Network Installation

Please follow the flow:

STEP 1:Do Client installation [Workstation PC] - DO NOT LAUNCH before you have completed STEP 2
STEP 2:Do Server Side, and enter the Product Key [MD_0_0_XXXX-XXXX-XX]
STEP 3:Launch MD as Client at Workstation - Enter IP : Port address for CMServer on the 'Server-Side' [IP Address : Port]

Netowrk Installation Schematic

Client Side [Workstation / PC]

Server Side

STEP1: CLIENT

Download the latest MechDesigner application ZIP file from our website (www dot psmotion dot com/user). It is typically called 'MD-PRO64-ZZ-Y-ZZZ.ZIP'.

Install MechDesigner on one Client Machine

If necessary see Install Standalone Professional Installation for more details.

This is NOT the PRODUCT KEY

This is NOT the PRODUCT KEY

The installation wizard is an EXE file in the ZIP file.

1.Double-click on the ZIP file, to extract and automatically start the installation wizard

OR

2.Extract the installation executable [EXE].

You will need the Password in 'Password needed' - email PSMotion if do not have the alphanumeric code. This code is only to extract the ZIP file . It is NOT THE PRODUCT KEY.

2.Double-click the EXE file to start the installation wizard.

The installation is a typical installation with the normal installation steps.... Next, Next Next, Install...Finish.

The installation directory must have Read and Write access to the Server ' See STEP2: SERVER

In this help, we call the installation directory: [installdir].

DO NOT LAUNCH MECHDESIGNER YET

DO NOT LAUNCH MECHDESIGNER YET

DO NOT LAUNCH MECHDESIGNER YET

After you have installed MechDesigner, there are files in [installdir] you need to move and run on the Server.

STEP 2: SERVER

1.Create a directory on your server [CMServer]
CMServer must have write access to the folder in which you will find the MechDesigner.cm file.
CMServer must have permissions for internet access during and after the Network Administrator has logged off after this installation is complete.
2.Copy these files from...

MD13 [and earlier]

...\[installdir]\ cmserver.exe

...\[Installdir]\ MechDesigner.exe.cm

...\[installdir]\ MechDesigner.exe.cm.ini

or MD14 [as of 20 / 5 / 2020]

...\[installdir]\ cmserver.exe

...\[Installdir]\ MDParseData.exe.cm

...\[installdir]\ MDParseData.exe.cm.ini

and paste them ...

MD13

...\[CMServer]\ cmserver.exe

...\[CMServer]\ MechDesigner.exe.cm

...\[CMServer]\ MechDesigner.exe.cm.ini

MD14

...\[CMServer]\ cmserver.exe

...\[CMServer]\ MDParseData.exe.cm

...\[CMServer]\ MDParseData.exe.cm.ini

SERVER MACHINE PART 2

Even if you have not installed MechDesigner on a Network before now - do this:

1.From Windows®..Start..Run
2.Browse to [CMServer] cmServer.exe /u  to uninstall previous CMServer

SERVER MACHINE PART 3

1.Run CMServer.exe again, - but do not use /u

In the CMServer Configuration dialog, set the:

Startup Modes : ' Service'
Network Configuration : 'Automatic'
2.Click the Start button
3.Enter the Product Key.

The Product Key PSMotion have sent you the key in a separate email is:

For release MD13: - MD_0_0–xxxx-xxxx-xx.

For release MD14: - MDParseData...

STEP 3: CLIENT [PART 2]

Now, you can run on each MechDesigner (MD-PROx) on each Client Workstation with Start > All Programs > MechDesigner

The first time you run MechDesigner on each Client-Machine, you must specify the installation you want. You will see three options:

Configure as a standalone program
Configure as a trial
Configure as a network client

Select 'Configure as a Network Client', when you want to run a Network License.

When MechDesigner is run for the first time: an IP address : Port for your Server at your place of business should appear in the box automatically.

Example: 192.168.51.23:10589 [not the actual IP address you need]

Note: Common mistake here: The IP address is not the IP address of the CopyMinder server. It is for your Server [at your place of business] where CMServer is now running - See 'Server-Machine Part 3' above.

The IP address & Port are:

<IP address of your Server running CMServer>:<CMServer listening port>.  The default listening port is 10589.

If the IP address and Port are not found automatically, then review your firewall settings.

You can also enter with you keyboard the IP address & Port in manually.

But, it is better to find the IP address & Port automatically.

tog_plus        Troubleshooting

Licence manager says that licences are all in use! But you think they are not all in use...

This can happen if the software has not shutdown properly for some unknown reason. If possible check each PC to ensure that the software is no longer running as a process using the Windows® Task Manager. If this is not the problem then you can release all licences by restarting licence manager.

To do this, stop the server using windows services management. To restart it, right click on the “cmserver.exe” file and select “run as admin”.

General Errors

Whenever you get an error related to CopyMinder, you can find descriptions of the error numbers in the CopyMinder Knowledge-base which can be accessed at http://www.copyminder.com/kb

See www.copyminder.com/errors.php for complete list of error codes.

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd