Network Installation

If necessary, delete existing CopyMinder product keys for Trial or Standalone installation. [Note: Do not uninstall a trial installation. We need a file that is registered to that path].

Delete the path C:ProgramData/HW . It is associated with a Trial or Standalone License and it may confuse the new network installation.

Client Side

Server Side

CLIENT MACHINE PART 1

Install MechDesigner on the Client Machine

If necessary see Install Standalone Professional Installation for more details.

1.Download the latest MechDesigner application ZIP file from your account on our website (www dot psmotion dot com/user). It is typically called 'MD-PRO-ZZ-Y-ZZZ.ZIP'. If necessary, order the files and choose the most recent.

Password Needed

1.Double-click on the ZIP file you have downloaded, to start the installation wizard.

- or -

2.Extract and save the installation executable from the ZIP file.
3.Double-click the extracted .exe file to start the installation wizard.

SEE LEFT: You will need a password to open the ZIP - we give you the password in an email - THIS IS NOT THE PRODUCT KEY.

The installation wizard will guide you through the installation steps.

Next, Next Next, Install...Finish.

The installation directory must have access to the Server ' See Server Machine Part 1'

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.

SERVER MACHINE PART 1

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...

[installdir] cmserver.exe

[Installdir] MechDesigner.exe.cm

[installdir] MechDesigner.exe.cm.ini

and paste them to...

[CMServer] cmserver.exe

[CMServer] MechDesigner.exe.cm

[CMServer] MechDesigner.exe.cm.ini

SERVER MACHINE PART 2

Do this procedure before Part 3, even if you have not installed MechDesigner on a Network before.

1.From Windows®..Start..Run
2.Browse to [cmServer] cmServer.exe and append /U into the run dialog-box window, and run the program.

SERVER MACHINE PART 3

1.Run cmServer.exe again,but do not append /U.

In the CMServer Configuration dialog, set the

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

The Product Key is in the format : MD_0_0–xxxx-xxxx-xx. PSMotion have sent you the key in a separate email.

CLIENT MACHINE PART 2

Now, you can run MechDesigner (MD-PROx) 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 and Port should appear in the box automatically.  A typical entry will be: 192.168.51.23:10589.

It includes the:

<IP address of the machine running CMServer>:<CMServer listening port>.  The default listening port is 10589.

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

You can type it in manually if necessary - but it is much better that the IP address and Port are found 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 error codes.

 

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