Page 1 of 18 AspenPlus Installation on Individual Computers Department of Chemical Engineering Texas Tech University.AspenTech products run on Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, and Windows 7.Note: If you wish to run AspenTech products on a 32-bit Vista or Windows 7 machine,download and install Microsoft SQL Server Express (Service Pack 3) prior to installingAspen.Note: If you wish to run AspenTech products on a 64-bit Vista or Windows 7 machine,click here. Then return to this point in these instructions.1. Obtain the AspenONE 7.2 DVD installation files from the Department IT specialists (email@example.com). You can obtain them in one of three ways. a. Bring a flash drive, hard drive, or computer to hold the files. Approximately 9 GB of space is required (~ 40 min transfer). b. Bring a blank dual layer DVD to the specialist and let him provide you a pre- burned copy of the software in return (1½ hr burn). c. Give the IT specialist $2 and let him provide you a pre-burned copy of the software in return.2. Insert the disk into your computer’s DVD drive. It should start the installation process automatically.3. After the AspenTech Installation browser loads up, select the “Products” tab.
Page 2 of 184. A pop-up will appear, indicating the need for a valid license. Select “OK”.5. The Installer Configuration Wizard will pop up. Select “Next”.6. Select “License Server” for the license configuration type. Click on “Next”.
Page 3 of 187. The “License Servers” window will pop up. Enter 220.127.116.11 in to the license server field. Click “Add Server”. Click “Next”. a. Note: your computer must be able to “see” the Chemical Engineering license server in order for AspenPLUS to run. The license supports 150 simultaneous users, regardless of location.
Page 4 of 18 b. If you connect to TTUnet on campus, either wirelessly or with a wired connection, your computer will automatically find the server. c. If you connect from off-campus through a third-party Internet Service Provider, you must set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN), so that you can tunnel through the TTU firewall. d. Setting up a VPN only requires your Eraider username and password. The details on setting up a VPN to TTUnet are given on the Information Technology website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/helpcentral/directions/VPN/index.php.8. The “Determining Product Licenses” window will pop up. When the installer completes its survey of the licenses on the server, click “Next”.9. You will return to the Installation Browser, which will display the ASPEN Engineering Suite. Select Aspen Engineering and click on “Install”
Page 5 of 18. 10. The ASPEN Engineering V7.2 Setup program will open. Click “Next”. 11. Accept the terms of the License Agreement and click “Next”.
Page 6 of 1812. On the Computer Configuration Type window, select “Standard Install”.13. In the window “Choose Destination Location”, confirm that you wish to use the default location, or browse to a different location. Click “Next”.
Page 7 of 1814. In “Feature Selection for Aspen Engineering V7.2”, select the products you wish to install. The most common Aspen software used in the department is “Process Modeling (Aspen Plus). Click “Next”.15. The window “Choose Working Files Folder Location” will open. This is where your ASPEN simulations will be stored. Accept the default location or browse to an alternate location. Click “Next”.
Page 8 of 1816. A window should pop up asking to choose compilers for Aspen Properties, click “Next.”
Page 9 of 1817. The next window will ask for username, password and domain, leave the fields blank and check the box that says “Skip username/password validation”, then select “Next.”18. The “Ready to Install the Program” window will appear. Click “Install”.
Page 10 of 1819. The installation dialog box will appear. It takes approximately 20 minutes to install the single product Aspen Plus onto a hard drive.
Page 11 of 1820. If at any time during the course of installing or using Aspen Plus you receive either of the following error dialogs, simply click OK and continue the installation. After the installation process is complete, change to legacy databanks.21. Upon completion of the installation, restart your computer as prompted by the installer.
Page 12 of 1822. You are now ready to run AspenPLUS on your personal computer. From Windows, go to “Start”, “ All Programs”, “AspenTech”, “Process Modeling V7.2”, “AspenPlus”, then click on “AspenPlus User Interface” .23. The first time you run the software, you must select the server type. Choose local PC and save as the default connection.
Page 13 of 1824. The first time you run the software, you must register as an academic user.25. You will be see the Aspen Start up window, which gives you the options of opening a blank simulation, a template, an existing simulation, etc. Select one option and click “OK”.26. You can now run your simulation.
Page 14 of 18 Preparing to Install AspenTech Products under-64 bit Vista or Windows 7 Operating SystemsNote: all directions which follow apply equally to both Vista and Windows 7.In order to run AspenTech products on 64-bit versions of Vista or Windows 7, you mustrun them in Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. These programs install a virtual32-bit version of Windows XP, which runs inside of Windows 7. You can then installAspenTech products under Windows XP, and run them in Windows XP mode.AspenTech products support this virtualization. All software installations describedherein are free downloads from Microsoft.27. Confirm your hardware supports virtualization. Follow the instructions at Windows Virtual PC to do this. When you have successfully configured your computer for hardware virtualization (if necessary), you will see a window like the following.28. Install Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC on your computer. These are available this site. Follow Microsoft’s directions for installing these packages.29. After you have successfully installed Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, go to “All Programs” in the Start Menu and click on Windows XP Mode, as illustrated in the following figure. The first time you do enter Windows XP Mode, you will be guided through the installation of Windows XP. All subsequent times you will simply enter XP mode.
Page 15 of 18After you enter XP mode, you will see a window in which Windows XP 32-bit runs. XP Mode Window.
Page 16 of 1830. The Aspen Installation DVD is a dual layer DVD, which Windows XP does not automatically recognize. To resolve, at the top of the XP Window, click on “Tools”, then “Settings”. “Tools“ Menu31. In the dialog box that opens, click on DVD drive on the left panel, and check “Access a physical drive” in the right panel. Choose the Windows 7 physical drive letter of your dual layer DVD drive.
Page 17 of 18The drive will then be recognized in Windows Explorer in XP mode.32. Prior to installing Aspen, download and install Microsoft SQL Server Express (Service Pack 3) in XP mode. Make sure you install the 32-bit version.33. If connecting via a 3rd party ISP, install a Virtual Private Network in XP mode. Setting up a VPN only requires your Eraider username and password. The details on setting up a VPN to TTUnet are given on the Information Technology website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/helpcentral/directions/VPN/index.php.Your 64-bit computer is now ready to run AspenTech products. Install them under theXP mode to run them properly.Return to procedure for installing the software.
Page 18 of 18Removing the “Databanks Connection” error.After installing Aspen, but prior to running Aspen Plus, change to legacy databanks.From Windows, go to “Start”, “ All Programs”, “AspenTech”, “Process ModelingV7.2”, “AspenPlus”, then click on “Aspen Properties Database Selector” 34. Select the ”Legacy Properties Databanks”, then click OK. 35. You can then run Aspen Plus without receiving a databank connection error. 36. Return to start of installation instructions or error dialog.