DriveWorks Pro 15: Getting Started - Adding Further Modules [send feedback...]

Getting Started - Adding Further Modules

This guide is intended for those up-scaling a DriveWorks Pro deployment to any of the following scenarios:

  • A single seat of DriveWorks Pro Administrator to a multi seat deployment of DriveWorks Pro User and Autopilot.
  • A single seat of DriveWorks Pro Administrator to a multi seat deployment of DriveWorks Pro Live and Autopilot.
  • A multi seat deployment of DriveWorks Pro Administrator, User and Autopilot to DriveWorks Live.

Any of the scenarios typically follow the steps below:

  1. Determine on which machine the DriveWorks Pro module(s) is/are to be installed.
  2. Backup existing DriveWorks Data.
  3. Install the DriveWorks Pro module(s).
  4. Launch the installed DriveWorks Pro module(s) and activate the license.
  5. Connect to the existing DriveWorks Data.

1. Determine on which machine the DriveWorks Pro module is to be installed.

Knowing this upfront will save having to return activated licenses and re-install on another machine.

The topic How To: Deploy DriveWorks Pro describes various scenarios of where each DriveWorks Pro module can be installed (including just a single Administrator module).

Pre-requisites

Before attempting to install it is advisable to check the specification of each machine meets the minimum requirements for hardware and software.

Links to Prerequisite guides:

2. Backup existing DriveWorks Data.

The DriveWorks Data that is required to be backed up consists of the Group file and the actual data used to drive the outputs and specifications.

Backing up the Group.

Backing up the Group file is different for an Individual Group than it is for a Shared Group.

More information on these two Group types can be found in the topic Info: Individual and Shared Groups.

To backup an Individual Group the topic How To: Backup an Individual Group describes how to identify and back this up.

To backup a Shared Group the topic How To: Backup a SQL Server Database steps through the process of doing this.

Backing up the DriveWorks Data.

To backup the actual data DriveWorks uses the topic How To: Backup an Individual Group describes how to identify and back this up.

3. Install the DriveWorks Pro module.

All DriveWorks Pro modules are installed from a single file:

  • InstallDriveWorksPro-Release-VXX-SPX-XXX.exe

Where [XX], [X] and [XXX] denote the major version, service pack and build number of the release.

The installation file can be downloaded from the DriveWorks Community website.

The installation process automatically detects the system type and installs the appropriate components based on if your system is 32 or 64 bit.

For a detailed step-by-step guide to the installation process please see the article Installation.

4. Launch the installed DriveWorks Pro module and activate the license.

When installation is complete the module can be launched and licensed.

Check Your License Type!

Before launching the DriveWorks Pro module check if you have a Network* (Floating) license.

*This only applies to the DriveWorks Administrator and DriveWorks User modules.

This can be determined from the license code you have.

Where [XX] denotes the major version number of the product.

If the first three letters of the second block of characters start with FLT the license is activated on the machine hosting the DriveWorks License Manager. For more information about your license code please refer to the topic Info: Identifying Activation Codes.

Please see the topic License Management for information on installing the DriveWorks License Manager and activating a network or floating license.

The Licensing Wizard appears as soon as a module that requires licensing is launched.

Once the product license has been successfully licensed the Licensing Wizard will not appear again until the license is returned.

With the module launched and the Licensing Wizard displayed choose the License Type:

  • Use a product code - Select this option if you have a fixed license, there are two methods of activating a fixed license:
    • Automatic Activation - Use when the machine requiring activation of the DriveWorks Pro module is connected to the internet.
    • Manual Activation - Use when the machine requiring activation of the DriveWorks Pro module is not connected to the internet.
  • Or

  • Connect to a license server if you have purchased floating licenses - Please see the topic Connecting To A Network License.

5. Connect to the existing DriveWorks Data.

If you have been working with a Shared Group connecting to the Data involves:

  1. Click the Open Group button on the DriveWorks Pro module.
  2. Select Open an existing group. Click Next.
  3. Select Shared group... Click Next.
  4. Select the Server from the drop down.
  5. Select the Group from the Group list.
  6. Click Finish.

If you experience any difficulties in connecting to the Shared Group the topic How To: Troubleshoot Pro Server Connection advises how this can be resolved.

If you have been working with an Individual Group this will require up-scaling to allow more than one connection to it.

Upscale the Individual Group.

Up-scaling an Individual Group is done by using the Group Upscale Tool. This is installed with DriveWorks Pro Administrator

The topic Group Upscale describes how this is done.

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