AutoPIPE: install multiple ver. same computerCan we install multiple version of AutoPIPE on the same computer?TR Number: noneProduct: AutoPIPEVersion: n/aArea: General, installationProblem ID#: 80537
Quick answer: Yes and No
Question #1: Do you plan to install current version of AutoPIPE and multiple older versions (ex. AutoPIPE V8i 09.06.01.11 or Lower)?
If YES, than use Option #1 or Option #2 below.
Question #2: Do you plan to install multiple versions of AutoPIPE CONNECT (ex. 09.06.02.06 and higher)?
If YES, only use option #1. Because AutoPIPE CONNECT versions uses profiles that can become corrupted when installing multiple CONNECT versions of the program. An enhancement has been added to address this issue, TFS-E591914.
If NO, than use Option #1 or Option #2 below.
Create multiple instances of a Virtual Machine (VM) on the same systems and install a different version of AutoPIPE in each VM
Install the different versions of AutoPIPE in ORDER!!!
Example: want to install AutoPIPE 8.5, 9.2, 9.4 on the same system.
____a. Install oldest one first, completely install AutoPIPE v8.5
____b. The application will be installed to the default folder location: "C:\Program Files\Bentley\AutoPIPE\",
____c. Open the folder location and rename the folder to something other than the default name (ex. AutoPIPE_08.05.00.12). This is an important step because, when the next version is installed, it will be installed to the default location and does not overwrite the already installed software. Renaming the folder location will break the shortcut designations on all the desktop and menu icons. Manually update these shortcuts as required. Also, recommend naming the menu group/icon names to be descriptive of version applicable to.____d. Install the next release (v9.2) progressing in order with the next highest version number using all default settings.
____e. The default location for all V8i versions is, “C:\Bentley\AutoPIPE V8i SELECTseries”, again rename the default folder name to another name (ex. AutoPIPE_09.02.03.02), fix all short cuts in the menus and desktop.
____f. Install the newest version last (ex. 09.04), using the default settings.
____g. After All AutoPIPE versions have been installed, install the latest version of Bentley IEG.
____h. If AutoPIPE 8.6 and lower was installed, need to install Bentley Gateway and Plant security as documented in the installation files.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++IMPORTANT:Do not install an older version than the last one installed on the system as it will corrupt files in other system folders, i.e. Isogen.
after installing AutoPIPE V8i 09.04.01.05 do not install, AutoPIPE 2004 08.06.00.12. Only workaround, uninstall all AutoPIPE versions and re-install in chronological order.
Do not violate rules #1, #2, #3 under "Opening a file with AutoPIPE:" from the following WIKI here
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