To Install and Begin Using PowerDOE
This page will
describe how to install and begin using PowerDOE. If you have not
yet received a registration number or downloaded the current version, visit
the web page describing
to do so.
Follow these steps
to install PowerDOE to your hard drive:
PowerDOE is a large
and complex application and we therefore highly recommend that you sign
up for a training session. A one or two day training course will
bring you up the learning curve quickly and will no doubt save you time
and frustration in the long run. Here is some information on upcoming
Unzip the contents
of the main PowerDOE installation file (PD_*.zip) into a temporary directory.
Execute the setup.exe program and follow the instructions displayed on
Save the downloaded
installation file (PD_*.zip) in a directory where you can find it later
if you need to re-install the software.
Delete the files in
the temporary directory (which include the setup program and its various
If there are any program
updates on the FTP site (such as XXXuDOE2.exe (or zip) or PDU_*.zip, where
XXX and * indicate the program version number) then download and install
them in chronological order (oldest update first, followed by newer updates).
You must not be running PowerDOE while installing a program update.
Installing executable updates (files with a ".exe" file extension)
requires you to simply run the update (double click on the update file
using Windows Explorer) and specify the PowerDOE program directory as the
location to install the updated files.
Installing zipped updates (".zip" file extension) generally
requires that you unzip the contents of the update zip file over the files
in your PowerDOE program directory and/or subdirectories. Make sure
to unzip these files with the "Use Folder Names" option selected within
WinZip or using the "-d" option with the command-line PKUnZip program,
in order to ensure that files that belong in subdirectories of the main
PowerDOE program directory get installed in their proper place.
When you start PowerDOE
the first time you will be prompted to enter your registration number.
You can type the number in by hand or copy it to the clipboard from your
e-mail message and paste it into the registration number field via the
You can obtain
the PowerDOE Quick Start Guide (a 100 page document that provides an overview
of the program) and the step-by-step tutorial from the training manual
(both will be included with evaluation CD's of the commercial release)
PD_Intro.exe. This file is ~2.9 Meg and is a self-extracting
zip file which unzips into the Quick Start Guide and Tutorial (including
some example building descriptions).
Note: Adobe Acrobat
Reader is required to view and/or print the Quick Start Guide and Tutorial
(download it for free).
For further assistance,
contact Jeff Hirsch or Scott
Thank you for showing
interest in PowerDOE!
mail to Scott.Criswell@DOE2.com
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