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Question:

You get an error message at program start that the UID(xx) of the new user is greater than the current maximum UID(xx). How can you increase the maximum number?


Answer:

By default, Allplan with Workgroupmanager can manage a maximum of 128 CAD users.
However, since version 2008, it has been possible to increase the number of Workgroupmanager users to up to 992 CAD users.
To do this, you need to create the file nemusers.cfg in the Net folder of Allplan's central file storage.
You can see the path of the central file storage in the Allmenu/Service Application window.

If the file with the name "nemusers.cfg" exist (the file type does not matter) already, then the value noted in the file is important.
In this case, check the entered value and increase it in 32 steps up to max. 992.

If the file does not exist, create this file, open it and enter a value in 32 steps e.g. 128, 160 or 192...

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Question:

How can I check out a computer and continue to work as a normal CAD user with my usual settings and permissions?



Answer:

Install the "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" driver.
This driver is necessary so that network services are running on the computer all the time.
Go to Allplan Connect for a detailed description: https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/000162ae.html


Sign in as the Allplan administrator to the computer.


Step 1: add the computer to workgroup manager
You must add the computer to the workgroup so that you can store data (data server) on this computer. Do the following:

Create data folders:
Create a folder - for example, “Nemdata” - on the computer and share it (full control).
Create the “Allplan” subfolder in this folder. Create two subfolders - “usr” and “prj” - in the Allplan folder.
In this example: “...\Nemdata\Allplan\prj” and “...\Nemdata\Allplan\usr”

To share a folder for the Allplan file storage

  1. Start File Explorer on the computer that you want to use for file storage and switch to the folder that you want to share (in this example, the “Nemdata” folder).
  2. Right-click the folder that you want to share and select Give access to -> Specific peopleon the shortcut menu.
  3. Select Everyoneand click Share.


Add computer:

  1. Start the Services application as the workgroup administrator.
  2. Click and select Manage computers and projects.
  3. Click the Add any computer to Allplan workgroupicon and select the computer that you want to add.
  4. Select the “Allplan” subfolder under the share and click “OK” to confirm. This computer is now listed under workgroup server.


Note:If you have problems adding the computer to workgroup manager, read the following instructions:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20200317162849.html



Step 2: define project owner
A user can only move a project if the user is the owner of this project.
The ownership of a project can only be changed by an Allplan administrator (or the owner of the project).
Allplan -> File -> ProjectPilot ->
Go to the “Projects” node, right-click the required project and click Propertieson the shortcut menu.
Define the owner.


Step 3: move projects
Sign in as the user who wants to check out the computer.
Select the Services application -> Workgroup Manager -> Manage computers and projects.
Click the main server and select the project that you want to move.
Drag the projects one after the other to the computer to be checked out.

Important note: You can take projects with you in several ways.

1. You move the project to the computer.
Move project: Drag the project to the destination computer, or open the shortcut menu of the project and click “Cut”. After this, open the shortcut menu of the destination computer and click “Paste”.
After you have checked in the computer, move the project back to the server so that it is available to all and included in backups again.

2. You copy projects. Click a project, select and hold the Ctrl key and drag the project to the destination computer. Or: Open the shortcut menu of the project and click “Copy”. After this, open the shortcut menu of the destination computer and click “Paste”.

You can continue in two ways: Lock the original project on the server to protect it from changes. Consequently, nobody in the office can work on this project, but it is still on the server. When you check in the computer again, you unlock the project on the server, delete the project and copy your copy back to the server if you have changed the project.
Alternatively, both projects remain active. Consequently, both the project copied and the original on the server can be worked on. In this case, however, you must adjust the data manually when you are back in the office by copying the changed drawing files of the projects by using ProjectPilot.




Step 4: check out the computer
Select the Services application -> Workgroup Manager -> Manage computers and projects.
Click your computer and then click Check outin the lower-right area.
Confirm the message that tells you that there are still user folders on the computer to be checked out.
Enter a comment and click OK. Users in the office see this comment when they try to access a project that is on the computer that is checked out.
Specify the parts of the office standard you want to copy to the computer and click OK to confirm.
The first time you check out the computer, you must copy the office standard once so that the entire STD folder is on this computer. This is no longer necessary when you check out the computer afterward because the contents of the STD folder do not change very often.


Conclusion:

You can now remove the computer from the network and work on your projects when you are out of the office. To make sure that the projects are not changed in the office in the meantime, the projects that are on the computer checked out are locked for the CAD users on the network. These users see the comment you entered when you checked out the computer.



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Task:

You have installed Allplan on several workstations in the network with a shared data storage and now additionally you want to work on this shared network drive with Workgroupmanager.



Notes:

Before making this change, it is essential to perform a complete data backup on the server and on all workstations.
We recommend to have this work done by an experienced technician!
The conversion may only be carried out within one version, i.e. if necessary, then the upgrade to the same version should be carried out first and only after the upgrade has been completed should the conversion described here be carried out.


Instructions:

For the network installation, the data is on the server.
However, the configuration files for the workgroup manager are missing. These are only installed during a new installation.
The new installation can be done - if the following steps are followed - in the existing 'central file storage folder'.

Preparation
Open the Allmenu/Services at all workstations and note the following paths, which are displayed in the Allmenu window:
User folder
Central file storage folder (this should be the same on all workstations)


First update your license on all workstations.

In order to be able to use the Workgroupmanager function, you must have purchased it additionally. You will then receive an update for your license(s).
Perform the update as follows: https://connect.allplan.com/de/faqid/20150618142528.html.



1. Uninstall Allplan
Uninstall (only) Allplan on one workstation.


2. New installation
Now perform a new installation of the same version on this workstation again.
Since your license now includes the Workgroupmanager option, this option should also be displayed in the setup.

During the installation, enter the following installation paths:
Workgroupmanager:
check
Program folder:
local (e.g. C:\Programs\Nemetschek\Allplan)
Central file storage folder:
Browse -> Network... select
Enter here again the central file storage folder which you have determined before in the Allmenu.

Afterwards the installation can take place.


3. Test start, create new users and restore backup
After successful installation, test the Allplan start once.´and close Allplan again.

Then, as administrator, create the new users who will work with Allplan via:

Allmenu -> Workgroupmanager -> Manage users -> Right click -> Create user.

Under "User name", a freely selectable Allplan user name with up to 8 characters in length can be assigned.
Under "Windows user name", the user name that the user uses when logging on to the computer must be specified.
Important: If the user logs on to the computer via a domain, this must also be specified under "Windows user name", e.g.: DOMAIN\User

Under "User group" the administration right can be granted:
Administrator" must be selected in the drop-down menu. Existing users can thus also be granted administration rights at a later date.

When setting up the user folder, always select the server here.

Then copy the contents of the previous local user folder (...\usr\local) from the local computer to the new user folder of the newly created user via the Explorer. The user folder is located on the server under ...\Nemdata\usr\<username>.


4. Update project management file
Rename the project.dat file in the server folder...\Nemdaten\Allplan\Net to project.alt. Then perform the following steps:
Allmenu -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> reorg -> Restore project administration file.


5. Set up user rights for the projects
Start Allplan as Allplan administrator and assign the access rights for the projects to the newly created users via

Allplan -> File -> ProjectPilot / Administration

Select the Projects node and mark the desired projects in the right-hand window, to which authorized users are to be added or removed (CTRL or Shift key).

Right-click on one of the selected projects and then click Add / Remove Authorized Persons... in the context menu.
The Add / Remove Authorized Users dialog box appears.

In the list, check all the users you want to add or remove as permissions to the selected projects.
Hint:
The displayed user list is for selection purposes only; it does not represent an overview of the permissions currently assigned to the projects.

Click Add or Remove.
The selected users are added to or removed from the project as authorized persons. It does not matter whether already assigned permissions are added again or unassigned users are removed.


Setting project owners for multiple projects
In the ProjectPilot, in the right window, select the desired projects for which you want to set the owner (CTRL or Shift key).

Right-click on one of the selected projects and then click Change Project Owner... in the context menu.
The Set owner dialog box appears.

In the list, select the user you want to set as the owner of the selected projects.
Note: The displayed list of users is for selection purposes; only one user can be set as the owner.

Click OK.


7. Add the remaining workstations to the workgroup
You can subsequently switch on the workgroup manager on the remaining workstations and do not have to reinstall Allplan on these computers.

Open the following key in the registry editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Nemetschek\Allplan\'Version number'\InstallTrace


Change the value NETMANAGER from off to on.
Restart the allmenu. If the user has been set up as described above, the allmenu now opens with the note Workgroupmanager: YES and the user path on the server.

This completes the changeover.

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Task:

You have installed Allplan on several local workstations. Now you want to change the installation so that you can access a common network drive.



Note:

Before you switch to a network installation, it is essential that you back up all the data of all the workstations.
We strongly recommend that you take advantage of the expertise of Nemetschek’s technical support staff. We are happy to help you!



Solution:

The following description shows how to change several workstations where Allplan is installed locally and the project data is also stored locally on each computer to workstations with a common network drive without Workgroup Manager.

1st - getting ready
Choose one of the workstations where you will install all the projects and the office standard (hereinafter referred to as the main workstation).
First, move all the projects to the main workstation.

1.a: copying resources into projects
To make sure that the projects in your office have a uniform appearance, change the path settings for the projects' resources to 'Project'.
Make the following setting for each project:
Allplan -> File menu -> ProjectPilot - Admin -> select the individual projects one after the other -> right mouse button -> Properties -> Settings tab
Set the path settings for 'Pen and line definitions', 'Fonts', 'Patterns, hatching styles, area styles', 'Bar and mesh cross-section catalogs', 'Layer structures, line styles, drawing types' and 'Attributes proposed' from 'Office' to 'Project', if necessary.
The corresponding elements are copied from the office standard directly to the project. This ensures that the project settings stay the same even when you copy the project to the new server with the new office standard.

1.b: same folder name as project name
Open the 'General' tab and select the 'Same folder name as project name' setting if you want to proceed as described in 2b.

1.c: pen color ("Color stands for pen")
The pen color for the "Color stands for pen" setting is a user-specific setting that is not saved in the project but in the user folder (...\Usr).

2.a: backing up projects of the individual workstations and importing them to the main workstation (recommended method):
Back up the individual projects. To do this, open the Services application and select Data Backup -> Create -> Entire folders -> Projects.
You can back up several projects in a single operation.
Before you start, specify the backup folder on the network or on the local hard disk: Services application -> Configuration -> Backup path ->Browse for Folder.

The next step is to import the saved projects to the main workstation.To do this, open theServices application -> Data Backup -> Import -> Projects Before you import the individual projects, you can create new Allplan projects at the main computer. As an alternative, you can also create a new project during the import.

2.b: backing up projects of the individual workstations and importing them to the main workstation (special approach):
This approach should only be used with good reason for exceptional cases as it requires in-depth knowledge of Windows.
With this method, Windows Explorer is used to import the projects to the main workstation.
If some project names exist twice, you need to rename these projects before you back them up.

You can then rename the existing 'project.dat' file in the Prj folder of the main workstation.
Next, select the Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> reorg -> Restore project management file.
The system creates a new project administration file (project.dat), which should list all projects with names.

Now the main workstation contains the latest version of all the projects of the office.

3rd - merging project defaults
Open ProjectPilot at the individual workstations and copy the elements you want to transfer (symbols, smart symbols, lists, schedules, and so on) to the external path. Of course, you can set the external path to a common network folder that can be accessed by all workstations.
Next, open ProjectPilot at the main workstation and copy the contents of the external path to the office standard.

4th - data backup

  • Back up the projects, office standard and user settings at the main workstation:
    You can also copy the ..\prj (projects), ..\std (office standard) and ..\usr (user folder) paths to a backup folder (Nemsic, for example) on the hard disk.
  • In addition, you need to back up the ..\usr\local folder at every stand-alone computer.
  • Export the user interface setting of each user to a file: Allplan -> Tools - > Customize .... -> Export...


5th - uninstalling
Remove Allplan from all workstations.

6th - reinstalling
Before you install the same version again, create and share a folder (Nemdata, for example) on the future data server. Create a subfolder - Allplan - in this folder.

The next step is to reinstall the same version on all the workstations.

Specify the following installation paths:
Program folder:
local (C:\Programs\Nemetschek\Allplan, for example)
Central file storage folder:
Browse -> Network...
Find the sharedNemdata folder and select the Allplan folder.

After this, start installing.

7th - testing the start and restoring the backup
After the installation (check whether Allplan starts), copy the ..\prj and ..\std folders you backed up from the main workstation to the new ...\Nemdata\Allplan server folder.

Next, use Windows Explorer to copy the contents of the former user folder (…\usr\local) of the stand-alone workstation to the new user folder of the computer you just installed.

8th - updating the project administration file
Go to the project.datfile in the ...\Nemdata\Allplan\Prjfolder and rename itproject.alt.After this, do the following:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> reorg -> Restore project management file.

9th - summary
Now all the workstations access a common network drive with the same project pool and office standard.
With this type of installation, only one user can access a project at any one time. If several users are to work on a project at the same time, you need to install Workgroup Manager.

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Question:

After I updated Windows (8 to 8.1; 8.1 to 10), Allplan only starts as a viewer. What can I do?


Answer:

Windows update corrupts Nemetschek Softlock License Manager.
To fix Allplan, do the following:

You need the latest installation package for your version.
You can download this package from our webdrive

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

You can find the installation packages in the following path:
Allplan/"Version"/Installationspaket/

Copy the zip file to the local computer and unzip the file.
Start the installation and run an update use our temporary license file.

You can download the temporary license from Allplan Connect:
https://connect.allplan.com


After the installation, you can open License Manager again (Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Manager). Next, install the temporary license (*_psd.nslock): "Install - Install license"
Note: the status of the temporary license is set to "Expired".

Next, create a new registration request.
To generate a registration request, do the following:

Open License Manager (Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Manager). Select the license entry for your seat and click "Request license".
Follow the instructions displayed on screen. Complete the form. Do not forget to enter your email address.

Check that the Client ID and CD Key are correct.

Send the registration request to: register@nemetschek.de.

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Question:

The licensing service crashes regularly or does not start at all. Afterwards, no license is available. How can I solve this problem?



Answer:

Problems with the licensing service may have various causes.

If this problem occurs with specific clients only, you can find the cause on these clients. If this problem occurs with all clients, you can find the cause on the server.
Check the following points:


1. Virus scanner
The Codemeter Runtime Server service is running both on the client and on the server.

If the service is blocked on the client, this is often caused by the virus scanner.
However, this may also happen on the server.

If communication with the 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 folder in the virus scanner in the following path: C:\Program files (X86)\Codemeteror C:\Programs (x86)\Codemeter. You can find the “Codemeter” folder in the following path:C:\Program files\Codemeteror C:\Programs\Codemeter.

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.



2. Update the CodeMeter program
Go to the Wibu website and install CodeMeter User Runtime Version for Windows (64-bit version).
You can find the installation program at https://www.wibu.com/de/anwendersoftware.html

Start the "CodeMeterRuntime.exe" file.
To do this, right-click this file and select
"Run as administrator".
Confirm all messages displayed and the defaults by clicking “Next”.
CodeMeter Control Center will be installed afterwards.



3. Other causes
Open the “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\” or “C:\Windows\SysNative\drivers\” folder and check whether this folder includes a file called "Multikey.sys". You must delete this file.
Before you delete this file, open Windows Device Manager (Control Panel) and check whether a driver called "Virtual USB Multikey X64" is installed.
If this driver is installed, uninstall it
before you delete the "Multikey.sys” file.
If this driver is not installed, delete the "Multikey.sys” file straightaway.

Note:
Sometimes, the system uses the "Multikey.sys” file in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\ folder to emulate a dongle.
This file is blacklisted by Wibu, as it interferes with the Wibu license system.

Sometimes, you can even find the "Virtual USB Multikey x64" device driver when you open Windows Device Manager.
If this driver exists, the "Multikey.sys” file will also exist.



4. Windows
The license server is based on .Net Framework. Allplan uses .NET 4.6. (Allplan 2019 and later will use .NET 4.7). Like any other Windows service, the Codemeter Windows service running on the license server depends on Windows components such as WMI. WMI depends on RPC, and RPC depends on COM distribution.

There may be a bug in Net. Framework of the operating system.
Fixing Net. Framework may solve the problem.

Check Windows Event Viewer and system information for .Net or WMI errors.
.Net may not be installed correctly,
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Windows Logs
Check the application, installation and system.
Windows Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> Application may include an application error in Allplan licensing. This error may be connected with .Net Framework.
Event ID = 1026 This ID indicates an error which you may fix by repairing the installation of .Net Framework.

Fixing Net. Framework may solve the problem.
Go to the Microsoft Support website at https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/2698555/microsoft-.net-framework-repair-tool-is-available.


There you can find a repair tool for fixing errors in .Net Framework.


Check Windows Event Viewer and system information for .Net or WMI errors.
.Net may not be installed correctly,
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer -> Windows Logs
Check the application, installation and system.




Note:
Do you have a second server? Test the license server on this sever. Install the license server on this server and activate the license there. Use the description at

618134224.html">https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618134224.html
Has this solved the problems?

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Question:

Why does ProjectPilot open with the following error message:
"Unable to create ProjectPilot control. Is the registry correct?"



Answer:

The reason for this is usually an "external path" that no longer exists. When you start ProjectPilot,
the program tries to access the "external path", which is stored in the Windows Registry.
If this path no longer exists, you will see the above error message.

To correct this error, please do the following:

  • Services application
  • Service menu
  • Windows Explorer - CAD program folder
  • The path to the "User folder" is displayed in the window of the Services application. Open it in Windows Explorer.
  • Find the "extern.cfg"file in this user folder and delete this file.


Now try to start ProjectPilotagain. If the problem still occurs, please do the following:

Start the services application -> Service -> Windows Explorer -> CAD program folder.
Open the "PRG" folder.
Find the following file: "NemProjectPilot10.exe"
Right-click this file -> select "Run as administrator" on the shortcut menu.
ProjectPilot should now start.

Try to start ProjectPilotstraight from Allplan. If the problem is still not solved, please do the following:

  • Services application
  • Service menu
  • Windows Explorer - CAD program folder
  • The Allplan program folder opens.
  • Rename the "PRG" subfolder "PRG_OLD".
  • Start installing the program from the current Allplan DVD.
  • Select "Update installation".
  • Select "Current license file".
  • Set the setup type to "Minimum".


After installation try to start ProjectPilotagain.

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Question:

What can I do if Allplan no longer starts after I have upgraded and the following messages appear?
Allplan
Stop

...

After this, Quality Reporter displays an error report.



Answer:

Exit Allplan on all workstations and do the following:
Open the Services application and make a note of the path to the &apos;central file storage folder&apos;, which is displayed in the Services application window.
In addition, check whether the workgroup manager line is followed by &apos;Yes&apos; or &apos;No&apos;.

Open the central file storage folder in Windows Explorer.

If the workgroup manager line is followed by
&apos;Yes&apos;, open the NET subfolder.
&apos;No&apos;, open the PRJ subfolder.

Find the &apos;project.dat&apos; or &apos;project.Dat.xm&apos; file in the NET or PRJ folder and rename it &apos;project-old.dat&apos;.

After this, do the following:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> reorg -> OK -> Restore project management file -> OK
The program creates a new, correct project management file and you can start Allplan again.



Note:

If you come across error messages while doing this, please email the following information to support@allplan.com:

  1. Describe exactly what you did before the error or crash occurred.
  2. The error message itself (as a screenshot).
  3. The log file (trace).
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/0001a27a.html
  4. A Hotinfo support request with question 01.
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20130823123806.html
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Question:

ProjectPilot does not open, displaying the following error message:
“Unable to create ProjectPilot control. Is the registry correct?” What can I do?



Answer:

Step 1
Start the Services application -> Service -> Windows Explorer -> CAD program folder.
Open the "PRG" folder.
Find the following file: "NemProjectPilot10.exe"
Right-click this file -> select "Run as administrator" on the shortcut menu.
Try to start ProjectPilot from Allplan.
If ProjectPilot does still not start, go to step 2.


Step 2
Check whether updating the software of the virus scanner solves the problem.
If it doesn&apos;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.
If ProjectPilot does still not start, go to step 3.



Step 3
This problem is often caused by an "external path" that no longer exists. When you start ProjectPilot,
the program tries to access the "external path", which is stored in the Windows Registry.
If this path no longer exists, you will see the above error message.

To correct this error, do the following:

  • Start the Services application -> Service -> Windows Explorer -> My own CAD documents (USR).
  • Find the "extern.cfg"file in the user folder and delete this file.


If ProjectPilot does still not start, go to step 4.



Step 4 (Windows 10 or later)
Open the PRG folder of Allplan in Windows Explorer (for example, C:\Programs\Allplan\Allplan 2018\prg).
Start the Services application. The folder you selected for the Allplan program during installation is displayed directly in the Services application window.
Right-click the "NemProjectPilot10.exe" file in the Allplan program folder. A shortcut menu opens. Click “Properties”.
Open the “Compatibility” tab and select the “Disable fullscreen optimizations” option. After having selected this check box, click “Apply” at bottom right.




If several users with different user profiles use Allplan on this computer, click the “Change settings for all users” button first. Then, disable fullscreen optimizations as described above.




If ProjectPilot does still not start, go to step 5.



Step 5
Fix Allplan.
To find out how, go to
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20120917082945.html
After installation, try to start ProjectPilot.
If ProjectPilot does still not start, go to step 6.



Step 6
If ProjectPilot does still not start, the most likely cause of this problem is security software such as the virus scanner.
Remove, that is, uninstall the local virus scanner with all its services from the Allplan computer having these problems.
After this, ProjectPilot will start.
To reinstall the security software or virus scanner with its appropriate settings,
contact the support service of the software provider.

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Task:

You have installed Allplan locally on several workstations and now wish to change the installation to access a shared network drive with the data store.



Note:

Before you switch to a network installation, you must back up the data of all workstations.
We highly recommend that this work be carried out by a technician. Your sales partner will be happy to provide you with a quote for this.



Solution:

For cases where Allplan is installed locally and the project data is also stored locally on each computer, the following description shows how to change to workstations with a common network drive for common file storage.

1. Getting ready
Choose one of the workstations where you will install all the projects and the office standard (hereinafter referred to as the main workstation).
First, move all the projects to the main workstation.

1.a: copying resources into projects
To make sure that the projects in your office have a uniform appearance, change the path settings for the projects' resources to 'Project'.
Make the following setting for each project:
Allplan -> File -> ProjectPilot - Admin. -> Select projects individually -> right mouse button -> Properties -> Settings tab
Change the path settings for 'Pen and line definitions', 'Fonts', 'patterns, hatching styles, area styles', 'bar and mesh cross-section catalogs', 'layer structures, line styles, drawing types' and 'attributes proposed' from 'Office' to 'Project', if necessary.
The corresponding elements are copied from the office standard directly to the project. This ensures that the project settings stay the same even when you copy the project to the new server with the new office standard.

1.b: pen color ("Color stands for pen")
The pen color for the "Color stands for pen" setting is a user-specific setting that is not saved to the project but to the user folder (...\Usr).

2.a: Importing projects from individual workstations to the main workstation
The projects of the secondary workstations can now be imported at the main workstation via the tool "New Project, Open Project -> Import project". Here you can import one or more projects or zipped project backups from any path. You can select the projects in the “import project” dialog box and import them into the current version. The source version is displayed in the version column.

The main workstation contains the latest version of all the projects of the office.

3. merging project defaults
To do this, copy the elements to be transferred (symbols, smart symbols, lists, etc.) on the secondary workstations in ProjectPilot to the external path, which can of course be set to a shared network folder.
In a second step, copy the elements to be transferred to the office standard on the main workstation in ProjectPilot via the external path.

4. Transfer the central file storage folder from the main computer to the future server:

  • Before the switch, create a folder on the server (e.g. Data) and share this folder with anyone with full access (e.g. as Data). Create a subfolderAllplanunder it. (e.g. \\server\Data\Allplan). Allplan works with UNC path. In the case of a network installation, there must therefore be a folder for the central file storage on which Allplan 2022 is to be installed that is shared by all computers.
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  • Exit Allplan on all Allplan workstations.
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  • Open the Allplan Diagnostic Tool on the first computer viaServices application - > Service - > Allplan Diagnostics. Switch to the "Settings" tab.
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  • Under the field "Workgroup settings” press "Search...". In the browser that appears, you can search for the new share by entering the UNC name of the new server at the top followed by the share or the complete path and confirm with Enter. Select your new central file storage folder and confirm with OK. Please note that the new path must conform to UNC only when using the Workgroup Manager. For example: \\server\Data\Allplan)
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  • To start the migration, please press "Apply". This will start the copying process and change the configuration. The data is not moved but copied and this workstation is now converted and accesses the new data store.
  • You can now switch all the workstations to the future network installation via the same process. For the other workstations, the copying process of the project and STD folder is prevented with a corresponding note, because the routine already recognizes these folders on the new server. Only the configurations on the computer are changed.

5. Optional: Activate Workgroup Manager (if the licenses include it)

Please refer to the following FAQ to enable the Workgroup Manager on the workstations:

https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20211001075702.html

6. Summary:
All the workstations access a common network drive with the same project pool and office standard.
Without the Workgroup Manager, only one user can access a project at the same time. Simultaneous work of multiple users in one project is only possible in an Allpan installation with the Workgroup Manager, if the license includes it. Please see section 5.

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