CHEMCAD in a Virtual Machine (VM) Help

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This page explains how you access and use CHEMCAD in a Virtual Machine (VM).

Summary

Log in/ Register and purchase a VM with CHEMCAD.

Log into vm.cc-api.com with your Virtual Machine user name. It is displayed on the My Account page in the Your Virtual Machine section.

Change your temporary password to a permanent password.

You will see a first browser tab (“All Resources”, 1) with all the VMs that you have purchased.

Log into one of the VMs with the permanent password. It will open in a second browser tab (“Pooled VM”).

Log into the OneDrive (2) and the Excel desktop (3) apps to access files on your other devices.

Your browser should look like this:

Start CHEMCAD from the desktop.


The steps in detail

Accessing in a VM means, that you use your browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera) to open this website and you log in with your personal credentials.

Nothing is installed on your computer or tablet.

When you access Windows10 for the second time, Windows10 desktop is ready in 10 seconds after you logged in on vm.cc-api.com

Purchase a VM with CHEMCAD

Purchasing a VM means that you obtain unique credentials to access your personal virtual machine. You purchase a VM either on the Process Simulation Cup page if you’re a student or this webpage, or from a distributor.

If you have purchased a VM with CHEMCAD on the Process Simulation Cup page if you’re a student or from this webpage,  you can find your credentials and information on where to enter them on My Account under the Your Purchases section in the View Details and Downloads file. If you are able to view your unique login credentials, you are ready to access a VM with CHEMCAD.

If you have purchased a VM with CHEMCAD from a distributor, your distributor must send you a discount code, so that you can obtain your credentials from this website for free. If your distributor has sent a discount code to you, login in here or register here and purchase the product associated with the discount code. The discount code makes you eligible for free purchase.

Access your VM with CHEMCAD

You must fulfill both prerequisites:

  1. You have a personal account on this website. Log in here or register here now.
  2. You have purchased either CHEMCAD Trial or CHEMCAD Hourly or CHEMCAD Monthly from either this webpage or from your distributor or if you’re a student, one of the products on the Process Simulation Cup page.

Go to My Account to find your credentials in the Your Virtual Machine section.

Using the VM with CHEMCAD for the first time

You received a unique Virtual Machine user name. It is displayed on the My Account page in the Your Virtual Machine section. It has the form Firstname.Lastname@vm.cc-api.com.

A temporary VM login password is created for you. You will be asked to change it with the first login. The temporary password is shown in the View Details and Downloads file under the Your Purchases section.
Make sure you store your newly created password safely as you will not be able to reset/change it.

 

Open vm.cc-api.com in a browser and log in with your unique Virtual Machine user name and the temporary password.

If your name is not Thea Ryman, the following screens may look a little different.

You will be asked to change your password.

You will see a browser window with all the VMs that you have access to.

Thea Ryman has only access to one VM called Pooled VM.

Select the VM that you want to use.

Log into the VM using your unique Virtual Machine user name and the newly created, permanent password.

A Windows10 desktop will open in a second browser tab.

If you use Windows10 for the first time, Windows sets up a new profile for you, which takes approx. 3 minutes. Be patient.

Use CHEMCAD in a VM

Start CHEMCAD7 from the desktop.

The CHEMCAD license server is already set up. Nothing to do here.

CHEMCAD takes some time to find the license server and get a license. During this process, the window may show “No license found”. Be patient, there will be a CHEMCAD license for you and the window will automatically close.

Use Office365 in a VM

Start one of the Office365 programs, e.g. Excel and sign in with your Office365 subscription.

Use OneDrive in a VM

You can use Microsoft OneDrive to synch files between this VM and your other devices as described here.