Free FactSage 8.1 Demonstration Version
FactSage Education 8.1 - FactSageEdu

- replaces FactSage Education 8.0

~ Information ~

(Revised April 2021)

FactSage Education 8.1 Package - FactSageEdu - is a Free FactSage 8.1 Demonstration Version. It replaces the FactSage Education 8.0 Package (July 2020).

FactSage is a fully integrated database computing system in chemical thermodynamics and consists of a variety of information, database, calculation and manipulation modules that access various pure substances and solution databases. It is installed at hundreds of industrial, governmental and academic sites around the world.

FactSage is employed in materials science, pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, corrosion, glass technology, combustion, ceramics, geology, etc. It is used internationally in graduate and undergraduate teaching and research. For details on the latest version FactSage 8.1 visit www.FactSage.com

FactSageEdu is a free demonstation version of FactSage ideally suited for teaching thermochemistry in universities. It serves as a demonstration package for those interested in finding out more about FactSage.

  • FactSage Education 8.1 - Summary

  • FactSage Education 8.1 - Restrictions

  • How to install FactSage Education 8.1 on your computer

  • Running FactSage Education 8.1

  • FactSage Education ~News~


  • FactSageEdu - Summary

    FactSage Education 8.1 (FactSageEdu) is a free version of FactSage 8.1 with some restrictions on the FactSage 8.1 Apps and FACT Databases. Complete details on FactSage 8.1 are given at www.FactSage.com

    The FactSage Education 8.1 Package of software, databases and documentation contains over 12,000 files and runs under Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 - all 32- and 64-bit. We recommend the computer has at least 1 GB Memory (RAM), 1 GB free disk space and that the processor runs above 1 GHz.

    After downloading the FactSage Education 8.1 Package you must install the program in the folder c:\FactSageEdu of your personal computer (PC). It is NOT permitted to install the package in any other folder (e.g. "Program Files", etc.) or on the network server.

    The program must have access to the Internet. When you first run FactSage the program accesses www.factsage.com in order to validate the package. This validation process is repeated periodically.



    FactSageEdu - Restrictions



    How to install FactSage Education 8.1 on your computer

    In order to install FactSage Education 8.1 on your computer you must perform 3 tasks:

  • 1. Download FactSage Education 8.1 Package
        - download and save the file CD-FactSageEdu81.exe (approx. size 250 MB)

  • 2. Extract the setup files
        - run CD-FactSageEdu81.exe and extract the setup files

  • 3. Install FactSage Education 8.1
        - run Setup-FactSageEdu.exe and install the program in C:\FactSageEdu


    1. Download FactSage Education 8.1 Package

    Click on Download FactSage Education 8.1 Package.

    Enter your

      - email address
      - name (optional)
      - affiliation (optional).
    Click Submit one time only and wait for the message:
      Thank you. An email will be sent to ...
    We will then email you details on how to download the file CD-FactSageEdu81.exe.

    If you do not receive an email from us it means you have entered an invalid email address or your mail server is blocking the email.

    After downloading CD-FactSageEdu81.exe you are ready to extract the setup files.


    2. Extract the setup files

    CD-FactSageEdu81.exe is a self-extractor that creates the setup files for the FactSage installation.

    When you first run CD-FactSageEdu81.exe you may be blocked by Windows Defender or other antivirus software.

    Make sure you are running CD-FactSageEdu81.exe that was downloaded above (1. Download FactSage Education 8.1 Package).

    To continue click More info and then click Run anyway.

    Run CD-FactSageEdu81.exe and enter the name of a temporary destination folder where the extracted files are to be stored. For example C:\Temp - do NOT extract into C:\FactSage, C:\FactSageEdu or C:\FactSage81, etc. If the temporary folder does not exist it will be created automatically.

    Press Install to start the extraction.

    This will create the following folder and files
    \CD-FactSageEdu81\...
          Setup-FactSage.exe, ShowMe.htm, ReadMe.htm, Config.dat, Configs.dll, Configs.txt ... etc.
    and the sub-folders
    \CD-FactSageEdu81\Images\ ...
    \CD-FactSageEdu81\FactMore\ ...

    The size of the files may be different from those listed in the screenshot.


    3. Install FactSage Education 8.1

    Run Setup-FactSageEdu.exe to start the FactSage Education 8.1 Setup Wizard.

    Click on 'Next' and use the default settings. This will install FactSage Education 8.1 in the folder c:\FactSageEdu and update the previous version if it exists.

    When finished click on the FactSage Education icon (or open c:\FactSageEdu\FactSage.exe) to run FactSage Education 8.1.



  • Running FactSageEdu

         Click the FactSage Education icon displayed on the screen

    or alternately open FactSage.exe located in the folder c:\FactSageEdu
    - c:\FactSageEdu\FactSage.exe

    Your computer must be connected to the Internet.

    When you first run FactSage the program accesses www.factsage.com in order to validate the package. This validation process is repeated periodically.

    FactSage Education 8.1 expires at the end of June 2022. This expiration date (2022-06-30) may be revised.

    Click News or visit FactSage Education ~News~ for the latest news. Here we post the most recent messages about FactSageEdu including any issues or bugs when running the FactSage Apps or accessing the FACT Databases


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