|You can define projects in a country-specific manner. This means that a project gets the resources (for example, hatching, patterns, layers and so on) and reinforcement settings of a specific country. Depending on your license, you can install one or more additional country packages. For example, you can then create a project with resources and settings for Germany and another one with resources and settings for the UK.|
Whether you can use country packages depends on the Allplan license.
Only the ‘Cubed’ and ‘Exponential’ license types include country packages.
These license types enable you to use as many country packages as you like. You can create and open projects with any country code.
The ‘Lineared’ and ‘Squared’ license types only include one country package by default. This also applies to all conventional license types such as ‘Architecture’ and ‘Engineering’. In other words, you can only create and open projects with this country code.
Installing country packages:
When installing Allplan 2019 for the first time or upgrading from Allplan 2018 or earlier, you must explicitly install the additional country packages.
A default installation onlyinstalls the country package of your country. If you want to use different country packages, you must do a custom installation. Only a custom installation allows you to select the country packages you want to install.
You can do this whenever you want - be it the first installation or an upgrade or update.
Doing a custom installation:
Select Customfor the Setup type.
When it comes to selecting Features, you can select the language packages you want to install.
You can see a list of all Allplan languages included in your license.
After this, you can select the countries. Select the country packages you want to install.
Click ‘Next’ to confirm all other dialog boxes.
Note:Please note that the more country packages you select, the longer the installation will take and the more hard disk space will be required.
Using country packages in Allplan:
You must define the country when you create a project. You cannot change the country later.If you do not select a project template, you must select the required country in the next dialog box.
Creating a new project:
When creating a new project, you can select the county in country-specific templates.
Select the country and the template you need.
In the project:
The status bar shows the country set for a project.The units for length entries and reinforcement set in the Options are project-specific settings. These units are preset depending on the country selected.
- When checking out a project in a workgroup environment, you can choose which country-specific office standard you want to check out.
- Click in the ‘License Settings’ to see which countries are included in your license.
- There is a default country, which is usually the country entered in your license. Setup always installs the data for this default country in the STD and ETC folders. During installation, Setup creates a STD.??? folder and an ETC.??? folder for each additionalcountry package selected (??? stands for the country code). The office path and default path are always based on the country set for the project that is currently open. That is to say, when you open a project and save a favorite or library element in the office path or default path, these elements will only be available in projects with the same country settings. ProjectPilot is an exception; here, the office path and default path always refer to the STD and ETC folders.