Tecplot 360 2015 Installation

The College of Engineering's (CoE) licensing agreement with Tecplot covers only the CoE, not all of Purdue. Only people affiliated with the CoE may use the license on the PULS website. If you are affiliated with the CoE then the license covers all faculty, staff and students. Purdue owned as well as personally owned systems. You can get the Tecplot software at:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/PULS/

under Visualization/TECPLOT

The following instructions are for systems NOT currently under ECN support or "self-supported" systems. If your system IS under ECN support then we have a different process to install Tecplot on your system. Go to this link and ask for the software to be installed on your system:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/AboutUs/ContactUs


Updating the license file


If you have an existing Tecplot 360 installation and your license has expired then all you need to do is download anew license file, tecplotlm.lic You can get the new license file on the ECN PULS website:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/PULS/

Under Visualization/TECPLOT/All Versions/Tecplot license

Just replacing your existing tecplotlm.lic file with the new one will update your license. It is normally located at the top level of your installation.



Installing Tecplot 360


Windows (64-bit)
Once you've downloaded the executable from PULS double click on the file to start the installation. During the installation you will be asked for a License number. Use the following:

License number: L15388-6634

After the installation is finished launch the application. Once Tecplot comes up it will complain that it doesn't have a valid license. Select OK and the "Tecplot Licensing" window will open. The information requested on the License window depends on whether the machine is primarily located on campus or is a personally owned laptop or home system.

**If your machine is going to be primarly located on campus use this information:                     

       License Type: Network
License Server Name: tecplot-license.ecn.purdue.edu
        Port number: 1735

Select OK and you should now have a valid license to run Tecplot.

**If your machine is a laptop or home system then you must download the Tecplot license file, tecplotlm.lic, from the PULS web site under the heading "Tecplot license". Once you have that file go back to the "Tecplot Licensing" window and select "Single User" as the license type. Click on the "Open License File..." button.  Browse and select the tecplotlm.lic license file that you downloaded.

Select OK and you should now have a valid license to run Tecplot.

 

Macintosh OS X (64-bit)
Once you've downloaded the Tecplot DMG file from the PULS site double click on the file to install Tecplot. Just follow the directions. Once the new Tecplot folder in your Applications folder launch the application called "Tecplot 360 EX 2015 R1". Its going to complain that Apple doesn't know who the developer is (depending on your security settings). If you get this warning go to System Preferences->Security & Privacy->General. At the bottom of the window it should list the Tecplot error again. Select the "Open Anyway" button. If the button is greyed out then click on the lock in the bottom left corner and log in as an admin first. 

If you successfully launhed Tecplot it will complain that it doesn't have a valid license and the "Tecplot Licensing" window will open. The information
requested on the License window depends on whether the machine is primarily located on campus or is a personally owned laptop or home
system. **If your machine is going to be primarly located on campus use this information:

             License Type: Network
License Server Name: tecplot-license.ecn.purdue.edu
               Port number: 1735

Select OK and you should now have a valid license to run Tecplot. ** If your machine is a laptop or home system that isn't always on a campus network then you must download the Tecplot license file, tecplotlm.lic, from the PULS web site under the heading "Tecplot license". Once you have that file go back to the "Tecplot Licensing" window and select "Single User" as the license type. Click on the "Open License File..." button.  Browse and select thetecplotlm.lic license file that you downloaded and click OK. You should now have a valid license to run Tecplot.

Linux
Once you have downloaded the "tecplot360ex_linux64.sh" file from the PULS site move it to a tmp directory on the LInux machine you are installing it on. Once there run the installtion script and accept the license agreement. For example:

shell# cd /tmp
shell# sh tecplot360ex_linux64.sh

Put in the target location you want tecplot installed at if the default it not what you want. Hit return. The script will then install tecplot to the target directory. The licensing depends on where your machine is located. **If your machine is going to be primarly located on campus then edit the file <TARGET LOCATION>/tecplotlm.lic. At the bottom of the file replace:

HOST licenseserver 0 27100

with

HOST tecplot-license.ecn.purdue.edu 0 1735

Close the file and you should have a valid license to run teplot. ** If your machine is a laptop or home system that isn't always on a campus network then you must download the Tecplot license file, tecplotlm.lic, from the PULS web site under the heading "Tecplot license". Replace the file the file <TARGET LOCATION>/tecplotlm.lic with the licnse file you downloaded. You should now have a valid license to run teplot.

If you have any problems the report it via the following link:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/AboutUs/ContactUs

Last modified: 2015/04/06 11:51:58.745587 GMT-4 by james.m.moya.1
Created: 2011/08/04 14:33:2.836000 GMT-4 by james.m.moya.1.

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