AutoPLANT V8i SELECT series 1 ( Installation Check List and Installation Procedure

Pre-Install Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel ® Pentium ® 4 processor or AMD Athlon ®, 3.0 GHz or greater
  • 2 GB minimum of Ram
  • 2 GB minimum free hard disk space
  • 1280 x 1024 32-bit 128 MB or greater, OpenGL®, or Direct3D® capable graphics card (Direct3D® capable graphics card with 128 MB is required for Windows Vista)

Software Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows XP Professional SP2 or later
  •  Microsoft® Windows Vista 32 Bit SP1

Autodesk AutoCAD®

  • AutoCAD® 2006 (32 bit only)
  • AutoCAD® 2007 (32 bit only)
  • AutoCAD® 2008 (32 bit only)
  • AutoCAD® 2009 (32 bit only)

Bentley AutoPLANT

  • AutoPLANT V8i SELECT series 1 (

Other Requirements

User Rights

  • Local Admin Rights for the user installing AutoPLANT
  • Local Admin Rights for the user who will use AutoPLANT

Windows Vista rights

  • Disable User Account Controls (UAC) remote restrictions. Use this link to view the Microsoft Technote and click Fix it in the "Fix it For Me" section for an automatic fix.

Install Procedure

This install procedure is for users with no experience with Bentley AutoPLANT such as new users or I.T. admin installing the program on user's machines.  Using the following steps will result in a working base install avoiding common install issues.


  1. Ensure that the user installing AutoPLANT has admin rights for the computer and that the final user has admin rights to the computer.
  2. Install Autodesk AutoCAD. AutoCAD must be installed before the AutoPLANT. Before installing AutoPLANT ensure that all versions of AutoCAD that will be used with AutoPLANT is installed and working correctly.
  3. Open each AutoCAD one time. IMPORTANT: Open each AutoCAD in use one time so AutoCAD can build the unnamed profile, AutoPLANT uses the unnamed profile to create the AutoPLANT profiles. If the unnamed profile does not exist and AutoPLANT is installed AutoPLANT will not function and AutoPLANT will need to be uninstalled and AutoCAD will need a repair install before installing AutoPLANT again.
  4. Start the install process from the downloaded file appd08110630en.exe. If the file was downloaded from the downloaded will place the file in the default location C:\Program Files\Bentley\Downloads.
  5. FYI: the file name appd08110630en equates to the following;

    (appd = AutoPlant Plant Design) (08110630 version, (en Program Language English)

  6. Follow the install program and allow it to install to its default location.
  7. When prompted install all Catalogs and Spec types.
  8. Do not customize the setup. AutoPLANT will install all modules, project, and Configurations by default. From this point there are no other prompts and AutoPLANT will be fully installed once complete.
  9. After installation access AutoPLANT Plant Design from the Bentley Plant V8i icon.