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This page is dedicated to users installing the latest Advance Concrete version. This section provides useful information related to the Advance Concrete installation (requirements, installation steps, licensing, etc).
After InstallationAdvance Concrete Installation Troubleshooting Guide - This page offers solutions to the most common issues that might be encountered while installing Advance Concrete. Several troubleshooting tools can also be downloaded from this page.
Windows Vista (starting with Advance Concrete 8.1)
Windows XP Pro AutoCAD® 2010 (starting with Advance Concrete 2010)
AutoCAD® 2009 (starting with Advance Concrete 8.1 - SP2)
AutoCAD® 2008 (starting with Advance Concrete 8.1)
AutoCAD® 2007 (starting with Advance Concrete 7.1)
AutoCAD® Architecture 2010
AutoCAD® Architecture 2009
AutoCAD Architecture 2008
Advance Concrete should run on all AutoCAD® based applications (e.g., AutoCAD® Mechanical, AutoCAD® Map 3D, AutoCAD® Electrical, etc) if is started under the pure AutoCAD® integrated in such software.
Installing Advance Concrete may take from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the system speed.Advance Concrete 2009: approx. 500 MB.
PC with Pentium Processor min. 1.5 GHz processor type or better
Main memory min. 1 GB
Video card 1024 x 768 able to support a CAD application
At least 500 MB free disk space on the hard disk
Windows XP Professional with the latest updates or Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit versions)
AutoCAD® 2007, ADT 2007, AutoCAD® 2008, AutoCAD® Architecture 2008, AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD® Architecture 2009, AutoCAD 2010 or AutoCAD® Architecture 2010
Minimum screen resolution: 1024*768
Installing a new Advance Concrete version will not affect the previous installed versions of the software, only if the default folder suggested at installation is kept (or a different folder from the one used for the previous version is specified).
Advance Concrete uninstalling operations delete only the application files, and not the user created files that are stored in the installation folder (e.g., projects, symbols, libraries, databases, etc.). Therefore, before deleting the entire installation folder of an older Advance Concrete version, it is strongly recommended to check its contents.
When installing a new Advance Concrete version it is not necessary to uninstall the previous versions. However, if you want to uninstall older versions, use the command "Add / Delete Programs" from the Control Panel.
1. Check the available disk space on your computer
2. In your Windows session you must be logged in as administrator or you must have administrator rights
3. Disable any antivirus software running on your computer during the installation
You can specify an installation folder during the software setup.
Insert the installation DVD into the DVD drive. The setup program starts automatically and the following dialog box appears.
|Select the preferred language and the AutoCAD® version. Then click OK.|
|Proceed with the steps in the installation wizard to complete the setup.|
If you have already installed Advance Concrete on the server you do not need t. Request a license and set it up.
If you do not want to install the main application you must specify if the computer is a server using a small program called LicenseServer. This program is available on the Advance Concrete installation DVD, in the Netsetup folder.
1. Launch the program by running the Setup.exe file. The setup program starts automatically.
2. In the following dialog box read the message and click Next to continue.
3. To install in the default folder, click Next. Otherwise, click Browse, select another folder and click Next.
4. The installer is ready to install Advance Concrete License Server on your computer. Click Next to start the installation.
The necessary files are installed in the specified folder.
Tools: executable files required to run the network license service
Wizard: program used to ask a license file by e-mail or fax, for the current computer
AdvanceLicenseInstall.exe: program used to setup a license file is installed in \Program Files\Common Files\Graitec\.
After installing the server, launch the file \Wizard\AskLicense.exe to request a license. Send the e-mail specifying that you need a network license and the number of users for this license. You are going to receive a license file very quickly.
To request an Advance Concrete license, proceed as follows:
|1. Start Advance Concrete and select, from the starting screen, the "Request your user license" option. Click Next. You can also click on Start \ Programs \ Graitec \ Advance Concrete 2009 \ License request. This is a direct access to the license request tool that one can find after starting Advance Concrete.|
|2. An information window appears. Click Next after reading the messages.|
|3. Enter all the required information for the license request and click Next.|
|4. Advance provides the option to send the information by e-mail or by fax. Select your preference and click Next.|
|5. A window with a new information message appears. Read the information and then click Finish.|
6. If the method for sending the license request was by e-mail, an e-mail message is automatically prepared. Send the request to email@example.com.
If the method for sending the license request was by fax, a fax is automatically prepared with the formatted text. Print the fax and send it to (450) 628-0400.
Within 24 hours you will receive by e-mail an "Advance.aclic" file which should be copied on the hard drive.
The default folder to install the license file is: C:\Program Files\Graitec\License.
|1. After receiving the license, advance.aclic, double click on the file to run the license installation wizard.|
|2. Click Install. This will start a network license server with the new license.|
1. Install Advance Concrete on the client computer.
2. Copy the license file received for the server on the client computer.
3. Double click on the license file received for the server.
4. Click Install to connect the client computer to the server.
|The LMTools application is installed with the license server software. This application verifies whether the license server is active.
1. Double click lmtools.exe in the Tools \ Flexlm folder on Advance DVD.
2. In the "LMTools" dialog box, enter the complete path to the license file using Browse on the Service/License File tab.
|3. Select the Server diagnostic tab and click Perform Diagnostics.|
|4. Close the application|
Once the new version of the software has been installed, you can open the projects already created in previous Advance Concrete versions. It is important to know that, once opened with the new Advance Concrete version, these files can no longer be loaded in the older versions of the software. Thus, it is recommended to create a copy of these files for backup, or even duplicate the folder structure containing old projects.