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Installation

Updated May 18, 2016


This article applies to:
  • Terrain 3D
  • Terrain Forestry
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry
  • Softree Optimal

Softree provide a variety of software solutions for 3D Mapping, Corridor Design and Optimization.

3D Mapping

Corridor Design

Optimization

Terrain Tools 3D

RoadEng Civil Engineer

Softree Optimal

Terrain Tools Forestry

RoadEng Forest Engineer

Softree Optimal for RoadEng

Note: that Softree Optimal currently is hosted in RoadEng. We are currently developing a stand-alone version of Softree Optimal.

All desktop software products require either a password or a USB security hardlock key to convert the software from demonstration mode (printing and saving are disabled) to full function mode.

The password or security hardlock key issued with the software unlocks the functions and modules unique to your product.

There are 3 steps to install RoadEng and Terrain Tools

  • Install software
  • Install tutorial files
  • Install security hard lock drivers if you have a USB key or register for a password.

Step 1 – Install Software

Software can be installed from:

  • The Install CD shipped with new purchases and upgrades.
    • Insert CD into the CD ROM drive, the Softree Auto-run screen will appear.
    • Select Install RoadEng or Terrain 3D
    • If the Auto run is disabled. View the contents of the CD in Windows Explorer.
    • Click on executable beside the purple ball. Select Install RoadEng or Terrain 3D
    • Select Product
    • There are 2 download options. Download the executable file or download a zip file.
    • If your firewall blocks executables use the Zip format. Download, save, unzip then click on the executable to install.
  • The Software Updates page http://www.support.softree.com/product-updates/version-7
    • Select Product
    • There are 2 download options. Download the executable file or download a zip file.
    • If your firewall blocks executables use the Zip format. Download, save, unzip then click on the executable to install.
    Note: We are in the business of Engineering an Easier Way... That means for ourselves too! You might notice that your executable file name is not identical to your product name, and that's because we use function groups controlled through your security options to customize your product just for you.

Step 2– Install Tutorial Files (data sets)

The user documentation is formatted as a hands-on tutorial. The data files referred to in the documentation are not automatically installed with the software.

Tutorial Files can be installed from:

  • The Install CD shipped with new purchases and upgrades.
    • Insert CD into the CD ROM drive, the Softree Auto-run screen will appear.
    • Select Install the Tutorial Files
    • If the Auto run is disabled. View the contents of the CD in Windows Explorer.
    • Click on executable beside the purple ball. Select Install the Tutorial Files
  • The Software Updates page http://www.support.softree.com/product-updates/version-7
    • Select Product
    • There are 2 download options. Download the executable file or download a zip file.
    • If your firewall blocks executables use the Zip format. Download, save, unzip then click on the executable to install.

The tutorial files will be installed to C:\Users\Public\Documents\softree\training70. It is possible to change this folder location at install time; you can also copy it to new location afterwards if you wish.

A short cut to the PDF documentation is created to All Programs | Softree RoadEng Civil or resource Tutorial 7 as shown below.

All new purchases and upgrades have the option of downloading the tutorial files with the PDF documentation or requesting a hard copy of the documentation.

Please refer to the Getting Started chapter in any of the PDF documents for more information.

Step #3 Security Options

All Softree products require either a password or a security hardlock key to convert the program from Demonstration Mode to full function mode. In Demonstration Mode printing, plotting and saving are disabled. You do not need a password if you have a security hardlock key.

For specific-instructions and details on each of the security options, please refer to the specific articles below:

Password Security

USB (Hardlock) Key Security

Network Security

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