Getting Started with OpenSees -- Download OpenSees
To download and install OpenSees the user is required to download both the OpenSees and Tcl/Tk packages.
The OpenSees and Tcl/Tk packages can both be downloaded from the OpenSees binaries webpage opensees.berkeley.edu/binaries.html. The binaries download page will be similar to that shown below.
At this page the user is required to download two files OpenSees.X.X.X.exe and tcl/tk Y.Y.Y. This can be done by selecting (clicking) on the links located in the box labeled DOWNLOAD Windows Binaries.
The file downloaded by clicking on the OpenSees.X.X.X.exe link is a zip file, from which the OpenSees.X.X.X.exe file can be extracted using your favorite extractor. The user can place this executable anywhere they wish. It is recommended to place it in a directory near where all your scripts will be stored.
The file downloaded by clicking the tcl/tk Y.Y.Y link is an installer for Tcl/Tk. By clicking on the file the user is brought through a series of screens.
- The first screen shows the package information for Y.Y.Y.
- The second screen has the license agreement, you must accept the license to proceed with the installation.
- The third screen specifies the installation mode and location. Here the user must change the default installation location from C:/Tcl to C:/Program Files/Tcl (there is a space between Program and Files), as shown in the image below.
This is the only change the user must make. User now just keeps selecting Next until done.
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