The XFdtd software product requires installation on a desktop, laptop, or other machine before use. Its installation files are available via web download, and the process includes both the application and its supporting files.
Install on Windows
Run the installation file once the installer is downloaded:
- Log on to the machine as an administrator.
- Double-click on XFdtd_7.x.x.x_64bit_setup.exe
- Follow the on-screen prompts to complete XF installation.
When finished, open XF through the Windows Start menu ❯ Remcom ❯ XFdtd 7.x.x (64-bit).
Install on Linux
A Linux system requires uudecode to be installed, or the installation script will print a message and exit. On both RHEL6 and RHEL7, uudecode is provided by the sharutils package. Logging on as root and using the command yum install sharutils is one way to install the package.
Begin the installation process once the installer is downloaded:
- Log on as a user with appropriate write permissions for the desired destination directory.
- Ensure that the XFdtd_7.x.x.x-install and XFdtd_7.x.x.x-installer-data files are in the same directory.
- Run the installation file XFdtd 7.x.x.x-install from a command line with the name of the target installation directory, which must be writable. For example, the command ./XFdtd_7.x.x.x-install /usr/local will install XF in the /usr/local/remcom directory.
As part of the installation process, users will be required to view and agree to the license agreement. While viewing it, press the space bar to page through and Q to close and continue.
The installation directory (e.g., /usr/local/remcom) will contain bin, FLEXlm, licenses, and XFdtd_7.x.x.x subdirectories. The FLEXlm directory is only needed to run a floating license server. The licenses directory is the recommended location for license files provided by Remcom. All application files reside in XFdtd 7.x.x.x, but they should not be accessed directly.
XF and XFsolver are intended to be invoked using the launch scripts xfdtd and xfsolver, respectively, that reside in the remcom/bin directory. They can be called directly with a full path (e.g., /usr/local/remcom/bin/xfdtd) or be included in the user's PATH (e.g., setenv PATH /usr/local/remcom/bin:$PATH). The launch scripts automatically determine the platform and version of the appropriate XF command to execute.