Installing Tecplot 360


Introduction

Tecplot 360 is available to students in the College of Engineering by request.  Engineering students can request access to Tecplot 360 by following the steps at https://it.eng.vt.edu/software/tecplot.html.

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Instructions

 

Tecplot Windows Install


Minimum System Requirements:

  1. Access https://network.software.vt.edu and login using your VT PID and password. Then, select Tecplot 360ex 2023r2 for Windows from the list of software available.

  2. After accepting the licensing terms, make note of the Tecplot License Server address, which will be needed to activate Tecplot 360ex, and then click the Download button to download the installer.

    Make note of license server and click Download

  3. When the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to open the installer.

    Tecplot installer

  4. When the installer opens, click Next on the Welcome to the Tecplot 360 EX 2023 R2 Setup Wizard screen.

  5. Leave the default components selected on the Choose Components screen and then click Next.

    Leave default and click next

  6. Review the license agreement on the following screen, then click I Agree.

  7. On the Install Options screen, leave the default options selected, as seen below, and click Next.

    Install Options

  8. Accept the default Destination Folder and click Install to begin installation.

    Default Install Path

  9. When the installation completes, click Finish to close the installer.

  10. On the first run of the Tecplot software, a Licensing window will pop up.  Under License Options choose Network license server and in the License server name field type the name of the license server from step 2 of the installation instructions.  Ensure that 27100 is in the Port Number field as shown below.  Click OK to finish licensing.
    • NOTE: This license server is only accessible from on campus IP addresses.  If you are off campus you must connect to the Junos VPN in order to use the license server.  Instructions for the VPN can be viewed here.
    • NOTE: Make sure the username that you are logged into your computer with matches your PID.  The license server uses this to validate your license.

      License Server Configuration

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Tecplot macOS Install


Minimum System Requirements:

  1. Access https://network.software.vt.edu and login using your VT PID and password. Then, select Tecplot 360ex 2023r2 for macOS from the list of software available.

  2. After accepting the licensing terms, make note of the Tecplot License Server address, which will be needed to activate Tecplot 360ex, and then click the Download button to download the installer.

    Make note of license server and click Download

  3. Double click on the downloaded tecplot360ex2023r2_mac64.dmg installer and then select Agree to the License Agreement Window.

  4. Drag Tecplot 360 EX 2023 R2 to your Applications folder as shown below.

    Drag to Applications Folder

  5. Launch Tecplot 360 EX 2023 R2 from your applications folder.  On the first run of the Tecplot software, a Licensing window will pop up.  Under License Options choose Network license server and in the License server name field type the name of the license server from step 2 of the installation instructions.  Ensure that 27100 is in the Port Number field as shown below.  Click OK to finish licensing.
    • NOTE: This license server is only accessible from on campus IP addresses.  If you are off campus you must connect to the Junos VPN in order to use the license server.  Instructions for the VPN can be viewed here.
    • NOTE: Make sure the username that you are logged into your computer with matches your PID.  The license server uses this to validate your license.


    Mac License Server Configuration

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