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Installation Manual

Release 13

October 2013

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Table of Content
1. Installation Requirements ...................................................3
2. Installation Preparation .......................................................5
3. Update Installation Notes ...................................................6
4. Procedure for a local Client Installation ..............................7
5. Procedure for a Client/Server Installation.........................15
Work to be done at the Server ...............................................15
Work to be done at the Client ................................................17
6. Post Installation ................................................................18
Configure Modules and Initialize System...............................18
Using CADISON 64-Bit with MS Office 2010 32-Bit ..............19
Follow-up Installation / De-installation of Modules.................20
7. Installation of the Network License Manager (NLM) ........21

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Installation Requirements

The CADISON R13 software in the presented form was tested and released for the following
general conditions:
Operating systems:
Windows XP Professional (32-Bit)
Windows Vista Business (32-Bit)
Windows Vista Ultimate (32-Bit)
Windows Vista Enterprise (32-Bit)
Windows 7 Professional (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Windows 7 Enterprise (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Windows 7 Ultimate (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Windows Server 2008 Standard (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64-Bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-Bit)

AutoCAD 2012 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
AutoCAD Architecture 2012 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 (limited) (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
AutoCAD 2013 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
AutoCAD Architecture 2013 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
AutoCAD 2014 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
AutoCAD Architecture 2014 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
AutoCAD Mechanical 2014 (limited) (32-Bit and 64-Bit)

CADISON R13.0.1 is available in two versions, a regular version to support

AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD 2014, a special version in addition to support
AutoCAD 2012.

Microsoft Office 2007 (32-Bit)

Microsoft Office 2010 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Microsoft Visio Professional 2010 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Microsoft Project 2010 (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
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License query performed via softkey for licensing on a single or on

multiple workstations of Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Windows
2008 Server operating systems.

Please refer to the document "System Requirement" for further information about the
updates and service packs of third party products, which have been released for
CADISON R13.0.1.

The CADISON Report-Generator and the import and export of data to Excel require
Office 2007 or Later.

CADISON R13 64-bit can be used on a system, which has 32-bit version of MS Office
2010 installed. But using Office 32-Bit with CADISON 64-Bit reduces the performance
of some CADISON modules. Furthermore the described constellation only works
without installed PID-Designer for Visio.

CADISON R13 is released for execution on AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture. The
use of CADISON with AutoCAD Mechanical is only possible with a profile based on
the AutoCAD profile (<<VANILLA>>).

Make sure to select Express Tools during AutoCAD installation. Otherwise the
plotters (e.g. DWF6 ePlot) needed for CADISON functions are not available.

CADISON R13 is designed for deployment on a NTFS partition. Installation and use
of CADISON R13 on a FAT partition may lead to undesired effects.

We recommend using CADISON R13 only in a homogeneous environment, this

implies not to use different versions of CADISON.

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Installation Preparation

Before the installation can be started, the system, on which CADISON R13 will be installed,
should be inspected:

At first do run all additional programs that are necessary for CADISON R13 to verify
their correct operation, e.g. AutoCAD and MS Office.

AutoCAD should be started at least once with the profile of the installing user.
It is required to activate the AutoCAD profile <<VANILLA>> once in addition for
installations with AutoCAD Mechanical.
Valid profile names:
AutoCAD: <<Any Name>>, ACAD, AutoCAD
AutoCAD Architecture: <<Any Name>>, ACAD, AutoCAD
AutoCAD Mechanical: <<VANILLA>>

Please ensure that the TCP/IP protocol is installed, and adjusted to the system.

Please ensure that you have administration rights for installation. CADISON R13
should be installed by the (Windows) user account which is intended to use the
software. It is advised that the user account, which uses CADISON R13, shall get
temporary administrator permissions for installation of CADISON R13.

Please ensure that the name of the installation directory do not contain blanks or
special characters.

It should unconditionally be considered that Write access is enabled to all CADISON

R13 directories (especially \SYSTEM) for the Account System and the accounts
of all CADISON users or for the account Everyone.

We recommend installing CADISON R13 on a separate partition, if possible.

The storage requirements for a full installation amounts to appr. 1.300 MB (without
databases and project data).

We recommend installing DWG TrueView 2013 before installing CADISON.

Please find this viewer and some AutoDesk servicepacks on the CADISON
Installations-DVD in the directory Tools/ThirdParty.

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Update Installation Notes

In the case of an update of an existing version of CADISON, we expressively point out to you
to comply to the following items, in any case:

If you want to perform a version update older than CADISON 9.0, you should
contact and coordinate with the CADISON hotline of ITandFactory GmbH in
advance, in any case. Versant software and project databases need to be
converted and updated which is challenging.

As a matter of course, backup procedures shall be performed on the respective

system prior to installation. This pertains to all installed CADISON directories,
including all data, that are possibly already installed, and which are not part of
previous CADISON versions installed, such as e.g. object model adaptations.

Please export your self-provided libraries prior to installation!

Please refer to the CADISON hotline if you have any questions.


+49 6196 93490 44

+49 6196 93490 49

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Procedure for a local Client Installation

The installation browser runs automatically upon insertion of the DVD. In case of autorun is
deactivated, start installation by executing StartMenu.exe found in the root directory of the
CADISON R13 DVD. Then, click on the button Installation, and afterwards click on the
underlined link CADISON Setup. You may also run the Setup directly by executing
Setup.exe file found in the DVD directory \Install\CADISON.

The installation procedure of the CADISON R13 is now in progress. Please follow the
installation instructions on the screen.

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1. Select the language of the CADISON Setup.

2. The Setup program inspects your computer with regard to existing installations.

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3. Please read the license agreement, confirm your acceptance, and then click Next.

4. Read the important notes regarding the lifetime of the current CADISON release,
before clicking Next to continue.

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5. Choose root folder for configuration and program files, as well as the work folder for
databases and projects.

If you want to include existing databases and project data to your new CADISON R13
environment, choose the work folder, where these data are residing.

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6. Define the scope of installation. For a standard installation, all specified standard
adjustments should be adopted as per setup recommendations. Also make sure to
select only items which you have ordered.

You may naturally re-run setup at any time, and remove installed modules and
add other modules to the installation.

You have the possibility to install language-dependent components additionally to the

standard-language. This feature will install e.g. reports and templates for the selected
additional language.

Consider that all default objects (visible in the object manager) will exist twice if you
install R13 in English and in German language. So before initializing, make sure the
Library-folder contains only default-objects for one language. To use default-objects
of two languages, we suggest creating another CADISON-Domain in that language
with its own Library-folder.

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If you have selected CADISON Designer (P&ID, 3D, etc.) and if more than one
version of AutoCAD is installed on your system, Setup will prompt you to select the
AutoCAD version that you would like to use within CADISON R13. Only supported
versions are listed here. Select the version you would like to use and click on Next.

If only one version of AutoCAD is installed on your system, Setup automatically uses it
and in the further course no prompt will be displayed for selection of AutoCAD version.
If Setup does not find a supported version but you are sure that it is installed properly,
make sure to have started AutoCAD beforehand, so that a valid profile is created. In case
of AutoCAD Mechanical, the profile <<VANILLA>> needs to be activated.

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8. Finally, click on Install in order to run the installation procedure.

Now, Setup installs the CADISON R13 software with all selected modules to your

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Once Setup has completed the procedure, you must reboot the computer in order to
adopt the settings to your system environment.

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Procedure for a Client/Server Installation

Work to be done at the Server

Server Support
Installation procedure at the server is basically the same as for a client machine. So please
follow the above described steps first. Note, that during the selection of modules it is
necessary to choose the bullet CADISON Server Support.

File Access Permissions

All future CADISON users need access on file level for the folder: D:\ITF\CADISON. It is
recommended to use an Active Directory group named CADISON_USERS which contains
all employees who shall work with CADISON. Give this group the permission Modify on the
above mentioned folder.
Context menu of folder > Properties > Security > Edit > Add > type the name of the group
CADISON_USERS into the empty field.
See also screen on the next page.

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Optional further restrictions

If needed, it is possible to further restrict access rights inside folder ITF\CADISON for subdirectories. No access is needed for:
Read-only access is sufficient for e.g.:
Share folder and map network drive
Create a share on D:\ITF\CADISON (permission Full access for user Everybody)
Context menu of folder > Properties > Share > Permissions
Map network drive (standard: W:, this drive letter needs to be identical on all client
machines later) by selecting shared local folder CADISON.

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Setting up the CADISON Domain

Create a new domain with name SERVER by using the Domain Assistant. This domain shall
use the mapped drive.
Start > Programs > CADISON > Tools > Domain Assistant

Activate this domain.

Work to be done at the Client

Installation is to be done as described above.
Mapping the network drive
Connect the shared folder CADISON of the server (standard: W:).
Setting up the Domain
Use the Domain Assistant to setup a new domain with name SERVER. This domain shall
use the mapped server drive, as is described above. Activate the domain.

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Post Installation
Configure Modules and Initialize System

Upon completion of the installation, the following steps shall be performed before CADISON
can be used. Depending on which kind of installation you are doing, these steps need to be
executed on the server or on the local client machine.
1. Installation of customer specific object models if available.
2. Use the CADISON Config Manager tool for the configuration of your CADISON
system (to be found in Start > Programs > CADISON > Administration). Ensure that
all required modules have been enabled.

3. Initialization of the system on the database server or on local machine, depending on

your demands (Start > Programs > CADISON > Administration > Re-initialize system
databases). For a new installation, all options can be used as they are.
4. Request and activate software licenses: Start > Programs > CADISON >
Administration > Registration and Licensing. See separate documentation
5. Check/start all CADISON R13 modules

In the first login after a new installation, please use the username "Admin" and the
password "Admin". We recommend changing of the default password in the
CADISON user management as soon as possible.

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If you are using Import default objects from disk during the system initialization, then
ensure that Save objects to *.def files first is enabled and that all following questions
are affirmed.

Using CADISON 64-Bit with MS Office 2010 32-Bit

CADISON R13 on a 64-bit system can be used with MS Office 64-bit and 32-bit. But using
CADISON 64-bit with Office 32-bit forces to use a workaround, it will not work under normal
We do not recommend this combination because the access on MS-Access databases is
slowed down by the factor 4-8. Furthermore the described constellation only works without
installed PID-Designer for Visio.
The setup displays the following message, if there is found an installed Microsoft Office 2010
32-bit on the 64-bit system:

If you continue with the installation, the setup installs the 32-bit version of the "MS Access
Database Engine" on the system. Normally, the 64-bit version of the Database Engine is
installed here.
After the installation of CADISON R13, run the following steps to complete the installation
with this purpose-environment:

Insert the following entry in your CADISON.INI - Section [PHi-CADISON]:


Copy the following two files from the Support folder of the CADISON R13 DVD into
the "Winnt" folder of your CADISON installation. The existing files can be overwritten:
[CADISON R13 DVD]\Support\CADISON_64bit_To_ADO_32bit

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Follow-up Installation / De-installation of Modules

Setup supports the follow-up installation and subsequent de-installation of single features.
Follow the menu Start Settings Control Panel Add/Remove Software and highlight
CADISON 13.0.1. Afterward you can choose between Change or Remove. Do select
Change to add or remove CADISON features.
Example: using CADISON with a different AutoCAD version
Run the following steps if you would like to change the AutoCAD version that you are using
1. Run the CADISON Setup as described above by activating the option Change. The
CADISON R13 Setup is started.
2. Select the button Modify in the Setup dialog box, and then click on the button Next.
3. In the dialog box Custom Setup, click on each installed Designer component
(P&ID, 3D, etc.) in the application tree. A context menu will be shown. Within this
menu, choose the item This feature will not be available, and then click on the
button Next. If you now verify this configuration by clicking the button Install,
CADISON Designer will be removed from your system.
Afterward you have to run the CADISON R13 Setup again. Please select each Designer
you want to use in the dialog box Custom Setup. Now select the item This feature will be
installed on local hard drive.
Setup then installs the necessary data and configures CADISON with the newly chosen
AutoCAD version. A fresh re-boot of the system is not necessary. A system initialization is
not necessary as well.

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Installation of the Network License Manager (NLM)

For the installation of the Network-License manager start the setup of Sentinel RMS
Licensemanager from the installation DVD. If an older release of Sentinel is installed on your
system, uninstall this old version of software before installing the new release.
For additional information refer CADISON_Licensemanager.pdf document.

In order to re-adjust CADISON R13 to operate with Network Licensing Management
procedures, use the CADISON Config Manager or the Domain Assistant to change license

You will find further information in the document CADISON_Licensemanager.pdf.

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