The Application is protected by a hardware key (dongle) to be connected to any USB port of the Server machine (or any other port available in the network, provided that you specify the correct key-path on all Clients you will install).
You can also protect the Application with a software key; even if in this case you need to be connected to the Internet, software key gives you several additional opportunities:
- you do not need to take care where to plug the key, as the license will be entered using a Username and Password
- you do not risk anymore to loose or damage your hardware key
- you can use the Application on Virtual Machines too
You can install DomuS3D® 2018 only on Computer running Windows 7 (or later) 64 bit. Windows XP is no more supported.
Prior installing DomuS3D® check that all Windows updates have been downloaded and installed, in order to avoid conflicts. Do not forget to download and apply all important Windows updates, even after DomuS3D® installation.
Prior starting the installation, check that the hard disk where you install the Program has enough space. If you are upgrading an older version, you need to have available at least double the space occupied by the former version. If you are installing the Program for the first time, check you have available at least 40 GB on disk. DomuS3D® should not use them all, but the Operating System may need additional space for the daily operations.
Let us see now the Setup procedure in detail; we will examine Server and Client installation.
Place the USB key and access its content. If you received the installation files over the Internet (download links) you need to double click them in order to extract content. Save it locally in the same folder. you do not need to extract .rar file, as the setup procedure will do it automatically for you.
Always check that the path you choose for the installation is not too long. If you have a secondary disk (D:\), it is recommended to install the Application in the following path: D:\DomuS3DXXX, where XXX is the number of the version.
Once completed download double click the file named "part 1"; the following mask will appear. Click "Install".
Files will be automatically extracted, and you should now see the following mask:
Install Server component
Click "DomuS3D SERVER Installation" button, in the middle of the mask.
Setup procedure now asks you to install pre-requisites (in case you still do not have them on the Server computer):
Click "Install" button
Click "Next" button in order to proceed.
Select the destination folder, where to store the DomuS3D® Server files; when done, click "Next". Do not forget to install the program just if the destination disk has enough space. Never install the program on external USB disks.
Now you need to specify which port to use between Server and Clients. Confirm it, or change it just in case your IT Administrator will confirm you that this port is already in use. He/she will give you a different port number, if needed.
Click "Next" button. If the specified port is already occupied by other services, setup procedure will notify it with a message:
In such a case change port "49352" with a different value (e.g. "49600") and confirm. Click "Next" again, and check if this port is available. If not, change it again. When ports number have been set, you should approach the next step:
Read the license, accept it and click "Next".
If in the computer there is installed an older DomuS3D® Server, you will be asked to import the old database (products and projects) in the new one. We recommend doing that, so that in the new version you will find the same content of the former one. In such a case, indeed, remember that procedure may take a long time, depending on how many products and projects you need to copy. Always check that during this procedure no user is working on DomuS3D®.
Enable "Import data" and click "Next" button.
Setup procedure has now collected all needed information, and is ready to start: click "Install" button in order to proceed.
Contact Support Team should the setup procedure return any error.
Once you install the first Client, you can check if all products and projects have been imported correctly. If you faced some errors, do not remove neither "DomuS3D® Server" and/or DomuS3D® Client.
If setup is successful, we suggest you to still keep the previous version of the Program for a while. Proceed backing up and uninstalling the previous DomuS3D® version just when you are sure that the latest version has been correctly installed and contains all data.
If, for some reason, you need to re-start the Import data procedure, read the following article: https://support.domus3d.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360001423593
Install Client component
Prior proceeding installing the Client version, check if the computer where the Client will run can access the shared folder on the Server computer where data will be stored. You can try out if access is granted opening windows folder and accessing the Server computer: check if a folder exists named "DomuS3D_CS_Data_XXX" (where XXX depends on the program version: 180 for version 2018) and you can enter it without providing any username and password.
If data folder on server is accessible, copy on the Client Computer the same folder you used for the Server installation: click on file "part 1" again.
Double click "autorun.exe" application, and you should see the following mask:
Click "CLIENT Installation" button.
Setup procedure is very similar to the previous one.
Once you defined the destination folder, setup procedure will search for the Server you formerly installed, and will show you the following mask
The name of the server should be already there. It there is no name (or if the name is not correct) write it manually, without starting with "\\".
If the procedure cannot verify the Server/port you have specified, a message will appear.
This means that the Client will not be able to connect to the Server, hence you need to resolve this issue. Check if there is any firewall blocking you from connecting to the server, and also check that the TCP port is available.
If everything works correctly, click "Next"/"Install" in order to complete Client installation. Once installation is complete, restart your computer.
If you are upgrading form a previous version, once you start the Client for the first time the Program tries to automatically update the protection key. If, for any reason, this is not possible, you will be prompted the following mask:
Contact the Software Manufacturer in order to receive the instructions in order to proceed upgrading the protection key.
Maticad will send you a file (.v2c extension). You will be able to click the highlighted link, then select "YES" in the following step, finally select on disk the .v2c file you received from Maticad.
This article is valid for DomuS3D® 2018 and later versions