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Graphics cards for Allplan

Version:  Allplan 2020, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2019  | Last modified: 25.08.2023 13:28
 
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Allplan from version 2011

Parts of Allplan 2011 have been reprogrammed and are completely new. Allplan uses a graphics library, which has been developed especially for CAD programs and visualization tasks. Depending on the data type and application, the display speed of Allplan is much higher than that of earlier versions, and refresh operations are considerably shorter. What's more, you can create hidden line images in real time.
This new technology is not a one-to-one implementation of the software-based solution in the previous version. Instead, a hardware-based approach is used. When it comes to data processing, the graphics card takes on much of the work. The different behavior of these two technologies that may occur in some parts is inherent. Therefore, the resulting display and refresh operations may differ slightly from what you are used to.



General graphics card requirements for Allplan

To fully exploit hardware acceleration capabilities, you require an Open GL 2.0 and DirectX10 (chip-based) compatible graphics card with 512 MB or more memory. Although Windows XP does not support DirectX10, Allplan only requires the chip-based support of the graphics card to manage the graphics library. OpenGL 2.0 is used in 2D and in visualization windows. These changes employ the latest technology in graphic display, so selecting a capable graphics card, and using the proper drivers is essential.

For more information on graphics card specifications, go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_NVIDIA_graphics_processing_units#Quadro)



Professional graphics cards versus Consumer-Level cards

Graphic card manufacturers typically have different product lines targeted for "gamers" and "professional users". While the hardware setup is very similar in case of both cards, there are key differences in their firmware and driver. "Consumer-Level cards" (such as Nvidia GeForce and AMD/ATI Radeon) are optimized for 3D games and technologically designed for DirectX10, as speed is more important than image quality.
Typically a 3D model in a game contains a low number of polygons with textures applied to them, while in CAD applications polygon count is high, and the image quality of wireframe models or shaded models is more important than navigation speed. Also, professional cards' memory usage is optimized for using multiple application windows, while in gaming this is not relevant.
Another key difference between the two product lines is the way they are delivered and supported. Professional cards (such as Nvidia Quadro and AMD/ATI FireGL/PRO) are built according to the video chip manufacturer's references, so you can always be sure that the driver delivered by the video chip manufacturer (such as Nvidia or AMD/ATI) fits your card.
The manufacturers of Consumer-Level cards (such as ASUS, Sapphire, Gigabyte, PNY and so on) may diverge from the chip manufacturer's references, so their drivers may not be compatible with the chip manufacturer's reference driver. Also, the product life cycle and driver release cycles are much shorter in case of gaming cards, usually 6 months up to 1 year at most and a 1-year warranty period maximum.

Example: comparison of graphics cards

 
Consumer-Level cards
Professional graphics cards / workstation
Products
Radeon
FireMV
FireGL/Pro
Mobility FireGL/Pro
Markets
  • Private customers: desktop systems and notebook systems
  • Corporate desktop systems
  • Corporate CAD and DCC desktop systems and notebook systems
Applications
  • Home/office publishing, productivity, multimedia, games, Internet
  • Finance, clearance, logistics, airport information displays
  • CAD/CAM/CAE, AEC, DCC, GIS, MI, visual simulation, scientific research/imaging
Certification
  • WHQL certification
  • Industrial applications
  • WHQL certification
  • Professional 3D applications
  • WHQL certification
Operating
systems
  • Windows 98SE / Me / XP
  • Windows Vista,
    Windows 7
  • Windows XP, XP64,Vista, Vista 64, Windows 7, Windows 7 64
  • Linux
Drivers
  • Optimized for DirectX
  • Basic Open GL
  • Optimized and designed for DirectX
  • Optimized and advanced Open GL
Life cycle
  • Available for 1 year on average
  • Available for 2-3 years on average
Support
  • Basic, private customers
  • Direct access to dedicated support by trained technicians
Warranty
  • 1 year
  • 3 years with replacementof components




Professional graphics cards versus Consumer-Level cards

Professional graphics cards differ considerably from "Consumer-Level cards" for private users with regard to specific market segments with special requirements:

  • Extensive application tests and certifications with CAD providers
  • Optimized and advanced support for API as well as further developments
  • Longer product life cycles and availability
  • Direct product support
  • Longer warranty period


Nemetschek Allplan GmbH cooperates with Nvidia und AMD to test graphics card drivers for the Nvidia FX Quadro/ Quadro and AMD/ATI FireGL/ Fire Pro series. These product lines are tested, certified and recommended for Allplan by Nemetschek Allplan Systems GmbH.

For more information on certified graphics cards, go to:

https://connect.allplan.com/support/tested-graphics-cards.html

There are four different categories and areas:

Graphics cardApplicationQuality testsStatus
    
Gaming graphics cards3D GamesTested / not testedNot recommended
Professional graphics cards3D basisCertified and recommendedEnd of life
Professional graphics cards3D performanceCertified and recommendedEnd of life
Professional graphics cards3D high performanceCertified and recommendedEnd of life




Recommended graphics cards for laptops (Windows)

For reasons detailed above, we cannot recommend any specific card and driver combination for laptops. However, there are professional graphics cards available for high-end laptops such as NVidia FX Quadro & Quadro NVidia "M" or AMD/ATI FireGL & FirePro "Mobility".
These graphics cards are just as good as their desktop counterparts.
Laptops with Consumer-Level cards have been tested only briefly and cannot be recommended. We have had bad experience with on-board Intel graphics cards.



Graphics cards drivers for Apple Macintosh

Since Macs come with a default graphics card (on-board or gaming), and the drivers are bundled with system updates, we cannot recommend a specific card.
Graphics cards for MacOsX 10.6 (Leopard) or later and Boot Camp support Open GL 2.0 and DirectX10. Currently, there is only one series that is equipped with a professional graphics card: Mac Pro with NVidia FX4800 for Mac.


Notes for Allplan and Macintosh:

  • There is no provision for a direct installation under Macintosh.
  • Access to Windows must be straight from the Boot Camp installation.
  • For performance reasons, Parallels Desktop cannot be used in conjunction with Nemetschek Allplan.


We kindly ask you to understand that Nemetschek Allplan cannot provide support for Boot Camp installations.



Installing graphics cards drivers (Windows)

Graphics cards only work properly if they have a hardware provider supplied driver (not system built-in driver) installed correctly. It may happen that remnants of a previous installation interfere with the current driver installation. If you experience display issues with the drivers listed below, please "clean-install" the driver again. "Clean-install" means removing all previous driver files before installing a new driver. Unfortunately, a simple uninstall may not efficiently remove all components of a driver. There are tools that can do it, like ATI's cat uninstaller or third-party tools like driver cleaner or driver cleaner pro 1.5.



Graphics card drivers for laptops (Windows)

In most cases, graphic card drivers for laptops are supplied by the laptop manufacturer, and graphic card provider supplied drivers will not install on laptops. This makes it practically impossible for us to test laptop graphics cards. If you are experiencing display issues with your laptop, and your supplier does not offer you a driver update, you might try - at your own risk - to tweak a desktop driver to work on your laptop. Note that this is obviously not encouraged by your laptop supplier.

License server - getting licenses by using VPN

Version:  Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 11.08.2023 11:22
 
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Question:

How can I use a license server license outside the office (for example, when working with my own computer from home)?



Answer:

Computers that are not on the company network must use a VPN connection to access the server.
You can get licenses from the license server directly over the network or VPN.

Note the following points when you use VPN:
Communication with the license server is by TCP/IP via port 22350.
Make sure that the VPN connection does not switch to sleep mode. Otherwise, it is better to borrow a license by using VPN instead of getting the license directly from the server.
You can use only iPv4 for the VPN connection; iPv6 is not supported by Allplan.
The firewall must be configured on both sides - client and server - so that the connection is allowed. Otherwise, add the port as an exception to the firewall.

Allplan automatically finds the license server on the local network. If you have not selected a license, Allplan automatically selects the first available license.

After having installed Allplan on the clients, you can use the “License Settings” dialog box to configure license selection.
Services application -> Utilities -> License settings
License selection
Find license server automatically:
When you select this option, Allplan automatically detects a license server on the LAN. In some cases, such as VPN connections, Allplan might not be able to detect a server automatically. In this case, you can enter the server manually (see Additional server name).
Note: Only the Windows administrator can change this option.

Additional server name:
If “Find license server automatically” is not selected or Allplan has not automatically found a license server, you can manually enter the name or the IP address of the server. Enter only the name or the IP address of the server; do not enter a UNC path. After having entered the server name, click “Update” to see the licenses of the license server. Use semicolons to separate several server names.

If the license is visible and the connection is stable, you can get the license directly from the server when you start Allplan. If the connection is not stable, we recommend that you borrow a license. To get instructions, use the following link:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20160523165423.html


Note:
VPN is not useful for common project storage, but you can use VPN to get a license.

Windows service for licensing is blocked by virus scanner

Version:  Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 08.08.2023 06:51
 
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Question:

Suddenly, one of the following error messages pops up: "This license is no longer available", "CmActLicense runtime system is not installed!" or "NemAll_DataResource20.dll: Start Error 102". After this, Allplan does not start anymore. How can I solve this problem?


Answer:

The local Windows service, which is used by licensing, is not running correctly.

If communication with the local Wibu service is blocked, Allplan cannot find the license anymore. This is often caused by the virus scanner.
So you need to exclude the "Codemeter" folder from virus scans.
You can find this folders in the following path:
C:\Program files (X86)\Codemeter
C:\Program files\Codemeter
C:\ProgramData\CodeMeter

Then restart the service:

Start CodeMeter Control Center.
To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. As an alternative, open Search by clicking the Search button on the Start screen and enter Codemeter.

CodeMeter Control Center -> Process -> Start CodeMeter Service
If the service is running, stop it and restart it.



Important note:

Follow this link to find out how to configure the virus scanner in conjunction with real-time scanning. Exclude all Allplan folders with their subfolders from virus scans. You can display the paths to the Allplan folders in the Services application window.

https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20091126145752.html


Allplan logging (trace) -> write to "Allplan.out" file

Version:  Allplan 2022, Allplan 2023, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

How can I start Allplan in logging mode?



Answer:

In order to analyze problems, you can run Allplan in logging mode. Allplan then logs what it is doing.

In general, you can activate this mode by generating a support request with Hotinfo and selecting the following option:
02. Inquiry with Allplan logging

However, this may not be possible in rare cases. If this is so, you can run Allplan in logging mode without generating a Hotinfo support request.
Exit Allplan and open the Services application.
Set the following:
Services application -> Service -> Allplan logging (trace) -> Write to "Allplan.out" file(up to version 2012: Write to "stderr.out")

Now the following log files are created whenever you start Allplan:
Allplan.out (up to version 2012: "stderr.out"), Adm_info.outand ToolBox.out (the last two files are only created under certain circumstances; so they do not necessarily have to exist).
The files are in the local Allplan folder.
The quickest way to this folder:
Services application -> Service -> Windows Explorer -> My own temporary CAD data (TMP)
(Up to Allplan 2012: Services application -> Service -> Windows Explorer (program folder))

Send these files to Technical Support along with a Hotinfo support request (question 01: general inquiry), if necessary.

Note:
We recommend that you turn Allplan logging off again.
To do this, exit Allplan and open the Services application.
Set the following:
Services application -> Service -> Allplan logging (trace) ->Turn off

License server - borrowing licenses temporarily

Version:  Allplan 2021, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2023, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

How can I temporarily borrow a license for a client from the license server?



Answer:

To borrow a license, do the following:

Notes:
You cannot borrow licenses on the license server. You can do this only at the clients.
You can only borrow and return a license if the client is connected with the license server.
Computers that are not on the company network must use a VPN connection to access the server.

At the client:

  • Open the 'License settings' dialog box: Services application -> Utilities -> License settings.
  • Click License selectionon the left. Then click the license you want to borrow so that this license is highlighted in blue.
  • If this license is a license server license, the Todayand Borrowbuttons in the 'Borrow license for:' area are no longer grayed out.
  • The Todaybutton always shows the preset period of time. The default setting is Today. If you want to change the period of time, click the Todaybutton. You can then choose from various options.
    Note: When you select 'Today', the license will be available again for all Allplan users on the server tomorrow.
    When you select a number of days, borrowing will always be valid for 24 hours. For example, you borrow a license for 1 day and borrowing starts at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the license will not be available on the server until 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The same applies to selecting days on the calendar.
  • After having specified the correct period, click Borrowto borrow the license at once.


You can immediately see the borrowed license in the license selection below your computer name. Click the green information button to get details about this license. For example, you can see when the borrowed license will automatically be returned to the server.

  • If you want to return the license to the server before the time period expires, click the license again so that it is highlighted in blue. The Return licensebutton is now available. Click Return licenseto immediately return the selected license to the server.


Installing and configuring the license server

Version:  Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 10.08.2023 12:11
 
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Question:

I purchased the license server. How can I install and configure the license server?



Answer:

Allplan is using since version 2016 a new protection system. Licensing is based on CodeMeter by Wibu Systems AG since then. You can no longer use NemSLock Server with Allplan 2016 and higher.

Allplan requires a Product Key. Using this key, you can activate your license online. The Product Key is a unique, 26-digit character string. You can use it to activate a license for Allplan.
You can find your Product Key in Allplan Connect. Go to http://connect.allplan.com/license
Note: The license is downwards compatible til version Allplan 2016-1-4 even if a higher version is displayed.



To install the license server, download the software for the license server from Allplan Connect


The Wibu license server is part of the CodeMeter driver, which is installed along with Allplan. If you have already installed Allplan on the license server, you do not have to install additional software. But you can also install the license server separately; you do not have to install Allplan.
In any case, install and activate the license server before you install Allplan on the clients.

You can activate a license in online mode only if you have ...

  • Internet access
  • a Product Key
  • a license server license; you cannot use other licenses with the license server.




Installing the license server

  • You must install the license server on a 64-bit Windows system.
  • Start License Server Setup on the computer you want to use as the license server.
  • Click Install.
  • Start the license server by starting the License Settings program. Go to the License activation area, enter your Product Key and click Activate license.
  • If you have more licenses for the license server, enter the respective Product Keys and activate the licenses.
  • Afterwards, start CodeMeter Control Center.

To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. As an alternative, open Search by clicking the Search button on the Start screen: enter Codemeter and press ENTER. A dialog box opens. Click WebAdmin at bottom right.

Or
Enter Localhost:22350in the address bar of your browser.

  • Select Configuration -> Server -> Access server in the Network server area and click Activate.
  • Click Apply.



Configuring the license server (optional)

You can use the CodeMeter WebAdmin application to administer the license server.
To start and stop the license server service, you can use CodeMeter Control Center.

  • CodeMeter Control Center -> Action -> Start or Stop CodeMeter Service


Access control
By default, all users on the LAN, who have installed the CodeMeter driver, can use a license from the license server.

  • Basic access control: you can enter a list of client computer names or IP addresses that are allowed to access the license server.
  • Advanced access control: you can specify global access rules (for all licenses) to control access to the licenses.


License tracking
To activate license tracking, you have to set the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WIBU-SYSTEMS\CodeMeter\Server\CurrentVersion\LogLicenseTracking registry entry to 1 and restart CodeMeter Service.

After having activated this key, you can use CodeMeter WebAdmin to create a report showing details about the licenses used over a specific period of time. To do this, open CodeMeter WebAdmin and go to the 'Server' - 'License Tracking' page. Select the period of time and the license for which you want to generate a report. Then click 'Create report'. If you click a single bar, you will get detailed analyses per day or per hour.

CodeMeter WebAdmin saves the reports to C:\ProgramData\CodeMeter\Logs.



Installing and configuring clients

Usually the license server license will be detected automatically in the network.
Install Allplan on the clients. There is no license druing setup necessary.
Follow the installation instructions.

  • You do not need to activate the clients.


Allplan automatically finds the license server on the local network. If you have not selected a license, Allplan automatically selects the first available license.

After having installed Allplan on the clients, you can use the 'License Settings' dialog boxto check and configure license selection.
Services application -> Utilities -> License settings

Areas:

  • License activation: this area is not relevant to clients taking their license from the license server.
  • License selection: use this section if you get the license from a license server or if you have several licenses and you want to select the preferred license.
  • Start as a viewer: click this button if you want to start Allplan as a viewer.



License selection

You can see the names of the available licenses with their seat numbers.
The 'Available' column indicates how many licenses are still available. Click the dropdown arrow to see a list of users currently working with a license.

Priority:
Select the check box in front of a license to select this license as a favorite. You can mark as many licenses as you want. Allplan will then prefer these licenses. Click to select one ore more licenses Allplan is not to use. If you do not select any license or if you have selected several favorites, Allplan will automatically use the first free license it finds.

Find license server automatically:
When you select this option, Allplan automatically detects a license server on the LAN. In some cases, such as VPN connections, Allplan may not be able to detect a server automatically. In this case, you can enter the server manually (see Additional server name).
Note: Only the Windows administrator can change this option.

Additional server name:
If 'Find license server automatically' is not active or Allplan has not automatically found a license server, you can manually enter the name or the IP address of the server. If 'Find license server automatically' is active, you can enter an additional server. After having entered the server name, click 'Update' to see the licenses of the license server. Use semicolons to separate several server names.


Note:

You can find detailed information on the license server in the License Settings help (F1 key).

Allplan communicates with the license server via TCP/IP. By default, communication is via Port 22350 unless you change the port in CodeMeter WebAdmin.

If a firewall is active on your computer, you must enable port 22350 for TCP and UDP. If the firewall filters in an application-specific manner, you have to enable the CodeMeter.exe license server service. You can find this service in the %Program Files (x86)%\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin Windows folder. Define the CodeMeter.exe service as an exception in the firewall. Some anti-virus programs also include firewall functions. If you are not sure, contact the manufacturer of the anti-virus program.


Turning on GPU rendering for Microsoft remote desktop

Version:  Allplan  | Last modified: 14.07.2023 10:57
 
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Question:

What might cause Allplan not to function correctly in a Microsoft remote desktop environment?
And what can I do to solve these problems?



Answer:

Running graphic-intensive software in a Microsoft remote desktop environment might be restricted because GPU rendering is turned off for Microsoft remote desktop by default. You can solve problems by configuring the Windows local group policy on the host so that GPU rendering is turned on during a remote desktop session.

Important notes:

  • It is the IT service provider or office administrator who is responsible for configuring the Windows local group policy. This is not part of the support services provided by Allplan’s technical support.
  • In this context, Allplan’s technical support does not assume any responsibility for possible problems you might have with your computer.

To configure the local group policy, do the following:
Start the local group policy editor in Windows: Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc

Local group policy editor starts.

Select the path in the area on the left: Local computer policy -> Computer configuration -> Administrative templates -> Windows components -> Remote desktop services -> Remote desktop sessions host -> Remote session environment -> RemoteFX for Windows Server 2008 R2.



Turn on the following settings in the area on the right:

1) “Configure RemoteFX“

2) “Optimize visual experience when using RemoteFX”

3) “Optimize visual experience for remote desktop service sessions”

Do not change the other predefined parameters in the dialog boxes.



Select the path in the area on the left: Local computer policy -> Computer configuration -> Administrative templates -> Windows components -> Remote desktop services -> Remote desktop sessions host -> Remote session environment.

(This is the folder superior to the one selected beforehand.)



Turn on the following settings in the area on the right:

1) “Use hardware graphics adapters for all remote desktop services sessions”

2) “Configure compression for RemoteFX data”

Do not change the other predefined parameters in the dialog boxes.

Restart the host to apply the new local group policy settings. Afterward, you can use the GPU of the host.

Installing a new hardlock driver

Version:  Allplan 2014, Allplan 2013, Allplan 2015  | Last modified: 21.06.2023 14:32
 
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Question:

What can I do if Allplan starts as a viewer only and I have to install a new hardlock driver?



Answer:

Install the latest hardlock driver.

How to install:

Use the following link to download the driver:

https://webdrive.allplan.com/s/4LrjrymoxESzC6p

The driver for Windows 7 and 8.1 is in the following folder.
/Download/Allgemein/Dongle/

If you are using Windows 10 then use the driver under the folder:
/Download/Allgemein/Dongle/Win10

Extract and save the 'haspdinst.exe' file to any folder, for example, c:\drivers. Then open the command prompt:
Right-click Start (Windows button) -> Command Prompt (Admin)
Switch to the folder where you saved the file. To do this, type in "cd c:\drivers".

To remove the old drivers, enter the following command:
haspdinst -fremove
Next, install the new driver:
haspdinst -install


Note:

If you use a parallel hardlock, read the following instructions:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20121011092418.html

Making several projects available to users

Version:  Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 11.08.2023 11:26
 
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Question:

How can I make several projects available to users when Workgroup Manager is installed?



Answer:

You can make several projects available to a user or define a user as the project owner of several projects.

Do the following:

First, log in as the Allplan administrator.
If necessary, set up an Allplan user for the new Windows user: Services application -> Workgroup Manager -> Configuration -> Add a user
(Allplan 2014 and later:Services application -> Workgroup Manager ->Administer users)

Start Allplan and then ProjectPilot by clicking
File -> ProjectPilot

Open the Projects folder in the area on the left.
You can see all the projects in the Contents of "Projects" area on the right.

a. Making several projects available to users:
In the area on the right, select the projects to which you want to add users or from which you want to remove users (CTRL or SHIFT key or use a selection rectangle).

Click one of the selected projects with the mouse button. On the shortcut menu, click
Add / remove authorized users...
The Add / Remove Authorized Usersdialog box opens.

Select the users you want to add to or remove from the selected projects.
Note:
The user list displayed only helps you select users. It does not list all the authorized users currently assigned to projects.

Click Addor Remove.
This adds or removes the selected users to or from the selected projects. Whether users you have already added to a project are added again is irrelevant. The same applies if you remove users you have never added to a project.

b. Defining a project owner for several projects
In the area on the right, select the projects for which you want to define the owner (CTRL or SHIFT key).

Click one of the selected projects with the mouse button. On the shortcut menu, click
Change project owner...
The Define Owner dialog box opens.

Select the user you want to define as the owner of the selected projects.
Note: The user list displayed helps you select users. You can define only one user as the owner.

Click OK.

c. Defining a project owner for a project or making a project available to several users(also applies to earlier versions):
In ProjectPilot in the area on the right, click the relevant project with the right mouse button. On the shortcut menu, click Properties.
The Properties for <project name>dialog box opens. Switch to the Security tab and define the owner and the authorized users.



Note:

You can add or remove project users or define the project owner only if the projects in question are in the current Allplan format.

Workgroupmanager: Adding the computer is not possible

Version:  Allplan 2023, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

You want to include a computer in the Allmenu via Workgroupmanager, but no network environment is displayed and no result appears when you enter the computer name in Search. How can the computer still be included?



Answer:

All computers included in the Workgroupmanager are stored in the data.cfg on the server in the central file storage request.
The Allmenu window shows the exact path of the "central file storage folder".

e.g. \\SERVER\data\Allplan
Go via Windows Explorer to the central file storage folder in the NET folder and open the file data.cfg (e.g. with the editor)

The content of the file looks like this
SERVER \data\Allplan

(So far no computer has been included and therefore there are no further entries in this example)

Here you can enter the new path of the computer to be recorded
Simply enter the computer name, spacebar, shared folder, subfolder as a new line.
Enter only your simple host name here, not the FQDN name (first name only, without periods and other additions)

Please make sure that all entries are flush with each other. Please do not remove the space bars in existing entries and also insert a space bar after the host name when entering, these are important.

So it looks like this

SERVER \data\Allplan
COMPUTERNAME \Nemdata\Allplan

Save the file.

As a result, the computers in the workgroup are displayed in the Allmenu/Services application under Workgroupmanager - > Administer projects and computers and can now be checked out.

Activating license offline (without Internet access)

Version:  Allplan 2019, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2023, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

My computer does not have Internet access, but I would like to activate the license with the Product Key. What can I do?


Information:

The easiest way to activate and return Allplan licenses is to do this online. In other words, the computer has Internet access. However, you can also activate Allplan on a computer without Internet access (offline licensing). Offline licensing is particularly useful if some Allplan computers in your office do not have Internet access and do not use a license server either.

If the computer without Internet access and the computer with Internet access are neither close to each other (for example, the computer in the office hasInternet access, but the computer at home does not haveInternet access) nor connected with each other (for example, using LAN), offline activation is not very suitable, as you have to access both the computer with Internet access and the computer without Internet access.

Requirements for activating a license offline:

  • You have a valid Product Key.
  • You have installed Allplan on the computer without Internet access (for example, as a viewer).
  • You have another computer with Internet access.


Important: Activating a license offline involves two steps. In addition, you need to upload a receipt file so that you can return the license offline later.

There are the following basic steps:

  • Creating and uploading the license request file
  • Downloading and importing the license update file
  • Creating and uploading the receipt file


The online computer uses the following web page:
http://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot_151/index.phphttp://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot/index.php


Note:

As both the license file and the receipt file are saved with the name of the container number by default, it may happen that you mix up these two files. Therefore we strongly recommend that you use meaningful names for the files. For example, the name could include the name of the computer and the Product Key or the words “license” and “receipt”.
This is particularly important if you want to activate several computers offline.


Answer:

A: Activating licenses offline

To activate licenses, use CodeMeter Control Center.

Start CodeMeter Control Center.
To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. An an alternative, go to the Windows search box and type Codemeter.

You can find the container numbers in the ‘License’ area.
If you have a stand-alone license, the name of this container is Allplan GmbH and its number is 327XXXXXXX.

Select this container and click Activatelicense on the right. Select
Create license request. Create a *.WibuCmRaC file for your container.

Take this file to a computer that is online.
Go to the following web page:
http://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot/index.php

Enter your Product Keyin the “Ticket” line and click Next. You can now see your license.
Click Activate license.

You can see your license and all available updates, which should be selected. Click Offline License Transferat the bottom on the right.

You can now upload the *.WibuCmRaC file (Browse....) by clicking Upload license request now. This creates your license, which you can download by clicking Download license update file now. Install this license on your computer.

To do this, go to CodeMeter Control Center and click File-> Importlicense.


You can see the activated license in the Services application -> Utilities -> License settingsand you can now use this license for Allplan.


Finally, upload the receipt file.
To do this, open CodeMeter Control Centeragain and select the new Allplan GmbH license with the number 128-XXXXXXX.

Then click License update -> Next -> Create receipt.
Create the receipt file for this container.
Upload this receipt file using the web page.

Take this file to the computer that is online. Click Nexton the web page.
If you have already closed the web page, use the link given above and enter your Product Key once again. Then select Continue with license transfer.
Select the receipt file and click Upload receipt now.
Click OKto confirm. This completes license activation.




B: Returning licenses offline

You can return licenses in the same way:
Start CodeMeter Control Center and select the container with the license (Allplan GmbH with the number 128-XXXXXXX). Then click License update -> Next -> Create license request.
Here, too, create a *.WibuCmRaC file for your container.

Take this file to a computer that is online.
Here, too, go to the following web page:
http://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot/index.php

Enter your Product Keyin the “Ticket” line and click Next. You can now see your license.
Click Move license.
Click Offline License Transferat the bottom on the right.
You can now upload the *.WibuCmRaC file (Browse....) by clicking Upload request now.
Then click Download license update file now. Download the file and import it. To do this, go to CodeMeter Control Centerand click File -> Importlicense.

Then create a receipt by clicking License update -> Next -> Create receipt.
Upload this receipt file using the web page.
To do this, click Nexton the web page.
If you have already closed the web page, use the link given above and enter your Product Key once again. Then select Continue with license transfer.
Select the receipt file and click Upload receipt now.
Click OKto confirm. This completes license activation.

The license is now available again and can be used on another computer.

License server - activating a license offline on the server

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Question:

Although the server is not connected with the Internet, I would like to activate the license with the Product Key for the license server. What can I do?

Information:

The easiest way to activate and return Allplan licenses is to do this online. In other words, the server has Internet access. However, you can also activate your license on a computer without Internet access (offline licensing).

Requirements for activating a license offline:

  • You have a valid Product Key.
  • The license server is installed on the server. At least license server 2016-1-5 is installed.
    You can find detailed information on the version (Build-ID) at bottom on the left in the License Settings program.
  • You have another computer with Internet access.


Important: Activating a license offline involves two steps. In addition, you need to upload a receipt file so that you can return the license offline later.

There are the following basic steps:

  • Creating and uploading the license request file
  • Downloading and importing the license update file
  • Creating and uploading the receipt file


If you have several license server licenses, you need to do this for each license.

The online computer uses the following web page:
http://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot/index.php



Note:

As both the license file and the receipt file are saved with the name of the container number by default, it may happen that you mix up these two files. Thus, we strongly recommend that you use meaningful names for the files. For example, include the word “license” in the name of the license file and “receipt” in the name of the receipt file.
This is particularly important if you want to activate several licenses offline.


Answer:

Activating licenses offline

To activate licenses, use CodeMeter Control Center.
Start CodeMeter Control Center.
To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. An an alternative, go to the Windows search box and type Codemeter.

Select the empty Allplan CM6container (long number starting with 130; gray symbol).
If the container is not available, save the file attached to the C:\Program Files\Allplan GmbH\License Settings folder. Then open this file using the shortcut menu. This imports the empty container to CodeMeter Control Center.

Select the new, empty Allplan CM6 container and click Activate licenseon the right. Select Create license request. Create a *.WibuCmRaC file for this container.


Take this file to a computer that is online. Go to the following web page:
http://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot/index.php

Enter your Product Keyin the “Ticket” line and click Next. You can now see your license. Click Activate license.

Next, select the Fimcode 6000100area on the right.

You can see your license with all available updates. Make sure everything is selected. Click Offline License Transferat the bottom on the right.

You can now upload the *.WibuCmRaC file (Browse....) by clicking Upload license request now. This creates your license, which you can download by clicking Download license update file now. Install this license on your server.

To do this, open CodeMeter Control Centerand click File -> Importlicense.


The activated license is now visible in the License settingsand can be used for the Allplan clients.


Finally, upload the receipt file.
To do this, open CodeMeter Control Centeragain and select the new Allplan CM6 container (with the number 130-XXXXXXX).

Then click License update -> Next -> Create receipt.
Create the receipt file for this container.
Upload this receipt file using the web page.

Take this file to the computer that is online. Click Nexton the web page.
If you have already closed the web page, use the link given above and enter your Product Key once again. Then select Continue with license transfer.
Select the receipt file and click Upload receipt now.
Click OKto confirm. This completes license activation.


Note:
After you have activated the license on the server, proceed as described in “Installing and configuring the license server”. You can find this guide here:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618084450.html.


Returning licenses offline
You can return licenses in the same way:

  • Creating and uploading the license request file
  • Downloading and importing the license update file
  • Creating and uploading the receipt file

Download
- Allplan_CM6.002.WibuCmLIF (2 KB)

Creating PDF files

Version:  Allplan 2012, Allplan 2013, Allplan 2015  | Last modified: 21.06.2023 14:39
 
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Question:

How can I use Allplan to create PDF documents (Portable Document Format) that can be opened and viewed using PDF viewers such as the free Acrobat Reader?



Answer:

You can export PDF files directly from Allplan.
In addition to the design, bitmap areas and text, the direct export tool transfers layers, OLE objects, transparency and gradients.
Of course, you can also use external programs such as Adobe PDF and FreePDF to create PDF files. However, these programs do not provide all the options mentioned above. For example, transparency is not transferred.

Allplan provides the following options for exporting PDF data:

1. using the layout editor:
Create -> Plot Layout -> Export PDF Data

2. using the print preview:
Click the Export PDF Data icon in the toolbar at the top

3. exporting 3D PDF files from the animation window:
You can create a PDF file from the animation window. This file contains the 3D model displayed in the animation window.
This option is not described any further in this FAQ.


General settings:

When exporting PDF data, you specify the file name in a dialog box, where you can also make basic settings for the PDF file:

  • Resolution (in dpi)
  • Document size (paper size (with margin) or printable area (without margin))
  • Entire layout content
  • Archiving format PDF/A 1a
  • Export layers
  • Embed TrueType fonts
  • ...
  • Add to file (first select an existing PDF file in this dialog box and then select this option -> the PDF file is attached as a new page to the existing file)
  • Grayscale (version 2011 and later)
  • Open file with associated application (should be selected. After you have created it, the PDF file automatically opens in this application so that you can check it.)



Note on the page format (new in Allplan 2011):

In Allplan 2011 and later versions, you set up a page in Allplan. The page size should be used as the size for the PDF file.
You need to exactly define the size you require for the page.

To use the page size for exporting the PDF file, select the following options:

  • Select 'Paper size (with margin)'.
  • Clear the 'Entire layout content' check box, if necessary.



Notes on 1. settings in the Plot Layout module:

You can make advanced settings in the "Plot Layouts" dialog box.
The following settings are used for exporting PDF data:

  • Plot elements / options (Selection tab)
  • Paper format and orientation (Output tab); see the above notes on the page format.
  • Resizing: Resizing factor, resize pen thickness and rotation by 90° (Settings tab)
  • Pen and color assignments... (Settings tab)
    -> Line thickness for monochrome output and line colors for color output
    -> Line display in color, black or using shades of gray (can only be changed when you select a color printer beforehand)
    -> Gamma correction
  • No pen optimization/ Use one pen only (number:)
  • Plot profile (Settings tab)




Notes on 2. settings in the print preview:

The PDF file is exported as it is currently displayed on screen.
You can make the settings that are used for the "Print" tool directly in the print preview (Display tab in the Print Preview Options).



Notes:

To export PDF data in color, you need to install a printer driver that supports color and select this driver in the layout before you start exporting the PDF data.
It is advisable to install a printer driver for a large-format color plotter such as an HP DesignJet even if your office is not equipped with a large-format printer/plotter.
[Install as a local printer/ without plug & play, port: FILE, do not share the printer, do not print a test page.]

Finding license server automatically or entering additional server name not possible

Version:  Allplan 2023, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

Why is it not possible to clear the check box for 'Find license server automatically' and why can't I enter an additional server name? These functions are grayed out.


Answer:

This problem is caused by Windows access rights. Only administrators can change these options.

Installing Allplan:
If this problem occurs during Setup and you cannot select a license, start by installing Allplan as a viewer.

Granting permissions later:
Assign full control to the users.
Local permissions prevent them from accessing the following file: Lic3LM.ini

Check whether the users have full control of the following folder:
Click folder with the right mouse button -> Properties -> Security -> Edit -> select the user - > grant full control

C:\ProgramData\Nemetschek(hidden file)

Open the 'License settings' dialog box: Services application -> Utilities -> License settingsYou should now be able to clear the check box and enter additional server names.

IBD installation, IBD licensing

Version:  Allplan 2019, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2020  | Last modified: 18.04.2023 13:13
 
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Question:

Why is it not possible to install IBD planning data?
Why does Allplan not accept my activation code?



Answer:

If you have just installed Allplan or if you have used a trial license until now, start Allplan once with your license so that Allplan saves your customer number.
Make sure you install the correct IBD package.

IBD provides additional wizards you can use in Allplan. However, you have to purchase these additional wizards.
Should you have any questions (costs, use), please contact your sales partner.


Some notes on IBD:

IBD CAD Planning Data(building construction, industrial construction, ...) are wizards you can use in Allplan. Consequently, you can only install these wizards on a computer running Allplan.

IBD Building Components(building construction, building alteration, ... ) build on BCM/Nevaris.
If you use Nevaris, you must install IBD building components on a computer running Nevaris andAllplan.
If you want to use IBD building components for BCM, you must install this package on a computer running Allplan BCM.
As you can see, it matters whether you are trying to install IBD building components for Nevaris or BD building components for BCM.
You can find both packages on Allplan Connect.


Make sure you download the right package from Allplan Connect.

You get activation codes for the IBD packages you purchase.
You can see your activation codes on Allplan Connect at http://connect.allplan.com/license.

Pay attention to uppercase and lowercase letters in Setup.

You can find the IBD packages on Allplan Connect at
https://connect.allplan.com/de/support/downloads.html
(requires login details for Allplan Connect)

You can filter by version, such as Allplan IBD Version 2016.


Note:

There is no trial license for IBD. This means that you cannot install IBD if you run Allplan with a trial license.

You can install two IBD packages for free. You do not require codes for IBD CAD Basic Planning Data and IBD CAD Building Alteration Data. You can also find these packages on Allplan Connect.

License activation - "no Internet connection" when entering the Product Key

Version:  Allplan 2019, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2023, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

I cannot activate Allplan. When I enter the Product Key, the "no Internet connection" message appears even though the computer is connected to the Internet. Which ports are required? Are there any settings for the proxy server?


Answer:

License activation accesses the internally used URLs

https://lc.codemeter.com/59885/gateways/getLicenses.php and
https://lc.codemeter.com/59885/gateways/getTicketInformation.php.

Make sure the proxy server does not block these URLs.
Try to activate the license again.

Moving license server to a new server

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Question:

How can I move the license server to a new server?



Answer:
If you activated the license(s) online by entering a Product Key, you can return the license(s) and then use them on a different server. You can return licenses only if the server has Internet access.


Returning a license

To return a license in online mode

  • Start the license server by opening the License Settings.
  • Click License activationon the left. Then click the license you want to return.
  • Click Return license.
  • Do this for each license until you have returned all licenses.


You can now activate the license(s) on a different server.


To install the license server on the new server, download the software for the license server from Allplan Connect.
You can activate a license in online mode only if you have ...

  • Internet access
  • a Product Key



Installing the license server on the new server

  • Start License Server Setupon the new server.
  • Click Install.
  • Start the license server by starting the License Settingsprogram. Go to the License activationarea, enter your Product Key and click Activate license.
  • If you have more licenses for the license server, enter the respective Product Keys and activate the licenses.
  • Afterwards, start CodeMeter Control Center.
    To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. As an alternative, open Search by clicking the Search button on the Start screen, enter Codemeter and press ENTER. A dialog box opens. Click WebAdmin at bottom right.

    Or Enter Localhost:22350in the address bar of your browser.
  • Select Settings -> Server -> Access serverin the Network serverarea and click Activate.
  • Click Apply.



Configuring the clients

The license server license will be detected automatically on the network; the clients display the license(s) provided by the new server.

Check the license selection in the license settings of the client:

Services application -> Utilities -> License settings -> License selection

Priority:
Select the check box in front of a license to select this license as a favorite. You can mark as many licenses as you want. Allplan will then prefer these licenses. Click to select one ore more licenses Allplan is not to use. If you do not select any license or if you have selected several favorites, Allplan will automatically use the first free license it finds.

Find license server automatically:
When you select this option, Allplan automatically detects a license server on the LAN. In some cases, such as VPN connections, Allplan may not be able to detect a server automatically. In this case, you can enter the server manually (see additional server name).
Note:Only the Windows administrator can change this option.

Additional server name:
If 'Find license server automatically' is not active or Allplan has not automatically found a license server, you can manually enter the name or the IP address of the server. If 'Find license server automatically' is active, you can enter an additional server. After having entered the server name, click Updateto see the licenses of the license server. Use semicolons to separate several server names.


Notes:

You can find detailed information on the license server in the License Settings help (F1 key).

Allplan communicates with the license server via TCP/IP. By default, communication is via Port 22350unless you change the port in CodeMeter WebAdmin.

If a firewall is active on your computer, you must enable port 22350 for TCP and UDP. If the firewall filters in an application-specific manner, you have to enable the CodeMeter.exe license server service. You can find this service in the %Program Files (x86)%\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin Windows folder. Define the CodeMeter.exe service as an exception in the firewall. Some anti-virus programs also include firewall functions. If you are not sure, contact the manufacturer of the anti-virus program.

Avoiding an interruption of the network connection

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Question:

Allplan is installed so that the projects (central file storage folder) are on the server. Consequently, Allplan requires a stable and permanent connection to the server. How can I prevent the network interface card from interrupting this connection?



Answer:

There is usually a setting in the power management of the network interface card that allows the operating system to temporarily turn off the network interface card if the user has not done anything for a certain time. If this happens while Allplan is running, there is the danger that current drawing files will not be saved correctly on the server. This may lead to damaged drawing files you cannot open any more.

To prevent this, you can turn off this setting. Please do the following:

Windows 8.1:
Right- click the Start button -> Device Manager -> Network adapters -> double-click the current network interface card -> Power Management tab -> clear the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" check box.

Windows 7:
Start -> Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Network adapters -> double-click the current network interface card -> Power Management tab -> clear the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" check box.

Windows XP:
Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Network adapters -> double-click the current network interface card -> Power Management tab -> clear the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" check box.

Allplan does not start after crashing - cannot find a license for running Allplan

 | Last modified: 11.08.2023 10:12
 
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Question:

After crashing, Allplan does not start anymore. When you open license selection in the license settings, you can see the following message: "Cannot find a license for running Allplan." How to solve this problem?



Answer:

Restart the service:

Start CodeMeter Control Center.
To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. As an alternative, open Search by clicking the Search button on the Start screen and enter Codemeter.

CodeMeter Control Center -> Process -> Start CodeMeter Service
If the service is running, stop it and restart it.



The crash causes this problem. The fact that the license is not available is a consequential error.

Note:

If Allplan crashes often,
send the following information by email to your Allplan Support:

  1. An exact description of the last step before the error or crash occurred.
  2. The error message itself (as a screenshot). To find out how to take a screenshot, look at
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/0001cb36.html
  3. A support request (Hotinfo) with question 01. To find out how to create a support request, look at
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20140528094911.html
  4. The 'Allplan.out' log file. To find out how to create a log file, look at
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/0001a27a.html

Updating cross-section catalogs (Allplan 2011 and later)

Version:  Allplan 2018, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2012, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2015, Allplan 2014, Allplan 2024, Allplan 2013, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2019, Allplan , Allplan 2022, Allplan 2023  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

How can I update cross-section catalogs (Bars & Mesh) or install country-specific cross-section catalogs in Allplan 2011 and later?



Answer:

To install and save cross-section catalogs in Allplan 2011 and later, select Tools -> Defaults -> Cross-Section Catalogs. A dialog box opens. You can find a folder symbol and a disk symbol at bottom left.

To install cross-section catalogs, use the folder symbol. Another dialog opens, where you can select the cross-section catalog file you want to install. Select the file to be installed and click "Open" to confirm. This installs the corresponding cross-section catalog, which you can now use in Allplan.
To install country-specific cross-section catalogs, select the "Ing" folder, which was created when you installed Allplan. You can find it in the Allplan installation path (e.g., c:\Nemetschek\Allplan 201x\New\Ing - more information on the Allplan installation path is provided below in the "Notes" section).
This folder includes the country-specify cross-section catalog files.

To save a custom cross-section catalog, use the disk symbol. Another dialog opens, where you can select any folder to save the cross-section catalogs currently used in Allplan.



Note:

To update cross-section catalogs, you may need administrator privileges. If necessary, log on as an administrator before you start the update.

To use the cross-section catalogs for a specific project only, set the path settings for the cross-section catalogs of this project to project before you install the cross-section catalogs. In Allplan, open the "File" menu and select "Open Project..." Click the corresponding project with the right mouse button. Select "Properties". A dialog box opens. In the "Path settings" area, set the "Bar and mesh cross-section catalogs" to "Project".

To determine the path where Allplan is installed, use the Services application and select Service -> Hotline Tools-> showcfg. The Services application window shows the path of the Allplan installation folder.

The following abbreviations are used for the country-specific cross-section catalogs in the file names (axyzqusr.txt):
aut Austria
bel Belgium
bra Brazil
bul Bulgaria
deu Germany
eng England
fra France
hol Holland
hrv Croatia
ita Italy
kor Korea
pol Poland
rum Romania
rus Russia
slk Slovakia
svn Slovenia
swi Switzerland
tch Czech Republic
ung Hungary
usa USA
 

Updating license

Version:  Allplan 2021, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2023, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

I have renewed my license or purchased an additional option or additional licenses for a license server license. How can I update the license?


Answer:

If you have purchased an additional option, such as terrain, or additional licenses for a license server license, you have to update your license to include this new option.

To update a license

License for a stand-alone workstation:

  • Open the 'License settings' dialog box: Services application -> Utilities -> License settings
  • Click License activationon the left. Then click the license you want to update.
  • The 'Update license' button is no longer grayed out.
  • Click Update license.


On the license server:

  • Start the License Settingsprogram on the server.
  • Click License activationon the left. Then click the license you want to update.
  • The 'Update license' button is no longer grayed out.
  • Click Update license.


Note:
Check the version of the license server. You can find detailed information on the version (Build-ID) at bottom left in the License Settings program.
Make sure the version of the license server you use is at least 1.614.x.x. If you cannot see the Build-ID, you work with an older license server.


Installing hotfixes

Version:  Allplan 2022, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2014, Allplan 2015, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2013, Allplan 2024, Allplan 2023  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:22
 
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Question:

How can I install a hotfix?


Answer:

Allplan automatically downloads hotfixes and installs them the next time you start Allplan.
To define settings in Allplan, open the ? menu and select Update Allplan.

Click the Find now button to find updates and install them the next time you start Allplan.


Notes:

1. Downloading hotfixes manually

You can also download hotfixes manually.
Open our homepage
(http://www.connect.allplan.com) and select
Downloads.

The current hotfix and previous hotfixes are available for download.
Before you can download data, you must log in to Allplan Connect


2. Installing hotfixes downloaded manually

You can install the hotfixes downloaded by double-clicking the file. Make sure both Allplan and the Services application are closed.
Hotfixes are installed one after the other in the correct order. In other words, you must download and install Hotfix 2014-1-1 before you can install Hotfix 2014-1-2.


3. Working with Workgroup Manager

If you work with Workgroup Manager and another user has already downloaded the hotfix, you can see the following message:

There are currently no updates available.

In tis case, the hotfix is in the Downloadfolder on the server. In Allplan select ?-> Update Allplan. Choose one of the following options to install the hotfix the next time you start Allplan:

  • Install updates automatically-> the next time you start Allplan, the program will install the hotfix without asking you again.
  • Download updates, install manually (recommended)-> the next time you start Allplan, a dialog box opens and you can decide whether you want to install the hotfix.


The default setting is
'Download updates, install manually (recommended)'.

Real time scanner blocks Allplan data

Version:  Allplan 2022, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2015, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2023, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:22
 
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Question:

Allplan does not react promptly or seems to hang after I have selected the "Open on a Project-Specific Basis" or "New Project, Open Project" tool.

One of the following virus scanners is running: Trendmicro, McAfee, Kaspersky, Avira, F-Prot and others.
What can I do to solve this problem?



Answer:

Check whether updating the software of the virus scanner solves the problem.

If it doesn't, configure the real time scanner of the virus scanner so that it no longer scans the program folder and data folder of Allplan.

Start the Services application. Make a note of the following paths displayed in the Services application window:

Program folder
General program data
Central file storage folder

Define these folders as exemptions in your virus scanner.

In addition, add the paths listed below to the list of exceptions:

C:\Program Files\Allplan\AllplanUpdateLauncher 20XX\*.
C:\Users\Windows Username\AppData\Local\Nemetschek\Allplan\20XX\Tmp\*.
C:\Users\Windows Username\AppData\Local\ALLPLAN_GmbH\*.

Please note that the subfolders of the paths given in the list must also be included in the configuration.

Bear in mind that virus scanners may be installed on the server and the clients (provided you work with a server).
For more information on the virus scanner, contact the manufacturer.

Addition:
In addition, also configure the setting for licensing.
Define the exception in your virus scanner for the "Codemeter" folder. You will find this under:

C:\Program files (X86)\Codemeter.
C:\Program files\Codemeter
C:\ProgramData\CodeMeter

Fixing Allplan

Version:  Allplan 2020, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2016, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2019  | Last modified: 01.09.2023 08:36
 
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Question:

How can I fix Allplan program data?


Answer:

You can fix Allplan program data by renaming the program folders and installing an update.
Due to the new names, Allplan cannot find the resources during the update. Consequently, it creates new resources.

To fix Allplan program data, do the following:

You need the latest installation package for your version.
You can download this package from Allplan Connect (www.connect.allplan.com)
Copy the zip file to the local computer and unzip the file.

  • Open the Services application of the Allplan version you want to fix.
  • Select Service -> Windows Explorer -> CAD program folder.
  • Rename the "PRG" folder "PRG_OLD". If Windows Explorer tells you that a file is still in use, restart the computer and try again.
  • Start the *.exe file of the installation package you just unzipped.
  • Select "Update installation".
  • When Setup prompts you for the license, select "Current license file" or "Use active license".
  • Select "Minimum" for the Setup type.



Allplan gets new program resources during installation.
As soon as the installation is complete, you can test how Allplan behaves.


Note:

If you are not sure, give these instructions to your system administrator.
Keep in mind that you install the version of the installation package you downloaded. This means that you may have to reinstall any subsequent hotfixes.

License server - assigning access rights for seats to individual users

Version:  Allplan 2023, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2017, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 12.01.2024 13:21
 
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Question:

How can I give individual users the right to see and select specific seats on the license server? And how can I deny users this right?
Sometimes, it may be necessary that a specific user does not see the seat with, for example, the terrain option so that this user cannot use this seat inadvertently.


Answer:

Using WebAdmin, you can give users rights for specific seats on the license server.
Please note the following points:

1. Before you start, check that at least CodeMeter Version 6.50 is installed on the license server.
Start CodeMeter Control Centeron the server.
To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. As an alternative, open Search by clicking the Search button on the Start screen. Enter Codemeter and press ENTER. Select Help -> About to see which version of CodeMeter is installed. If the version displayed is older than version 6.50, you must install the latest version of CodeMeter Control Center. Go to the following website
and download the CodeMeter User Runtime for Windowsprogram.

https://www.wibu.com/de/anwendersoftware.html

2. Open WebAdmin. Start CodeMeter Control Centeron the server again.
To do this, use the Windows start menu and select CodeMeter -> CodeMeter Control Center. As an alternative, open Search by clicking the Search button on the Start screen, enter Codemeter and press ENTER. A dialog box opens. Click WebAdminat bottom right.

Or
Enter Localhost:22350in the address bar of your browser.

3. Go to "Configuration -> Server -> License Access Permissions".
Select Mode: Advanced.

4. Go to "Advanced Mode Configuration -> Specific access rules -> Add Firm Code"and select "6000100 - Allplan GmbH". Click Add. "Specific access rules"now inlcude "6000100 - Allplan GmbH".





5. Click "Add Product Code"to select the seat for which you want to define access rights. However, this is only possible if the "Distinction based on Product Item Text" check box is selected.
The "Note" section below in this FAQ lists the abbreviations given at the end of each seat. These abbreviations represent the license contents.
Select the required seat and click "Add" again. Repeat these steps to assign more seats.





6. After having defined the product code, you can now assign an access rule.
By default, all users are allowedto access this seat.
Select the product code you just defined and click "Add new access rule".
Click "User" and enter the required user.
When you click in the field next to "User", you can see all available users with their domain names.
Select the user or enter the user manually. For example, enter DOMAINNAME\SSample and select the right you want to assign to this user by clicking "Allow" or "Deny".

If the default setting is "Allow", you can thus deny users access to the license. If the default setting is "Deny", you can thus allow users to access the license again.
You can add more rules. When you have configured all rules, click "Apply" to apply the changes.

7. You need to restart CodeMeter Service so that the changes take effect.
To do this, select CodeMeter Control Center -> Process -> Stop CodeMeterServiceand then click Restart CodeMeter Service.Before you restart the service, make sure all users have closed Allplan.


Information:

Client access can be defined by one of the following parameters: computer name, IPv4 subnet, user name or group name.
Enter the required parameter in the corresponding field. If you use an active directory, the program auto-completes entries in the "User" and "Group" fields.


Here comes a practical example:

Think about which setting is most useful to you. For example, you have two seats: seat 01 with 7 architecture licenses and seat 02 with 1 architecture license and 1 terrain license. Only two specific users should be able to use seat 02. If you want to deny all other users access to seat 02, you need to add seat 02 to specific access rules and define a rule for this seat 02. First, set the default setting to "Deny". Then, add these two users and select or "Allow" for these users. As a result, all other users can only see seat 01 and these two users can see seats 01 and 02.

However, if you want that these two users can only see seat 02, you need to add both seats to specific access rules and define a second rule for seat 01. Add these two users to this second role and select Deny for these two users. The default setting, which applies to all the other users, is still Allow. As a result, all other users can see seat 01 and these two users can only see seat 02.


Note:

The following abbreviations are used:

T Terrain
B Bamtec
W Workgroup
K Key Plan
M Bridge Modeler
L Cadastral plans for conduits
S Language option
V Visualization
A Architecture option
E Engineering option

Here are some examples:

Architecture:
"Allplan Architecture 2017”

Architecture + Terrain
"Allplan Architecture 2017 T"

Architecture + Bridge Modeler
"Allplan Architecture 2017 M"

Architecture + Terrain + Bridge Modeler
"Allplan Architecture 2017 TM"

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