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Version:  Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017 / Allplan 2016 / Allplan 2015  | Last modified: 19.02.2018
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Task:

You would like to export your Allplan 3D animation model and present it to somebody who does not work with Allplan.



Preparation:

Install a plug-in for Internet Explorer on the computer where you want to view the 3D data. Using this plug-in, you can open VRML files.

Plug-ins of this kind can be found on the Internet. Visit the website of Parallelgraphics, for example.
This plug-in is available for the following browsers:
Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape Browser 8.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5, Opera 8.5 or later versions.

http://www.cortona3d.com/Products/Cortona-3D-Viewer.aspx



Solution:

Open an animation window in Allplan.
Select File->Export ->Export to Cinema 4D/VRML/3DS/U3Dand save the data under any name in Windows Explorer.
It is advisable to save the file in an empty folder as the textures used in Allplan are copied together with the VRM fileto this folder.
You can then view the VRML file in Internet Explorer. All you need to do is double-click it. The functions provided for navigating and zooming are similar to those you can use in Allplan's animation window.



Note:

The Export 3D PDFtool is provided on the animation window's shortcut menu in Allplan 2008 and later versions. You can use Adobe Reader Version 2008 and later to view PDF files created in this manner.

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Version:  Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013  | Last modified: 17.12.2015
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Question:

After I have installed Allplan, the program no longer accepts the parallel dongle connected to the computer. Allplan starts as a viewer.
What can I do?



Answer:

The dongle query changed with Allplan 2013. The dongles causing these problems are usually parallel dongles that are connected to a port (LPT3) that was added later.

Determine the I/O range of the LPT port:

Open the Control Panel and then the Device Manager.

  • Select "Ports -> ECP Printer Port" for a direct parallel port.
  • Select "Multifunction adapter" and the corresponding port for a parallel adapter (e.g., SUNIX).


Properties -> Resources

Note down the first value in the first line below resource settings.

For example:

Resource typeSetting
I/O range0378 – 037F
I/O range0778 – 077F



In this example, the value is 0378.

Open Allplan's license settings:
Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Settings

Switch to:
License check tab -> Specify searching order ... (or environment variable...)

Enter theI/O value followed by a "p"in the "HL_SEARCH=..." box. For example,
0378p

Click "OK" and then "Apply".


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Version:  Allplan 2018  | Last modified: 23.11.2017 09:33
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Question:

What license issues do I need to consider when upgrading from Allplan 2015/2016/2017 to Allplan 2018?



Answer:

Depending on the licensing system you use, you need to consider different points.


1. Upgrading stand-alone workstations

1a. Stand-alone workstation - upgrading from Allplan 2016 or 2017
The license for Allplan 2018 updates automatically. Start Setup and follow the instructions displayed. When you are prompted to select the license file, click ‘Use active license’.
Follow the instructions and install Allplan.

Note: Licenses only update automatically when you upgrade. If you want to install Allplan 2018 on a new computer, read the following instructions: https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618131629.html

You can find your Product Key in Allplan Connect as usual. Go to http://connect.allplan.com/license


1b. Stand-alone workstation - upgrading from Allplan 2015
Allplan 2016 introduced a new protection system. Licensing is now based on CodeMeter by Wibu Systems AG. You require a Product Key for Allplan. Start Setup and follow the instructions displayed. When you are prompted to select the license file, click 'License activation'. Enter your Product Key (26-digit code) and click 'Activate license'. By activating the license, you connect the license with the computer. Follow the instructions and install Allplan.
You can find detailed information at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618130717.html




2. Upgrading license server workstations

2a. License server workstations - upgrading from Allplan 2016 or 2017
Start by updating your license(s) at the license server. After this, upgrade the clients.

Check the version of the license server. If you use the license server 2016-1-4 or later, you can find the version number (Build-ID) at bottom left in the License Settingsprogram. The version number should be at least 1.614.x.x. If you cannot find the Build-ID, you work with an older license server. In this case, update the license server first. Download the software for the license server from Allplan Connect.

You can find detailed information at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20160527114300.html

After having updated the licenses, you can upgrade Allplan at the clients. Start Setup and follow the instructions displayed. The license server license will be detected automatically on the network. When you are prompted to select the license file, click 'Use active license'. Follow the instructions and install Allplan.

Note: You can only use an existing license server to update licenses. If you want to use a new license server with Allplan 2018, read the following instructions:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618134224.html

You can find your Product Key for Allplan 2018 in Allplan Connect as usual. Go to http://connect.allplan.com/license


2b. License server workstations - upgrading from Allplan 2015
Start by installing the license server. After this, upgrade the clients.
You can find detailed information at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618084450.html


Downloading licenses from Allplan Connect

You can find your license for Allplan 2014 BCM and the activation code for Allplan 2018 IBDin Allplan Connect. As an extra servicewe provide the old licenses for hardlock stand-alone workstations, the temporary licenses for NemSLock and the Product Keys for the new software protection system. Click
Profile > License administration.
Only administrators can use this function.


License for Allplan Allfa 2017
You will get your license by mail from customercare@allplan.com. So that we can create the license for you, please send us your IP address or the Host ID of the Allfa database server (Oracle)

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Version:  Allplan 2020 / Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018  | Last modified: 24.10.2019
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Question:

How can I switch Allplan from German to English?



Answer:

Allplan 2018 is the first version to include English in the license by default.
This means that by installing Allplan 2018, you automatically install the English version too.
As a result, you can switch languages using the Services application.

Important! This switch only applies to the program itself.
The content of the defaults (standards and country-specific content) does not change and is still in German.

Before starting Allplan, you can select the language using the Services application.
To do this, select Configuration -> Language. ‘Current setting’ shows the language currently selected.
Select the required language in the area at the bottom, that is, English.
A German default license only includes German and English.





Allplan now starts in English.



Note:

If English is not included in the Services application, you can install this language (or other languages you purchased) at any time.

All you need to do is download the current installation package of the version you use. You can find this package at www.connect.allplan.com

During installation, select Update installationand Use active license.

Select Customfor the Setup type.

When it comes to selecting Features, select the required language(s) in the ‘Language packages’ area.
This area lists the languages included in your license.
Do not change the other settings and click ‘Next’ to confirm the following dialog boxes.




After installation, start the Services application-> Configuration -> Language. Select the required language.

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Version:  Allplan 2020 / Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018  | Last modified: 27.12.2019
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Question:

What are the reasons why I cannot modify the format properties (pen thickness, color, ...) of elements in a DWG/DXF file I have just imported?



Answer:

There are four reasons why these elements cannot be modified.

1st -the elements are smart symbols:

  • To retain the smart symbols but still be able to modify the elements, select Modify -> Bonus Tools -> Smart Symbols -> Modify Smart Symbol(until V2006: Modify -> Bonus Tools -> Smart Symbols -> Modify Display Parameters) and click the relevant element. Now you can modify it (using Modify Format Properties, for example). For more detailed information on how to modify smart symbols, please contact us.
  • If you do not want to retain the smart symbol, you can also resolve it: Modify -> Bonus Tools -> Smart Symbols -> Unlink Smart Symbol, select the smart symbol(s) you want to resolve and click the right mouse button to confirm.
  • To resolve the smart symbols during import, select the file to be imported, click the"Options..."button,open the "Advanced Settings" tab (until Allplan 2008 "Advanced Transfer Settings")and select the"Smart symbol"check box in the"Explode elements" area. To confirm the dialog box, click OKand open the file.


2nd - theelements are composite elements:

  • To explode a composite element, select Modify -> Advanced Draft -> Explode Composite Element. Select the composite element(s).
  • To resolve the composite elements during import, select the file to be imported, click the "Options..." button, open the"Advanced Settings" tab" (until Allplan 2008: "Advanced Transfer Settings") andselect the "Composite elements"check box in the"Explode compounds" area. To confirm the dialog box, click OKand open the file.


3rd - the elements are on frozen layers:

  • To modify these elements, you first have to set the corresponding layers to modifiable. Open the layer selection by clickingFormat -> Select, Set Layers.On theSelect Layer/Visibilitytab, set all the layers to modifiable.


4th - the elements have the "from layer" format property:

  • To find this out, click an element with the right mouse button and selectFormat Propertieson the shortcut menu: pen thickness, line type or line color is not available for elements with the "from layer" format property.
  • To modify the format properties of the layer, select Format -> Select, Set Layers and open the'Format Definition' tab. Check that the''Match from layer based on line style, pen, line, color assigned (fixed setting)"optionis selected in the"Layers' format properties" area. Next, select the layer on which the element resides and change its format properties.
  • To remove this property, clickEdit -> Modify Format Properties, select the"Change 'from layer' for pen, line and color" option(pen thickness, line type and line color must not be selected) and select the elements.
  • To resolve the "from layer" property during import, select the file to be imported, click the "Options..." button, open the"Advanced Settings" tab" (until Allplan 2008: "Advanced Transfer Settings") andselect the "From layer"check box in the"Explode compounds" area. To confirm the dialog box, click OKand open the file.




Note:

If you have any further questions regarding data exchange, this topic is described in detail in the online Help. All you need to do is press the F1 key. Open the Index tab and selectInterfaces.

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Version:  Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013 / Allplan 2012 / Allplan 2011 / Allplan 2009  | Last modified: 11.07.2016
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Question:

How can I move NemSLock License Server to a new server?



Answer:

If you want to run NemSLock 2006 Server on a different or new server, you first need to render the license ineffective. For this, you still require the old server. After this, you need to contact Nemetschek Allplan Systems GmbH in order to activate the license for the new server.

As soon as you return the license, the status of the existing license is set to trial for 48 hours; then it will expire.

Note:Transfer the license to the new server while the old server is still available.

Do the following:

  • At the new server:install NemSLock 2006 Server with the temporary license files provided with the program.
  • At the clients:Exit Allplan on all workstations.
  • At the old server:return the license(s). Open NemSLock 2006 Server Console, click "Stop server", switch to "Modules" and click "Transfer license permanently". Then select "Next" and "Create". Click the "Send" button to send the .hwchs file you just created to "register@nemetschek.de" (provided an email program is installed and configured on this server). Otherwise, click "Browse" to open the folder with the .hwchs file in Windows Explorer. Now you can use any computer to send this file to the address mentioned above.
    Finally, click "Start server". The existing licenses are valid for two more days.
  • At the clients:for the time being the clients can continue to work with the old license server.
  • At the new server:After a few minutes, our server will send you an email confirming that the licenses have been returned. Now you can generate registration requests for all licenses. Next, install the licenses.
  • At the clients:Now you can switch the clients one after the other to the new server. To do this, open the License Manager by clicking Start -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek Softlock 2006 -> License Manager.




Tip:

To transfer the existing users to the new server, back up the Users.mcf file, which you can find in the program folder of NemSLock 2006 Server, and copy this file to the new server after the installation. Prior to copying the file, stop the "NemSLock Server 2006" Windows service, copy the file to the program folder and start this service again.

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Version:  Allplan 2017  | Last modified: 08.05.2019
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Question:

What license issues do I need to consider when upgrading from Allplan 2014/2015/2016 to Allplan 2017?



Answer:

Allplan 2016 introduced a new protection system. Since then licensing has been based on CodeMeter by Wibu Systems AG. Allplan 2017 uses this protection system, too.




1. Upgrading stand-alone workstations

1a. Stand-alone workstation - upgrading from Allplan 2016
The license for Allplan 2017 updates automatically. Start Setup and follow the instructions displayed. When you are prompted to select the license file, click 'Use active license'.
Follow the installation instructions.

Note: The licenses only update automatically when you upgrade. To install Allplan 2017 on a new computer, please read the following instructions: https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618131629.html

You can find your Product Key in Allplan Connect as usual. Go to http://connect.allplan.com/license

1b. Stand-alone workstation - upgrading from Allplan 2014 or 2015
Start Setup and follow the instructions displayed. When you are prompted to select the license file, click 'License activation'. Enter your Product Key (26-digit code) and click 'Activate license'. By activating your license, you connect it with your computer. Follow the installation instructions.
You can find detailed information at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618130717.html





2. Upgrading license server workstations

2a. License server workstations - upgrading from Allplan 2016
Start by updating your license(s) at the license server. After this, upgrade the clients.

Check the version of the license server. If you use the license server 2016-1-4 or later, you can find the version number (Build-ID) at bottom left in the License Settingsprogram. The version number should be at least 1.614.x.x. If you cannot see the Build-ID, you work with an older license server. In this case, update the license server first. Download the software for the license server from Allplan Connect.

You can find detailed information at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20160527114300.html

After having updated the licenses, you can upgrade Allplan at the clients. Start Setup and follow the instructions displayed. The license server license will be detected automatically on the network. When you are prompted to select the license file, click 'Use active license'. Follow the installation instructions.

Note: You can update the licenses only at a license server you have already installed. If you want to switch to Allplan 2017 and move the license server to a new server, please read the following instructions:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618134224.html
You can find your Product Key for Allplan 2016 in Allplan Connect as usual. Go to http://connect.allplan.com/license

2b. License server workstations - upgrading from Allplan 2014 or 2015

Start by installing the license server. After this, upgrade the clients.
You can find detailed information at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618084450.html


Downloading licenses from Allplan Connect

You can find your license for Allplan 2014 BCM and the activation code for Allplan 2017 IBDin Allplan Connect. As an extra servicewe provide the old licenses for hardlock stand-alone workstations, the temporary licenses for NemSLock and the Product Keys for the new software protection system. Click
Profile > License administration.
Only administrators can use this function.

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Version:  Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017  | Last modified: 01.11.2017
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Question:

How can I use data from the "Shell" module in Allplan 2017 and later?



Answer:


Data conversion in Allplan 2017

Allplan 2017automatically converts shell data from earlier versions the first time you open the project or *.ndw file in question.

Alllayouts you created ofgeneral arrangement drawings and reinforcement drawings stay as they are!
The 3D reinforcement modelstays as it is!
Theshell entitybecomes a 3D solid.
The views and sections(including reinforcement) become 2D elements and text.

Editing the data

As the old shell entitybecomes a 3D solid(construction lines) and the 3D reinforcement model stays as it is, you can create new associative views and sections from the model data.
Before you can do this, you need to assign "normal" format properties to the 3D solid created from the shell entity, as you cannot create associative views and sections from a solid in construction line format.

You canplace, modify and labelthe reinforcement without any restrictions. You can create schemas, legends andreportsas usual.




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