A detailed, searchable knowledge base is available online at
www.tecplot.com/support/installation.aspx.
Our Tecplot Talk online forum also serves as an ever-expanding
resource for dynamic answers from other Tecplot product users as
well as from Tecplot Technical Support personnel. Visit the forum at
www.tecplottalk.com.
If the above resources do not meet your needs, please contact the Tecplot Technical Support Team, using any of the following methods:
• Internet: www.tecplot.com/support
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Telephone: +1-425-653-9393
Please include your license number when contacting Technical Support.
License Number
In order to complete your installation, you will need to know your
license number. If you downloaded your installation and do not have a
license number, contact Technical Support. If you have an install
DVD, your license number is provided on a yellow sticker inside your
installation DVD case. Your license number (for example, L00000)
enables you to procure your license key.
Pre-release Testers
If you participated in our pre-release testing, you must uninstall your
pre-release version of Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus before installing
the released version of the product.
System, Graphics, and Display Recommendations
We recommend using a machine that meets the following minimum
requirements:
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Getting Started
• System Requirements - 500 MB disk space and 2 GB RAM
• Graphics Requirements - An OpenGL®-accelerated card
• Display Requirements - Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
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Supported Platforms
Tecplot 360 supports the following platforms.
Supported 32-bit Platforms
Platform
Windows
CPU/
Model
®
x86
®
Download File
Tested On
setup360_win3
2.exe
Windows XP Service Pack 3,
Should Work On
®
®
Windows Vista
Business Edition
*
Windows Server
2003, XP Service
Pack 2,
Other Versions of
Windows Vista
Service Pack 1
Linux
®
x86
®
linuxg23.24
®
®
Red Hat 9
®
Suse 10.1
®
Fedora Core 4, 5
®
Debian 3.2
Fedora Core 3
Suse 9.1, 9.2, 10,
10.2
®
RHEL 3
Linux
®
x86
®
linux.26
®
®
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Debian 4.0
Fedora Core 6, 7,
8, 9
Mandriva 2007,
2008
RHEL 4, 5
Ubuntu 6.10,
†
7.10 , 8.04
Macintosh
Macintosh
®
x86
®
PPC
macix.104
®
macix.103
Macintosh OSX
10.4.8
Macintosh OSX
10.5
Macintosh OSX
10.3
Macintosh OSX
10.4
1. We have found these requirements comfortable for product interaction. In general, Tecplot products will run well if your machine has a good amount of system memory.
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Supported Platforms
Supported 64-bit Platforms
Platform
CPU/
Model
Download File
Tested On
Windows
x86_64
setup360_win6
4.exe
Windows XP 64
Linux
IA64
(Itanium)
linuxi64.26
Should Work On
‡
Windows Vista 64
*
Windows Server
2003
SUSE 10 SP1
OpenSUSE 10.x
Linux
x86_64
linux64.24
Suse 9.0
N/A
Linux
x86_64
linux64.26
Suse 9.2
Suse 10.2
Linux
x86_64
linuxg248x64.2
6
Fedora Core 5,
Debian 4.0
Suse 10.1
Fedora Core 6, 7,
8, 9
Mandriva 2007,
2008
SUSE 10.0, 10.2
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS,
6.10, 7.10, 8.04
HP
PARISC
hp7xx64.11
HP/UX 11
HP/UX 11.1
HP
IA64
hpi64.11
HP/UX 11.2i
HP/UX 11.3i or
newer
IBM
RS/6000
ibm64.51
IBM AIX 5.1
AIX 5.2, 5.3
sun464.59
Solaris 9
Solaris 10
Sun
®
SPARC
®
®
®
*We have not fully tested these platforms, but our beta testers report success in using them.
†Ubuntu 7.04 has a server prone to crashing and does not work well with Tecplot software.
The 7.10 version introduced a composite visualization module that interferes with Tecplot
products. Ubuntu addressed this issue with their 8.04 version, which we recommend using
with your Tecplot products.
‡We do not support using the 32-bit (x86) version of Tecplot 360 on Windows 64-bit operating
systems. Please use the 64-bit (x86_64) version of Tecplot 360.
5
Windows Installation
Each license type (Single-User, Network or Site) for Windows® platforms requires the same preliminary installation steps, as provided in
the following section.
If you install on Windows Vista®, you may need to follow a few extra
steps to resolve video card issues. See “Additional Information: Windows Vista Users” on page 15 for details on how to resolve these
issues.
Windows Installation Instructions
1. Install Directory For a download installation, save the
appropriate setup file to disk from http://www.tecplot.com
(see Step 2.). For a DVD installation, insert the Tecplot 360
DVD into your DVD drive.
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS
To install Tecplot 360 on a network server as the System Administrator, you can go to the command line
and navigate to the directory that contains your saved
setup file. For example, if installing from a DVD,
type:
D:
CD windows
Then type the following, depending on your platform:
setup360_win32.exe /a
setup360_win64.exe /a
The administrative installation option copies all of the
files and subdirectories included in a full installation
to a user-specified folder. This installation will not set
environment variables, shortcuts, or icons.
If you choose to install Tecplot 360 for use with either
a Network or Site license, you must also install the
License Manager software. Refer to “License Manager
Installation” on page 6 for details.
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Windows Installation
2. Install File To install from a downloaded file, navigate to
the location of your saved setup file and double-click the
executable file to begin installation. To install from DVD,
navigate to the Windows directory of your DVD and doubleclick setup360_win32.exe or setup360_win64.exe (located
within the win32 or win64 subdirectory).
If you choose to install on Windows Vista, you must rightclick the executable and select Run as Administrator.
3. PythonTM 2.5.1 If you do not already have PythonTM 2.5.1
installed, the InstallShield Wizard will prompt you to
install it. Tecplot 360 requires the Python library to run
Python scripts. Select the [Install] button to install PythonTM
2.5.1 on your system. Finish the installation of PythonTM
2.5.1, and select [Next] to continue with the Tecplot 360
installation process.
4. License Agreement Read and accept the license agreement.
5. Installation Type Select your installation type:
• Purchased Select “Purchased” if you have purchased
Tecplot 360 and have a valid Single-User, Network, or
Site license.
• Evaluation Select “Evaluation” if you are installing the
free trial version of Tecplot 360.
6. License Type If you selected “Purchased” in Step 5., select
your license type (Single-User, Network, or Site), and
select the [Next] button.
Your license type is provided on the yellow
sticker inside your DVD case. See “License
Type Definitions” on page 15 for details. If
you downloaded your installation and do not
have a license number, contact Technical Support.
7. Server If you chose Network License or Site License as
your license type, enter the name of your License Manager
server in the “myserver” field. We recommend that you use
the default port number of “27001”. If that port is already in
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Windows Installation Instructions
use, please contact your System Administrator for an available port number and enter it in this field.
If you do not know your server information,
you may leave the entry as “myserver” and
proceed with the installation.
Once you receive the server information from
your System Administrator, replace “myserver” in your tecplotlm.lic file with the correct
information. Your installation creates this file
in your Tecplot 360 installation directory (by
default, C:\Program Files\Tecplot\Tec360
2008). You cannot run Tecplot 360 successfully until the file contains your server information.
8. User Information Fill out the Name and Organization
fields. If you have a “Purchased” license (Single-User, Network, or Site), enter the License Number as well.
9. Computer Permissions Select whether to install Tecplot
360 for yourself or all users.
You must have administrator rights on
your computer in order to install Tecplot 360 for all users.
10. Destination Folder Tecplot 360 will install into this folder.
Accept the default destination folder, or browse to set a new
folder (by using the [Change] button). Select [Next].
11. Working Folder Tecplot 360 project files will save to this
location by default. Accept the default working folder or
browse to set a new folder for any new data files that you
create (by using the [Change] button). Select [Next].
12. Installation Mode Specify whether to perform a custom or
complete installation. The complete installation installs all
components of Tecplot 360.
13. Install the Program Select the [Install] button to begin the
installation.
14. Finish Once the installation process completes, select the
[Finish] button.
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Windows Installation
Proceed to the next section to configure your local machine to communicate with a Tecplot License Manager.
Local License Manager Files Installation
Follow these directions to set up your individual license file or local
license manager (FLEX LM) files.
Evaluation License Setup
If you have an Evaluation license, save the tecplotlm.lic file containing your license key to the Tecplot 360 installation directory, replacing the empty tecplotlm.lic file created by your installation. If you
have not received your tecplotlm.lic file, contact Technical Support.
Single-User License Setup
If you have a Single-User license, you will need to obtain a license
key file.
1. The Tecplot 360 installation will automatically generate and
display the myhostids.txt file and add it to your installation
directory. Use the contents of this file to request a license
key from Technical Support. Refer to “Obtaining License
Key Files” on page 18 for more information.
2. You will receive a tecplotlm.lic file from Technical Support
that contains your license key. To activate this key, save the
tecplotlm.lic file to the Tecplot 360 installation directory,
replacing the empty tecplotlm.lic file created by your installation.
Network or Site License Setup
If you have a Network or Site license, you or your System Administrator must install FLEXnet (the license manager) on the network
server. You must then configure your tecplotlm.lic file before you can
run Tecplot 360 on your local machine. If you entered the name of
your server in Step 7. of your product installation, you have already
configured your tecplotlm.lic file (Step 2. following).
1. To set up a Network or Site license, install the FLEXnet
License Manager on the network server. See “FLEX LM
Installation on Windows Platforms” on page 6 for instructions.
2. Configure the tecplotlm.lic file on your local machine to
communicate with the server. The tecplotlm.lic file resides in
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Local License Manager Files Installation
your Tecplot 360 installation directory. This file must
include your server name and port number. If you do not
know the name of your network server, contact your System
Administrator. Once you receive the server information from
your System Administrator, replace “myserver” in your tecplotlm.lic file with the correct information.
You cannot run Tecplot 360 until the tecplotlm.lic file contains your
server information. Once that file contains the name of your network
server, Tecplot 360 can communicate with the Tecplot License Manager, and you may borrow and return licenses.
Additional Information: Windows Vista Users
If you choose to run Tecplot 360 on Windows Vista, you must have
administrator rights on your computer in order to install it.
Running Windows Vista with an Open GL-accelerated card may
cause you to experience display issues in Tecplot 360 and Tecplot
Focus. If you experience strange video behavior (for example, phantom glyphs or screens that don't refresh), we recommend you follow
these steps:
• Disable the “Windows Aero” display mode. To do this, rightclick on the desktop and go to Personalize>Window Color
and Appearance. Choose “Open classic appearance properties”, and change the Color Scheme to either “Windows Vista
Basic” or “Windows Standard”. Select [Apply] and [OK] to
finish.
• Check with your video card vendor to see if they have an
update for Windows Vista. Update your video driver.
• If these steps have still not solved the issues, you may want to
disable hardware acceleration. To do this, open your tecplot.cfg file and uncomment this line (by removing the “#”):
# $!INTERFACE OPENGLCONFIG { ALLOWHWACCELERATION = NO }
The tecplot.cfg file resides in your home directory. On Windows platforms, this is usually
C:\Program Files\Tecplot\Tec360 2008, or
C:\Program Files\Tecplot\TecFocus 2008.
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Windows Installation
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Macintosh Installation
The steps to install Tecplot 360 on a Macintosh® machine differ significantly from the steps for an installation on a Windows machine.
Follow the instructions below to install Tecplot 360 on a Macintosh
system. Refer to the Release Notes for further information on Macintosh installations.
For Mac OS versions 10.4 and earlier, if you have
not already installed X11 on your system, you will
need to install it before you can run Tecplot 360.
The installation instructions for X11 are platform
dependent:
For Mac OS® 10.3, download X11 from Apple’s
website at http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/x11formacosx.html.
For Mac OS version 10.4, install X11 using your
Mac OS installation DVD.
Macintosh Installation Instructions
You may also use the Linux installation procedure in a terminal window (the DVD mount in
/Volumes). To use the Linux procedure, see the
“Linux Installation Instructions” on page 22.
You must have administrative privileges to
install Tecplot 360 using the Linux script.
To install Tecplot 360 on a Macintosh platform, do the following:
1. Install Directory For a download installation, save the
appropriate setup executable to your hard drive. For a DVD
installation, insert the Tecplot 360 DVD into your DVD
drive. Open the DVD contents by double-clicking on the
Tecplot 360 disk icon on your desktop, then double-click on
the folder appropriate for your CPU.
2. Install File For a download installation, double-click the
.dmg file icon to launch the installer. For a DVD installation,
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Macintosh Installation
double-click the Tecplot 360 Install icon to launch Apple’s
package installer and install Tecplot 360.
3. Begin Select the [Continue] button.
4. Read Me After reading the Read Me notes, select the [Continue] button.
5. Software License Agreement Read and accept the license
agreement in order to continue with the installation.
6. Destination Select a destination volume. This step will create a new folder (by default, /Applications/Tec360_2008), in
which the installation will save the Tecplot 360 program
files.
7. Continue Select the [Continue] button.
8. Install On the Easy Install window, select the [Install] button. If prompted, enter the name and password for an
account with administrator privileges. If you do not have this
account information, contact your System Administrator.
9. Installation Type Choose your installation type:
• Purchased - Select “Purchased” if you have purchased a
Network, Site, or Single-User license.
• Evaluation - Select “Evaluation” if you have an evaluation copy of Tecplot 360.
10. License Type If you selected “Purchased”, select your
license type, and select the [Next] button.
Your license type is also printed on the yellow
sticker inside your DVD case. See “License
Type Definitions” on page 15 for details. If you
downloaded your installation and do not have a
license number, contact Technical Support.
• Single-User - Select the “Single-User” radio button.
• Network or Site License - Enter the name of the
License Manager server in the “myserver” field.
11. Continue Select the [Continue] button.
You have now completed your license setup. To change your license
configuration, re-run the LicenseSetup utility. Proceed to the next section to configure your local machine to communicate with the Tecplot
License Manager.
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Local License Manager Files Installation
Follow these directions to set up your individual license file or local
license manager (FLEX LM) files.
Evaluation License Setup
If you have an Evaluation license, save the tecplotlm.lic file containing your license key to the Tecplot 360 installation directory (by
default, /Applications/Tec360 2008), replacing the empty tecplotlm.lic
file created by your installation. If you have not received your tecplotlm.lic file, contact Technical Support.
Single-User License Setup
If you have a Single-User license, you will need to obtain a license
key file.
1. The Tecplot 360 installation will automatically generate and
display the myhostids.txt file and add it to your installation
1
directory . Use the contents of this file to request a license
key file from Technical Support. Refer to “Obtaining
License Key Files” on page 18 for more information.
2. You will receive a tecplotlm.lic file from Technical Support
that contains your license key. To activate this key, save the
tecplotlm.lic file to the Tecplot 360 installation directory,
replacing the empty tecplotlm.lic file created by your installation.
Network or Site License Setup
If you have a Network or Site license, you or your System Administrator must first install FLEX LM on the network server. You must
then configure your tecplotlm.lic file before you can run Tecplot 360
on your local machine. If you entered the name of your server in Step
10. of your product installation, you have already configured your tecplotlm.lic file (Step 2. following).
1. To set up a Network or Site license, install the Tecplot
License Manager on the network server. See “FLEX LM
Installation on Mac/Linux Platforms” on page 10 for instructions.
1. By default, tecplot installs to this directory: /Applications/Tec360_2008.
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2. Configure the tecplotlm.lic file on your local machine to
communicate with the server. The tecplotlm.lic file resides in
your Tecplot 360 installation directory (by default, /Applications/Tec360_2008). This file must include your server name
and port number. If you do not know the name of your network server, contact your System Administrator. Once you
receive the server information from your System Administrator, replace “myserver” in your tecplotlm.lic file with the
correct information.
You will not be able to run Tecplot 360 until the tecplotlm.lic file contains your server information. Once that file contains the name of
your network server, Tecplot 360 can communicate with the Tecplot
License Manager, and you may borrow and return licenses.
File Associations
Your Mac OS manages associations between file types and applications. Installers cannot modify these associations. You can modify
these associations manually with the following steps:
1. Single-click on a file of the desired type (such as a .plt file).
2. Press Command-I, or select File>Get Info to display the
Info dialog for that file type.
3. In the Open With menu, select the desired Tecplot 360
application. If the menu does not list the application you
want, select [Other] and navigate to your desired Tecplot 360
application.
4. You may optionally select the [Change All] button to change
the associations for all files of the selected type.
5. Select the [Continue] button, and then close the Info dialog.
ALT Key Assignment
Apple's X11 server for Mac OS X does not treat the Command or
Option key as an Alt key. To assign the Command or Option key as an
Alt key, add the following line to /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file:
xmodmap -e "keycode 66 = Alt_L"
This change will take effect when the X server is restarted. To test this
feature without restarting, type the xmodmap command in at a terminal window.
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Linux Installation
To install Tecplot 360 on a Linux /Unix operating system, we suggest
that you log in as root. This allows you to complete the installation
in a system directory, such as /usr. Follow the steps in this chapter
to install Tecplot 360 on a Linux or Unix operating system.
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Environment Variable Setup
An installation stores the Tecplot 360 program and its associated files
in the Tecplot 360 home directory. To run Tecplot 360 successfully,
assign the path for the Tecplot 360 home directory to the environment
variable $TEC_360_2008. Also, include the bin subdirectory of the
Tecplot 360 home directory in your PATH environment variable.
These steps assume that your Tecplot 360 home directory is /usr/
tec360_2008.
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1. Add the following to your .profile file (for Bourne or Korn)
or to your .bash_profile file (for Bash) in your login home
directory:
export TEC_360_2008=/usr/tec360_2008
...{pre-existing code}...
export PATH=$TEC_360_2008/bin:$PATH360
The following procedures depend upon the type
of shell you are using. If you do not know what
type of shell you are using, type the following
command: echo $SHELL. A response of /
bin/ksh means you are using the Korn shell, a
response of /bin/sh means you are using the
Bourne shell, and a response of /bin/bash
means you are using the BASH shell.
2. Activate all changes made to your .profile file by doing the
following (choose the commands appropriate to your shell):
• For the Korn or Bourne shells, run the following command:
1. If you do not have a .bash_profile or .profile file, create this file.
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. ./.profile
• For the Bash shell, run the following command:
. ./.bash_profile
When invoked as a login shell, Bash looks in these locations (in
order) for commands:
. ./profile
. ./.bash_profile
. ./.bash_login
. ./.profile
The Ubuntu system, which will use the Bash shell as its default, may
not contain the .bash_profile file. If this is the case, you may
create the file, or put the Tecplot commands in one of the other files
above. Use syntax identical to the commands provided on page 21.
Linux Installation Instructions
To install Tecplot 360 on a Linux/Unix system, perform these steps:
1. Install Directory To install from a downloaded file, save the
appropriate setup executable to your hard drive. (Refer to the
“Supported Platforms” on page 4 to determine which file to
download for your system. Once you have downloaded this
file, you will need to untar it to continue.) For a DVD installation, insert the Tecplot 360 DVD in the DVD drive (exact
DVD mounting procedures may vary between platforms).
2. Install File If installing from a downloaded file, navigate to
the location of that setup file. If installing from a DVD,
switch to the linux subdirectory under the root directory of
the DVD. This directory is generally named /cdrom or /
CDROM.
3. Setup Script Launch the setup script (./setup).
4. License Type The script prompts you to choose from the following options:
1. Install Tecplot 360
Select this option to install with a Single-User License,
or to install a local copy of Tecplot 360 with a Network
or Site License.
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2. Install License Manager
Select this option to install the Tecplot License Manager (FLEX LM) as the System Administrator on a
Network or Site license server.
3. Install Tecplot 360 and the License Manager
Select this option to install both Tecplot 360 and FLEX
LM as the System Administrator on a Network or Site
license server.
5. Confirmation Type accept to accept the license agreement and continue.
6. Platform Specify the platform for your Tecplot 360 installation from the list of available platforms.
7. License Type Specify your license type:
• Network or Site license - Type N to proceed.
• Single-User license - Type S to proceed.
• Evaluation license - Type E to proceed.
8. Home Directory When asked for the name of your Tecplot
360 home directory, enter the full path to the home directory
that you specified in the “Environment Variable Setup” on
page 21.
If you have an Evaluation license, proceed from this point
to “Evaluation License Setup” on page 24.
9. License Number Enter your license number (provided on a
yellow sticker inside your installation DVD case).
If you have a Single-User license, proceed from this point to
“Single-User License Setup” on page 24.
10. Host Machine Enter the name of the Host machine. Enter
the name or IP address of the License Manager server. If you
do not know your server information, you may leave the
entry as “myserver” and proceed with the installation.
If you have a Network or Site license, proceed from this
point to “Network or Site License Setup” on page 24.
Local License Manager Files Installation
Follow these directions to set up your individual license file or local
license manager (FLEX LM) files.
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Evaluation License Setup
If you have an Evaluation license, save the tecplotlm.lic file containing your license key to the Tecplot 360 installation directory that you
specified in the “Environment Variable Setup” on page 21, replacing
the empty tecplotlm.lic file created by your installation. If you have
not received your tecplotlm.lic file, contact Technical Support.
Single-User License Setup
If you have a Single-User license, you will need to obtain a license
key file.
1. The Tecplot 360 installation will automatically generate and
display the myhostids.txt file and add it to your installation
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directory . Use the contents of this file to request a license
key file from Technical Support. Refer to “Obtaining
License Key Files” on page 18 for more information.
2. You will receive a tecplotlm.lic file from Technical Support
that contains your license key. To activate this key, save the
tecplotlm.lic file to the Tecplot 360 installation directory,
replacing the empty tecplotlm.lic file created by your
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installation .
Network or Site License Setup
If you have a Network or Site license, you or your System Administrator must install FLEX LM on the network server. You must then
configure your tecplotlm.lic file before you can run Tecplot 360 on
your local machine. If you entered the name of your server in Step 10.
of your product installation, you have already configured your tecplotlm.lic file (Step 2. following).
1. To set up a Network or Site license, install the Tecplot
License Manager on the network server. See “FLEX LM
Installation on Mac/Linux Platforms” on page 10 for instructions.
2. Configure the tecplotlm.lic file on your local machine to
communicate with the server. The tecplotlm.lic file resides in
your Tecplot 360 installation directory. This file must
include your server name and port number. If you do not
1. By default, Tecplot 360 installs to this directory: $TEC_360_2008
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know the name of your network server, contact your System
Administrator. Once you receive the server information from
your System Administrator, replace “myserver” in your tecplotlm.lic file with the correct information.
You will not be able to run Tecplot 360 until the tecplotlm.lic file contains your server information. Once you have entered the name of
your network server, Tecplot 360 can communicate with the Tecplot
License Manager, and you may borrow and return licenses.
Additional Information
Use the following information for additional help to run Tecplot 360
on a Linux/Unix platform.
Tecplot 360 Start-Up
To run Tecplot 360, type tec360.
Reference the User’s Manual or the Quick Reference Guide for a
complete description of Tecplot 360’s command line options.
Running Tecplot 360 Remotely
If you purchased a Network or Site license, you may run Tecplot 360
remotely using the X Window System. X Window System programs
send their output to the display identified by the DISPLAY environment variable. Enter one of the following commands to set your environment variable:
• If your login shell is the Bourne or Korn shell, type:
export DISPLAY=hostnameofclientmachine:0
• Or, use the -d flag on the command line. For example:
tecplot -d computername:0
If you purchased a Single-User license, Tecplot 360 must run and display on the same computer.
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If you choose to work remotely with complex geometries , using the
-mesa option (available on non-Windows platforms) will force computation to occur at the server. This may result in better display performance. At least two clients, VNC and ThinAnywhere, will
automatically use this option. However, on other clients, like Reflection or Cygwin, you will need to specify the -mesa flag to enable
1. On the order of 50M polygons or elements
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this. This diagram illustrates the difference in data calculation when a
computer uses the -mesa option:
Linux Help Configuration
Tecplot’s HTML Help works by default with Firefox and Internet
Explorer. To configure it for use in another browser (for example,
Safari or Konquerer), you will need to make slight modifications to
the LaunchBrowser file located in the bin directory. The comments in the file should provide sufficient information for you to customize your settings. If you have trouble viewing the help files,
contact your System Administrator.
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License Manager Installation
The Network and Site versions of Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus
operate under the control of FLEXnet, a third-party license manager.
Install the FLEXnet License Manager (FLEX LM) on only one computer on your network, even if you have licenses for multiple copies
of Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus. In order to install and configure
FLEX LM, you must have Administrator privileges on the computer
you designate as the network server.
With the Network or Site license, a user may check out a license on
any Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows client from a server based on any
of these four operating systems. To install Tecplot 360 on a client
after installing FLEX LM on the server, follow the installation steps
for the appropriate operating system. Choose the network license type
and enter the name of the machine that runs the license server.
The network server machine must meet the following
criteria:
• The machine must be on the network where
Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus is installed.
• The machine must be up and running when
users are running Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus
on any machine in your network.
• The machine must be of a type and operating
system that Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus supports. See “System, Graphics, and Display Recommendations” on page 3 for more information.
• For Network licenses, 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 360 or Tecplot Focus. (For example, the
license server should respond to telnet or ping.)
FLEX LM Installation on Windows Platforms
1. Install Directory For a download installation, navigate to
and save the appropriate setup file to disk from http://tecplot.com/support/sms_login.aspx. You will need your SMS
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login to access the downloadable file. For a DVD installation, insert the Tecplot 360 DVD into your DVD drive.
2. Install File To install from a downloaded file, navigate to
the location of your saved setup file and double-click on the
executable file to begin installation. To install from DVD,
navigate to the Windows directory of your installation DVD
and launch the FLM_setup32.exe or FLM_setup64.exe file.
3. Begin Select [Next] to begin FLEX LM installation.
4. User Information Fill out the Name and Organization
fields. Select whether to install the application for all users
or only for the current login, and select the [Next] button.
5. Destination Folder Accept the default destination folder, or
browse to set a new folder. The default destination folder is
usually C:\Program Files\Tecplot\flexnet. Select [Next].
6. Install the Program Select the [Install] button to begin the
installation.
7. Finish Once the installation finishes, select the [Finish] button to exit FLEX LM installation wizard.
FLEX LM installation will automatically generate and display the
myhostids.txt file. This file gathers the information necessary to
obtain your license key file. (You can also find this information in the
C:\Program Files\Tecplot\flexnet directory.) Copy the information in
the myhostids.txt file and send it to Technical Support to request a
license key file. Refer to “Obtaining License Key Files” on page 18
for more information.
Once you have received your tecplotlm.lic license file, copy the file
into your FLEXnet installation subdirectory. (By default, \Tecplot\flexnet functions as the FLEXnet installation subdirectory. This
will replace a temporary, empty tecplotlm.lic file.) You cannot run
Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus until you have placed the functional tecplotlm.lic file in this location.
If you choose to install the Tecplot License Manager on a Windows XP platform, you may need to
adjust your firewall settings. Follow the steps outlined in “Running FLEX LM on Windows XP Platforms” on page 20.
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Configuring FLEX LM as a Windows Service
On Windows platforms, you can configure the license manager
(lmgrd) to start and stop by commands received through a user interface and to run in the background. To start the license manager automatically at system startup, you may need to configure it as a
Windows Service.
To configure FLEX LM as a Windows Service, do the following:
1. Open the LMTOOLS dialog by navigating to Start>All
Programs>Tecplot and selecting “FLEXnet License Tools”.
2. On the Service/License File page, select the “Configuration
using Services” radio button.
3. Go to the Config Services page.
4. In the “Service Name” field, type in teclmd, or select
teclmd from the drop-down list.
5. In the “Path to the lmgrd.exe file” field, enter or browse to
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lmgrd.exe for this license server system .
6. In the “Path to the license file” field, enter or browse to the
tecplotlm.lic license file1.
7. In the “Path to the debug log file” field, enter or browse to
the teclmd.log debug log file for the license server system1.
To save the new teclmd License Manager service, select “Save Service”.
Tecplot License Manager StartUp and Shut Down
FLEX LM Manual StartUp
To manually start FLEX LM from the LMTOOLS dialog, do the following:
1. Start LMTOOLS by navigating to Start>All Programs>Tecplot and selecting “FLEXnet License Tools”.
2. On the Service/License File page, select the “Configuration
using Services” radio button.
3. Go to the Config Services page.
4. In the “Service Name” field, type in teclmd or select
teclmd from the drop-down list.
1. By default, this file installs into the C:\Program Files\Tecplot\FLEXnet\ folder.
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5. Select the Start/Stop/Reread page.
6. Highlight teclmd in the FLEXnet license services field.
7. Select the [Start Server] button to start FLEX LM.
FLEX LM Automatic StartUp
To start FLEX LM automatically from the LMTOOLS dialog, do the
following:
1. Start LMTOOLS by navigating to Start>All Programs>Tecplot and selecting “FLEXnet License Tools”.
2. On the Service/License File page, select the “Configuration
using Services” radio button.
3. Go to the Config Services page.
4. In the “Service Name” field, type in teclmd or select
teclmd from the drop-down list.
5. Toggle-on “Use Services” to make FLEX LM a Windows
Service.
6. Toggle-on “Start Server at Power Up”.
7. Go to the Start/Stop/Reread page. Toggle-on “Force Server
Shutdown” if licenses are currently borrowed. Users currently borrowing licenses will lose their ability to run Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus, but they will have an opportunity
to save their project files.
FLEX LM will now launch automatically at system startup.
FLEX LM Shut Down
The lmdown utility shuts down selected license daemons on the network license server. You can also shut down FLEX LM from the
Start/Stop/Reread page of the LMTOOLS dialog.
To shut down FLEX LM from the LMTOOLS dialog, do the following:
1. Open the LMTOOLS dialog in Start>All Programs>Tecplot>FLEXnetLicense Tools.
2. On the Service/License File page, select the “Configuration
using Services” radio button.
3. Select teclmd from the list box.
4. Select the Start/Stop/Reread page.
5. Highlight teclmd license service.
6. Select the [Stop Server] button to stop FLEX LM.
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To shut down FLEX LM from the command line, use the following
syntax:
lmdown -c license_file_list [-vendor
vendor_daemon] [-q][-force]
These commands have simple meanings:
-c
This represents either the full path to a sinlicense_file_list gle license file, or a directory where files
with the extension *.lic are used.
-q
This bypasses the “Are you sure? [y/n]”
prompt.
vendor_daemon
The vendor daemon is “teclmd”.
-force
The lmdown command will execute only
from the network license manager machine,
and then only if the user adds -force.
FLEX LM Installation on Mac/Linux Platforms
If you followed the Linux installation procedure and selected to install
Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus and the License Manager, the FLEX
LM setup script will launch automatically.
Linux Install
If you are installing the License Manager separately on a Linux
machine, use the following procedure:
1. To install from a downloaded file, save the appropriate setup
file to disk from http://www.tecplot.com. For a DVD installation, insert the Tecplot DVD in the DVD drive (exact DVD
mounting procedures may vary between platforms).
2. Switch to the linux (LINUX) or Unix (UNIX) subdirectory under the root directory of the DVD. This directory is
generally named /cdrom or /CDROM.
3. Launch the setup script (./setup).
4. Select Option 2 to Install the License Manager only.
5. Specify the platform for your installation from the list of
available platforms.
6. Enter the full path to a new or existing License Manager
directory.
You have now completed installing the Tecplot License Manager.
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FLEX LM Installation on Mac/Linux Platforms
Macintosh Install
If you are installing the License Manager separately on a Macintosh
machine, follow these instructions:
1. Navigate to the Macintosh directory of your installation
DVD and launch the tecplotlm.pkg file (located within the
Intel or PowerPPC subdirectory).
2. Select the [Continue] button.
3. After reading the Read Me notes, select the [Continue] button.
The Tecplot License Manager software will instal to the
/Library/Application Support/TecplotLM destination volume.
4. On the Easy Install window, select the [Install] button. If
prompted, enter the name and password for an account with
administrator privileges. If you do not have this account
information, contact your System Administrator.
5. After the files are installed, select the [Close] button.
License Setup
During FLEX LM installation, the myhostids.txt file gathers the information necessary to obtain your license key file. (You can also find
this information in the License Manager directory that you specified
in the steps above.) Use the information in the myhostids.txt file to
request a license key file from Technical Support. Refer to “Obtaining
License Key Files” on page 18 for more information.
Once you have received your tecplotlm.lic license key file, copy the
file into the FLEXnet installation subdirectory, replacing the empty
tecplotlm.lic file created by your installation. You cannot run Tecplot
360 or Tecplot Focus until you have placed the tecplotlm.lic file into
this location.
Tecplot License Manager StartUp and Shut Down
The TecplotLM script automatically starts the Tecplot License
Manager when your computer starts up. You can view this script in
the /Library/StartupItems/TecplotLM directory.
To start, stop, or restart the license manager, use the following flags to
run the TecplotLM script from the command line:
/Library/StartupItems/TecplotLM/TecplotLM start
/Library/StartupItems/TecplotLM/TecplotLM stop
/Library/StartupItems/TecplotLM/TecplotLM restart
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License Manager Installation
Running the License Administration Tools
The executable lmutil provides all FLEXnet license utility functions.
You can use the following steps to control the executable:
Linux/Mac Platforms - Run lmutil (located in the License Manager home directory) from a system startup script.
Windows Platforms - Run lmutil.exe from the LMTOOLS graphical
interface, or through the command line by using the following syntax:
$TEC_360_2008\FLEXnet> lmgrd -c
license_file_list -L [+]debug_log_path
These commands follow a simple logic:
license_file_list This variable points either to a single
license file or to the directory containing
files with the extension *.lic.
debug_log_path
This represents the full path to the debug
log file. To append logging entries, prepend
this command with a “+”.
License Administration Utility Overview
The following table lists available license administration utilities. For
a more comprehensive explanation of utilities, refer to the FLEXnet
User’s Guide included in your Tecplot License Manager installation
files, or visit:
http://download.tecplot.com/doc/FLEXnet_manager.pdf.
lmdialog
Diagnoses license checkout problems
Gracefully shuts down selected license daemons (both
lmdown
lmgrd and all vendor daemons) on the license server
machine
lmhostid Reports the hostid of a system
Moves existing report log information to a new file
lmnewlog name and starts a new report log file with existing file
name
Allows users direct control over license file path setlmpath
tings
lmremove Releases a hung license to the pool of free licenses
lmreread Causes the license daemon to reread the license file and
start any new vendor daemons
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Running the License Administration Tools
lmstat
Displays the status of a license server system
lmswitch Controls debug log location and size
lmswitchr Switches the report log to a new file name
Reports FLEXnet licensing version of a library or
lmver
binary file
Running Multiple License Managers
If you choose to run multiple license managers on your network, contact your System Administrator for assistance. If you, as the System
Administrator, need more information, reference the FLEXnet User’s
Guide included in your Tecplot License Manager installation files, or
read http://download.tecplot.com/doc/flexnet_manager.pdf.
Additional Information
For more information about your FLEXnet License Manager, or for
various troubleshooting issues, refer to the next chapter, Useful Information.
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Useful Information
This chapter covers useful post-installation knowledge on running
Tecplot 360 software on your machine(s). Topics include the following:
• User Documentation Sources
• License Type Definitions
• Checking Out/Returning Licenses Over a Network
• Common License File Error Message
• Obtaining License Key Files
• Changing License Servers
• License File Syntax
• Network Licenses for Multiple Tecplot Products
• Troubleshooting Your Connection to FLEX LM
• Running FLEX LM on Windows XP Platforms
• Running Tecplot Products on a Laptop
User Documentation Sources
Where can I go for help understanding Tecplot 360?
The user documentation for Tecplot 360 covers many aspects of the
product in these nine books:
• Installation Instructions - These instructions give a detailed
description of how to install Tecplot 360 on your machine.
• Getting Started Manual - New Tecplot 360 users are encouraged to work through the tutorials provided in the Getting
Started Manual. These tutorials highlight how to work with
key features in Tecplot 360.
• User’s Manual - This manual provides a complete description
of working with Tecplot 360 features.
• Scripting Guide - This guide provides Macro and Python
command syntax and information on working with Macro
and Python files and commands.
• Quick Reference Guide - This guide provides syntax for zone
header files, macro variables, keyboard shortcuts, and more.
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• Data Format Guide - This guide provides information on outputting simulator data to Tecplot 360 file format.
• Add-on Developer’s Kit - User’s Manual - This manual provides instructions and examples for creating add-ons for Tecplot 360.
• Add-on Developer’s Kit - Reference Manual - This manual
provides the syntax for the functions included in the add-on
kit.
• Release Notes - These notes provide information about new
and/or updated Tecplot 360 features.
Our Tecplot Talk online forum serves as an ever-expanding resource
for dynamic answers from other Tecplot product users as well as from
Tecplot Technical Support personnel. Discussions, questions and
answers cover topics of Tecplot 360, Tecplot Focus, Python Scripting,
Add-on development, TecIO, and more. Visit the forum at www.tecplottalk.com.
License Type Definitions
What license options do I have?
Three basic license types govern usage of Tecplot 360 for Linux,
Unix, Macintosh, and Windows platforms: Evaluation licenses, Single-User licenses, and Network or Site licenses. The installation procedure depends upon the type of license purchased. Your license
number is provided on a yellow sticker inside your installation DVD
case. If you would like to upgrade your license, please contact Tecplot, Inc. or your distributor.
• Evaluation License - An Evaluation license allows one user
to fully experience the software’s features and functionality.
This license has a usage time limit.
• Single-User License - A Single-User license allows a single
user to install the software on up to three machines: one work
computer, one home computer, and one portable computer.
The one user agrees that no more than one installation will be
in use at any given time. Single-User licenses cannot display
remotely.
• Network or Site License - A Network or Site license allows
users to run the software anywhere within a local area network (LAN), for a specified number of users. This floating
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ers in your LAN as you desire. For this license type, you must
run the software in conjunction with the FLEXnet License
Manager (FLEX LM).
To set up a Site license, your organization must designate
one person as the official contact for the license. That contact will act as communicator with Tecplot, Inc. He or she
will receive a set of license key files from Tecplot, Inc.
Once you have obtained your tecplotlm.lic license key file
from your contact, place this file in your FLEX LM installation directory.
Checking Out/Returning Licenses Over a Network
How does a network license work?
When a user runs Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus on any machine in the
network, Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus contacts the license server via
TCP/IP and “checks out” a key from the License Manager. When the
user quits, the License Manager “returns” the key. The License Manager limits the number of Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus sessions currently active to the number of users allowed by the license.
The FLEXnet License Manager Daemons
The FLEXnet License Manager consists of two daemon applications
(lmgrd and teclmd) that run on the network server. These daemons
manage the allocation of keys to Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus users.
During the time that a local machine borrows a license, Tecplot 360 or
Tecplot Focus on that machine routinely sends out a signal to the
server. If FLEX LM does not get a signal after a certain period of
time, FLEX LM frees up the borrowed license for that instance of
Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus. If Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus tries to
contact the Network Server after the server has freed that license, Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus will no longer allow the user to redraw, but
will still allow the user to save the current layout and exit. The user
must check out a new license from FLEX LM to regain full use of
Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus.
In order to run Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus, the machine that runs
the License Manager daemon must have a license key file installed. If
you do not have a license key file, see the instructions located in the
“Obtaining License Key Files” on page 18.
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Checking Out/Returning Licenses Over a Network
Borrowing a License on a Local Network
1. To set the borrow period and initiate borrowing, go to the
Help menu and select “Borrow Network License”. If this
options appears gray, you have chosen and configured a Single-User license or Evaluation license. You will need to
obtain and configure a Network or Site license to connect to
your server.
Do not use the LMTOOLS dialog for borrowing or
returning licenses. Instead, use the Tecplot 360 or
Tecplot Focus Help menu.
2. A dialog appears that asks you if you want to continue. If
you have unsaved changes to your work, select the [No] button and save your work before continuing.
3. In the “Borrow a License” field of the Enter Value dialog,
enter the number of days you would like to borrow a Network license, and select the [OK] button.
4. An information dialog appears and states whether the license
was borrowed successfully.
5. The software will shut down automatically after the local
machine has borrowed a Network license.
6. Reopen the product to complete the borrowing process.
Returning a Borrowed License
1. To return a borrowed license, go to the Help menu and select
“Return Network License”.
2. A dialog appears that asks you if you want to continue. If
you have unsaved changes to your work, select the [No] button and save your work before continuing.
3. An information dialog appears and states whether the license
was returned successfully.
4. The software will automatically shut down after a Network
license has been returned. You will need to reopen the product to continue working.
To view the license number and borrow status, go to Help>About
Tecplot.
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Common License File Error Message
I cannot get my license key to work!
When you or your System Administrator installs Tecplot 360, you
may encounter this error:
“The license file tecplotlm.lic doesn’t contain a valid key.”
This error message appears if your installation directory does not contain the tecplotlm.lic file, or if that file does not contain a valid license
key. If you have a Network or Site license, contact your System
Administrator. If you have a Single-User license, contact Technical
Support to obtain a valid license key file.
If you know that you have a valid license file, try re-copying that file
into the installation directory, and/or check that Tecplot 360 recognizes the directory that contains the license file as the installation
directory. By default, Tecplot 360 considers C:\Program Files\Tecplot\Tec360 2008 the installation directory.
Obtaining License Key Files
How do I get a license key?
Request a license key file using one of these methods:
• Internet: www.tecplot.com/support/key_request.aspx.
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Telephone: +1-425-653-9393
Remember to specify your License Number and Host ID whenever
you request a new license key file.
Windows: During installation, FLEXnet records your Host ID in your
myhostids.txt file, and automatically saves that file to your default
FLEXnet installation folder.
Linux, Mac and Unix: If you do not know your Host ID, run the
setuplic utility (located in the License Manager home directory)
and choose option 1. Get HOSTID information.
Changing License Servers
What if I want to change which machine hosts my network?
Your license key links to your Host ID, which is based on your license
server’s Mac address or machine name. If your operating system
changes, or if you wish to move the License Manager to a different
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License File Syntax
server, send a request for a new key file to Technical Support, or to
your local distributor. Include your license number and your new Host
ID in your request.
License File Syntax
How can I edit my license file?
The license file, tecplotlm.lic, contains network server system names
and Host IDs, the path to the teclmd daemon executable, and feature information. The license file uses a default port number of
27001.
For a local installation with a network license, the tecplotlm.lic file
uses this syntax:
hostname portnumber
SERVER
USE_SERVER
This license will work for both Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus, if the
host machine has both products installed with the appropriate license
file configured.
FLEX LM uses this syntax for the local machine’s tecplotlm.lic file:
SERVER
VENDOR
FEATURE
hostname macaddress portnumber
teclmd portnumber
Tecplot Product and license type
Network Licenses for Multiple Tecplot Products
What if I want to have both Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus on
my network? Do I get two license files?
If you procure licenses to install both Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus
on your network, you will receive one license file for your server that
enables both Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus on your network. One
tecplotlm.lic file will contain both license keys. The syntax of that file
will look like this (do not edit):
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SERVER
VENDOR
FEATURE
FEATURE
hostname macaddress portnumber
teclmd portnumber
TECPLOT 360 and license type
TECPLOT FOCUS and license type
Troubleshooting Your Connection to FLEX LM
I cannot get my FLEX LM to work!
If you experience problems connecting to your license manager, try
changing the following items in your tecplotlm.lic file:
• Change your port number to another number within the
acceptable range (27001-27009).
• Use your IP address in place of the machine name. You can
determine your IP address on a Windows machine by typing
ipconfig in the command prompt.
Running FLEX LM on Windows XP Platforms
How can I get my FLEX LM to work on Windows XP?
If you choose to host a FLEX LM on a Windows XP machine, the
default firewall on that machine may not allow Tecplot 360 or Tecplot
Focus on local machines to contact FLEX LM. Adjust the following
settings on the server to allow Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Focus through
the firewall.
1. Launch the Control Panel.
2. Select the Windows Firewall control.
3. In the Windows Firewall dialog, select the Exceptions page.
4. Select the [Add Port] button.
5. Set Name = “FLEXLM”.
6. Set Port = 27001.
7. Choose the UDP radio button.
8. (Optional) Select the [Change scope] button and modify the
computers that can use this port. We recommend “My network (subnet) only”.
9. Select the [OK] button to apply the changes and close the
dialog.
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Running Tecplot Products on a Laptop
You can now use your Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus Network license
on your Windows XP machine.
Running Tecplot Products on a Laptop
Can I run Tecplot products on my laptop?
If you use Tecplot 360 or Tecplot Focus on a laptop, you must have
your network card enabled (though not necessarily connected).
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