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Version:  Allplan 2021 / Allplan 2020 / Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017  | Last modified: 16.10.2020
 

Question:

I have some questions about large radii of circles:

How can I display them so that they are completely circular?
How can I transfer them correctly using PDF export?
How can I display them correctly in printouts?



Answer:


What large radii of circles look like depends on the settings in the ‘Options’.
Select Tools -> Options -> Desktop environment -> Display ->Hardware acceleration -> graphics -> Speed / quality and move the slide bar to the right: ‘Perfect’ setting.

When it comes to PFD files, you can use the settings in the ‘PDF Export’ dialog box to define how large radii of circles look.
Select the Export document of better qualitycheck box in this dialog box.

When it comes to printouts, you can use the settings in the palette to define how large radii of circles look.
Do the following: Create -> Layout Editor -> Print Layouts -> ‘Printer’ tab- More settingsarea
Select the ‘Print at highest quality’ check box.

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

Question:

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



Answer:

There are four reasons why these elements cannot be modified.

1st -the elements are smart symbols:

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


2nd - theelements are composite elements:

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


3rd - the elements are on frozen layers:

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


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

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




Note:

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

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Version:  Allplan 2013 / Allplan 2012 / Allplan 2011 / Allplan 2009  | Last modified: 30.11.2017
 

Question:

How can I output a test plot with different data types used in Allplan?



Solution:

Allplan comes with drawing files containing test data that can be used for this purpose.

If necessary, create a new project and copy the drawing files with the test data to this new project.

Open ProjectPilot: Allplan -> File -> ProjectPilot - Admin.

Set the external path to the '..\New\Testplot' folder, which is a subfolder of the local Allplan program folder.
Click 'External path' with the right mouse button and, on the shortcut menu, choose 'Select external path'.
Select the '..\New\Testplot' folder, which is a subfolder of the local Allplan program folder: c:\Programs\Nemetschek\Allplan\New\Testplot, for example.

The following layouts and drawing files are available:

  • Layout 1 - Test Plot Allplan Testbild / Allplan Test Layout
  • Layout 2 - Test Plot Muster & Schaffur / Patterns & Hatching
  • Layout 3 - Test Plot Allplan Testbild / Allplan Test Layout
  • Drawing file 25 - Füllflächen + Stifte / Fills + Pens
  • Drawing file 26 - Muster / Patterns (Version 2006 and later)
  • Drawing file 27 - Schraffuren / Hatching (Version 2006 and later)
  • Drawing file 100 - Allplan Test Drawing File (Version 2008 and later)


Copy these layouts and drawing files to the new project.
Select the relevant drawing files with the right mouse button and choose 'Copy to ...' on the shortcut menu.
Select the new project.

If necessary, create a layout, place the drawing files in this layout, specify an output device and and print the layout.

Note:

Make the following settings to ensure that the data is output correctly:

  • Select "white" for the background color.
  • Turn off "Color stands for pen" in "Show/Hide".
  • Turn off "Surface elements in background of each document" on the "Selection" tab of "Plot Layouts".
  • Use Windows drivers for printing.
  • For HP plotters, select the "Avoid out of memory condition" or "Output as a bitmap" option in the plotter properties.
  • For optimum color output with sRGB values, apply the settings described in the FAQ entitled Color adjustment - Windows drivers and Nemetschek vector drivers.
    https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/0001a106.html



Notes:

Colors in printouts can vary depending on several factors such as

  • Output device used
  • Paper used
  • Ink used
  • Driver type used (Windows or Nemetschek drivers)

In particular, colors can differ regarding

  • Color display
  • Brightness


Colors in printouts can even vary if you use the same output device but different Windows drivers.
On-screen display can be influenced by various factors such as different settings for contrast and color temperature.

As the possible settings are so widespread, you can see that it is essential to print out test data in advance.

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

Question:

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



Answer:

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

Determine the I/O range of the LPT port:

Open the Control Panel and then the Device Manager.

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


Properties -> Resources

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

For example:

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



In this example, the value is 0378.

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

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

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

Click "OK" and then "Apply".


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Version:  Allplan BCM 2014 / Allplan BCM 2013 / Allplan BCM 2012 / Allplan BCM 2011 / Allplan BCM 2009  | Last modified: 28.07.2015
 

Question:

How can I export and import projects using Allplan Building Costs?



Note:


The following FAQ describes this topic only briefly.
For detailed information, please refer to the help by clicking Help -> Contents and Index:
Backing up data and archiving projects -> Backing up and archiving projects using archive administration -> Backing up projects


Note:

If you have received data from us or if you send data to us, please read the 'Important information' section at the end of this FAQ!

Exporting:

  • SelectProject data -->Archive...; the Archive Administration dialog box opens.
  • Click Pathand set the archive folder.
  • Please make sure that Formatis set to Archive (version 4.0 and later).You can find this setting at bottom right.
  • Select the project you want to archive in the list box on the left.
  • ClickArchive projectto start backing up the data.
  • The project appears in the list box on the right.
  • As a result, the program has created an XXX.arafile.


Importing:

  • StartAllplan Building Costs.
  • SelectProject data -->Archive...
  • Click Pathand set the archive folder.
  • The project appears in the list box on the right; select it and click Restore archive.
  • If the program asks whether you want to create a copy, you are advised to do this to protect existing data.
  • The project appears in the list box on the left; you can now edit it.




Important information:

You can use this type of archiving to back up project data. Please note that this backup does not contain the complete database!
This type of archiving is very useful if you want to transfer data to technical support.
If you send a project, please do not forget to provide us with a detailed description of the problem.
This description should include the following information:

  • Program and version
  • When does the error occur? Or what did you do when the error occurred?
  • What does the error message say? A screenshot would be very helpful.
    (Pressing the Printkey copies the current contents of the screen to the Clipboard. Using CTRL+V, you can paste this screenshot into a Word document, save this file and send it to us.)
  • Office name or customer number and telephone number so that we can contact you.

We kindly ask you not to make any changes in the project in the meantime.

A note on fixed projects:
Please do not copy any data from a corrupt project to a fixed project as this may transfer the corrupt data to your current project!

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

Question:

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



Answer:

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

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

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

Do the following:

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




Tip:

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

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Version:  Allplan 2016  | Last modified: 30.11.2017
 

Question:

Can I "automate" the installation of Allplan?


Answer:

You can install Allplan 2016 in silent mode. This installation mode is fully automatic; you do not need to enter anything. Silent installation is particularly useful if you want to install Allplan 2016 with the same settings on a large number of workstations on a network.

You can only install in silent mode if ...

  • You take the licenses for the clients from a license server.
  • You have installed the license server.
  • You have activated the license of the license server.

For more information on the license server, go to https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150618084450.html

Some more tips:

  • Before you start installing, unzip the Allplan installation package (for example, using the 7_Zip program) and make sure this package is in a folder that can be accessed by all the clients you want to install.
  • Start the command prompt for running the setup program always as a local administrator. To do this, open the shortcut menu and select "Run as administrator".
  • Setup will automatically install any Microsoft components required by Allplan such as Microsoft .NET-Framework or Microsoft Report Viewer without prompting you to confirm.




Installing in silent mode involves three steps:

Creating the log file for installing in silent mode

Start by installing Allplan 2016 with the /r option on a typical workstation. During installation, Setup automatically writes all entries to a log file named setup.iss. You can then use this file to install the program on the other workstations.

Installing in silent mode

Next, install Allplan with the /s option on all other workstations. Installation is based on the setup.iss log file you created in the first step.

Checking the installation

Finally, you should check the setup.log file, which was created automatically during setup, to see whether everything was installed correctly.

Note: When installing in silent mode, Setup usually uses the same setup.iss file to install the program on all workstations. However, you can edit some settings of the setup.iss file if you want to adjust paths. For more information, see Adjusting the setup.iss file.

To install Allplan in silent mode, do the following:


1. First installation:
Start by creating a record file. To do this, run setup with the settings you need. You only need to do this once.
Setup writes the license settings to the %AppData%\Nemetschek\Lic3.ini file.
Use the command prompt to start this installation with the "/r" option (for record):

To run the setup program, open the command prompt as a local administrator and type the following:
setup.exe /r

Setup starts and runs as usual.

When you are prompted to choose the license configuration, select the Use active licenseoption.

Setup logs the entire installation process, writing everything to the setup.iss file.

If you want, you can change the name and folder of this file:

setup.exe /r /f1<folder>:\Setup.iss
For example:
setup.exe /r /f1c:\Setup.iss
In this case, the file is saved directly to C:\.

Be careful:
enter "f1" and the folder without any blanks!

Copy the %AppData%\Nemetschek\Lic3.inifile to the %AppData%\Nemetschek folder of every client.
If you install Allplan on a client for the first time, you need to create the Nemetschek folder in %AppData% first (for example, C:\Users\Username\Appdata\Roaming\Nemetschek).

2. Silent installation:

Check that the Lic3.ini file is in the %AppData%\Nemetschek\ folder and that setup can access the setup.iss file.

Setup logs the entire installation process again, writing everything to the setup.log file. You can find this file in the same folder as the setup.iss file. With the /f2 option, you can specify a different folder and file name for the setup.log file.

To start installing Allplan in silent mode on a client, open command prompt as a local administrator and type the following:

setup.exe /s /f1<folder>:\Setup.iss/f2<folder>:\Setup.log

For example:
setup.exe /s /f1c:\Setup.iss/f2c:\Setup.log
In this case, the file is saved directly to C:\.

Check the setup.log file to see whether everything has been installed correctly. The [ResponseResult] section should return the &apos;ResultCode=0&apos; value.


Note:

If you have several licenses or license servers, select the required license for each client using the Services application - Utilities - License settings.

Refer to the online help for detailed information on installing in silent mode.
To open the help system, press the F1 key during setup. Go to the "Contents" tab, select "Installing" and then "Installing in silent mode".

You can also find information in the help for the license settings:
Services application -> Utilities -> License settings
To open the help system, press the F1 key. Go to the "Contents" tab, select "Licensing Allplan using a license server" and then "Installing in silent mode".


Please note that we cannot provide support for this installation method.

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Version:  Allplan 2020 / Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017 / Allplan 2016  | Last modified: 23.09.2019
 

Question:

I purchased a new license and received a Product Key for Allplan. However, I use earlier Allplan versions with NemSLock server in my office. How can I install Allplan 2015 or an earlier version despite the new license? How can I activate the license on NemSLock server?


Answer:

Allplan 2016 introduced a new protection system. Since then licensing has been based on CodeMeter by Wibu Systems AG. You can no longer use NemSLock server with Allplan. For running Allplan, you get a Product Key by email. Using this key, you can activate your license online.

This new license is not downward compatible. Consequently, you cannot use it for earlier Allplan versions.

If you want to install Allplan 2015 or an earlier version, use a trial license to install the version you need.

Downloading Allplan:
Make sure the Allplan version you install is always up-to-date. In other words, it should include the latest hotfixes and service releases.
You can download the current Allplan version from Allplan Connect or the FTP server.
Downloading from Allplan Connect:
https://connect.allplan.com/de/support/downloads.html

FTP server:
Copy this link and paste it into the address bar of Windows Explorer. Then press ENTER.
ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.de
This opens the folder on our FTP server.

Go to /download/Allplan/2015/CD (choose the path in accordance with the version you need) and select the appropriate file. Then click Edit -> Copy (Ctrl+C).
Switch to a folder on your computer and select Edit -> Paste (Ctrl+V).
Extract the ZIP file. Right-click the EXE file and select "Run as administrator".
Deactivate the virus scanner during installation.


1. Install Allplan with a trial license
Install Allplan. In the 'Select License Information' dialog box, choose 'Trial license for temporary use' and select the license for 'Architecture' or 'Engineering'.

Important: If you work with Workgroup Manager, select 'Different trial license' -> 'Next'. Open the Workgroup folder for your country and select the appropriate license. Then follow the instructions and install Allplan. Make sure you enter the paths correctly.


2. Use NemSLock server to request a registered license for the new seat

If you have not used a license server until now, install the license server using the trial license for NemSLock Server.

Installing NemSLock Server

  • Start the Setup program for NemSLock Server. You can find the latest Setup program on our FTP server:

ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.de/download/Allplan/Lizenzserver/2014/allplan2014-nemslock-lizenz.zip

  • The trial license is also on the FTP server:

ftp://nemhotline:ha37jvg8f@ftp.nemetschek.de/download/Allplan/Lizenzserver/Allplan 2015 Nemslock Server Trial.nslsrv

  • Select the trial license file for NemSLock Server. This license is valid for 30 days, but it includes only seat. The full number of seats purchased will be available to you as soon as you have installed the registered licenses (see below).
  • Select the full installation.
  • If the service does not start automatically after Setup, select Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services and start the Nemslock Server 2006 service.



Registering licenses

  • Open NemSLock 2006 Server Consoleby clicking the corresponding icon on the desktop or by selecting Start -> All Programs -> NemSLock 2006 Server -> NemSLock 2006 Server Console.
  • Switch to Moduleson the left.
  • Select one of your seats.
  • Click the Registration request (register.txt)button.
  • Click Edit.
  • Fill out all fields marked with an asterisk (*). Make sure you enter your email address correctly, because the registered license file will be sent to this address (and not to the address of the person who sent the registration request!). Click OKto confirm.
  • Click Create registration request. Windows Explorer opens and shows the register.txt file.
    If you have closed Windows Explorer, you can find the file in the program folder of NemSLock Server. If you installed the program to the path proposed, the path is
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Nemetschek\NemSLock Server 2006\Programs\License.
  • Use an editor to open the new register.txt file.

You can find the entry for your seat in line @23@seat:. Change it and enter your new seat number instead. For example, if you purchased seat 08, change the entry to @23@seat: 08. Save the file.

  • You can now use all the options provided by Windows Explorer to copy the registration file to a computer with Internet connection. You can do this on the network or you can use a USB stick. You can then email the file to us.
  • Send the email with the registration request to register@nemetschek.de.
  • You will promptly receive your registered license for the new seat.



Installing licenses
Exit Allplan on all workstations.

  • Open NemSLock 2006 Server Console.
  • Click Stop serveron the left.
  • Switch to Moduleson the left.
  • Click Browse and select the registered license file.
  • Click Install license file.
  • After this, you can start the server again by clicking Start server.



Note:

If you purchased several new licenses, you have to generate and send a separate registration request for each seat. Just repeat the steps described above. You will then receive a registered license file for each seat. You must install each file.

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Version:  Allplan  | Last modified: 08.05.2019
 

Question:

I want to switch to Windows 10 (64-bit). What do I need to know?


Answer:

Depending on the initial situation, keep in mind the following points.

Windows 8.1 to Windows 10:

You work with Allplan 2016 or later.
Wibu:
Changing the operating system should not affect the protection system. However, we nevertheless recommend that you return the license of the computer before you switch to Windows 10. Reactivate the license afterwards.
You can find a description of the steps at:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150821083335.html

You work with Allplan 2015 or an older version.
Softlock:
Allplan is protected by Softlock. Fix Softlock License Manager as described in the following document:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20131024085525.html

Hardlock:
If Allplan does not accept the hardlock after the switch, reinstall the hardlock driver. You can find a description of the steps at:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20131028125253.html



Windows 7 to Windows 10:

You work with Allplan 2016 or later.
Wibu:
You must return the license of the computer before you switch to Windows 10. Reactivate the license afterwards. You can find a description of the steps at:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150821083335.html

You work with Allplan 2015 or an older version.
Softlock:
As this switch changes all system components, you must keep in mind the following points. Return the license to us before you switch to the new operating system. You can find a description of the steps at:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20150821084653.html
After the switch fix Softlock License Manager as described in the following document: https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/0001cc7e.html

Hardlock:
If Allplan does not accept the hardlock after the switch, reinstall the hardlock driver. You can find a description of the steps at:
https://connect.allplan.com/en/faqid/20131028125253.html



Note:
Allplan 2015-1-10 and later versions are running on Windows 10.
Allplan 2016-0-2 and later versions are running on Windows 10.
We cannot say whether earlier Allplan versions are compatible with Windows 10.

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Version:  Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013 / Allplan 2012 / Allplan 2011  | Last modified: 17.05.2017
 

Question:

I want to update the operating system of my computer. As far as I know, I have to return the license. How should I proceed?


Answer:

Use your computer to return the license before you switch to another operating system.

  • To return the license, select
    Start -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager
    (Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Manager (NemSLock)).

    Click "Relocate licenses-> Transfer licenses permanently to a computer" -> click "Next" and then "Create". The &apos;Send hardware change file (*.hrdwchg)&apos; dialog box opens. Click &apos;Browse&apos;.
    The program creates and saves the COMPUTERNAME.hrdwchgfile. Then Windows Explorerstarts and the folder with the hardware change file opens. You can now use all the options provided by Windows Explorer: for example, you can attach the file to an email, copy it to a computer having Internet access and so on. Email this file to register@nemetschek.de.


Note:
After you have created this file, the Allplan license of your old computer will still be valid for two more days.
As soon as we have removed the registration, we will send you a confirmation by email.


You can now switch to the new operating system.
After having done this, you need to register the license for the new system.

  • To register the license, select
    Start -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager
    (Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Manager (NemSLock)).
  • Select the license entry for your seat and click "Request license". Follow the instructions
    displayed on screen.
  • Create a new registration request (register.txt) and email this file to register@nemetschek.de.



You will promptly receive the final license.
Finally, install this license file to complete the switch.


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