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Switching to a new server (Allplan 2014 and higher)

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Question:

How can I move the "central file storage folder" of an Allplan installation to a new server?



Note:

The procedure described below is not approved by Allplan. Do this at your own risk.
You are strongly advised to clarify all issues in advance.
If you are not sure what to do, we recommend that you uninstall and reinstall Allplan or consult technical support.
Always copy a file before you change it.



Answer:

A. General information
Copy the "central file storage folder" from the old server to the new server.
You can find this folder under a shared folder.
Create the same folder structure and share (including the share name) on the new server, making things easier for you. However, this is not mandatory.


B. Allplan installation with Workgroup Manager

1. Changes on the server
Enter the new server name in the following files on the new server. You can find these files in the NET folder, which is a subfolder of the central file storage folder. You can open the files in an editor and edit them there.

data.cfg
· Enter the server name in CAPITAL LETTERS (also applies to user.cfg and project.dat!), for example, SERVER.
· Do not delete the blanks after the server name.
· If the share name or folder name has changed, you need to enter the new name after the blanks.

user.cfg
· Since Allplan 2014 this file is encrypted and is saved in ANSI format
· Open the files with editor. After the = change the server name to new name, use CAPITAL LETTERS (without any blanks).
· When finished click on file in the left top and chose save file as
· File name: user.cfg
· File type: text file (*.txt)
· Encyryption(Coding): ANSI
· Save

Note: if the server name is not shown in user.cfg please contact us again by sending your fuser.cfg and the new server name.

project.dat
· Rename the "project.dat.xml" file "project.alt.xml".
· Then go to step "2. Changes on the workstations". Complete the process for one workstation!
· When you have finished, do the following:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> reorg -> Restore project management file -> OK


2. Changes on the workstations
On each workstation, you must adjust a value using the registry editor.

Switch to the following key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Nemetschek\Allplan\'version number'\InstallRoot


In the "NetDrive" value, enter the new server name and the new share name, for example, \\SERVER\Nemdata.
In the "NetPath" value, enter changes in the subfolders, for example, \Nemetschek\Allplan.
Together NetDrive and NetPath define the valid path of the "central file storage folder" on the new server, for example, \\SERVER\Nemdata\Nemetschek\Allplan.


C. Allplan installation without Workgroup Manager
If Workgroup Manager is not installed, use the procedure described in B. You can ignore step "1. Changes on the server".


D. In addition: check the licensing system you are using!

Standalone license:
If you run Allplan using standalone licenses, there are no particular issues to bear in mind.

Wibu license server:
If you want to use the license server also on the new server, you need to return the license on the old server. Install license server on new server and activate the license on the new server again. You can find detailed instructions at:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618134224.html


Note: If you want to create an image of the server or virtualize the server, please contact the technical support team.

Workgroup Manager: Problems when checking in or out computers

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Question:

I can neither check in nor check out the computer.
When I try to check in the computer, the following error message appears: “The registry entries are not correct!” How can I correct this error?


Answer:

There is a hidden file on the server. This file causes the problem, which is probably related to user rights or user account control.

You have to change the settings directly on the server, that is so say, you have to use the folder options to show all hidden folders and files.

1. Open the central file storage folder on the server. There is a subordinate folder called
NET. This folder contains the computer_name.out file. Here, computer_name is the name of the computer that is checked out.
Delete this file.

2. Open the shared folder (for example, C:\Nemdata\Allplan) on the computer that is checked out.
Allplan 2015 and earlier: Delete the Net.ChkOutfolder.
Allplan 2016 and later: Delete the NETfolder.

Now the computer is checked in again. Consequently, you can move projects to this computer
or check it out once more.


Note:

If the computer or the projects are still red, you have to fix the projects.

To fix the projects:
Services application -> Workgroup Manager -> Administer projects and computers

Do the following:

Ctrl + right-click computer
-> can be checked in
Ctrl + right-click project-> can be unlocked

Repeat this step to unlock every project on the computer.
When you have finished, close the dialog box and open it again to update it.
Now everything should be correct.

Transferring data from old Allplan versions

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Question:

How can I import data from an earlier version?



Answer:

You can import data from the last three Allplan versions.
Consequently, the following import operations are possible:

Target version <- import possible from version

2017 <- 2014
2016 <- 2013
2015 <- 2012
2014 <- 2011
2013 <- 2009
2012 <- 2008
2011 <- 2006
2009 <- 2005
2008 <- 2004
2006 <- 2003
2005 <- 17
2004 <- 16

We cannot guarantee that data created in older versions can be imported and edited. The conversion of older data may be incomplete, which may affect intelligent components in particular.


1. Archived data from an earlier version (not older than three previous versions):

There are two ways to convert the data to the current version:

  • Import the project backups created and archived using the
    Services application -> Data Backup -> Import -> Projects.
    After importing the projects, convert them by opening each project once.
  • Import the backups archived using the
    Services application -> File -> Restore documents of any version to '...\Extern'.
    The data are written to the external path.
    You can now process the converted data in ProjectPilot.



2. Archived data from an older Allplan version (older than three previous versions):

  • See whether you can use the approach described in step 1 to import the old projects.
  • If available, it is a good idea to install an old Allplan version. Import the backups created and archived into this old version and convert the projects using the Services application. If you have imported a complete project backup, convert the data by opening each project once. When finished, repeat this process with a newer version (up to three versions later) until the data are up-to-date.
  • If an old Allplan version is not available, you can also have the data converted by Allplan. Please note that this service is not free of charge. Please contact Technical Support -> support.de@allplan.com.




Notes:

  • You can convert the data of all projects at once. Read the following FAQ in Allplan Connect: https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20090408124904.html
  • If enough hard disk space is available, you are advised to keep and maintain the projects so that Allplan automatically converts them to the current version whenever you upgrade.
  • If there are project-specific smart symbol catalogs, you should open the smart symbol catalog once to convert the data.

Working with Allplan from home

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Question:

How can I work from home with Allplan without a direct LAN connection to a common file storage folder?



Answer:

1. Working from home with direct access to the central data


If you want to work together on projects, you can use Allplan Share, Allplan’s cloud solution, to work with Allplan without a LAN connection to the central file storage folder. This is only possible if Allplan is installed as a standalone version on a computer without access to a central file storage folder; otherwise, Allplan does not start. If the computer is part of a workgroup installation, the computer must be checked out and used outside the LAN (like a standalone workstation). Data access is via cloud services.
This is only possible if you use Allplan Share for cloud storage.

Working with Allplan Share is just as simple as working at a standalone workstation. You and several other users can access and edit a project at the same time.

To get more information on Allplan Share, use the following link or contact your sales partner:

https://www.allplan.com/de/add-ons/allplan-share/


You can also find further information on Allplan Connect; use the following link:


https://connect.allplan.com/de/forum/themen/topic/topics/cad-allgemein-1/moderierter-sammelbeitrag-zugriff-auf-allplan-projekte-aus-dem-homeoffice-via-allplan-share.html


Note:

VPN is not useful for common project storage.
Allplan exchanges many files with the data server. VPN uses advanced encryption, which considerably slows down data transfer.
A connection via VPN is not approved for Allplan because data might get damaged even if the connection is interrupted only briefly. In addition, working over the internet is extremely slow if the internet connection is not fast enough (at least 100 Mbit).
Allplan does not support a VPN connection with IPv6; Allplan detects only IPv4.
Make sure that the VPN connection does not switch to sleep mode.

Please note that we cannot provide support for this constellation.



2. Working from home without access to the central file storage (working locally):



2.1 Allplan with workgroup manager:

If workgroup manager is included in your license, you can check out a computer or laptop with projects from the workgroup environment. You can then work from home without access to the server. The projects on the computer or laptop that is checked out are locked for the CAD users on the network. These users see the comment you entered when you checked out the computer.

You can find instructions at

https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20160923105251.html

When you use a license server, you can get the license via a VPN connection or borrow the license beforehand:

https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20180109095437.html
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20160523165423.html




2.2 Allplan without workgroup manager:

Using the office computer
If you have neither workgroup manager nor network access, you must uninstall Allplan and install it again by specifying the local paths. To work with a project, you must back it up and then import it to the local installation.

Using a new (private) computer
If you want to use a new computer to work from home, you must return the license at the office computer and then use this license to install Allplan on the new computer.


We recommend that you do not mix data from the office computer and the private computer. Merging data later involves considerable time and effort.

Use the following link to find out how to transfer projects:

https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20180507154505.html

Using bak files

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Question:

Does Allplan create backup files (*.bak)?
How can I use these files?



Answer:

Allplan creates backup files when you do the following:

  1. Copy, Move Elements between Documents …
    Allplan creates a backup file of the destination drawing file or layout.
  2. Deleting drawing files and layoutsin the "Open on a project-specific basis" dialog box
    If you have selected "Create backup copies of drawing files", Allplan creates a backup file of the drawing file or layout.
  3. Importing data to drawing files
    If you have selected "Create backup copies of drawing files", Allplan creates a backup file of the drawing file.


Note on points 2 and 3:

To select the "Create backup copies of drawing files" option, click
Tools -> Options -> Desktop environment -> Save/load area (until V2009 Global Options -> Miscellaneous -> Autosave, Backup)->Create backup copies of drawing files.


Restoring:

If need be, you can restore the original drawing file or layout.
Make a note of the drawing file number or layout number and determine the corresponding project folder as follows:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> wopro

Open this folder in Windows Explorer.

Rename the corresponding drawing file "tb000001.ndw" "tb000001.ndw.old" or the corresponding layout "pb000001.000" "pb000001.000.old.", for example.
Delete the bak extension from the corresponding bak file.

Example 1:

You have inadvertently copied the wrong elements to drawing file 4711.
1st step: exit the project in Allplan.
2nd step: delete file tb004711.ndw or rename it tb004711.ndw.old.
3rd step: find file tb004711.ndw.bak and rename it tb004711.ndw.

Example 2:

You have inadvertently copied the wrong elements to layout 815.
1st step: exit the project in Allplan.
2nd step: delete file pb000815.000 or rename it pb000815.000.old.
3rd step: find file pb000815.000.bak and rename it pb000815.000.



Note:

These backup files can considerably increase the volume of data to be backed up. So it is a good idea to delete the .bak files you no longer require before you start backing up data. To delete the .bak files, you can select the Services application and click Utilities -> Delete temporary files.

You can also find this information in the help for Allplan. Please refer to the topic "Using bak files".

The user profile was not found. Temporarily, the profile of local will be used.

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Question:

I installed Allplan with Workgroup Manager on a new computer for the first time. When I start Allplan, I get the following message: The user profile "DOMAIN\user name" was not found. Temporarily, the profile of local will be used.
Therefore, I cannot access any project. What can I do?



Answer:

You have logged in to the computer with a new Windows user who does not yet exist in Workgroup Manager administration of Allplan.
You need to add this new user to Workgroup Manager. To do this, log in as the administrator to the computer or use a different computer where a user has administrator privileges for Workgroup Manager.

Services application -> Workgroup Manager -> Administrate users -> right-click -> Create user

For the "user name", you can enter any Allplan user name, which can be up to 8 characters long.
For the "Windows user name", you must enter the name the user uses for login.
Important: If the user uses a domain for login, you must add it to the "Windows user name", for example, DOMAIN\user.


There is one Allplan administrator and any number of normal Allplan users.
A Windows user with any login name becomes an Allplan administrator if you go to "User group" and
select "Administrator"on the dropdown menu. Using this approach, you can also assign administration privileges to existing users.


You must enter the email address and the password only if the user is notpart of the workgroup but needs access to online projects (Workgroup Online).


Important: Click "Apply" and then "OK" to close the dialog box and the user overview respectively.



Note:

After you have created the user as an Allplan user, do not forget to assign the relevant projects to this user. Otherwise, this user is not allowed to edit the projects.
To find out how to
make several projects available to users: https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/0001cbd2.html

Transfer single workstation to network with/without Workgroup Manager as of Allplan 2022

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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.
    1.
  • Exit Allplan on all Allplan workstations.
    1.
  • Open the Allplan Diagnostic Tool on the first computer viaServices application - > Service - > Allplan Diagnostics. Switch to the "Settings" tab.
    1.
  • 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)
    1.
  • 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.

Transferring license to a new or another computer

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Question:

How can I transfer the license permanently to a new computer?
How can I temporarily transfer the license of a registered computer to a different computer?
How can I interchange the licenses of two registered computers?



Answer:

If you activated the license online by entering a Product Key, you can return the Product Key and then use it for a different computer. You can return and activate the license only if the computers have Internet access. The computer where you want to return or activate the license does not have to be online all the time. It is enough if it is online while you are returning or activating the license.


Returning a license
To return a license in online mode

  • Open the 'License settings' dialog box: Services application -> Utilities -> License settings
  • Write down the Product Key for the license you are returning.
  • Click License activationon the left. Then click the license you want to return.
  • Click Return license.


You can now activate the license on a different computer.


Activating a license
If you want to transfer the license permanently, you can activate a license while you are installing Allplan or after you have installed Allplan. By activating a license, you connect the license with the new or other computer. As a result, you can start Allplan on this computer.
If you want to transfer the license only temporarily, install Allplan as a viewer on the second computer and
activate the license later.

To activate the license during installation:
Start Setup and follow the instructions displayed.

  • In the 'Installation Option' dialog box, select the 'Enter Product Key' option and click 'Next'.
  • Enter your Product Key.
  • Click 'Activate license'.


To activate the license after installation:

  • Open the 'License settings' dialog box: Services application -> Utilities -> License settings
  • Click License activationon the left.
  • Enter your Product Key.
  • Click Activate license.



Here comes a practical example:
If you want to use a Product Key for running Allplan on two or more computers, you must use computer A to return the license before you can use this license with computer B. To return the license, open the Services application -> Utilities -> License settings -> Return license. If this computer always uses the same Product Key, you can find this Product Key in the box below License activation. This box always displays the last Product Key entered.

If you switch between several licenses, it is a good idea to save the Product Keys used in a text file on the desktop. This way, you can copy the Product Keys quickly and easily to the license settings.


Note: When license cannot be returned due to defect
If your computer has a defect and does not start anymore, or your hard disk has crashed and you had to install a new one, we need a statutory declaration from you. You will receive this declaration after your situation has been checked by the technical support team. Please contact your local Allplan Support with a brief description of what happened.


Further Notes:
You can also find your Product Key in Allplan Connect. Go to http://connect.allplan.com/license
Click Profile -> License administration.
Only administrators can use this function.

License activation /returning is still not possible

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Question:

Internet connection exists on your computer and the settings used for the proxy for the URLs you have set also. You try to activate your license with your product key, but the activation could not be performed. You get the message ' server not found error'. How can the license be activated yet?

Reply:

License activation:

The following description is valid for single user license as also license server licenses.

Try to activate the licenses on the computer/server via the following website online.
This Web site must be launched directly on the computer on which the license should be enabled.


http://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot/index.php

In the row "Ticket", enter your Product Key and click continue your license will be displayed, click on activate license now.

Note: (only for license server license)
A selection appears asking for the binding of licenses.
Select firm code 6000100 on the right hand side.
'I want my licenses on one computer (CmActLicense). Firm code: 6000100 CmContainer ALLPLAN CM6 (2000)'

Sometimes multiple rows for the same license will be displayed (E.g. license number and a -u behind it) please leave all licenses checked and click on Activate selected licenses now.

The transfer of the license starts now. When activation is finished your license on this page should now appear with status activated.

If the problems with license activation occurred during the installation of ALLPLAN, cancel to exit Setup and restart the installation of ALLPLAN again. Then select in the Setup license configuration use active license now and the installation can continue.

Then open the license setting over services -> utilities-> license settings.
Or license server via License Settings.

Click on the left side on license selection. Now the license is displayed under the computer name.

License return:

This Web site must be launched directly on the computer on which the license should be enabled.


http://lc.codemeter.com/59885/depot/index.php

In the row "Ticket", enter your Product Key and click continue your license will be displayed, click on re-host license now.

Sometimes multiple rows for the same license will be displayed (E.g. license number and a -u behind it) please leave all licenses checked and click on Re-host selected licenses now.

The transfer of the license starts now.

Notes:

  • Sometimes the license is not displayed under license activation, because it has been enabled via the website.
  • If you want to remove the licenses, you must do so via the website again.

Allplan does not start.

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Question:

What can I do if Allplan does not start?


Answer:


Work through the following steps:

Step 1 - run as administrator
Start Allplan with the ‘Run as administrator’ option.
To do this, right-click the Allplan icon and click ‘Run as administrator’.
If Allplan does not start, go to step 2.

Step 2 - cleanup
Allplan is not running. Start the Services application and do the following:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> cleanup -> OK
If Allplan does not start, go to step 3.

Step 3 - cleanstd
Allplan is not running. Start the Services application and do the following:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> cleanstd: reset CAD defaults -> OK -> OK -> Yes -> OK
If Allplan does not start, restore the settings:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> laststd: restore the last settings -> OK -> OK -> Yes -> OK
Go to step 4.

Step 4 - cleanreg
Allplan is not running. Start the Services application and do the following:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> cleanreg: reset CAD registry settings -> OK -> OK -> Yes -> OK
If Allplan does not start, restore the registry settings:
Services application -> Service -> Hotline Tools -> lastreg:restore most recent CAD registry settings -> OK -> OK -> Yes -> OK
Go to step 5.

Step 5 (Allplan 2016 and later)
Restart the Wibu 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.

If Allplan does not start, go to step 6.

Step 6 (Allplan 2016 and later)
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.htmlor on the Nemetschek FTP server ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.deat download/General/Wibu/CodemeterRuntime.exe

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.
If Allplan does not start, go to step 7.

Step 7 - contact Technical Support
Send the following information by email to support.de@allplan.com:

  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 support request, look at
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/0001a27a.html
  5. Allplan 2016 and later -> a screenshot of the Wibu 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.


We will contact you.

Repair installation as of version Allplan 2022

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Question:

How can Allplan program data be repaired?



Answer:

The Allplan program files can be repaired via a repair installation.

To repair the Allplan program data, please proceed as described:
In Windows, select Start  > Einstellungen > Apps > Apps and Features.

Select the Allplan version (from Allplan 2022) for which you want to repair.
Select the "Change" button offered in the dialog that now appears.



The Allplan Setup Menu is started.
Select the "Repair" option here



You can then select the components to be included in a repair installation in the options of the Allplan installation dialog.
To perform the repair installation, select the "Install" button.


The repair installation will now be executed.


Allplan is running slow

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Question:

Why is Allplan running so slow?


Answer:

Check the following points:

1. Current version
Make sure you work with the current Allplan version.

  • Do the following or ask your system administrator to do this:
    Open Allplan and click the ‘?’ icon in the upper right-hand corner. Click ‘Update Allplan’.
    Select 'Find now'. If Allplan finds updates or hotfixes, download the installation packages.
  • Deactivate the virus scanner while your are installing updates or hotfixes. This might require administrator privileges. Contact your system administrator if you have problems.
  • Right-click the Allplan icon on the desktop. A shortcut menu opens.
    Select ‘Run as administrator’ and click ‘Yes’ to confirm the following message.
    As a result, Windows security settings do not block the installation.



2. System requirements:
Check the hardware and software required for your Allplan computer.

2.a)Download and run the system test.
Check the notes.
https://www.allplan.com/de/system/systemvoraussetzungen/

2.b)Check the Allplan system requirements:
https://www.allplan.com/de/system/systemvoraussetzungen/

2.c)You can find information about graphics cards at
https://connect.allplan.com/de/support/grafikkarten.html

2.d)You can find server operating systems you can use for the central file storage of Allplan at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20140924094923.html


3. Hotline tools:
Start the Services application, open the ‘Service’ menu and select ‘Hotline Tools’. To save your settings, select the following tools.

- savestd: Saves user defaults.
- savereg: Saves CAD registry settings.

Start the Services application, open the ‘Service’ menu and select the following ‘Hotline Tools’:

- cleanup: Initializes the display.
- cleanstd: Resets CAD defaults.
- cleanreg: Resets CAD registry settings.

Check whether this has solved the problems.
If this is not so, restore the settings you just saved. To do this, start the Services application, open the ‘Service’ menu and select the following ‘Hotline Tools’:
- reststd: Restores saved user defaults.
- restreg: Restores CAD registry settings.


4. Color scheme selected in Allplan:
Start Allplan, open the ‘View’ menu, point to ‘Toolbars’ and select ‘Customize User Interface’. Open the ‘Customize’ tab and set ‘Color scheme and icon design’ to ‘Windows’.


5. Check the availability of all projects that are not online (if you use Workgroup Manager):
Start Allplan, open the ‘File’ menu and select ‘New Project, Open Project’. Deactivate ‘Check availability of all offline projects’.


6. Virus scanner
Check whether an anti-virus program is running in the background of the computer or server.
If so, reduce protection to "programs only".

Scanning "all files" can take a long time, considerably slowing down your computer when you switch between projects or exit the program.
You can exclude the Allplan installation folders from real-time scanning.When you start the Services application, you can see a list of the folders to be excluded.
You can find more information at
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20091126145752.html
Changes in the settings of the virus scanner only come into effect when you re-start the computer.


7. Aero desktop effects
Deactivate the Aero desktop effects of Windows.
To do this, open the Control Panel, select ‘Ease of Access’ and go to the ‘Make things on the screen easier to see’ area.
Select the ‘Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible)’ option.


8. Name resolution on the network
If Allplan takes several minutes to start, name resolution on the network may not work.
To check this, do the following:
Right-click the Windows Start Button, select ‘Run’, type in ‘cmd’, click OK, type in ‘Nslookup’ and press ENTER.
Go to the line following the > character, type in the name of the Allplan data server and press ENTER.
The reply starts with the name and address of the server providing name resolution.
You can find the name and address of the Allplan data server in the second group.
If problems occur, contact your network administrator and ask him or her to configure name resolution correctly.


9. Speed of Allplan projects
Check whether some Allplan projects are slower than other Allplan projects.
Start with the empty project and check whether it is slow too.
After this, select any other Allplan project.

If it is only the current project that is slow, the problem may be caused by the data of the current project.
In this case, the data of this project must be analyzed in detail.
Contact technical support.


10. Network: checking out Allplan using Workgroup Manager
If you use Allplan with Workgroup Manager, you can check whether the problems are caused by the network. To do this, check out the workstation with the project in question and use the project on the local Allplan workstation.
You can find detailed information on checking out an Allplan workstation using Workgroup Manager in the
Services application. Open the ‘Help’ and select ‘Workgroup Manager’.

After you have checked out the workstation, Allplan no longer accesses the central file storage of the server.
If this has solved the problems, they are caused by the network. In this case, the network must be checked in detail.
Contact your network administrator and ask him or her to do this.

If the project is still slow, the problem may be caused by the data of the current project.
In this case, the data of this project must be analyzed in detail.
Contact technical support.


11. Log files and system information files
If all the points above do not solve the problems, technical support requires more system information about the computer running Allplan.

  • So, we would be grateful if you could send us a support request (Allplan Hotinfo with Allplan logging).
    To create a support request, start the Services application, open the ‘Service’ menu and select ‘Create support request (Hotinfo)’.
    Several dialog boxes open. Select ‘Technical Support Allplan’ and ‘Enquiry with Allplan logging’. Enter all the data required. Finally, click ‘Finish’.
    Another dialog box opens, prompting you to start Allplan. Click the ‘Start Allplan’ button.
    Allplan starts, logging all processes.
    Try to reproduce the problem as exactly as possible.
    Exit Allplan as soon as possible, reducing the data in the log file to a minimum.
    Then click ‘Next’ to generate the support request with the log file.
    You can find more information about Hotinfo at
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20140528094911.html
  • To analyze the Windows system environment, we would ask you to send us the logs created by Windows Event Viewer of your computer.
    To start Windows Event Viewer, right-click the Windows Start Button, select ‘Run’ and type in ‘eventvwr.msc’.
    You can also type in ‘Event Viewer’ in the search box of Windows. This displays the link file to the Windows event logs.
    Using Event Viewer, create *.evtx files for the application log and the system log in the ‘Windows Logs’ area and for the ‘Administrative Events’ log in the ‘Custom Views’ area.


Please send us the files.

Strange behavior in Allplan

Version:  Allplan 2022 Allplan 2021 Allplan 2020 Allplan 2019 Allplan 2018  | Last modified: 17.07.2022 16:10
 
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Question:

My projects in Allplan are suddenly incomplete, or projects are suddenly missing in the project list. What could be the reason for this?



Response:

Check whether the Windows synchronization is active. Sometimes it can happen that the synchronization was activated by a Windows update.
Then deactivate it again.

To do this, go to the Windows search and enter Control Panel.
Make sure that the Control Panel shows all items. To do this, go to Category at the top right of Display and select 'Small icons' or 'Large icons'.

In Control Panel, go to Synchronization Center ->click on left side Manage Offline Files.
Here it should say under General - Enable Offline Files.
If Disable Offline Files is displayed here, click on it and use it to disable synchronization.
Then click on Apply.
In order for the settings to be applied, you must now restart your computer.

Now test the behavior in Allplan again.

Transfer to a new server as of Allplan 2022

Version:  Allplan 2022  | Last modified: 17.07.2022 16:10
 
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Question:


How can the "central file storage folder" of an existing Allplan installation be moved to a new server?

General:

Before the changeover, make sure that a current data backup of the central file storage is available.
The data is not moved but copied during the changeover.
To avoid duplicate data storage, all workstations of the existing network installation should be migrated in this way. These instructions apply equally to installations with and without workgroup manager.


Answer:

  1. Before the changeover, create a folder on the new server (e.g. Data) and share this folder with everyone with full access (e.g. as Data). Create a subfolder Allplan under it. (e.g. \\Server\Daten\Allplan).Allplan works with UNC path. This means that for a network installation, a folder must exist for the central file storage on which Allplan 2022 is to be installed, which is shared by all computers.
  2. Exit Allplan on all workstations.
  3. Open the Allplan Diagnostic Tool via Allmenu->Service->Allplan Diagnostics. There you switch to the tab "Settings"
  4. Under the "Workgroup Settings" field press "Browse". In the browser that appears, you can browse for the new share by entering the UNC name of the new server or the complete path at the top and confirming with Enter. Select your new central file storage folder and confirm with OK. Note that if you are using the Workgroup Manager, the new path must be entered in a UNC-compliant way only. (e.g.: \\Servername\ nemdata\2022)
  5. To start the changeover, press the "Set" button. The copy process starts and the configuration is changed. The data is not moved but copied and this workstation is now converted and accesses the new data store.

Note:

To avoid duplicate data storage, all workstations of the existing network installation should now be converted via the same path. For the other workstations, the copying process of the project and STD folder is prevented with a corresponding note, since the routine already recognizes these folders on the new server. only the configurations on the computer are changed.

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