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Installation Instructions

EPLAN Education
Version 2.3
Level: 11 / 2013




EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG
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Table of contents
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Table of contents
Introduction ........................................................................................... 5
EPLAN Software & Service ............................................................... 5
EPLAN efficient engineering. ......................................................... 5
EPLAN Platform Your Key to Success .......................................... 6
Prerequisites ......................................................................................... 7
Rights ................................................................................................. 7
Software ............................................................................................. 7
Hardware ............................................................................................ 8
Installation ............................................................................................. 9
Starting setup .................................................................................... 9
Registration ..................................................................................... 10
License agreement .......................................................................... 11
Target directories ............................................................................ 12
Standard installation ....................................................................... 13
Desktop ............................................................................................ 13
Starting the software ....................................................................... 14
Sample email ....................................................................................... 15





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Introduction
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Introduction
EPLAN Software & Service
EPLAN Software & Service develops CAE solutions and advises compa-
nies on optimizing their engineering processes. Customers profit from
improvements in efficiency of the product development process through
standardized procedures, automated processes and consistent work-
flows. EPLAN supplies tailor-made concepts for the system introduction,
system setup as well as precise integration in the IT / PLM system land-
scape on the basis of standard engineering solutions.
The service portfolio furthermore encompasses customizing, consulting
and training. The development of individual and standardized inter-faces
to ERP, PDM and PLM ensures data consistencies during product de-
velopment. Systematic customer orientation, global support and innova-
tive development and interface competence are factors in success.
EPLAN Software & Service belongs to Rittal Software Systems and is
thus embedded in the Friedhelm Loh Group and thus stands for continui-
ty and investment security. Seven German EPLAN locations and our
presence in more than 50 countries support more than 35,000 customers
with about 95,000 installations worldwide.
"EPLAN efficient engineering." the corporate motto underlines the
proficiency of optimized, efficient processes, which keep companies
competitive in the long term.
EPLAN efficient engineering.
The possibilities for ensuring your company's success are manifold. One
factor is common to them all: The improvement of the process continuity
and security along the entire value-added chain. Recognize and exploit
these potentials! Give your company a competitive edge through con-
sistent efficient engineering that accelerates your project engineering
process.

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EPLAN Platform Your Key to Success
The EPLAN Platform combines expert systems for the various disciplines
such as electrical engineering, fluid power and I&C engineering as well
as enclosure manufacturing. With standard interfaces and customer-
specific adaptations EPLAN develops comprehensive PLM concepts on
the basis of leading CAx and PDM solutions. The EPLAN Engineering
Center is our mechatronics solution and acts as the control center that
through functional engineering realizes a bridge between mechanical
engineering, electrical engineering, control technology and documenta-
tion. Extensive services complete our offer and provide the decisive add-
ed value in engineering to you. Here your success is our driving factor.
We offer you maximum flexibility and the highest degree of service orien-
tation.




Prerequisites
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Prerequisites
Rights
To install EPLAN Education you need to posses local administrator
rights, and after the installation the "Change" right for all EPLAN directo-
ries (local and network).
Software
You will need to have Microsoft .Net Framework 4 installed on the work-
station.

All following release information refers to the 32-bit version of the prod-
ucts, unless stated otherwise.
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit) Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit) Pro, Enterprise
Microsoft Products
Prerequisite for the creation of Microsoft Office file formats from EPLAN
is a functioning installation of an Office version as approved by EPLAN
on the PC.
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10



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Hardware
Recommended workstation configurations:
Processor: Multicore CPU, not older than 3 years
RAM: 8 GB*
1

Hard disk: 500 GB
Monitor / graphics resolu-
tion:
2-screen solution 21" or 16:10 graphics sys-
tem with a resolution of 1680 x 1050
3D display: Graphics card from ATI or Nvidia with the
latest OpenGL driver *
2

*1: Individual functions like PDF or DXF output require more memory in connection with projects or
very extensive graphics.
*2: For use with EPLAN Pro Panel you should use a graphics card comparable with an Nvidia
Quadro 600.




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Installation
For the installation of EPLAN Education we provide you with a DVD as
storage medium. In addition you have the possibility to download EPLAN
Education from the Internet.
Starting setup
Put DVD into the DVD drive of your computer. Setup starts automatically.
If auto-run does not start on its own, double click the Setup.exe file in
the main directory of the DVD.

Once you have downloaded EPLAN Education, you must first unzip the
installation files contained in the Zip file (Education_2.3.5.7352.zip).
Then navigate to the directory with the unzipped files and double-click on
the Setup.exe file.


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Registration
You must register to be able to use EPLAN Education. This is necessary
to associate your activation and create an appropriate validation code.
Please use the form integrated in the setup to send us your information.

Your data input will be checked by us for plausibility. Then, after the
check, we can send your personal validation code to your email address.
Should you not have internet access at that time, or missed the registra-
tion, you can reregister at a later time via the internet by running the
Setup.exe file again.


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License agreement
Please read the license agreement and accept it to continue the installa-
tion.




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Target directories
Setup the target directories appropriately. The optimum basic settings for
your system come from the setup file.
Enter a unique code in the Company code line, for instance your last
name or initials.

Tip:
If several parallel installations of EPLAN Education in various versions
exist, we recommend you install all data (program and master data)
completely separate from each other.



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Standard installation
The setup function installs the following program components of EPLAN
Education:

Start the installation.
Once the installation is completed, close the setup dialog by clicking the
[Finish] button.
Desktop
During the installation of EPLAN Education the following icon will be put
on your computer's desktop as a link to the program:



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Starting the software
1. Double click the EPLAN Education icon on your desktop to start the
software.

You will be prompted on how you want to validate the license.
2. Select the Use a validation code option.
The Enter validation code dialogs opens.
3. Enter the validation code, which you received per email, in the Vali-
dation code field and confirm your entry with [OK]. (Note the sample
email on the following page.)

You have now completed the installation and registration.
The software will start.


Sample email
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Sample email





























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