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Options window / IFC window closed immediately when opened

Version:  Allplan 2016, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2017  | Last modified: 27.02.2024 14:59
 
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Question:

The windows for options and the window for IFC import and export are closed immediately when opened. How can this issue be solved?



Answer:


1. HP computer

If you are using an HP (Hewlett-Packard) computer, please take these steps. Otherwise proceed to number 2.

Check whether the security software "HP ProtectTools" is installed on this computer. If yes, then uninstall "HP ProtectTools". This software suite consists of several progams. In most cases, these programs are:

  • HP ProtectTools Device Access Manager
  • Embedded Security for HP
  • Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools
  • File Sanitizer For HP ProtectTools
  • Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools
  • Theft Recovery
  • Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools
  • HP ProtectTools Security Manager



It is possible that more or less HP software than the listed is installed. When you uninstall the "HP ProtectTools Security Manager", no other dependent software should be listed during uninstallation.

If there is dependent software listed during uninstallation, please uninstall these programs first. As the last step, "HP ProtectTools Security Manager" should be uninstalled.

An example message, listing dependent software which is still installed:




Important notice: Please restart the computer to complete uninstalling the software.




2. Dell computer

If you are using a Dell computer, please take these steps. Otherwise contact the Allplan support.

Check whether the security software "Dell Data Protection" is installed on this computer. If yes, then uninstall "Dell Data Protection". This software suite consists of several progams. In most cases, these programs are:

  • Dell Data Protection | Security Tools Authentication
  • Dell Data Protection | Security Tools


It is possible that more or less Dell software than the listed is installed. When you uninstall the "Dell Data Protection", no other dependent software should be listed during uninstallation.

If there is dependent software listed during uninstallation, please uninstall these programs first. As the last step, "Dell Data Protection" should be uninstalled.

An example message, listing dependent software which is still installed:




Important notice: Please restart the computer to complete uninstalling the software.




Notes:

HP ProtectTools Security Suite was developed by McAfee in cooperation with HP. It is pre-installed on most HP business notebooks and on some HP desktop computers.

HP ProtectTools are using Full Volume Encryption (FVE) by McAfee Safeboot, which changes the Win32 API behaviour. This causes problems in Allplan.

Also Dell is using similar mechanisms for the Dell Data Protection Suite. They have the same influence on Allplan.

Please note that these programs in either case have negative effects on stability and functionality of Allplan, even if you might not notice it (example: working options and IFC windows in different Allplan version).


How to handle licenses when upgrading to Allplan 2022

Version:  Allplan 2022  | Last modified: 28.02.2024 07:50
 
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Question:

What license issues do I need to consider when upgrading from Allplan 2019/2020/2021 to Allplan 2022?


Answer:

Installation options during Setups

Upgrade - program update with transfer of all project data, office and user settings.
The existing Allplan installation is upgraded to version 2022. If several Allplan versions are installed, only the latest version will be suggested for upgrade. Projects, office and user settings are automatically transferred from 2019/2020/2021 to Allplan 2022. Allplan 2019/2020/2021 is then no longer available.

New installation without transfer of project data, office and user settings:
Existing Allplan installations remain unchanged. Office and user settings are not transferred to version 2022. You can import projects after installation using the following Allplan function:
New project, open-> Import projects.

New installation with transfer of office and user settings:
Existing Allplan installations remain unchanged. Office and user settings are automatically transferred from 2019/2020/2021 to version 2022. In the case of multiple installed Allplan versions, only the most current version is suggested for transfer. If you have installed with a central file store, make sure that you create a folder with a suitable share on your central file store (server) beforehand. This folder can then be selected as the "central file storage folder" during setup. You can import projects after installation with the following Allplan function:
Project new, open-> Import projects.



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

There is no license request when installing Allplan 2022. Therefore, make sure in advance that your licenses are also suitable for this version, e.g. by purchase or a valid service contract.

1. Upgrade Allplan 2022 – stand-alone workstation

Your license for Allplan 2022 will be updated after installation, when you start Allplan 2022 for the first time. Start Allplan 2022 and you will be prompted to update the license. Select "Update now" here. The license is updated online. You can then start Allplan 2022 directly or close the license window.

Note:
To install Allplan 2022 on a new computer, please read on connect.allplan.com/license within the menu item Information on Installation and Licensing the instructions Transferring license to a new computer.

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


2. Upgrading Allplan 2022 with a license server


Start by updating your license(s) at the license server. After this, upgrade the clients. To do this, start the License Settings program on the server. Click License Activation on the left, and then click the license you want to update. Click Update License.

After the license(s) update, you can perform the Allplan upgrade installation on the client computers.


NOTE:
Check the version of your installed license server on the server. Starting with the license server version 2016-1-4, the detailed version status (Build-ID) is displayed directly in the lower left corner of the License Settings program.
At least version 1.1196.xxx.xxx should be displayed here. If an older Build ID is displayed, then you still have an older license server in use. In any case, please update your license server. Download the software for the license server from the Allplan Connect service portal. Detailed instructions can be found at connect.allplan.com/license under the menu item Information on installation and Licensing' and the instructions 'Updating license server and licenses'.

Note: You can update the licenses only at a license server you have already installed. If you want to switch to Allplan 2022 and move the license server to a new server, please read on connect.allplan.com/license within the menu item Information on Installation and Licensing the instructions Moving license server to a new server.

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


Downloading licenses from Allplan Connect

You can also obtain your activation codes for Allplan 2022 IBD in the Allplan Connect service portal.
To do this, click Profile > License Management.

You can only use this function as an administrator.

Recommended graphics cards for Allplan

Version:  Allplan 2021, Allplan 2020, Allplan 2022, Allplan 2023, Allplan 2024  | Last modified: 28.02.2024 08:02
 
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Question:

Which graphics cards are recommended for Allplan?



Answer:


Follow this link to see a list of the AMD/ATI & NVidia graphics cards manufacturers that are CERTIFIED FOR ALLPLAN.
We have tested the OpenGL functionality and the animation performance of various Allplan modules with specially prepared data with each of the cards available.
https://www.allplan.com/services/cad-software-support/grafikkarten.html

The tested drivers can be found on the homepage of the individual manufacturer. The driver versions that were used in the tests are included in the tables so that you can compare the data. However, we strongly recommend that you always installthe current driver of the manufacturer.

It is a good idea to check your system using the system tool you can find on our homepage:
https://www.allplan.com/services/cad-software-support/downloads.html



Additional information:

Allplan 2011 was revised completely for accelerated graphical representation.
To guarantee full performance support for Allplan 2011 and later, please check that your graphics cards meet the hardware requirements for DirectX 10 & OpenGL 2.0 (chip-based). In addition, you need to install the current drivers. Allplan will automatically switch to the conventional drawing method when it starts and finds old graphics cards that do not meet the requirements stated above.

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)



Note:

We kindly ask you to understand that products of other manufacturers that are not mentioned have not been tested and therefore cannot be recommended.

Removing NemSLock completely

Version:  Allplan 2013, Allplan 2009, Allplan , Allplan 2015, Allplan 2012, Allplan 2014  | Last modified: 27.02.2024 14:57
 
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Question:

How can I remove NemSLock completely from a computer?



Answer:

Do the following:

  1. Uninstall Softlock 2006 by clicking Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

  2. Select "Nemetschek SoftLock 2006" and then click "Uninstall/Change". Select "Remove" -> Next -> Yes.
  3. Extract the "NSLFixer2006.zip" file attached and copy it to any folder on your computer. If your email provider or firewall software has blocked this file, you can also download it from our webdrive. Use this link:

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

    The tool "NSLFixer2006.exe" is under Allgemein/Nemslock

    (click on the right hand side next to file size on the three dots and chose 'herunterladen')

  4. Start NSLFixer2006.exe by double-clicking it.
    Important note:
    If you are running Windows Vista or a newer operating system, click the program with the right mouse button and select "Run as administrator". Confirm the following message.
  5. Create the key by clicking "Generate/Enter a key" (1).

  6. Select the line to the right of "Generate/Enter a key" (2), "1F02E74917D3F6E7348C1F02E74917D35E2599A254864A233C549A25ADD2EDFD", for example, and press "Ctrl+C". Paste this key into an email and send it to "support.de@allplan.com".
  7. We will send you another key. Please copy this key to the second line (3). If you need to restart the program, paste the key you created into the first line (see step 3, do not click "Generate/Enter a key" again!). Then click "Validate twin key" (4). After you have done this, you should see the following message: "System cleaned. Reinstall NemSLock".
  8. Update your current Allplan version. Use the temporary license file ("psd" can be found in its file name). You can also find your current temporary licenses at www.connect.allplan.com. Go to "Profile -> License administration".
    Students should use the Allplan Setup program which they can download from Allplan Campus (http://www.allplan-campus.com -> log on -> select "Software" at the top -> download Allplan). Use the trial license provided by Setup.



After this, request a new license by sending a new registration request (Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Manager). Select the license entry for your seat and click "Request license".
If you work with a license server, reconnect the client with the server.


Download
- NSLFixer2006_EN.zip (204 KB)

ProjectPilot does not start

Version:  Allplan 2017, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2018, Allplan 2019, Allplan 2020  | Last modified: 27.02.2024 13:52
 
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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'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.

Adjusting the local file storage folder for Allplan Share

Version:  Allplan 2023, Allplan 2021, Allplan 2022  | Last modified: 28.04.2023 04:49
 
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Question:

How can I change the cache path for Allplan Share?

Note:

You do this at your own risk.
We strongly recommend that you clarify all issues in advance.
Always copy a file before you change it.
Before you change registry entries, back up the registry key that you want to modify. To do this, export the key by selecting File - Export in the Registry Editor.

Answer:

Allplan Share temporarily saves the project data in the path of the local file storage, which you defined when you installed Allplan.
You can see the path of the local file storage folder in the Services application.
If this folder is centrally on a server for all Allplan workstations:
To avoid replication conflicts that might occur when several users work on the same project data, you must change the path settings for each user so that this folder is locally on the user’s computer running Allplan.

Before you start, close Allplan, making sure that you do not lose any data.

  1. Go to a local drive (C or D) of the computer running Allplan and create the new "Local data” folder with the "Allplan” subfolder (for example, C:\Local data\Allplan).
  2. Start the Windows Registry Editor as the administrator (start - run - regedit).
  3. Go to the left column of Registry Editor and open the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nemetschek\Allplan\2018.0\InstallRoot. If Allplan 2019 or a newer Allplan version is installed, “2019.0“ or the newer version replaces “2018.0” in the path.
  4. Go to the right column of Registry Editor and double-click theLocalDataDrivekey. Specify the drive that you selected for local file storage (for example, C:). Then click OK to confirm the change. This applies the change.
  5. Then, go to the right column of Registry Editor again and double-click theLocalDataPathkey. Specify the path that you defined for local file storage (for example,\Local Data\Allplan). Then click OK to confirm the change. This applies the change. The result should look like this:
  6. Close the Registry Editor. Allplan now uses the new path for the cache of Allplan Share.
  7. Start Allplan and select the Allplan Share project to load the necessary project data into the new cache.



FIRST STEPS in Allplan Exchange

Version:  Allplan Exchange  | Last modified: 27.02.2024 10:47
 
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This FAQ is valid from 24.04.2023, from then on a new Allplan Exchange Online Service will be available to you.

 

Question:

 

I would like to start with Allplan Exchange. 
First steps in Allplan Exchange work.

 

 

 

Important note : 

 

Before you start with the first steps in a new system, it is good for you to know whether the data can also be deleted. The answer to this is YES. When you start saving your first projects and documents online, you can delete them after a test run.

 

It is up to you to delete the centrally stored data at any time; with the deletion, access is withdrawn from the project participants.

 

 

 

Answer:

 

The following simplified representation shows that some steps are carried out once and further steps are repeated for each project.
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(1) REGISTRATION (Login):

 

By registering in Connect, you will receive a valid USER account for all our online services (such as BIMPLUS and EXCHANGE) , allowing you to log in to Exchange:

 


https://exchange.allplan.com

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Logging in should be possible in any case if you have a USER account.
The use of your own COMPANY account depends on your licence.
If you are unable to continue from here, please contact your

 

sales partner : LINK = https://www.allplan.com/de/beratung-verkauf/vertriebspartner/

 

If you already have a licence, you can continue with the next points

 

 

 

(2) COMPANY MEMBERS: 

 

The first user is automatically authorized to invite members to the Exchange account and to define their roles in the Exchange account.
a) In the main menu, select "PROJECTS" | b) select the "INFO BUTTON" | c) here you will see the list of your current MEMBERS | d) you can add more by clicking on the ADD MEMBERS button | e) simply enter the email address, select a language (from the recipient) and a COMPANY ROLE, click on "Send" to finalize the invitation

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The newly invited member will receive an email and can complete the registration of his personal account.

 

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Remove member : 

 

If you want to remove a member, simply click on the icon with the cross (see picture #f) in the corresponding line. A member will then be removed from your company account and will also be removed from all projects in your company account so that the former member can no longer access your data.

 



(3) PROJECT:

 

The first project can be created online:

 

a) In the main menu, select "PROJECTS" | b) Select the icon for "CREATE NEW PROJECT" | c) Enter a name e.g. "MY FRIST STEP" and click on Create | d) You will receive a message that a new project has been created | e) You will find the new project in the overview,
TIP: You have automatically been created as a project participant with the highest project role "Manager" and can therefore continue with step 4.

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Delete project : 

 

If you want to delete a project, simply click on the icon  (see image #f) in the corresponding line. The project will be deleted along with all existing documents, so you and any Project members will no longer have access to the project data. Please note that this step cannot be undone. 
You will be see a message and must explicitly confirm that you have taken note of this.

 

 

 

(4) PROJECT PARTICIPANTS:

 

You can select the project participants from the group of company members (already created under point 2); by entering a name or email you will automatically receive default values. Select a company member and assign a project role at the same time.

 


a) In the main menu, select "PROJECTS" | b) Select a project from your account. | c) Switch to the "PARTICIPANTS" tab | d) Click on the "Add project participants" function | e) Simply enter the name or email here, you will receive default values for selection, at the same time you can select the corresponding project role and click on "Add" | f) In the list of project participants you will also see their role, which can be changed at any time.
The project participants now have access to the project and all plans that you will send to the project participant.

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Remove project participant : 

 

If you want to remove a project participant, simply click on the icon with the cross (see image #g) in the corresponding line. A project participant is then removed from the project assignment and can no longer access the project data.

 

 

 

(5) PLAN DISTRIBUTION:

 

LOGIN: Now start Allplan CAD and open your desired CAD PROJECT. a) Switch to the Plan layout area | b) Start the "Allplan Exchange" function | c) The Allplan Exchange dialogue opens | d) Click on "Log in" to use the advantages of the Allplan Exchange online function | e) In the login dialogue, enter the same login data as on the website| f) When logging in to this CAD project for the first time, you will automatically be asked for the assignment, select the desired Allplan Exchange account and the PROJECT previously created online, e.g. "MY FRIST STEP".