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Version:  Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017  | Last modified: 07.05.2019
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Question:

  • Why can't I create elements?
  • Why can't I move a drawing?
  • Why are elements not created correctly?
  • Why does the program crash when I import a DXF file from the land registry office?
  • Why is the outline of a circumscribed area not detected correctly?
  • Why can't I calculate shadows?
  • Why are elements not displayed correctly in animation?
  • Why are parts of dimension text missing?
  • Why do the contents of the screen suddenly rotate?
  • Why can't I get a preview when I move or copy elements?
  • Why are areas not calculated correctly?




Finding the reason for these problems:

Check whether an offset is set in the project settings (File -> New Project, Open Project-> select the project and open the shortcut menu -> Properties; Allplan 2009 and earlier: Tools -> Options ->Advanced Draft -> Settings). If there are offset coordinates, clear the check box.

Select Tools -> Measure(->)Coordinates.
Click in the middle of the drawing in plan view.
If there are very large values (for example, x/y/z greater than 5000 m), you have found the reason for these problems.

The system has problems calculating and displaying data with very large coordinates. The more data you have with very large coordinates, the greater this effect.



Solution:

  • Click Tools -> Options... -> Desktop environment -> Generaland select Optimize working with large coordinates(Allplan 2009 and earlier: Tools -> Options -> Global Options -> Miscellaneous tab -> Optimize working with large coordinates). After this you must restart Allplan. Otherwise, this setting has no effect.

This is a user setting you must define separately for each user.

  • Usually, the best solution is to move the data towards the Allplan origin. Use the "Move" tool. When Allplan prompts you to specify the target point ("To point"), select Global point in the dialog line. You can find detailed information in the help for Allplan. Look for the Global pointtopic.



Note:

If the data are still not displayed correctly, do the following:
Exit Allplan -> Services application-> Service -> Hotline Tools-> cleanup -> start Allplan.

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Question:

During installation of license server the message appears 'installation failed'. What could be the reason for it?


Answer:

Check the following points:

  • The license server must be installed in a 64 bit windows system. License server is not working on 32 bit system.
  • Make sure the license server setup is saved local on the machine and is not executed over network
  • Stop the real time check of your virus scanner or stop the virus scanner complete during installation. Optionally stop the firewall as well - attention in most cases you have to reboot the server in order to take over the settings.
  • Run the *.exe file over context menu -> run as administrator.
  • If the license server installation still fails. The reason could be NET framework. License server uses NET framework 4.6 and in newer version 4.7. If there are components missing the setup will automatically try to install them. This happens in the background. It will be connected to webpage of Microsoft http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=397708 and the missing files will be downloaded and installed. If a proxy server is blocking this page the download cannot happen and the license server installation fails. In these cases you will have to configure the proxy server settings to allow the Microsoft URL. Microsoft URL has to be trustworthy. Start installation of license server again.



Addition for license server 2017 on older sever like 2008 R2 server:

If the license server installation still fails and the setup stays at 50%, then the reason is usually .NET framework.
Try to install the .NET version in advance from Microsoft Download.


Installation of. NET framework 4.6 requires at least Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP 1.
For information, also see the following link: https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=49982


If the installation of the new version keeps failing, try to install a slightly older license server.
It will works the same way with ALLPLAN 2017 but still is operating with .NET 4.5.2.
Use the following link:
ftp://nemhotline: ha37jvg8f @ftp.nemetschek.de/download/Allgemein/Archiv/WiBu/Lizenzserver
Download the License server until 2017-0.

Note:

After successfully installation of license server you will have to connect via internet again in order to activate the license. If using proxy allow the access of the following URLs as well.

https://lc.codemeter.com/59885/gateways/getLicenses.php

https://lc.codemeter.com/59885/gateways/getTicketInformation.php

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Version:  Allplan 2019 / Allplan 2018 / Allplan 2017 / Allplan 2016 / Allplan 2015 / Allplan 2014 / Allplan 2013 / Allplan 2012  | Last modified: 22.08.2019
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Task:

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



Note:

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



Solution:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4th - data backup

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


5th - uninstalling
Remove Allplan from all workstations.

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

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

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

After this, start installing.

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

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

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

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

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Question:

Can I "automate" the installation of Allplan?


Answer:

You can install Allplan 2017 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 2017 with the same settings on a large number of workstations on a network.

Requirements for installing in silent mode:

Pay attention to the different licensing types!

Licensing for stand-alone workstations:
Make sure you have not yet activated a license on the computer where you want to record silent installation. Use the Viewer option for recording.

After having installed all computers in silent mode, you must use the Product Key to activate the license locally on each computer.
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.


Using a license server:

  • The clients take the licenses from a license server.
  • The license server is installed.
  • The license of the license server is activated.

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

Setup writes the license settings to the %AppData%\Nemetschek\Lic3.ini file.You must distribute this file to all computers.


Some more tips:

  • Before you start installing, unzip the Allplan installation package (for example, using the 7_Zip program). Make sure this package is in a folder that can be accessed by all 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". Make sure you always start the command prompt from the correct folder.
  • Setup will automatically install any Microsoft components required by Allplan such as Microsoft .NET-Framework or Microsoft Report Viewer without prompting you to confirm.




Preparing to install in silent mode

To record and run silent installation, you need the installation files of Allplan 2017.
Installing in silent mode involves three steps:

Creating the log file for installing in silent mode

Start by installing Allplan 2017 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 2017 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. You can find more information in the help; see Adjusting the setup.iss filehttp://help.allplan.com/Allplan/2017-0/1031/Allplan/index.htm#331.htm


To install Allplan in silent mode, do the following:

Install .NET 4.6
Silent setup requires you to install .NET 4.6 in advance. The reason for this is that you have to reboot the computer after installation of .NET 4.6. This reboot would interrupt silent installation.


After you have downloaded the installation files, you must unzip these files before you can use them to install in silent mode.

  • Unzip the zip file downloaded. This results in an .exe file (for example, Allplan 2017-0-5-cad.exe).
  • Then unzip this .exe file using an appropriate program (for example, 7_Zip) and save the resulting file to any folder. You can now use the command prompt to start Setup.exe for recording.



1. Sample installation:
Start by creating a record file. To do this, run setup with the settings you need. You only need to do this once.

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.

Stand-alone license:
When you are prompted to choose the license configuration, select the Use vieweroption.
License server:
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
This saves the file directly to C:\.

Be careful:
There must not be any blanks between "f1" and the folder!

Copy the setup.iss file to a folder that can be accessed by all clients you want to install. It is a good idea to copy this file to the folder with the Allplan installation files.

License server:
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 must create the Nemetschek folder in %AppData% first (for example, C:\Users\Username\Appdata\Roaming\Nemetschek).


2. Silent installation:
Make sure you can access the setup.iss file.

License server:
Make sure the Lic3.ini file is in the %AppData%\Nemetschek\ folder.


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
This saves the file directly to C:\.

Check the setup.log file to see whether everything has been installed correctly. The [ResponseResult] section should return the 'ResultCode=0' 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.
http://help.allplan.com/Allplan/2017-0/1031/Allplan/index.htm#321.htm
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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Question:

I would like to run the program on a different computer. How can I transfer the NemSLock license?



Information:

You can use the "Export/import - license transfer" tool to transfer an Allplan license temporarily from the registered computer to a different computer (a laptop, for example).
Licenses are always transferred between two specific computers. When you export the license from the source computer, you need to precisely specify the destination computer to which the license is to be transferred. A registered, running Allplan version must be installed on the source computer. At least a trial version of Allplan must be installed on the destination computer. Whether this trial version is still valid or has already expired is irrelevant.



Note:

The license should notbe transferred temporarily when you have bought a new computer and you want to run the program permanently on this new computer. The temporary license transfer is limited to 30 days. For more information please consult the online Help.


Answer:

Open the Services application -> Utilities -> License -> License Manager (NemSLock).

Select theExport/import - license transfertool.

You can choose between a transfer that is "Directly on the network" and one that is "Indirectly by transfer file". The direct transfer requires that the source computer and the destination computer are connected via a network. As opposed to the indirect transfer, you can also exchange licenses when you opt for the direct transfer.


A. Transferring the license directly

Preparing the destination computer for the license import

  1. Using the destination computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click the Export/import - license transfericon at the top. The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  3. Select Directly on the network.
  4. Select the (Re-)Import licenseoption.The computer name and IP address are displayed in a dialog box. You require one of these pieces of information to start the online transfer at the source computer.
  5. Click Reception.


Using the source computer to export the license file for the destination computer

  1. Using the source computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click the Export/import - license transfericon at the top. The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  3. Select Directly on the network.
  4. Select the Export license option. Enter the computer name or IP address of the destination computer. For the time limit, specify after how many days the license file is to be available at the source computer again. This will happen automatically as soon as this period expires.
  5. Click Finish.


Returning the license file to the source computer before the time limit expires

Source computer

  1. Using the source computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click the Export/import - license transfericon at the top. The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  3. Select Directly on the network.
  4. Select the (Re-)Import license option. The computer name and IP address are displayed in a dialog box. You require one of these pieces of information to start the online transfer at the source computer.
  5. Click Reception.


Destination computer

  1. Using the destination computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click the Export/import - license transfericon at the top. The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  3. Select Directly on the network.
  4. Select the Return license option. The "Return License" dialog box appears.
  5. Enter the name or IP address of the computer to which you want to return the license and click Return. A message appears announcing that the license has been exported to the destination computer.
  6. At each computer, clickOKto confirm.



B. Exchanging licenses while online

Specify which computer is to be the master and which computer is to have a subordinate role (slave).

Preparing the slave for the license exchange

  1. At one of the two computers, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Select the "Nemetschek Softlock License Manager" tab. Click the Export/import - license transfericon at the top.The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  3. Select Directly on the network.
  4. Select Exchange licenses -> Slave.The computer name and IP address are displayed in a dialog box. You require one of these pieces of information to start the online transfer at the source computer.
  5. Click Reception.



Exchanging license using the master

  1. Using the other computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click the Export/import - license transfericon at the top. The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  3. Select Directly on the network.
  4. Select Exchange licenses-> Master. Enter the computer name or IP address of the slave. For the time limit, specify after how many days the license file is automatically returned to the source computer.
  5. Click Finish.


Returning the exchanged licenses before the time limit expires

  1. Using the slave, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click Export/import - license transfer.The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  3. Select Directly on the network.
  4. Select Reverse license exchange -> Slave -> Reception.
  5. Using the master, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  6. Click Export/import - license transfer.The "License Transfer Wizard" dialog box opens.
  7. Select Directly on the network.
  8. Select Reverse license exchange -> Master. Check whether the proposed computer name or IP address of the slave is correct.
  9. Click Reverse.



C. Exchanging licenses while offline


Creating computer ID files for the source and destination computers

First you need to create two computer-specific ID files: one for the source computer and one for the destination computer. These files are valid until you change the hardware of the corresponding computer. If the hardware changes (adding a hard disk or a DVD/CD drive, for example), you need to create a new computer ID file.

To create a computer-specific ID file:

  1. Start the Nemetschek License Manager by clicking Start -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click the Export/import - license transfericon at the top and select Indirectly by transfer file.The "Offline License Transfer" dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select Create computer ID file.
  4. Click Browse...and specify the path where you want to save the computer ID file.
  5. Click Finish.


Note:

The folder you select must exist. The computer-specific COMPUTERNAME.nslid file is created in this folder.
If the source computer and the destination computer are connected on the network, you can specify the source and destination paths over the network without having to use storage media or email attachments.

Exporting the license file for the destination computer

  1. Using the source computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. At the top click Export/import - license transfer -> Indirectly by transfer file.The "Offline License Transfer" dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select the Export license option. The Import Computer IDdialog box is displayed.
  4. To export the license for a specific destination computer, do the following: Click Browse..., and select the computer ID file of the destination computer (name_of_destination_computer.nslid) and clickOpen. Click Next.
  5. For the time limit, specify after how many days the license file is automatically returned to the source computer.
  6. Click Create License Transfer Fileand clickOKto confirm. A file (name_of_destination_computer_date_time.NslTransfer) is created for the destination computer.


As soon as you have exported the license, Allplan no longer starts on the source computer.

Importing the license file into the destination computer

  1. Using the destination computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. At the top click Export/import - license transfer -> Indirectly by transfer file.The "License Transfer" dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select the (Re-)Import license option. Click Browse....and select the license file you want to import. Click Open.
  4. Click Import and clickOKto confirm.



Note:

Each license file can be imported just once. For this reason, the file name is preceded by the word "used_" after the import.

Returning the license file to the source computer before the time limit expires

  1. Using the destination computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  2. Click Export/import - license transfer -> Indirectly by transfer file.The "Offline License Transfer" dialog box is displayed.
  3. Select the Return license option.
  4. Click Browse...and select the path where you want to save the license file returned. Then click OKto confirm.
  5. Click Return and clickOKto confirm.
  6. Using the source computer, start the Nemetschek License Manager by clickingStart -> (All) Programs -> Nemetschek -> Nemetschek SoftLock 2006 -> License Manager.
  7. Select the "Nemetschek Softlock License Manager" tab. Click License transfer -> Offline license transfer. The "Offline License Transfer" dialog box is displayed.
  8. Select the (Re-)Import license option.
  9. Click Browse...and select the corresponding license file. Then click Open.
  10. Click Import and clickOKto confirm.
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